John A. Carzoli, PT, DPT, OCS
Associate Department Head, Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office Address: HHSB 230
- Post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy - Washington University, St. Louis, MO
- Master of Physical Therapy - Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
- Post-graduate certificate in Higher Education - UNESCO & Universidad del Valle, Sucre,
- Bachelor of Science in Zoology - Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Dr. Carzoli joined the Department of Physical Therapy at WCU in 2012, and currently
serves as the associate department head. He chairs the departmental curriculum committee
and plays an active role in teaching and learning initiatives in the College of Health
and Human Sciences as a founding member of the Health Educators Academy. His practice
expertise is in musculoskeletal health and health promotion.
Primary Teaching Responsibilities
- PT 811 Physical Therapy Science I
- PT 930 Health Promotion and Wellness
- PT 815 Medical Screening, Diagnostics, and Pharmacology I
- PT 816 Medical Screening, Diagnostics and Pharmacology II
- PT 899 Doctoral Project Section
- PT 952 Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II (secondary instructor)
- PT 899 Doctoral Project
- PT 920 Capstone Project
Areas of Research Interest
Dr. Carzoli’s areas of scholarship include investigating musculoskeletal health issues
and community health promotion in migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, interprofessional
education and practice issues in the health sciences, and the development of clinical
reasoning abilities in physical therapy students.
- Carzoli J, Scholtes S, Crandall K, Ambler S. Moving the movement system to the forefront
of PT education. APTA NEXT, Boston, MA. June 23, 2017.
- Carzoli J, Lunnen K, Marconi N. Partnering With State Agencies and Farms for Better
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Health: A Student Service-Learning Project to Develop
a Video-Based Preventive Musculoskeletal Health Course. APTA NEXT, Boston, MA. June
- Carzoli J, Lunnen, K. Enhancing musculoskeletal health and preventing injury in migrant
and seasonal farmworkers. University of Kentucky Southeast Center for Injury Prevention
and the Central Appalachian Educational Research Center Research Day. November, 2016.
- Lunnen K, Carzoli J, Schmidt A. Collaboration Between Vecinos Farmworker Health Program
and Western Carolina University Physical Therapy Faculty and Students to Address Musculoskeletal
Symptoms Among Farmworkers: Needs Assessment, Research, Health Promotion and Advocacy.
29th Annual East Coast Migrant Stream Forum. Miami, FL. October 2016.
- Putnam A, Carzoli J, Westbrook T. Health Educator Academy Rewards: A Model for Enhancing
Collaborative Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship in the Health Sciences. 2nd Annual
Southeastern IPE Conference: A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge for Health Care Providers
and Educators. Asheville, NC. June 2016.
- Carzoli J, Cross B, Polaha J, Snyder M. Interprofessional Education Panel Discussion.
2nd Annual Southeastern IPE Conference: A Kaleidoscope of Knowledge for Health Care
Providers and Educators. June 2016. Asheville, NC.
- Hayes C, Carzoli J, Robinson J. Developing Safety, Communication, Clinical Reasoning,
and Teamwork Skills in Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Social Work Students Through
Interprofessional Education. 2nd Annual Southeastern IPE Conference: A Kaleidoscope
of Knowledge for Health Care Providers and Educators. Asheville, NC. June 2016.
- Carzoli JA, Lunnen K. Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Migrant Farmworkers Involved in
Strawberry Production Work in Western North Carolina Based on a Survey and Movement
Screening Examination. Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health Conference.
Portland, OR. February, 2016.
- Carzoli, JA., Lunnen, K, Marconi, NF. Musculoskeletal Health Learning Series for
Agricultural Outreach Workers. North Carolina Farmworker Health Program. http://www.ncfhp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Musculoskeletal-Injury-Prevention-Video.pdf. February 2017.
- Hayes C, Carzoli JA, Robinson J. Development and Implementation of an Interprofessional
Team-based Care Rubric to Measure Student Learning in Interprofessional Education
Experiences: A Pilot Study. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice.
Recent Grant Funding Awarded
- Carzoli J (Principle investigator), Lunnen, K. Assessment of Musculoskeletal Health
and a Pilot Training Program to Reduce Musculoskeletal Injury Risks and Enhance Musculoskeletal
Health in Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers in Western North Carolina. Funded by the
Central Appalachian Regional Education Research Center, as part of Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention and the National Institute for Occupational Safety. June 2016.
Amount Awarded: $11,901.
Dr. Carzoli resides in Asheville, NC, and enjoys trail running, mountain biking, and
spending time with his wife and two young children.