UW-Madison OT Program - ABOUT

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CONTACTING US

Main Office

Occupational Therapy
School of Education
UW-Madison
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.

100 percent certification test pass rate
(https://secure.nbcot.org/data/schoolstats.aspx)
For three 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. Click for details.

UW-Madison entry-level MS-OT Program is accredited (2008-2018) by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) (www.acoteonline.org). Further information on accreditation status, graduation rates, and NBCOT certification exam results can be found here.

SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Travers featured in Inside UW-Madison

Dr. Brittany Travers

The January 21, 2016 edition of Inside UW-Madison features an article on Dr. Brittany Travers, an OT professor in the Department of Kinesiology. The article primarily focuses on her research at the Waisman Center, where she is studying children with autism spectrum disorder by using a Wii to learn more about how helping them improve their motor skills may have a positive impact on their symptoms.​ During her time in graduate school, She began to notice slight differences in the way people with ASD moved compared to those not on the spectrum, slight “atypicalities,” as she describes it.  Dr. Travers t​rying to learn if bolstering motor skills in people with autism reduces the severity of their symptoms by changing the brain.

Read the full article »

 




Coming soon: Online, advanced practice OTD

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Occupational Therapy Program will soon enroll occupational therapists eager to retool and advance their careers through a part-time, online OTD degree. The new program was approved by the University System’s Board of Regents at its December 2015 meeting. Further details are available in a Press Release by the School of Education, the academic home for the OT Program. Stay tuned for further updates and postings as the program prepares to launch in the summer of 2016.

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 three 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. Click for details.

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