One of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program's greatest strengths is its extensive and loyal alumni base. Our alumni are a great source of pride and inspiration and we encourage alumni to keep in touch with each other and stay connected to our program.

The Physical Therapy Alumni Coalition is a group of approximately 10 individuals, both alumni of the program and/or faculty members, working to support the program and the success of its students. Formed in 2010, the coalition focuses on fostering alumni networking, educating alumni and providing mentoring opportunities for current students.

Alumni at a conference


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Margaret Kohli Award for Outstanding Alumni Contributions

Who Qualifies?

Nominees must be graduates of the Physical Therapy Program who have made meaningful contributions to the physical therapy profession through clinical practice, education, research or service.


The nomination packet should include a letter detailing why the candidate qualifies and the candidate's CV. All nomination packets must be sent electronically to the program director and received by Oct. 1.

The Physical Therapy Program's Alumni Awards Committee and the Alumni Coalition will review all nomination packets for eligibility and select one award recipient.

The recipient will be notified by Nov. 1 and the award will be presented at the program's alumni function at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association.