The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology has a vision to improve the health, well being and participation of persons in an inclusive and supportive society.

The Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology offers students many academic programs from an undergraduate program through doctoral programs:

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

PhD Health Sciences - Contact Person: Susan Cashin, PhD., PhD Health Sciences Program Director

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Contact Person: Kris A. Barnekow, PhD., OTR/L IMH-E

Doctory of Physical Therapy (DPT) - Contact Person: Wendy E. Huddleston, PT, PhD., PT Program Director

MS Athletic Training - Contact Person: Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, PhD., ATC, FNATA AT Education Program Director

MS Occupational Therapy - Contact Person: Bhagwant Sindhu, PhD., OTR OT Program Director, Graduate Program Coordinator

Accelerated BS Kinesiology/MS Athletic Training - Contact Person: Jennifer E. Earl-Boehm, PhD., ATC, FNATA AT Education Program Director

Certificate in Assistive Technology & Accessible Design (Graduate)  - Contact Person: Michelle Silverman, MS, OTR ATAD Certificate Coordinator

Certified Mental Performance Consultant (Graduate) - Contact Person: Barbara B. Meyer, PhD., CMPC Program Coordinator

Certificate in Trauma Informed Care (Graduate) - Contact Person: Virginia Stoffel, PhD., OT, FAOTA

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

BS Occupational Science & Technology (formerly Occupational Studies) - Contact Person: Patricia Thomas, MPA, CTRS TR Certifcate Coordinator

Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation - Contact Person: Patricia Thomas, MPA, CTRS TR Certifcate Coordinator

The Department of RST includes 11 different Research Labs and 37 faculty and staff.  To learn more about the deparment visit the College of Health Sciences Deptment of Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology webpage

Graduate Admission Requirements

Each graduate program has admission requirements in addition to the general Graduate School admission requirements.  Refer to Graduate Admission and Costs for the graduate school’s admission requirements, and to the specific program for the program’s admission requirements.

Undergraduate Admission

Students interested in the Occupational Science & Technology undergraduate program are encouraged to contact the College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs. Students with bachelor's degrees in other areas are welcome and encouraged to contact Student Affairs for a credit evaluation.

Students Entering the OS Program Fall 2017

Admission to the Major

Students will automatically be admitted to the major after completion of 57 credits. Within those 57 credits, students must have a B- or better in BIO SCI 202, OCCTHPY 151 and OCCTHPY 201, PSYCH 101, and THERREC 202. At the time of admission to the major, students must declare at least one track that they will complete.

Upon admission to the occupational studies major, students must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Failure to attain a semester GPA of 2.75 or higher will result in the student being placed on academic probation for one semester. A second semester GPA below 2.75 will result in dismissal from the program. Any given course may be repeated only one time.

Athletic Training Courses

Occupational Therapy Courses

Performance Rehabilitation and Performance Psychology Courses

Physical Therapy Courses

Therapeutic Recreation Courses

NameRankDegreeSchoolGraduate FacultyEmeritus Faculty
Kris Barnekow Associate Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Joyce Engel Professor PhD University of Kansas Yes No
Tamicah Gelting Unlisted MS, OTR University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Jay Kapellusch Associate Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Phyllis King Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Yes No
Theodore King Professor PhD No Yes
Randal Kohl Clinical Instructor MS, CTRS, CPRP, CBIS University of Wisconsin-La Crosse No No
Nancy Nelson Clinical Associate Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Heidi Plach Clinical Associate Professor MS University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Carol Haertlein Sells Professor PhD No Yes
Michelle Kaye Silverman Unlisted MS, OTR University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee No No
Bhagwant Sindhu Associate Professor PhD University of Florida Yes No
Brooke Slavens Associate Professor PhD Marquette University Yes No
Roger O. Smith Professor PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Yes No
Virginia Stoffel Associate Professor PhD Cardinal Stritch University Yes No
Patricia Thomas Clinical Associate Professor MPA Long Island University No No
Ying-Chih (Inga) Wang Associate Professor OTR/L, PhD Johns Hopkins University Yes No
Dana Washburn Clinical Assistant Professor MS Rush University, Chicago No No