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The mission of the University of Jamestown Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to integrate education, research, and clinical practice to provide sound professional preparation in order to graduate physical therapists who are competent, compassionate, and ethical and who will serve their patients/clients and communities through the practice of quality, evidence-based physical therapy.

 

Program details:

  • The DPT program is located in a state of the art facility at 4190 26th Avenue South, Fargo, North Dakota. This location will give students a wide variety of clinical affiliations in which to learn while supported in the University of Jamestown tradition of dedicated faculty and staff.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required before admission.
  • The program consists of 118 credits of classroom and clinical instruction.
  • Completion of all prerequisite coursework prior to matriculation will require a minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00. (GPA calculation includes repeated courses)
  • Completion of all undergraduate coursework prior to matriculation will require a minimum GPA of 2.8/4.00. (GPA calculation includes repeated courses)
  • University of Jamestown gives preference in the admission process to University of Jamestown, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Concordia College graduates.
  • Individuals wishing to apply for Direct Entry at University of Jamestown must apply for admittance to the program by their senior year in high school using the Direct Entry Process.

 

Effective July 31, 2013, University of Jamestown PT Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

 

The University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Program Bulletin for the class of 2018

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University of Jamestown General Admission Policy

Consideration for admission to the University of Jamestown programs is available to all students who meet University admissions requirements without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disabilities, sexual orientation, or veteran status, in accordance with the law. The University reserves the right to deny admission, continued enrollment, or re-enrollment to any applicant or student whose personal history and background indicate that his or her presence at the University would endanger the health, safety, welfare, or property of the members of the academic community or interfere with the orderly and effective performance of the University’s functions.

Application Information

There are two avenues to be admitted into the University of Jamestown Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

  • Direct Entry: admittance into the Program as a first semester freshman at the University of Jamestown, uj.edu/tab/freshman-direct-entry.
  • Application through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS, ptcas.org.

 

All individuals wishing to apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for admission into the fall 2016 class will apply using the PTCAS online application form. The PTCAS application will be available on July 2, 2016 and can be found on the PTCAS website at www.ptcas.org. PTCAS deadline for applications is February 1, 2016 for the Class of 2019 that begins the fall of 2016. PTCAS must receive all information by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

All applicants chosen will be required to attend a face-to-face interview in the spring prior to beginning the program, at the University of Jamestown Fargo campus. All costs associated with this interview are the responsibility of the applicant.

The University of Jamestown Doctor of Physical Therapy Program gives preference to University of Jamestown, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and Concordia College graduates.

Contact with applicants will be via the contact information provided in PTCAS.

Applications to PTCAS will include the following:

  • Official transcripts from all higher learning institutions that you have attended. When filling in the coursework section you must enter past coursework, the coursework you are currently taking, as well as coursework you will complete in the future.
  • Signed Essential Function Statement.
  • Official GRE Scores; use University of Jamestown PTCAS GRE Code 3885.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • One from work supervisor
    • One from licensed physical therapist
  • Report of a minimum of 40 observations hours signed by a licensed physical therapist(s).
  • Personal Essay

 

Admission to the professional physical therapy program is based on the following criteria:

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.80/4.00 in all undergraduate courses. (GPA calculation includes repeated courses.)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00/4.00 in all prerequisite courses listed in the prerequisite table. (GPA calculation includes repeated courses.)
  • Completion of a minimum of 40 hours of observation/volunteer/paid work in a physical therapy setting.
  • Acceptable GRE score. The University of Jamestown Doctor of Physical Therapy Program currently does not have a minimum GRE score.
  • Submission of TOEFL scores, if applicable. Acceptable scores are as follows:

 

TOEFL score 525 Paper
TOEFL score of 195 Computer
TOEFL score of 70 Internet-based
An IELTS band score of 5.5

Prerequisites

You must have nine of the thirteen prerequisite classes completed by the end of the fall semester prior to beginning the program. All coursework and a bachelor’s degree must be completed by the end of spring semester prior to beginning the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Any coursework completed after the fall semester will not count toward core or prerequisite GPA calculations but will need to be completed and meet minimum requirements prior to matriculation.

