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Health Sciences and Wellness


This area is in School of Health Sciences and Wellness  in the COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES .


Health and Wellness Management (HWM)

Contact: Kelly Schoonaert, Associate Professor, HWM Academic Program Director
Office: Room 214, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu

Please note: Entry of new students into HWM (BS) has been suspended as of Spring 2022. Please contact the School of Health Sciences and Wellness Advising to explore other majors in similar fields.

Enrollment requirements:

  1. This online degree completion program is designed for students who already have some college credits or a liberal arts-based associate degree. All 21 courses of the curriculum are required. Because of the unique nature of the program, all other courses may not be substituted for courses in the HWM curriculum, and there are no electives.
  2. Admission Requirements: You are eligible for admission to this degree if you have completed at least 60 semester credits of transferable coursework with a 2.0 or better grade point average (GPA).
  3. Application: Because the Health and Wellness Management, BS  is an online program, you must apply by using the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application https://apply.wisconsin.edu. Indicate UW-Stevens Point as your home campus and send your transcripts to the UW-Stevens Point Office of Admissions and Recruitment. For complete details about the program, including dates, applications procedures, etc., visit https://uwex.wisconsin.edu/health-and-wellness-management/bachelors/. Email questions to hwm@uwex.edu. If you are a current UW-Stevens Point student, you do not need to complete the University of Wisconsin System Online Admission Application, but you may change your major to HWM after consulting with the UW-Stevens Point School of Health Sciences and Wellness adviser and if program admission requirements are met. Email the School of Health Sciences and Wellness office for contact information for the current adviser. health@uwsp.edu.
  4. All applicants must have a 2.0 GPA from prior college coursework. To graduate with the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Wellness Management you must complete all 21 HWM courses, all UW-Stevens Point general education requirements, and achieve an overall GPA of 2.5.
  5. Tuition for courses in the HWM program differs from the standard UW-Stevens Point tuition. For the current tuition rate visit https://uwex.wisconsin.edu/health-and-wellness-management/bachelors#tuition.

Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)

Contact: Daniel J. McCarty, Professor, HIMT Academic Program Director or Aysha Hussain, HIMT Program Director
Office: Room D143 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2508
Email: dmccarty@uwsp.edu or ahussain@uwsp.edu

Definition: The online University of Wisconsin Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) is a degree completion program designed to equip you with the skills to work and lead in the health data management field. Health information professionals maintain, collect, and analyze the data that doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. They are experts in managing patient health information, administering computer information systems, and coding diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients.

HIMT is a collaborative, on-line degree. The curriculum for HIMT was developed by faculty at the four partner campuses, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay, UW-Parkside, and UW-La Crosse, to ensure curricular consistency and quality, and to utilize the academic strengths of the partner institutions.

Accreditation: UW-Stevens Point HIMT program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Description of Health Information Management and Technology

The curriculum consists of 21 classes (61 total credits). Courses cover such topics as health and medical terminology, medical ethics, information technology in healthcare, health benefit plans and providers, and leadership and change management in healthcare. The HIMT curriculum offers two tracks: Health Information Technology (HIT)  and Health Information Management (HIM) . The HIT track prepares students for information technology roles in the healthcare, health insurance, and governmental fields. It’s the foundation for positions from health data analyst to insurance claims coordinator. The HIM track prepares students to be leaders in providing better patient care, administering computer information systems and cost, and managing patient information relied upon by health professionals. You will take 17 core courses and then, depending on which track you choose, you will take four additional courses in a given track to complete the degree.

Academic Standards for Health Information Management and Technology

To be admitted:

  1. You must complete at least 60 undergraduate credits, be computer literate, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  2. If you wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in HIMT, you must have completed all general education requirements.
  3. Application: You must apply to the home campus of your choice who is offering the degree (i.e., UW-Stevens Point, UW-Parkside, UW-Green Bay, and UW-LaCrosse). For complete information on how to apply visit www.himt.wisconsin.edu.
  4. The UW-Stevens Point School of Health Sciences and Wellness will work in conjunction with UW-Extended Campus advising to help you complete your degree. Application materials, procedures, dates, etc. are available at www.himt.wisconsin.edu.
  5. Transfer students: you must have a 2.0 GPA from your prior institution and have completed all required general education requirements at the campus with whom you are choosing to affiliate.
  6. If you are not officially accepted into the program, you will not be allowed to take upper level HIMT courses.

