Doctoral Student Spotlights

Casey Smith

Physical Therapy

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
For the past 15 years, I've been thinking about becoming a physical therapist. Inspiration struck propelling me to take the leap and change careers. NYU offered me a chance to be involved with a renowned program surrounded by intelligence, diversity and access to leading edge healthcare all while enjoying life in New York City.
Before I enrolled in this program, I was:
Marketing Manager for an international corporation
A hobby I have is:
Travel all over the world
Personal story that inspired me to pursue this professional field:
I was inspired by Carol, a physical therapist who treated me when I was 18 years old. She was truly remarkable.
Person in my field I most admire:
Anyone who practices with passion and integrity
Favorite course as a DPT student:
Gross Anatomy & Musculoskeletal Anatomy
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
Be happy and enjoy my life

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Washington, DC
Career Goals:
Establish my own PT practice
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Striving For Excellence Award, SMPS National Dean's List, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Other professional or service activities:
Regional Marketing Manager, Faithful+Gould Marketing Associate, CB Richard Ellis Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) Membership Director, Board of Directors, SMPS Washington, DC Chapter Health Mission to the Philippines Greater DC Cares Volunteer