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  • Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist, Athletics
  • Assistant Professor (Clinical), Physical Therapy & Athletic Training


  • 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


Dr. Jess 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 attended the University of Utah Athletic Training  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 (USSA) 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 free skier Tanner Hall for two years and started her own clinic in Park City. Jess has also worked as 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 panels for the IPC and to classify athletes for alpine skiing and snowboarding around the world. Outside of work, Jess is a  photographer, an avid skier, hiker, road biker and loves to be outdoors with her husband and two Labradors.