Heather Schmitt

Heather Schmitt

Liaison To Student Advisory Board

My name is Heather Schmitt and I am the Liason to the Student Advisory Board of the University of Pittsburgh DPT class of 2021. My home town is Cleveland, Ohio. I recently graduated from the University of Dayton with a bachelors degree in Science Education as well as a minor in psychology. I believe the diverse education experiences I received at the University of Dayton truly prepared me to continue my physical therapy studies here at the University of Pittsburgh. In my free time I enjoy exercising, trying new recipes, going out to eat and traveling as much as possible. I feel especially lucky to have been accepted into the DPT program at the University of Pittsburgh. Even though I’ve only completed one semester, this program has already opened my eyes to the amazing things we can do as a profession. I started to become interested in physical therapy when I was in high school after a few of my teammates suffered knee injuries. As I began to accumulate more observational hours, I soon began to realize my passion was centered on sports and orthopedic physical therapy. I am so excited to see what the next few years at the University of Pittsburgh hold for me. Hail to Pitt!