Health Promotion and Wellness

Contact: Corey Huck, Professor, HPW Program Director
Room 242A, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu

Please note: Entry of new students into HPW will be suspended beginning Spring 2023.


Definition: The Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) major  will train you to facilitate behavior change, promote healthy lifestyles, and deliver quality programming.

Accreditation: The UW-Stevens Point Health Promotion and Wellness program is accredited by the National Wellness Institute (NWI).

Premajor: When you declare the HPW major you become a premajor. The staff of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness Advising Center will be your adviser.

Major: Acceptance to the HPW major is a competitive process which involves an application and requires a 2.50 overall GPA (for transfer students, the cumulative GPA earned at your previous institution will be used). Application materials, procedures, and dates are available in the advising center.

  • Full acceptance: Completion of all Foundational Level GEP courses, all courses required as “Premajor requirements” in the major, and selection by the HPW application review committee.

  • Conditional acceptance: You may be conditionally accepted without completion of the second group of required Premajor courses mentioned above. Full acceptance will be granted upon successful completion (“C” or better) of those courses.

  • 300 and 400-Level HPW Courses: If you are not “fully” accepted into the major, you will not be allowed to take 300 and 400-level HPW courses.

  • Admittance appeal: If you are not admitted into the HPW program, you may reapply in subsequent semesters. You may appeal a denial. Contact the advising center for appeal procedures. The appeals committee reviews and acts on your appeal letter.

Graduation standards: To graduate with the HPW major you must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA.

Emphasis in Health and Wellness Coaching in Health Promotion/Wellness Major

The Health and Wellness Coaching Emphasis is recognition of the special set of competencies needed to help clients make and maintain healthy changes. You will have acquired a body of knowledge in exercise and nutrition, theory of change, and demonstrated specific skills in health and wellness behavior change coaching.

This emphasis is valued by employers in the fields of Health Promotion and in Medicine, in the specialty of health risk reduction. For more information on the specific requirements, make an appointment with the advising office.

Health Science

Contact: Jodi Olmsted, Professor, Program Director
Office: Room 144D, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-3766
Email: health@uwsp.edu

Please note: Health Science will be renamed to Health Science and Wellness beginning Spring 2023.

Definition: The Health Science major will prepare you with an interdisciplinary and liberal arts foundation for a variety of professional careers within the health care system. Core courses emphasize the human, behavioral, and physical sciences, and foster an appreciation of the complexities of the health care system. You select one of four options of study: pre-athletic training, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, or health care administration. You are encouraged to talk to your adviser about graduate and professional school opportunities.

Academic Standards for Health Science Major

For continued registration as a Health Science major you must have a grade point average of 2.75 overall and in the sciences, including biology, chemistry, mathematics, and health science. You are screened for acceptability to apply for internship positions.

Grades in required courses taken prior to declaring academic forgiveness or in repeating courses will be used in calculating your grade point average. No more than two courses with grades of less than C- will be accepted in the major. If you do not meet these standards, you may petition the director for consideration. The minimum GPA for graduation is 2.50.

Financial Literacy Certificate

Contact: Susan Turgeson, Associate Professor
Room 302, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2263
Email: sturgeso@uwsp.edu

Description: The Financial Literacy Certificate  is awarded upon successful completion of a series of courses that center on competence and proficiency in personal financial well-being. Valued by community organizations and public schools, the certificate demonstrates expertise in personal finance and prepares individuals to educate and assist others in achieving financial goals.

Health Science Education Certificate

Contact: Susan Turgeson, Associate Professor
Room 302, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2263
Email: sturgeso@uwsp.edu

Description: The Health Science Education Certificate  is awarded upon successful completion of a series of courses that center on competence and proficiency in teaching health science courses at the middle or high school level. The certificate demonstrates expertise in health science topics and curricular foundations and prepares individuals to educate middle and high school students in the health science career cluster and related pathways.

 

 


Graduate Programs

ATHLETIC TRAINING MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS-AT)

Holly Schmies, Professor, AT Program Director
Office: Room B 127 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2922
Email: hschmies@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/athletictraining

Faculty/Staff: B Kinslow, H Schmies, D Smith.
Medical DirectorLaurel Rudolph-Kniech, MD

Definitions:
Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who provide physically active individuals services such as injury/illness prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MS-AT)  degree is a professional athletic training program that prepares you for certification as an athletic trainer.

