Kristen         E. Snarski

Kristen E. Snarski

Instructor, Physical Therapy Program
Phone: 814-871-5648
Office: M 146

  • Accreditations
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Scholarship/Research


Pediatric Clinical Specialist (Board Certified ABPTS)

Certified Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Administrator

Courses Taught

Academic Year 2016-2017

GDPT 841 Foundations in Pediatrics (Course Coordinator)

GDPT 843/845 Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention for Neuromuscular Movement Dysfunction I (Course Coordinator)

GDPT 853/855 Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention for Neuromuscular Movement Dysfunction II (Instructor)

GDPT 867 Clinical Synthesis II (Instructor)

GDPT 814 Evidence Based Practice I (Course Coordinator)

GDPT 844 Evidence Based Practice II (Course Coordinator)

GDPT 854 Evidence Based Practice III (Course Coordinator)

Educational History

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT, Present, PhD Candidate, Pediatric Science

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 1993, MHS, Pediatrics

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, BS, Physical Therapy

Professional Experience

Instructor, Gannon University, Department of Physical Therapy, Erie, PA, 2012-present

Physical Therapist, Barber National Institute, Erie, PA, 2014-present

Physical Therapist, Achievement Center, Erie, PA, 2003-2013

Owner, Resource Physical Therapy, Erie, PA, 1993-2003

Assistant Director of Physical Therapy, Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation (LEIR), Erie, PA, 1992-1993

Staff Physical Therapist, Lake Erie Institute of Rehabilitation (LEIR), Erie, PA, 1987-1992

Professional Societies

American Physical Therapy Association- member since 1987

  • Pediatric Section
  • Early Intervention Special Interest Group




My research interests include the measurement of infant physical activity and the role of physical activity in motor development, the interplay and reciprical influences of gross motor and cognitive development in infants and toddlers and the use of nonlinear analysis in measuring variaiton and variablility in postural control and postural development in infants at risk for devleopmental delay.