Luke Smith

Luke Smith is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the NSCA. He currently works for Kinetic Physical Therapy in Downingtown, PA. There, he primarily focuses on youth sports performance. He has internship experience from Boost Performance in Nashville, TN, Santa Clara University, and Florida International University. He graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Iowa State University in 2018.

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