Accreditation: UW-Stevens Point MS-AT program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CaATe).

Abbreviations:

AT = Athletic Training
ATP = Athletic Training Program
MCCH = Marshfield Clinic Health System Champions Hall (Phy Ed Building)
MS-AT = Master of Science - Athletic Training Program
MS-HCA = Master of Science - Healthcare Administration

Academic Standards for Master of Science in Athletic Training

Admission to the Program: If you’re interested in applying for the MS-AT program, you must complete the following:

  1. UW-Stevens Point application for graduate study.
  2. Application to the MS-AT graduate program via ATCAS Central (www.caate.net/apply-now). The ATCAS application requires:
  1. a written essay,
  2. two letters of recommendation,
  3. evidence of 50 hours of athletic training observation with a certified AT. Observation hours must be completed within the past 24 months prior to application,
  4. a listing of complete or in-progress prerequisite coursework, and
  5. completion of the Technical Standards Form for the MS-AT program.
  1. TOEFL or IELT scores (international applicants only). Minimum of 80 or 7 respectively.
  2. Official transcripts of all college work.
  3. Attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework prior to application. If your GPA is under 3.0, you can still apply and request a review of your application.

Prerequisite courses for the MS-AT program are: biology, chemistry, physics, human anatomy, human physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, psychology, nutrition, introduction to athletic training, medical terminology, and statistics. Specific UWSP equivalents and required credits can be found on the website at www.uwsp.edu/msat.

Additional Notes about Applying to the Master of Science - Athletic Training (MS-AT):

  1. Application deadline: Application deadlines for early admission and the regular decision cycle are published on the MS-AT website at www.uwsp.edu/msat
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted by the AT Admission Committee upon receipt of completed application. Meeting or exceeding the minimum requirements for eligibility to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the MS-AT.

Upon Acceptance to the Master of Science - Athletic Training (MS-AT), you must:

  1. Provide verification of current physical examination by an approved health care provider (MD, DO, PA, CNP) confirming you meet the physical and mental abilities required of an athletic trainer.
  2. Provide current records of: immunization history (including MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, adult dTap); tuberculosis (TB) test within the past 12 months.
  3. Provide documentation of annual TB test updates.
  4. Obtain antibody titers and/or influenza vaccine depending on requirements of assigned clinical sites.
  5. Complete a healthcare provider background check as required by regulations in Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter HFS 12.
  6. Supply verification of personal healthcare provider liability insurance.
  7. Submit all health-related documentations/verifications to the Clinical Education Coordinator prior to the start of each semester.

Retention, Master of Science -Athletic Training (MS-AT)

In order to maintain good standing within the MS-AT, you must:

  1. Maintain a 3.0 GPA in major.
  2. Maintain 3.0 average evaluation score (4-point scale) on clinical evaluation. If you fail to meet either criteria listed above, you will be on academic probation in the MS-AT for one semester. If you do not attain the retention criteria during the probation semester, you may not continue in the major. You are only allowed one probationary semester during your time in the MS-AT.

Notes for Master of Science -Athletic Training (MS-AT) Students

  1. All requirements for the AT program must be complete, or in the process of being completed, before the program director will endorse your application for the Board of Certification examination.
  2. All students in the MS-AT are responsible for arranging travel to off-site clinical rotations. You will also be responsible for the cost of travel. There will also be some additional expenses incurred for uniforms and learning resources.
  3. Updated information will be provided in the Athletic Training Educational Handbook and the program website.
  4. If you are denied acceptance into the program, you may contact the assistant dean of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness for appeal procedures. Appeals are handled by the School of Health Sciences and Wellness Appeals Committee.

COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP MASTER OF SCIENCE

Annie Wetter, Professor, COL & SRSF Program Director
Room 236, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-2108
Email: awetter@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/health

Abbreviations
COL - Community & Organizational Leadership
FCS = Family and Consumer Sciences
FN = Food and Nutrition
HD = Human Development
HPW = Health Promotion/Wellness

You may earn the MS degree in Community & Organizational Leadership  or the MS degree in Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems . In both programs you have an opportunity for graduate teaching and research assistantships as well as for in-depth community practitioner experiences.

