UW-Madison OT Program - ABOUT

OT student doing research with child


Main Office

Occupational Therapy
School of Education
2120 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
MadisonWI  53706-1639

Tel: 608/262-2936
Fax: 608/262-1639

Email: otoffice@education.wisc.edu
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A Force for Change: Transforming Lives Through Occupation

The Occupational Therapy (OT) Program in UW-Madison's Department of Kinesiology is one of the most successful in the country due to our outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni; cutting-edge basic and applied research; and degree program quality. Learn about our degree programs under the "ACADEMICS" tab above.

In the past five years, the OT faculty have received more than $8 million in federal research grants from the National Institutes of Health. Read about exciting research by our faculty and students under the "RESEARCH" tab above.

We are honored that U.S. News and World Report ranked our program No. 15 out of 155 OT programs in the nation in its most recent ranking of graduate OT programs.


OT Patient Husband Turned Student Set to Graduate

10 years ago Tabea Elias was severly injured when she was struck by a car.  After three months in a coma, her husband, Ted, went with her to all of her occupational therapy sessions, so he could work with her at home to further the development.  Tabea was accepted as a patient into a program at University of Wisconsin Occupational Therapy program, that pairs occupational therapy students with patients.  That is when Ted's determination to help his wife was recognized by faculty, and he was encouraged to enroll in the graduate program.

Read the full story »

OT Matters Newsletter

The latest edition of the Occupational Therapy program’s annual alumni publication, “OT Matters,” is now available online.  Take a look back at all that was accomplished during the 2013-14 academic year, and learn about our new faculty members.   

Celebrating OT Milestones

 The OT Program will celebrate its 75th Anniversary and the 100th Anniversary of the profession in 2017-2018. A brief video with Dr. Barbara Kornblau ('77) tells about the event and how you can get involved.

100 percent certification test pass rate
For two consecutive years, UW-Madison Occupational Therapy students have achieved a perfect first-time pass rate on the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) test.

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