Susan Smith, PT, DPT, PCS

Associate Professor

Susan N. Smith came to the University of the Incarnate Word in 2012 as a founding faculty member. A Las Vegas, Nevada native, Susan obtained a BSc in Health Sciences from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2000 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2004. After graduation, Susan moved to rural Mississippi working primarily in the areas of pediatrics, neurology, and orthopedics in both an outpatient hospital and school-based setting. In 2010 Susan became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatrics. Susan is currently pursuing a PhD in Education with a specialization in curriculum and teaching.

Susan is the Texas State Representative for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy and an active member of the Academic and Clinical Educators Special Interest Group of the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Susan is a clinical director for the Special Olympics FUNfitness program and an advocate for both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Susan is actively researching infant powered mobility and the benefits of babywearing for children with special needs.

Susan is the proud mother of a self-proclaimed super hero, Jackson, is a foster care provider for Bexar County, and is owned by two Scottish Terriers.

School of Physical Therapy
Room 2131


Academic Year 2 Coordinator

Integrated Pediatric Content

Professional Critical Self-Reflection Series

School of Physical Therapy


Profession and Community

Crocker AF, Smith SN. Use of iPads in the Foundational Sciences Lab of a PBL Program, Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, February 2013; San Diego, CA.