Admission to the Program - Community & Organizational Leadership, MS - Graduate Program

For Community & Organizational Leadership you need:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or above (based on a 4.0 scale). We may grant probationary status if you have a GPA below 2.75.
  2. A current resume or curriculum vitae detailing your professional experience.
  3. A letter of intent detailing your background qualifications, career goals, and how this program fits into your future professional plans. Professional writing ability will be evaluated based on your submitted documents.
  4. GRE (Graduate Record Exam).

Admission to Candidacy for Community & Organizational Leadership, MS - Graduate Program

Admission to candidacy (program planning) does not occur until after you have applied and are accepted into the Community & Organizational graduate program at UW-Stevens Point. Once admitted, you will consult with your adviser to prepare a proposed program of study. Acceptance as a candidate occurs when your graduate committee has approved your Program of Study.

To be accepted as a candidate:

  1. Complete no more than 9 credits of graduate work from UW-Stevens Point. Transfer credits may apply toward completion of your degree, but they are not included in consideration for admission to candidacy. You may apply earlier, but you should be admitted to the program and meet with your adviser before you have completed 9 graduate credits.
  2. Remove any academic deficiencies and/or complete all subject matter prerequisites.
  3. Maintain at least a 3.0 (B) grade point average in all your graduate work.
  4. Receive approval for your Program of Study.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS MANAGEMENT MASTER OF SCIENCE

Kelly Schoonaert, Associate Professor, HWM Academic Program Director
Room 214, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-2096
Email: kschoona@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/healthwellnessmgmt

The UW Master of Science in Health and Wellness Management  courses are fully online. All course content, from multimedia lectures and e-learning tools to homework assignments, will be delivered to you through the program’s online learning management system. You may designate UWSP as your primary campus or any of the five Consortium UW schools. (For information please go to: hwm.wisconsin.edu/current-students/course-schedule/ or contact hwm.wisconsin.edu/current-students/talk-with-student-services/ for student success coaching).

HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION MASTER OF SCIENCE (MS-HCA)

Jodi Olmsted, Professor, MS-HCA Academic Program Director
Room 144D, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2510
Email: jolmsted@uwsp.edu

Program Description for MS-HCA

The MS-HCA  prepares patient-care professionals, health administrators, or management professionals to better accomplish the triple aim of improving access to care, impacting the quality of care, and reducing the overall cost of care in a variety of healthcare settings by increased skills in workforce recruitment and retention, financial management, organizational development, health law and policy, population health, and communication.

The fully online media-rich MS-HCA curriculum was developed by faculty at five partner campuses: UW-LaCrosse, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Stout. Instruction may originate from any of these universities to utilize the academic strengths of the partner institutions. More information about this program, including application and admission processes, is available at healthcareadministration.wisconsin.edu/.

Academic Standards for MS-HCA

Admission to the program requires:

  1. UW-Stevens Point application for graduate study
  2. A bachelor’s degree and minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. If you have a GPA less than 3.0, you may be considered for a provisional admission and should contact an enrollment adviser for more information.
  3. Official college transcripts
  4. Prerequisite coursework in elementary statistics, medical terminology, and oral communication/public speaking
  5. Your resume
  6. Two letters of recommendation
  7. A personal statement of up to 1,000 words
  8. Approval to begin the program

PHYSICAL THERAPY DOCTORATE

Kathryn Zalewski, Program Director/Professor
Program Office: B 150 Science Building
Program Phone: 715-346-4870
Email: dpt@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/dpt

Faculty/Staff: T Akins, S Bunyan, C Durall, T Halkowski, S Johnson, K Zalewski
Program Associate: T Firkus

Definitions: A physical therapist is a movement expert dedicated to improving quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages and care for people who want to become healthier and prevent future movement related problems.

Abbreviations:
CAPTE = Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
DPT = Doctor of Physical Therapy
FSBPT = Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
PT = Physical Therapist

Accreditation: Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. 

