PT Profile: Nancy A. Nuzzo, PT, PhD | Feb 11, 2014

Nancy A. Nuzzo PhD, PT

-Years in the field: PT since 1992

- Focus/Area of work: Education, Acute care, and long term acute care

- Where you work: Currently Director of the PT Program at University of Jamestown in Fargo since 7/2012, Northern Illinois University, PT Program 1992-2012, summers and weekends at RML Specialty Hospital (long term acute care in Hinsdale, IL), Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, IL), and LaGrange Memorial Hospital (LaGrange, IL)

- Where graduated: PhD in Physiology and Biophysics from University of IL at the Medical Center in Chicago, PT degree in 1992

- Awards and recognition's: Great Professor Award at NIU, Co-editor of Illinois Physical Magazine, Director/Chair of the University of Jamestown's PT Program

- APTA member: since 1990 with membership to sections (Education, Acute Care, and Cardio Pulmonary)

- How long: 1990, was representative in the IL PT Assembly for 10 years (2002 - 2012)

- Why - good support for the profession of PT, all the resources available to members, and great networking with other PTs and PTAs,

- Most positive comment about belonging - resources, conference information, going to Washington DC twice to be part of the PT PAC and talk to IL Senators and Representatives about PT issues, attending conferences and learning from other PTs, making lasting friendships with fellow PTs

- Family/significant others/pets - one son, one daughter, and a spouse

- Impact your career may have had on them - Promoting the importance of education - my son attends graduate school at the University of Jamestown in Education and my daughter is finishing her bachelor's degree at the University of Jamestown in Psychology

- Hobbies - reading, snow shoeing, yoga

- Most fondest/favorite memory of PT - Patient/clients and students (now peers) that I have worked with