June 30, 2024 July 12, 2024
July 14, 2024 July 26, 2024
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA
When someone has trouble moving or is injured, what can truly help is a non-invasive discipline that helps evaluate and improve mobility and relieve pain. Physical therapy might be just what they need. In this program, you will learn the basics of human anatomy, movement fundamentals, and exercise principles while doing lab work and clinical education.
Students will also gain a basic understanding and learn the physical therapy requirements and the many job opportunities this field can provide through various specialties. Learn to make a positive change in the community by empowering others through physical and mental health.
Meet your instructor
Dr. Tracy Smith
Kinesiology & Physical Therapy
Dr. Tracy Smith holds a Master’s and Post-Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Baylor University. She is fellowship trained in orthopedics/manual therapy and is a certified Athletic Trainer. Dr. Smith served as an active duty Army officer and physical therapist for 20 years, treating Soldiers and their families in many settings.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
Students will get the opportunity to visit local physical therapy clinics and organizations utilizing the career discipline, as well as interact with professionals in the field. In the past, students visited an outpatient physical therapy clinic, a sports physical therapy clinic, and the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center to get practical exposure.