Doctor of Physical Therapy program set to begin

Jamestown College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program will welcome 36 students when classes begin Aug. 27 at the College’s new facility at 4190 26th Ave. S., Fargo. Orientation will take place Aug. 26.

“This is an extraordinary moment in the 130-year history of Jamestown College,” says President Robert S. Badal. “We look forward to welcoming a full class of Doctor of Physical Therapy students to our new location in Fargo.”

Students in the inaugural class for the three-year program are from Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. Classes include Anatomy, Clinical Assessment, Theory of Exercise, Biomechanics and Kinesiology, and Clinical Education.

“The Fargo faculty and staff are pleased that we have received accreditation candidacy and look forward to welcoming students to our new facility in a few weeks,” says Dr. Nancy Nuzzo, Program Director. “We have received incredible support from Fargo area physical therapists and providers, which has helped us reach this milestone.”

The mission of the Jamestown College 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.

Applications for the Fall 2014 class will be accepted beginning in mid-August. For more information, visit



Effective July 31, 2013, Jamestown College 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: 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.

Jamestown College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which has granted approval for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and site.

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