For more information, see the University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Bulletin

Financial Aid for Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Students

To be eligible for financial aid a graduate student:

  • must not be receiving aid as undergraduate for same period of enrollment;
  • must be enrolled in a program above the bachelor’s level or one leading to a first professional degree;
  • must have completed equivalent of at least three academic years of full time study either before entrance into the Program or as part of it;
  • must file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if a Federal Direct Loan is desired. The website for FAFSA information is fafsa.gov.

 

U.S. Department of Education

The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program is the largest federal student loan program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. There are two types of Direct Loans available to graduate students.

Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan but must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [commonly called the FAFSA] each year.

Annual Limit: $ 20,500 Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Aggregate Limit: $138,500 Direct Loan
(No more than $65,500 of this amount may be in Direct Subsidized Loans. The graduate debt limit includes all federal loans received in undergraduate study.)

Direct Grad PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.

There are no fixed annual or aggregate loan limits for PLUS Loans. A graduate or professional student may be awarded a Grad PLUS Loan up to the student’s cost of attendance.

Alternative or Private Education Loan Programs

Students have the right to select any eligible lender under the Alternative/Private Education Loan Program and the University of Jamestown will process the request in compliance with federal and institutional packaging guidelines. It is, however, crucial that you consider your options when choosing an alternative student loan. Choose a lender that demonstrates a strong commitment to students and their education. Further, be sure to check the lender’s value and benefits, fees, interest rates, repayment options, and customer service. You will find a list of lenders used by the University of Jamestown students for Alternative/Private Education Loans on the University of Jamestown website under financial aid.

The University of Jamestown does not endorse or accept incentives from any lender nor does it promote any specific lender. The Alternative/Private Education Loan lender list is provided as a courtesy and should not be interpreted as a requirement to use any of the lenders listed. The University of Jamestown will process an Alternative/Private Education Loan from any participating lender that requires school certification.

Assistance for Financial Aid

Students accepted for the Physical Therapy Program may apply for financial aid through the University of Jamestown. All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to be considered for federal financial aid, including student loans. The FAFSA and renewal FAFSA can be completed online at www.FAFSA.gov. Students will be notified of their financial aid awards through email or postal mail. A representative of the Financial Aid Office will visit the Fargo campus at the beginning of the fall semester to answer questions and discuss financial aid directly with students.

Students may contact the financial aid office at any time with questions regarding financial aid. Questions may be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 701-252-3467, ext. 5556 or by emailing a financial aid staff member.

Return of Title IV Funds Policy

Definition

Federal Title IV Funds include but are not limited to Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants, Direct Loans, Perkins Loans and parent and graduate PLUS Loans.

Enrollment

For Return of Title IV Funds and institutional purposes, a student is considered enrolled until he or she has completed and submitted an official University of Jamestown Withdrawal Form or until the end of the semester has been reached, whichever is first.   Non-attendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal.

Return of Title IV Fund Calculation

The amount of federal Title IV aid earned is based upon the percentage of a period of enrollment completed.   The percentage is computed by dividing the number of days completed (as of the date the student officially withdraws) by the total number of days in the term as determined by the Financial Aid Office in compliance with federal guidelines.   The percentage is then applied to the aid received to determine earned and unearned aid. If and when any aid is determined to be unearned, it must be returned to the appropriate financial aid program(s). The amount returned cannot exceed the amount the student received from that program. Returns to the financial aid programs must be made in the following order: Unsubsidized Direct Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, and Federal Grad PLUS Loan.   A student withdrawing after the 60% point is considered to have earned 100% of his or her aid and no adjustment to charges or aid is made.   Additional details may be obtained from the Financial Aid Office.

