Director of Professional Practice Education
School of Physical Therapy
Chad Jackson came to the University of the Incarnate Word in June of 2012 from Maryville Missouri where he practiced the past 11 years in rural health care at St. Francis Hospital and Health Services. Primary emphasis was specialization of therapeutic exercise and manual therapy in outpatient orthopedics across the lifespan. He also performed pediatric physical therapy, long-term care, and vestibular rehabilitation.
Originally from Northwest Missouri, Chad performed his undergraduate studies at Missouri Western State College and earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University in 2001. He became an APTA credentialed clinical instructor in 2003 and served as the Center Coordinator for Clinical Education (CCCE) since that time which fueled his passion for students. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Northwest Missouri State University teaching anatomy and physiology for a brief time and this experience confirmed his desire to work with students in a greater role someday. In 2004 the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS) granted him board certification as a specialist in orthopedics. He also became a certified Mulligan practitioner (CMP) in 2008.
For the past eight years he served in local government in a university community as a city council member and four of those years serving as mayor. He also has an interest in state government and has lobbied on behalf of municipal and health care issues the past few years.
Chad credits his accomplishments to listening and following Jesus Christ and having a wonderful, supporting wife who exemplifies wisdom. His joys come from time with his wife and children; serving on short term mission trips, and helping others succeed.