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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The program is three years in length and emphasizes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Full-time clinical practicums are interspersed between academic terms, and four full-time nine-week clinical internships follow the didactic portion of the program. Read more from Program Director Lisa Steinkamp


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Meet the Program


Everyone is welcome to join us from 1 to 3pm on October 8 for a free event to learn about the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Attendees will get an overview of the program and learn about our faculty, the admissions process, curriculum, clinical education, research opportunities and global health. An optional campus bus tour is available at 11am.


Learn more by viewing the event flyer (pdf)

Physical Therapy Newsletter

Stay In Touch


Check out the latest issue of the In Touch newsletter to catch up on what's happening in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.


In Touch Newsletter (Winter 2015) (pdf)

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Go Baby Go

Helping Kids Get Moving


GoBabyGo is an outreach program that modifies toy ride-on cars for children with mobility impairments. The project is an innovative joint venture of UW physical therapy, occupational therapy and engineering students along with American Family Children's Hospital therapists.


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Learn more about GoBabyGo

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Karen Lovely Receives Two Awards


Karen Lovely, a member of the Class of 2016, recently was honored with two awards: the American Physical Therapy Association Mary McMillan Scholarship award and the Wisconsin Physical Therapy (WPTA) Student Emerging Leader Award.


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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Last updated: 09/22/2016
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