Portrait of Ann Dietrich

Ann Dietrich, PT, MS, DPT

  • Clinical Associate Professor Emerita, Physical Therapy

Speaker Topics

  • Physical Therapy Clinical Education Practices
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Professional Identity Formation
  • Regulations guiding the provision of service and reimbursement for services provided by Student Physical Therapists

Interests & Expertise

Ann Dietrich has been the Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program since the program’s inception. As a founding member, she has been involved in many aspects of the program’s development including formation of the admission process, review of the curricular content and the development of the clinical education curriculum. This involvement in many aspects of the development of the DPT Program has led to her interest in student transition from the didactic setting to the clinical setting.

Her current research interest focuses on potential techniques and practices to ensure a smooth transition for students between these two settings.

Professional Memberships

  1. Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, 1981 - present.
    • Awards Committee, Chair, 2011 – present.
    • UWM Liaison to Students 2011- 2013.
    • WPTA poster session judge: 2012, 2010.
    • Clinical Education Special Interest Group (formerly WCEC), 2006 – present.
    • Nomination Committee, Chair, 2007 – present.
  2. American Physical Therapy Association, 1981- present.
    • Section Memberships
      • Member of the Section on Health Policy and Administration.
      • Member of the Section on Education.
        • Work group for revision of Generic Abilities Document into the Professional Behaviors Document, group leader, 2010.
      • Member of the Section of Orthopedics.