Applicants have a choice in where they apply and attend. Here are a few reasons students choose the UW-Madison DPT Program:
Our Rich History
We were one of the first three physical therapy curricula in the United States to receive accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association in 1929.
Our reputation as one of the top universities in the country attracts outstanding instructors, researchers, staff, and students. We invite you to learn more about student life at our diverse and exciting campus. UW-Madison
has a rich tradition of educational excellence. In its 2011 report, U.S. News and World Report ranked UW as the 13th public university in the nation.
An Interdisciplinary Education
Our graduates in 2008, 2010 and 2011 achieved a 100% pass rate on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Licensure Examination. We did not have a graduating class in 2009, which is the year we transitioned to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. A 6 month post graduation employment survey shows our graduates have 100% employment and our Program graduation rate is 95%.
Our People and Program
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) found that, in the UW-Madison DPT Program:
- Faculty "exhibit enthusiasm, teamwork, collaboration, dedication to students, and ongoing clinical work."
- Students "exhibit professionalism, problem-solving abilities, excellent work ethics, willingness to take on responsibility, and pride in their program."
- The curriculum "is well-planned and integrated, offers cooperative learning opportunities, and team teaching."
- Clinical faculty "are competent, knowledgeable about the program, offer appropriate feedback, and are supportive."
- Graduates "are strong in communication skills, professional behavior and responsibility, managing resources, self-directed professional development plans, patient examination and evaluation, and educating others."