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Jennifer Kish, PT, DPT, SCS, COMT

Kish 2016Assistant Professor
School of Physical Therapy
Room 1140


Jennifer Kish joined the UIW DPT Faculty in 2014. She is an Assistant Professor, teaching in the Professional Topics & Patient Client Management threads while serving as the Academic Year III Coordinator at the School of PT. She came to the University of the Incarnate Word from Texas State University, San Marcos, where she served as program faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy.

A former Clinic Director at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists in San Antonio Jennifer began her teaching career at Evidence in Motion, a physical therapy education company, within their Executive Private Practice Management Program & Sports Physical Therapy Residency.

A graduate and scholarship athlete of Queens University, Charlotte, NC, with a B.A. in Communications, Jennifer earned a Masters of Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 1998. She then completed post-professional training and earned certifications in Maitland-Australian Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) and as an NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She completed Evidence in Motion’s Executive Private Practice Management and transitional clinical doctorate program (t-DPT) in 2010 and the University of the Incarnate Word Post Professional DPT program in 2014.

A former physical therapy private practice owner in Austin, TX, Jennifer also achieved board certification as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) in 2009. She was appointed to the Sports Specialization Academy of Content Experts (SACE) for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties for a 2013-2015 term. She served as a member of the Texas Physical Therapy Association’s State Government Affairs Committee from 2013-2015 and continues to advocate for health policy issues in Texas and at a national level.

Jennifer has a heart for mission work and adoption advocacy. She is an avid reader and enjoys yoga, running, volleyball, and spending time with her husband, daughter, two college-aged stepdaughters, and their dog, Clayton.

Gallup Signature Strengths:


Research interests: female athlete, provider burnout, health policy, social outreach behavior, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.


  • Teaching


    Professional Topics V and VI

    Professional Critical Self-Reflection Series

  • Service

    School of Physical Therapy




    Profession and Community

  • Scholarship

    Selected past 10 years


    Book Chapters

    Peer-reviewed Publications

    Peer-reviewed Presentations