Glenn Smits has been involved in health care for over 35 years. He graduated in 1977 from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and as a Registered Professional Nurse has worked in a variety of settings including psychiatry, intensive and cardiac care, emergency medicine, rehabilitation and forensics. He is also a long time martial arts practitioner and owned and operated his own commercial schools for many years.
It was his combined experience and interest in health care, Asian martial arts and philosophy that lead to his desire to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and he graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2000. Professor Smits’ special interests lie in the areas of orthopedics, pain management, sports medicine and rehabilitation utilizing traditional modalities of treatment such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tuina and Qigong. He is also a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. He currently teaches courses in orthopedics, sports medicine and Tuina and is a clinical supervisor. Besides teaching at Pacific, Professor Smits maintains a private practice and consults as an independent medical examiner and reviewer in auto injury and compensation cases involving acupuncture treatment.