Tyler Jepson, PT, DPT, GCS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Assistant Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education
Office: Meridian Health Science Center 819B
- DPT Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota
Dr. Tyler Jepson has been licensed and practicing in Idaho since 2006 and has worked in a variety of outpatient clinical settings with diverse specialties including vestibular, neurological, orthopedic disorders, sports and, work related injuries. From 2008 to 2010 he completed the first 3 levels of the North American Institute of Orthopӕdic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) which included numerous hours learning and practicing the management of orthopedic disorders through safe and effective joint mobilization. While in the clinic he also gained experience with the geriatric population and eventually became board certified in Geriatrics through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Along with being a Geriatric Certified Specialist (GCS), Dr. Jepson has demonstrated competency in the Vestibular Rehabilitation course put on by Emory University and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). From 2011 to 2015 his primary caseload consisted of the treatment and management of vestibular and balance disorders. The demographic of patients with vestibular disorders would range from the young and healthy to the geriatric or neurologically impaired patient.
While he practiced in the clinic Dr. Jepson was a clinic manager as well as a clinical instructor (CI) for many physical therapy students from 5 different universities. He was also a Level 1 Credentialed Clinical Instructor and Advanced Credential Clinical Instructor and went on to become a credentialed Trainer for the Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) Level 1 and Level 2. The training from the CCIP Level 1 and Level 2 courses along with the leadership training he received as an outpatient clinic manager have served him well in the classroom. As an outpatient clinic manager, he was familiar with how to handle the interpersonal conflicts that occurred and continues to utilize these skills in the classroom.
Dr. Jepson has taught various undergraduate classes at Boise State University (BSU). He was also a full time Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in the Physical Therapy Department. Later, Dr. Jepson began teaching full time in the Carrington College, Boise PTA program. When the Idaho State University expanded the Physical Therapy program to the Meridian Health Science Center, Dr. Jepson was hired to again be a Clinical Assistant Professor as well as the Assistant Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education.
- Vestibular and balance rehab
- Clinical education
- Working out
- Cross-country skiing