Application of Repayments to Title IV Funds

For the payment period in which the student withdrew, it will be determined whether the student received an overpayment of financial aid funds for non-institutional expenses. The overpayment is the difference between the amount received by the student as cash disbursements and the amount earned for non-institutional costs during the portion of the payment period that the student was actually enrolled. (Federal Direct Loans and Perkins Loans are excluded from repayment since the student is already obliged to repay the funds to the lender.) The overpayment will be calculated according to the federal Return of Title IV Funds Policy. The University of Jamestown is NOT liable for the amount of repayment owed by the student.

Important: This policy refers to withdrawal from the University of Jamestown, not to withdrawal from an individual course.

Financial Aid Disclosure Statement

  1. A student must be officially admitted to a degree-granting program at the University of Jamestown and making Satisfactory Academic Progress (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education) to receive federal financial aid through the University of Jamestown. (Satisfactory Academic Progress details are available in the university catalog, on the university website and from the Financial Aid Office.)
  2. No aid may be disbursed to a student if he or she is in default on any federal/state aid program.
  3. All financial aid is awarded based upon application documents, verification of information, anticipated cost of attendance, university enrollment, grade level, academic progress and other known resources. Any changes in these items may result in an award revision.
  4. Funds must be used solely for education related expenses as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.
  5. All male students applying for any federal and/or state financial aid must attest to Selective Service status before funds will be disbursed.
  6. In general, financial aid will be awarded to students on a prorated basis of one third each term (fall, spring, and summer) and the student’s account will be credited accordingly.
  7. Any balance due on the student’s account after applying all anticipated financial aid and other credits is payable by the first day of the semester (unless prior arrangements have been made with the Business Office).
  8. A student must report all outside scholarships, grants, work stipends, or other education benefits to the Financial Aid Office. Certain military benefits are not considered resources in determining a student’s financial aid eligibility.
  9. The Financial Aid Office is required to make adjustments to ensure that aid does not exceed the university approved student budget (cost of attendance).
  10. No federal or state aid will be disbursed to the student’s account until all necessary documents have been submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the stated deadline. If selected for the verification process, recipients of any federal aid must submit student (and spouse, if applicable) prior year’s U.S. IRS tax transcript. If no tax return was filed, the student must mark and sign the non-file affidavit on the Verification Worksheet. In addition, no federal or state aid will be disbursed to a student’s account if selected for verification and the student refuses to complete the verification process.
  11. To be eligible for full-time financial aid, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credits per semester. A student taking fewer than 12 credits may be eligible for some federal aid programs on a prorated basis.
  12. All Direct, Perkins, Grad PLUS and Alternative loan funds are first applied to outstanding direct education costs, such as tuition and fees at date of receipt.
  13. If a student withdraws from the University of Jamestown or drops below full-time status prior to the end of the semester, he or she may be required to repay federal grant and/or loans to the associated programs in accordance with the Return of Title IV Fund Policy.
  14. All students have the right to review and amend their Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) information at any time. The most common changes are those necessary on the Student Authorization to Release Information form. Details are available in the Financial Aid Office.
  15. Additional Consumer Information is available on the University of Jamestown website.

Satisfactory Academic Progress – Guidelines for Financial Aid Purposes

Satisfactory Academic Progress is language set forth in the federal guidelines [34 CFR §668.34] that specifies the minimum academic progress required of a student to avoid termination of funding provided by federal and state governments.

To demonstrate Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes, all students must comply with the following three components:

  1. Qualitative:       Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  2. Pace or Quantitative: All grade levels must successfully complete at least 67% of all attempted credits.
  3. Maximum Timeframe or 150% Rule: The maximum timeframe is measured in credit hours and is a period that is no longer than 150% of the published length of the educational program. The number of credit hours required for completion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Jamestown is 118. A student becomes ineligible for federal aid when he or she reaches 177 attempted credits.

Monitoring Procedure

The University of Jamestown monitors student progress after every payment period (semester).   Summer is considered a payment period and, consequently, progress will be monitored after the summer session as well.

Possible statuses are good standing, warning, probation, academic plan or suspension, as described in the glossary below.

