2012-13 Applicants

University of Wisconsin-Madison


Contact Information more...

Reenie Euhardy PT, MS, GCS
DPT Program Admissions Advisor
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical Sciences Center Room 4215
1300 University Ave
Madison WI, 53706-1532
(608) 265-4815
euhardy@pt.wisc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/07/2013
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
76%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
22%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
2%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program's location in the School of Medicine and Public Health enables cooperative teaching arrangements and interdisciplinary programming with students from numerous health care professional programs. The University of Wisconsin is a major research institution and students are encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of resources on the UW-Madison campus. Exceptional campus services and facilities include the Ebling Health Sciences Library, a full cadaver dissection lab, a Critical Care Simulation classroom, and a Clinical Teaching Assessment Center utilizing standardized patients.

Our Program was founded in 1926 and in 1929 became one of the first physical therapy curricula in the United States to receive accreditation from what is now the American Physical Therapy Association. An extensive and loyal alumni base strengthens our Program. Our students achieve a 100% pass rate on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Licensure Examination.

The faculty is committed to being available for students as they "learn to learn”. The 36 month curriculum is based on cooperative learning; there is no competition to succeed within the Program. Faculty members are cohesive, collaborative, and student-focused. They are in the forefront of the PT profession as international educators and researchers, and are leaders in the American Physical Therapy Association. Faculty members have many areas of expertise and hold Clinical Specialist certifications in Geriatrics, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women’s Health.

Over 350 organizations and facilities across the nation have contracts with UW-Madison for our 38 weeks of internships. Additionally, many courses require clinical observations and experiences, arranged by the course instructors, to provide continued clinical exposure. Service learning is a core component of the curriculum, including service opportunities locally and in Belize, Honduras, and Uganda.

The mission of the UW-Madison Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is:
To meet the physical therapy needs of the people in the State of Wisconsin and beyond. The 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 graduate's role is to enhance physical abilities and wellness, and to improve the quality of life of persons seeking care. These roles are carried out through the processes of patient/client management and the education of patients, families, colleagues, and the community. The graduate also furthers the advancement of the profession by collaborating in and supporting research to advance the science of patient care.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Meet the Program event Sat. Sept. 29, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm; optional campus bus tour at 11:00am

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
The Early Decision deadline will be used to select a limited number of very highly qualified applicants. Most students will be selected from the November 15 applicant pool.

Deposits

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
 
3.62
Program-specific Prerequisite
 
3.58
Required minimium overall cumulative GPA
3.00
 
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0315
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/15/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
143
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
144
153
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.5

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of 20 PT Observation Hours is required from each of two different physical therapy settings. The average number of observation hours at each setting from current students is 45 hours. PT Observations from more than two settings are welcome.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
11/15/2012
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental fee amount
$56.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Description of supplemental requirements
The UW Madison supplemental fee, application, and materials are only required for applicants who are accepted into the PT education program. If accepted, a $250 deposit is required and applied toward your first semester tuition.
Supplemental Requirements
UW Madison application
UW Madison Record of Residence form
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
A reference is preferred from a physical therapist observed during PT Observations Hours.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for original foreign transcripts

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy
A one semester course in Anatomy or the first semester of a two semester series of combined Anatomy and Physiology courses, meets this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Zoology
Biomechanics
Course Description: Analysis of human action through the application of mechanical principles. A Biomechanics course may be titled Kinesiology if it is offered at a college or university that does not have a Kinesiology Department. A biomechanics course should include most of the following concepts applied to the human body: vectors, force, torque, statics, friction, equilibrium, stability, motion of a point, constant acceleration, angular kinematics, moment of inertia, energy, centripetal force, and dynamics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
A one semester course in Physiology, or the second semester of a two semester series of combined Anatomy and Physiology courses, meets this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
A psychology or human development course
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Psychology
A psychology or human development course
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics