Tess Swake

Tess Swake, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy



Tess Swake joined the university as an assistant professor of physical therapy in 2021. The hiring came after she had worked as a human anatomy laboratory course coordinator and as a teaching assistant in George Fox's physical therapy program the previous three years. She also worked as a staff physical therapist at the Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville during that same time frame.

Previously, Tess worked as a traveling physical therapist from 2012 to 2018 with Therapists Unlimited and Jackson Therapy Partners. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and has a Manual Therapy Certification (MTC).

Tess earned a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine (2011) and holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University (2008). She lives in Newberg with her husband, Josh.