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.



In conjunction with Safe Communities Falls Prevention Task Force, MS-OT students, under the supervision of Instructor Debbie Bebeau, will be providing falls assessments as part of an interprofessional experience with UW PT, Pharmacy, and nursing students at the "Only Leaves Should Fall Event" in Sun Prairie on September 24, 2014

Congratulations to the class of 2014!

 M S O T Class of 2014

Lisa Blochwitz, OT Program Associate, receives SoE Claire Shaffer Award

Lisa Blochwitz was recently honored with a distinguished staff achievement award 

Dr. Elizabeth Larson Inducted to Roster of Fellows

 Dr. Elizabeth Larson, PhD, OTR, Associate Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, was inducted into the Roster of Fellows at the 94th American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) annual conference in Baltimore, MD on April 5th, 2014. This award recognizes members of AOTA who "with their knowledge and expertise have made a significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of members of the Association" (AOTA, 2014).

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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