Jill D JumperAssistant Professor of Physical Therapy College of Health Professions
- BS in Elementary Education, Abilene Christian University
- MPT, Hardin-Simmons University
- DPT, Hardin-Simmons University
Dr. Jumper earned her B.S degree in Elementary Education from Abilene Christian University. She then earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from HSU in 2002 and went on to complete her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Hardin-Simmons University in 2002.
In the healthcare field, Jill has worked as a physical therapists primarily in outpatient and home health settings where she developed a special love for elderly patients. In 2007, Jill saw a need for lymphedema therapy in her area and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies. Jill’s most recent position was as the Director of Clinical Education and Associate Professor in the Physical Therapists Assistant Program at Weatherford College.
Since working in education, Jill has served on the clinical education committee for the Texas Association of Physical Therapist Educators and was one of the editors on the updated TPTA MACS notebook. As a Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS) her research interests are in the use of music in association with Parkinson’s mobility and finding ways to enhance balance programs for the home-bound geriatric patient to decrease injuries from falls.
She has been married to Alan Jumper for 26 years and they have 3 children, Kayla, Braden, and Colten.