Students will be notified of changes in status by email (University of Jamestown email address) and letter. If appropriate, requirements necessary to regain eligibility for financial aid will be included.

To be considered, appeals must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office on an official Financial Aid Appeal Form (which can be found on the University of Jamestown website under Current Students/Financial Aid) by the stated deadline.

Glossary for Financial Aid

ACADEMIC PLAN: The status of ACADEMIC PLAN is assigned when a student’s appeal has been granted but the status of PROBATION is not a viable option. An ACADEMIC PLAN will be created by the Financial Aid Committee using a standard format to determine how many semesters it would reasonably take any student to regain compliance both quantitatively and qualitatively. There is no set length for an ACADEMIC PLAN. Once a student is in compliance, s/he is again considered to be in GOOD STANDING. The personalized ACADEMIC PLAN will be monitored by the Registrar and the Director and/or Assistant Director of Financial Aid each semester for compliance.

APPEAL: Should a student fail to make progress after a semester on WARNING, an APPEAL is required for possible reinstatement to financial aid privileges. The APPEAL must be submitted by the published deadline on an official Financial Aid Appeal Form (which can be found on the University of Jamestown website under Current Students/Financial Aid). Students have the right to appeal action taken with regard to the University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policies. However, for any given circumstance, a student may only appeal once.

APPEAL DENIED: If a student’s appeal is denied, he or she is no longer eligible to receive financial aid until such time as compliance has been regained.

APPEAL GRANTED: If a student’s appeal is granted, he or she is eligible to receive financial aid for the following semester, after which the transcript will be reviewed.

ATTEMPTED CREDITS: All courses taken for which a student receives a ‘W’ or grade on the transcript are counted.   Attempted credits also include those taken during terms in which the student receives no aid as well as repeated courses and credits transferred into the University of Jamestown from other institutions.

GOOD STANDING: All three compliance factors are being met or surpassed. Student is eligible for financial aid.

INCOMPLETES: A grade of Incomplete may be granted when a student is temporarily unable to complete course requirements or take a final examination due to unusual personal circumstances. Incompletes in classroom courses must be finished within four weeks of the beginning of the next semester unless there is an extenuating circumstance that has been discussed with the faculty member and Director of the Physical Therapy Program. Incompletes in clinical courses are outlined in the Clinical Education Handbook.

PACE: The quantitative component for all grade levels, calculated to ensure that the students successfully complete at least 67% of all (cumulative) attempted credits.

PROBATION: The status of PROBATION is assigned when a student has appealed SUSPENSION, the APPEAL has been granted, and the student can mathematically regain compliance within one semester.

REPEATED CREDITS: Credits earned from a repeated course will be counted only once for total number of credits completed. However, both sets of credits will be counted toward the 150% Rule. The highest course grade will be used in determining GPA compliance.

SUSPENSION: Should a student be determined to be in noncompliance with any of the three components of Satisfactory Academic Progress and has not successfully appealed, he or she is no longer eligible to receive assistance under financial aid programs at the University of Jamestown. Any charges that the student incurs during this period of SUSPENSION from financial aid privileges are the responsibility of the student.

WARNING: The first semester that a student fails to make satisfactory academic progress by either qualitative or pace calculation, he or she is assigned the status of WARNING. This is an automatic action and no appeal is required by the student. The otherwise eligible student will be entitled to financial aid for one additional semester.

Additional Information

  • Only official forms will be accepted for appeals. They may be found on the University of Jamestown website and are available in the Financial Aid Office.
  • The Financial Aid Committee will strictly adhere to the stated deadline for appeal.
  • The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to adjust Satisfactory Academic Progress verbiage as deemed appropriate and necessary at any time.

