JESSICA JACOBSEN TIDSWELL

Curriculum Vitae

JESSICA JACOBSEN TIDSWELL portrait
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Physical Therapy & Athletic Training

Biography

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science, Montana State University - Bozeman
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy (DPT), Duke University. Project: A critical reassessment of the reliability and validity of the ober test.
  • Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

  • Bill Bean Award - Outstanding Athletic Training Student. University of Utah - Athletic Training Education Program, 05/2009
  • Awarded an undergraduate scholarship . National Athletic Trainers' Association Research & Education Foundation Scholarship , 03/2008
  • Adaptive Coach of the Year Award. US Ski & Snowboard Association, 05/2004

Biography

Dr. Jessica Tidswell is a Licensed Athletic Trainer, a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Dr. Tidswell received her first Bachelor’s degree from Montana State University – Bozeman in Exercise Science in 1999, where she was also a collegiate athlete in the sport of alpine skiing. She went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at Duke University in 2002 and then returned to the University of Utah Athletic Training Education Program to earn her second Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training in December of 2008. Jess has worked clinically with professional Olympic and elite athletes for most of her career. She worked with the US Ski & Snowboard Association both as a traveling Coach/Physical Therapist and as the in-house Rehabilitation Specialist at the USSA’s training facility in Park City. She worked privately for professional freeskier Tanner Hall for two years and most recently started her own clinic in Park City. Jess remains the Head PT/ATC for the USA Nordic Sports Organization (USA Ski Jumping and USA Nordic Combined). She is a senior classifier with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and volunteers her time to serve on a special advisory panel for the IPC and to classify athletes for alpine skiing and snowboarding around the world. Outside of work, Jess is a professional photographer, an avid skier, hiker, road biker and loves to be outdoors with her husband and three Labradors: Bridger, Aksel and Sage.

Affiliations

  • International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Senior Classifier Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding, 02/2004 - present

In the Media

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Austria
  • Canada
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Korea
  • Russian Federation
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland