Beth Altschafl, Ph.D.


Faculty Associate of Kinesiology


Medical Sciences Center, Room 2385A
1300 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Education History

Bachelor of Science Degrees in Biology and Spanish from St. Norbert College in 2000

Master’s Degree in Physiology from UWSMPH’S Department of Physiology in 2002

PhD in Physiology from the UWSMPH’s Department of Physiology in 2006


Nine months after receiving my PhD in the Department of Physiology, I joined the undergraduate Physiology teaching staff in 2007 and haven’t looked back since.  Teaching is my passion, and I have enjoyed working with students at every age level – from teaching in a Freshman seminar course all the way to teaching first year graduate and medical students.  These days, I split my time between teaching in the Physiology 335 and 435 courses, working as an Integrated Block Leader for the Phase 1 Body in Balance Block of the ForWard curriculum at the UWSMPH, and serving as a blended learning consultant for Phase 3 Basic Science Selective courses of the ForWard curriculum at the UWSMPH.  When I am not busy with curricular development or teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeremy, and our two sons, Cameron and Chase.  Our favorite family activity is spending time together at our cabin in Northern Wisconsin.