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Jessica Jacobs

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy, Director of Clinical Education
Academic Background
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Presbyterian College
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy
Phone Number:
(864) 622-6085
Jessica Jacobs

What classes do you teach at Anderson

Clinical Education Practicums, Neuroscience, Management of Brain Trauma & Progressive Neuromuscular Disorders

What year did you start teaching at AU

What year did you start teaching at AU

Why teach at AU?

Having previously worked in a clinical setting with students I felt a calling to take on a greater role with educating future therapist. When Anderson University announced the decision to develop a Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program I jumped at the opportunity. However, I was still hesitant of no longer treating my patients and being involved in their healing process. One of the best parts of teaching at Anderson University is the encouragement to continue clinical work so now I see patients one day a week and teach the rest of the week. This allows me to continue to make a difference as a clinician as well as an educator.

Hobbies

Cooking, reading, spending time with friends and family.

What do you find most enjoyable about working at Anderson University?

Anderson University is a nurturing community where students and faculty can grow together in faith and learning.

What I wish prospectives students knew about my discipline or careers in my discipline.

Physical Therapy is a wide field with opportunities in multiple settings and multiple patient populations. Physical Therapy is an active and very rewarding career. You have the opportunity to form a connection with patients and make a difference in someone's life.

How would you describe your classes to someone who has never attended one?

I want my students to be active participants in learning. My classes will provide hands on opportunities and learning through case studies.