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. On November 22, 2021, the program submitted an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved.. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation. ¹

¹ CAPTE Rules of Practice and Procedure 7.8 (f) Page 51 December 2018

Program Description

The DPT Program  prepares you for entry-level physical therapy practice. The program is a mix of didactic learning experiences offered through hybrid instruction, augmented with integrated clinical practice and summary clinical internships. To execute its vision of transforming societal health by meeting the needs of our communities, as an entry-level DPT program graduate, you will:

  1. Demonstrate competence as a direct access practitioner
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills with diverse patient populations, professions, and community sectors to provide patient centered and socially responsible care
  3. Demonstrate professionalism in physical therapist practice consistent with University and APTA Core Values

Application and Admissions to the Doctor of Physical Therapy:

  1. Application to the DPT program is through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) (http://www.ptcas.org/home.aspx). Applications will open every June. You should be prepared to submit:
  1. A copy of official transcripts from all institutions from which you have earned college credit;
  2. Required essays;
  3. GRE scores. You may submit the scores directly to the University (Code: 1919) or can be submitted directly to PTCAS.
  1. Admission to the program is competitive and requires:
  1. Demonstration of Academic Readiness:
  1. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Note that ALL courses including retakes count towards the calculation of this GPA.
  2. Minimum cumulative prerequisite course GPA of 3.0 or better. Required prerequisite courses are found on the DPT Program website (https://www.uwsp.edu/health/Pages/graduate/dpt/admissions.aspx). You are STRONGLY encouraged to have prerequisite courses reviewed prior to application and to submit the Prerequisite Checklist completed prior to application. This document may be uploaded with the PTCAS application.
  1. No more than 2 prerequisite courses may be incomplete or in-progress at the time of application.
  2. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within 7 years of the date of application. Request to consider exceptions to this statute should be sent to the program Admissions Committee by program email with a Completed Prerequisite Checklist.
  3. The program accepts up to 5 courses to meet the prerequisites earned by AP, IB, and CLEP courses for program prerequisites.
  4. Anatomy and Physiology program prerequisite requirements MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
  1. Minimum Quantitative and Verbal GRE of 148 or better; minimum written GRE of 3.0
  2. For international applicants a minimum TOEFL score of 63 for the composite of reading comprehension, listening comprehension and writing and a minimum score of 26 for speaking.
  1. Demonstration of Attributes and Experiences that are consistent with program expectations:
  1. Attributes and experiences are entered by the students in PTCAS and evaluated by the Selection Task Force.
  1. Participation in a campus visit/interview will be considered in final admission decisions.
  1. Prior to matriculation you must:
  1. Complete the undergraduate degree and all outstanding prerequisite coursework with at least a C or better and forward official transcripts to the Program
  2. Complete the Technical Standards Form for the DPT Program (link to this on the program website) and submit to the Program
  3. Complete the following assurances and forward verification to the Program:
  1. Current records of immunization history or titre (MMR, Hepatitis B, Varicella, adult dTap TB test), additional immunizations may be required for clinical learning experience;
  2. Complete a healthcare provider background check; Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 278 prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record. If you wish to discuss this, you should contact the Program Director;
  3. Purchase personal professional liability coverage; specific coverage requirements are available on the program website;
  4. Provide verification of personal health insurance;
  5. Complete any additional health testing or safety training as required for clinical education participation. The most current requests will be posted on the DPT program website.

Additional notes about applying to the DPT program:

  1. The program will use a prioritized rolling admission process.
  1. PTCAS opens applications in June; If you submit a completed and verified application to the program by August 15th you will be considered in the first batch of students considered for admission; you will receive an admission decision before any second group of students is considered.
  2. If you submit a completed and verified application to the program by January 15th you will be considered in the second applicant cohort. You are encouraged to update your application in PTCAS with Fall grades. You will receive an admission decision before any additional group of students is considered.
  3. If needed the program will consider you if you submit a completed and verified application by March 1st. Applications not received by this hard deadline for admissions will not be considered.
  1. If you are recommended for Admission by the Program you must submit an application for Graduate Study at UWSP. You will have 15 calendar days after receiving a recommendation for admission to accept the program offer and complete the application to Graduate Study. If you do not meet this deadline you may have your secured position offered to an alternate candidate.
  2. You will be charged a $500 deposit associated with accepting your secured position in the DPT program. If you matriculate to the DPT program you will have this deposit applied to your first semester tuition in the DPT program. If you do not matriculate, you may request return of the deposit. Directions for requesting return of the deposit are available on the Program web site.