 

Judy Hager
Director of Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 41
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5548
jhager@uj.edu
Amy Myers
Asst. Director of Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall, Rm 42
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5568 
ameyers@uj.edu

Charla Hudlow
Asst. Director of Financial Aid
Liechty Center Taber Hall
(701) 252-3467 ext: 5556
charla.hudlow@uj.edu

FACULTY

Nancy Nuzzo, PT, PhD
Chair of the Physical Therapy Department
Director of the Physical Therapy Program
Degrees: PT, Northern Illinois University; DeKalb, IL;PhD, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Illinois Medical Center; Chicago, IL
Teaches: Community Experience Courses, Cardiopulmonary for Physical Therapy
Email: nnuzzo@uj.edu

Tara Haj, PT, DPT
Assistant Director of Clinical Education
Certifications: Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist, Consortium of MS Centers
Degrees: BS, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND; DPT, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND
Teaches:  Physical Rehabilitation I and II, Clinical Education Theory I – IV, Clinical Education Practicums, Clinical Education Internships
Email: tara.haj@uj.edu

Phyllis Heyne-Lindholm, PT, DPT
Director of Clinical Education
Degrees: BS, Mayo Foundation School of Health Sciences; DPT, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND
Teaches: Clinical Education Theory I – IV, Clinical Education Practicums, Clinical Education Internships
Email: pheyneli@uj.edu

Mary Lee Leikas, PT, MS
Associated Faculty for Special Projects
Coordinator for Student Services
Degrees: BSPT, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND; MS, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND
Teaches: Pediatrics for Physical Therapy, Community Experiences
Email: mleikas@uj.edu

Sara Voorhees, PT, MPT, PhD
Assistant Professor
Certifications: Certified Pilates Instructor
Degrees: BS, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; MPT, University of Delaware; Newark, DE; PhD, Biomechanics, University of Delaware; Newark, DE
Teaches: Clinical Assessment I & II, Evidence Based Practice I, II, & III
Email: sara.voorhees@uj.edu

Mitch Wolden, PT, DPT, OCS
Assistant Professor
Certifications: Orthopaedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Degrees: BS, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND; DPT, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND
In progress: PhD, Education, North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND
Teaches: Biomechanics, Therapeutic Interventions
Email: mwolden@uj.edu

Richard Zaruba, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT
Assistant Professor
Certifications: Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Fellowship in Manual Therapy, Regis University
Orthopaedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
Degrees: BS, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND; DPT, Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND; PhD, Neuroscience, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND
Teaches: Neuroscience for Physical Therapy, Musculoskeletal I & II, Biomechanics (assists), Therapeutic Interventions (assists)
Email: rzaruba@uj.edu

STAFF

Wendy Breitbach
Executive Assistant to the Director
Administrative Support, Office and Building Management, Finances, Purchasing
Email: wbreitba@uj.edu

Anna Munns
Office Assistant
Certifications: Geographic Information Science, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Degrees: BA, Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; In progress: MS, Anthropology, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Assessment, Tk20 Administrator, Admissions, PTCAS
Email: amunns@uj.edu

Nathan Smith
Office Assistant
Degrees: BS, Anthropology, Minor, Computer Science, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND; In progress: MS, Anthropology, North Dakota State University, Fargo ND
Technical Support, Databases
Email: nathan.smith@uj.edu

Marilyn Hedberg, MLS
Librarian – Fargo Campus
Degrees: BSE, Minot, ND; MLS, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Email: mhedberg@uj.edu

Timothy “Mic” McCrory, MEd
Admissions and Public Relations Coordinator
Degrees: BA, University of Jamestown; Jamestown, ND; ATC, South Dakota State University; Brookings, SD; MEd, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Email: tmccrory@uj.edu

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Brittany Anderson, PT, DPT
Degrees: DPT, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND
Teaches: Assists in Pediatrics for Physical Therapy

Scott Barnhardt, PT, DPT
Degrees: BS, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND; DPT, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND; In progress: DScPT, Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Andrews University; Berrien Springs,MI
Teaches:  Assists in Anatomy Laboratory; Aquatic Therapy

Teri Brekke, PT, MPT
Degrees: BPT, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND; MPT, University of North Dakota; Grand Forks, ND
Teaches: Acute Care for Physical Therapy; Assists in Clinical Assessment II, Theory of Exercise

