Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
P843-863-7416 / EKsmith@csuniv.edu
Licensed Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
Katherine Smith, PT, DPT, PCS is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in the College of Health Sciences at Charleston Southern University. Dr. Smith earned her Master of Physical Therapy in 2002 from American International College in Springfield, MA and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2017 from the University of St. Augustine for Health Science. She became a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy in 2014. Dr. Smith has served as a consulting expert for colleges and universities opening physical therapy and physical therapy assistant programs. She has taught clinical education courses nationally for the American Physical Therapy Association in collaboration with the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, as well as locally for the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has served as a delegate for the South Carolina Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Smith has over 18 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist and currently specializes in pediatric physical therapy. As a clinician, she has worked with children and adults in outpatient facilities as well as acute care hospitals. Dr. Smith has served as a senior therapist and mentor for new therapists, as well as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students. She has served as a consultant for families of children with special needs as they navigate public education. She has also served as a consultant for private outpatient therapy practices working with children who have unique and challenging medical conditions. Additionally, she served as a clinical liaison for Rady San Diego Children’s Hospital and California Children’s Services.
Dr. Smith takes a holistic approach to health and wellness, utilizing both traditional and non-traditional therapeutic interventions with her patients. She has volunteered with hippotherapy and helped to establish a therapy dog program for children with special needs. Dr. Smith has a special interest in proactive wellness to promote health and wellbeing. Her clinical approach emphasizes maximizing health and wellness through patient and family-centered proactive care.
Your Purpose. Our Mission.
I am grateful for the opportunity to work with a diverse student body in small classes where I have the chance to get to know each of my students. I enjoy teaching future healthcare providers and educators about the academic principles of their future professions as well as the principles from Scripture, which inform how to serve in their future professions.Dr. Katherine Smith, PT, DPT
- MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
American Physical Therapy Association
South Carolina Chapter American Physical Therapy Association
Pediatric Section American Physical Therapy Association
Education Section American Physical Therapy Association
Health Policy and Administration Section American Physical Therapy Association
Home Health Section American Physical Therapy Association
Neurology Section American Physical Therapy Association
Orthopedic Section American Physical Therapy Association