Locke Ettinger, PT, PhD

Vice Chair Get Healthy Utah

Locke Ettinger is a consultant and convener of multi-sector stakeholders at the intersection of communities, businesses and health systems. His work focuses on addressing cultural, social and environmental challenges that have resulted in sedentary lifestyles, social isolation, health disparities and lack of community.  He is the Vice Chair for Get Healthy Utah, a collaboration aimed at improving healthy eating and active living by building public will and engaging Utahns as a community to improve quality of life and equity for all. He is the former executive director of health promotion and wellness at Intermountain Healthcare, a healthcare system consisting of 22 hospitals, 190 clinics, and a health insurance plan.  His leadership established the strategic direction for health promotion and wellness to engage employees, members, patients and the community by creating a culture of health with the objective to help people live the healthiest lives possible. He serves on multiple health related coalitions including Utah Produce Incentive Collaboration, Utah Falls Coalition Committee, HERO – Healthy Communities Healthy Worksites and acts as a grant reviewer for the Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation. He is specialized in orthopedic and spinal rehabilitation and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.  He enjoys being a physical therapist at the University of Utah, Pro-Bono clinic in Midvale, Utah.

He earned a bachelor’s of science degree from BYU in 1987, master’s degree in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1989 and Ph.D in Health Promotion and Wellness from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2013.

He enjoys woodworking, being outdoors connecting with nature, and being active with his family, especially his three granddaughters.   


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