James Clapp, PT, DPT
Degrees: DPT, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND; BA, University of Colorado; Boulder, CO
Teaches: Integument for Physical Therapy

Jackie Madsen, PT, DPT, NCS, GCS
Certifications: Neurologic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; Geriatric Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; American Physical Therapy Association Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Degrees: BA, Southwest Minnesota State University; Marshall, MN; DPT University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN
Teaches: Theory of Exercise, Issues in Healthcare (Geriatrics)

Nicole Schmidt, PT, MPT
Degrees: BS, University of Mary; Bismarck, ND; MPT, University of Mary; Bismarck, ND
Teaches: Assists with Acute Care for Physical Therapy, Theory of Exercise

Roger Stroh, PT, MPT, MSA
Degrees: BA, Mid America Nazarene University; Olathe, KS; MSPT, Kansas University; Lawrence, KS; MSHSA, Central Michigan University; Mount Pleasant, MI
Teaches: Administration for Physical Therapy

Patricia Wisenden, MS
Tenured Faculty in Biology Department at Minnesota State University Moorhead
Degrees: BSc, Lakehead University; Thunder Bay, Ontario; MSc, University of Western Ontario; London Ontario
Teaches: Human Anatomy

The University of Jamestown is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Higher Learning commission

The University of Jamestown has been continuously accredited since 1920. The University holds memberships in the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The University also has a number of affiliation and consortium agreements with medical facilities that provide clinical experience for its students.

CAPTE Accreditation

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; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Effective July 31, 2013, the University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Complaints about the University or Program

Any complaint that would fall out of the realm of due process regarding the Physical Therapy Program and/or University (for example, from clinical education sites, employers of graduates, and the public) may be addressed to the University of Jamestown, Physical Therapy Program, 4190 26th Avenue South, Fargo ND  58104.  If an individual has concerns about sending the complaint to Program personnel, he or she may send it to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Jamestown, 6092 College Lane, Jamestown ND  58405.  The Program and University take all complaints seriously and will review any complaint in an expedient manner and take any appropriate action that is warranted.

Once a complaint is made, the Program Director or the Vice President for Academic Affairs will be directly involved in contacting the complainant and gathering any available information (within 15 business days).  The Vice President for Academic Affairs will be notified of all complaints.  If the matter is resolved, the Program Director or the Vice President for Academic Affairs will write a letter to the complainant acknowledging resolution of the matter.  A copy of the letter will be kept on file in the Program Director’s office and the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ office for five years.

If the matter is not resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant or the complaint is about the Program Director, the complainant may submit a written complaint directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Jamestown, 6092 College Lane, Jamestown ND  58405.  The Vice President for Academic Affairs will meet with each party separately and may schedule a combined meeting with the two parties in order to resolve the complaint.  A letter outlining the resolution by the Vice President for Academic Affairs will be filed with the complaint in the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ office.  A copy of the resolution may be sent to the complainant at the discretion of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  A copy of the letter will be kept on file in the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ office for five years.

Process of Filing a Complaint with CAPTE

Any complaint regarding the University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Program may also be filed with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org

  • University of Jamestown
    Doctor of Physical Therapy
    4190 26th Ave S
    Fargo ND, 58104

  • 701-356-2136
  • Tim “Mic” McCrory Physical Therapy Doctoral Program Admission & Public Relations Coordinator

    TMcCrory@uj.edu | PH: (701) 356-2136 ext. 5904

  • Nancy A. Nuzzo, PhD, PT Professor and Program Director

    nnuzzo@uj.edu | PH: 701-356-2136, 5909

Driving Directions to University of Jamestown Physical Therapy location 4190 26th Avenue South, Fargo ND:   Take the 45th Street exit off I-94 (Exit #348), turn south on 45th Street, turn east on 23rd Avenue South, then south on 42nd Street, then east on 26th Avenue South.

 

Examples of aid include:
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UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN at a glance

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