Welcome from the Program Director
Thank you for your interest in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program. The DPT 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 eight-week clinical internships follow the didactic portion of the program.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to produce a generalist clinician who is able to provide quality care in an empathetic, professional manner, and who has the foundation to assume the roles of physical therapy teacher, researcher, administrator and consultant.
The UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is one of the oldest PT programs in the country and has been accredited since 1929. The DPT Program sits in the heart of a campus bursting with research and other opportunities, in a school rich with interdisciplinary experiences, and a department full of collaborative physicians. The program’s faculty are diverse in their interests but unified in their quest to provide a high-quality, integrated curriculum. The program’s students are service-oriented, and graduates have the reputation of exhibiting superior professional behaviors.
Off-campus, the DPT Program receives abundant alumni support and works with exceptional clinical faculty as collaborators, clinical educators and future employers of the Program’s graduates.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and specific prerequisite courses to be eligible to apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
We invite you to explore our website, and to contact us if we can provide you with further information.
Lisa Steinkamp, PT, MS, MBA