Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Program in the UW–Madison Department of Kinesiology! For more than 75 years, UW–Madison has maintained a premier, nationally ranked Occupational Therapy program, whose highly sought-after graduates lead the way in evidence-based, occupation- and client-centered practices.
Evidence-Based, Client-Centered Occupational Therapy Degrees
With two different programs of study, you’ll gain the professional and leadership skills you need to thrive in a rewarding health care profession aimed at improving the everyday lives of people across the lifespan. We offer an entry-level occupational therapy doctorate and a doctorate of occupational sciences.
Nationally Recognized Faculty of Researchers and Clinicians
UW–Madison’s highly esteemed faculty of researchers and clinicians prepare students to become clinical experts, innovators, educators, advocates, and change agents. Our Occupational Therapy students gain first-hand exposure to research that focuses on developing evidence-based occupational therapy interventions and assessments for diverse populations. UW–Madison’s distinguished research faculty have received funding from a wide variety of federal and non-federal sources, and their results have been published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.
Nationwide Alumni Network and Scholarships
We’re supported by a strong alumni network that helps fund scholarships for academics, travel, and research — all of which provide students with professional development opportunities that help them go on to obtain employment in competitive, cutting-edge job environments.