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Sarah C. Smith, PT, DPT

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Administrative Title:

Assistant Director of Clinical Education, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program


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Education and Training

2008, B.S. Kinesiology, Pennsylvania State University

2012, DPT, Columbia University

2014 Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy

Post Graduate Education and Training

2012-2013 Residency, Geriatric Physical Therapy, St. Catherine’s Rehabilitation/Villa Maria Nursing Center


Sarah Smith PT, DPT, GCS is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of Clinical Education at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. Upon graduation from Columbia University, she completed residency training, and is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. She has over 10 years of experience primarily in the outpatient setting specializing in treating the older adult population with a variety of neurologic and orthopedic diagnoses, limb loss rehabilitation, and prosthetic training. Dr. Smith has served as a clinical instructor for over one hundred physical therapy students completing their integrated and full-time clinical experiences.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Physical Therapy Clinical Education, Geriatrics, Limb Loss