Summer San Lucas, PT, DPT, DSc

Assistant Professor, PT Programs


San Marcos, CA


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Neurological Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation


Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Loma Linda University
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Westmont College

Research Interests

Neurologic Rehabilitation
Pediatric Rehabilitation
Exercise and Support Groups

Dr. Summer San Lucas received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from Westmont College in 2001. She graduated from Loma Linda University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2005 and Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2012. She is an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic and pediatric physical therapy. Her ongoing clinical career has focused on outpatient pediatric and adult neurologic rehabilitation. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG therapy for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, trained in the Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation And Habilitation approach for patients with acquired and traumatic brain injury, and is an APTA-credentialed clinical instructor.

She developed the Loma Linda University Health Parkinson’s Disease Community Support and Exercise Groups. She has presented at both national and international conferences. Before joining the University, Dr. San Lucas held adjunct faculty positions at Loma Linda University teaching in the pediatric and adult neurology curricula of the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant programs. Dr. San Lucas was the 2014 recipient of the Loma Linda University Rising Star Alumni Award in Physical Therapy and the Spiritual Life and Wholeness Award.