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. ​14 out of ​163 OT programs in the nation in its most recent ranking of graduate OT programs.

100 percent certification test pass rate
For ​four 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.

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.


Coming Soon!
Autism Research featured in
2016 "OT Matters" Newsletter

Dr. Brittany Travers, Assistant Professor in the OT Program, is conducting cutting-edge research on motor skills among children with Autism. Her work will be featured in the 2016 OT Matters Newsletter which will be distributed soon. Dr. Travers invites you to participate now in a survey about technology use in occupational therapy practice.

                              OT Use of Tablets Survey

Dr. Travers of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy Program is conducting a survey to better understand the use of tablets (iPads, Android tablets, Kindle Fire) in clinical practice by occupational therapy professionals with an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctoral degree. This survey takes approximately 10 minutes. By participating in this confidential survey, you will be providing valuable information that could lead to a better understanding of how, when, and why tablets are being used with clients.

To complete the survey, please visit: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5pgIKGPLIwJdr0h

We would greatly appreciate if you shared this survey with your colleagues and other occupational therapists. If you have any questions related to the survey, please contact Dr. Brittany Travers at btravers@wisc.edu or 608-263-0282.

Thank you in advance for your participation-- we greatly appreciate your willingness to help.

Online, post-professional OTD now accepting applications!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Occupational Therapy Program is now admitting 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 and students may begin their studies during the summer/fall of 2016. Further details are available here.

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.

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