The UWM Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty and students, together with our clinical community, enhance health outcomes for Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond by optimizing human movement, achieving a representative physical therapy workforce, and promoting excellence in education, scholarship, and service.


The UWM Doctor of Physical Therapy program will be recognized as a national leader in Physical Therapy education, graduating physical therapists who strive for excellence as clinician-scholars and leaders practicing in diverse, collaborative and innovative settings to promote healthy communities.

We value…

  1. Commitment to evidence-based Physical Therapist education, encompassing an affordable and accessible student-centered approach in an urban environment, to develop excellent clinician-scholars.
  2. Representation and inclusion in a culture of flexibility, resilience, curiosity, and innovation.
  3. Integrity and respect in our relationships with students, colleagues, and our valued clinical and community partners.
  4. Collaboration within the University and with our clinical and community partners to improve population heath, health equity, social justice, and the human experience.
  5. Engagement through service, scholarship and leadership to shape future physical therapists with social responsibility.