Staff hired for Doctor of Physical Therapy program
Jamestown College announces the hiring of staff in its developing Doctor of Physical Therapy program based in Fargo, N.D. The program will submit its Application for Accreditation Candidacy to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) on March 1, 2013.
Program Director Dr. Nancy Nuzzo brings more than 20 years of graduate level teaching experience. She holds a Ph.D. in Physiology from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and is a licensed physical therapist with experience in a variety of settings including home health, acute care and long term acute care.
Phyllis Heyne-Lindholm has been named Director of Clinical Education. She graduated from the Mayo Foundation School of Physical Therapy and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota and joins Jamestown College after a 30-year career with Medcenter One/Sanford Health, Bismarck, N.D. While with Medcenter One/Sanford Health she worked in a variety of settings including rural health, out-patient clinics, vestibular clinics, long term care consultation, and as a clinical instructor.
Mary Lee Leikas, Special Projects Coordinator, holds a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of North Dakota and before joining Jamestown College was a physical therapist in the Moorhead Public Schools for 23 years.
Administrative Assistant Wendy Breitbach was previously an Administrative Assistant in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science at North Dakota State University. She brings more than 15 years of experience working in higher education.
Jamestown College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accepting applications for its inaugural class enrolling in the Fall of 2013. For more information or to apply, visit www.jc.edu or call (701) 478-9948 or 1-800-336-2554.
Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; email@example.com is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Jamestown College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.