Retention and Progression in the DPT program

To remain in good standing in the DPT program you must:

  1. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better AND an individual course grade of C or better in each DPT required course;
  2. Complete all required competencies with a ‘pass’ or better in each academic term;
  3. Positive Readiness for Clinical Practice decision from the DPT program core faculty, and in good standing in the program.

Transfer Students

The DPT program will consider candidates for transfer on a case-by-case basis with Admissions decisions and conditions of transfer made by the Admissions Committee. If you are requesting transfer from another DPT program, you should contact the Program Director and be prepared to provide:

  1. A cover letter stating reasons for transfer;
  2. A copy of transcripts from all institutions attended;
  3. A copy of GRE scores from the most recently taken GRE;
  4. A copy of TOEFL scores if required.

You may not transfer in more than one year equivalent of course credits (no more than 45 credits). This may require you to repeat coursework that has already been successfully completed on another campus. If you are admitted through transfer, you will develop an individualized plan of study approved by the Admissions Committee prior to matriculating into the DPT program.

Additional notes for graduation and licensure of DPT students

  1. Processes for licensure are determined state to state, however all states require passing the FSBPT licensing examination to be licensed as a physical therapist. Graduation from the DPT program does not guarantee you will pass the licensing examination.
  2. If you are requesting eligibility for the FSBPT National Physical Therapy Examination you must be in good standing in the program, must have completed DPT 962: Licensing Examination Prep with a ‘Pass’ grade, and be judged as passing in DPT 991 by the Director of Clinical Education at the time of submission of eligibility paperwork.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate from the DPT program you must:

  1. Successfully complete all required coursework and competencies of the DPT program;
  2. Receive a recommendation for graduation from the core faculty of the DPT program.

Required Courses

For list of required courses, please see www.uwsp.edu/dpt

COMMUNITY AND ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Annie Wetter, Professor, COL & SRSF Program Director
Room 236, College of Professional Studies Building
Phone: 715-346-2108
Email: awetter@uwsp.edu
Web: www.uwsp.edu/health

Description: The Community and Organizational Leadership Graduate Certificate  is open to graduate students (except COL MS students) interested in leading positive change in community. The COL Graduate Certificate is offered 100% online and builds skills in collaborative leadership and management, evidence-based program planning and evaluation, and effective grant writing.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COACHING GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Brian Krolczyk, Assistant Professor, HWC Program Director
Room 242B, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-4801
Email: bkrolczy@uwsp.edu

Description: The Health and Wellness Coaching Graduate Certificate  teaches competencies needed to help clients make and maintain healthy changes. The program is designed with busy professionals in mind. It is comprised of four courses offered 100% online via a mix of scheduled live interactive classes and independent learning modules. The program can be taken for continuing education credits (CECs) and/or for graduate credit. Both options meet the standards of the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NHWC) and prepare you to sit for the NBHWC certification exam. More information about this program is available at www.uwsp.edu/health/Pages/graduate/hwc/program.aspx.

HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Susan Turgeson, Associate Professor, FCS Certified Teacher Education Program Director
Room 302, College of Professional Studies
Phone: 715-346-2263
Email: sturgeso@uwsp.edu

Description: The Health Science Education Graduate Certificate  is awarded upon successful completion of a series of courses that center on competence and proficiency in teaching health science courses at the middle or high school level. The certificate demonstrates expertise in health science topics and curricular foundations and prepares individuals to educate middle and high school students in the health science career cluster and related pathways.

SENIOR LIVING AND SERVICES LEADERSHIP GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

Jodi Olmsted, Professor, MS-HCA Academic Program Director
Room 144D, Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2510
Email: jolmsted@uwsp.edu

The Senior Living and Services Leadership Graduate Certificate   is offered through the collaborative online MS in Healthcare Administration (MS-HCA) and is an additional and optional credential for MS-HCA students as well as a freestanding certificate program for graduate students that may or may not elect to pursue the full MS-HCA degree. The certificate program is offered fully online, asynchronous curriculum comprised of two MS-HCA foundational courses and two courses focused on Senior Care Administration. The certificate is offered jointly by the MS-HCA collaborative partner campuses: UW-La Crosse, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Stout. More information about this program, including application and admission processes, is available at healthcareadministration.wisconsin.edu/

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