Portrait of Renee Mazurek

Renee Mazurek, PT, DHSc, DPT

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
  • Assistant Director of Clinical Education,, Physical Therapy
  • Director of Admissions, Physical Therapy

Speaker Topics

  • Women’s Health 
  • Pain Neuroscience Education 
  • Peer Review and Higher Education 
  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning 

Interests & Expertise

Renee Mazurek teaches in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in the areas of health care administration, professional development, exam, and integumentary system. She also assists in the clinical education component of the program. 

Prior to her work at UWM, Mazurek worked for 13 years in private practice in a PT-owned outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine clinic. Her specialty areas are orthopedics, women’s health, injury prevention, and wellness. In addition to her clinical work, Mazurek has been an adjunct faculty member in the Post-Professional DPT program at A.T. Still University since 2008. 

Mazurek is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She is licensed in the State of Wisconsin (1996 to present) and is a member of the APTA. Her main research interests explore holistic admissions, student support in professional health programs, pain, and peer review in teaching and learning. 

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association, since 1996
  • Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association, since 1996

Positions Held

  • Adjunct Faculty, Post-Professional DPT program, A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona, since 2008 
  • Cedarburg Physical Therapy – OHOW, Cedarburg, WI, since 2001 

Courses Taught 

  • PT 701: Clinical Foundations of the Physical Therapy Exam 
  • PT 710: Ethics in Healthcare 
  • PT 714: Professional and Leadership in Healthcare 
  • PT 880: Clinical Education Fieldwork I 
  • PT 981: PT Clinical Internship II 
  • PT 712: Case-based Decision Making (Co-Teach) 
  • PT 713: Healthcare Systems and Administration 
  • PT 704: Physical Agents (Lab Assist) 
  • PT 821: Integument System


Mazurek, R., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Huddleston, W., & Reckelberg, R. (2021). Beyond traditional peer-to-peer teaching evaluation: Using pedagogical theory in conceptualizing a collaborative teaching development program. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 18(6), 101-118. https://doi.org/10.53761/

Mazurek, R. (2020). The effectiveness of using movies in an online ethics and professionalism course for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students. Teaching Ethics, Spring/Fall 2020. https://doi.org/10.5840/tej20214691

Select Presentations

Mazurek, R. (June 23, 2023). Rethinking the introduction of healthcare practice topics in doctor of physical therapy curricula [Poster Presentation]. 2023 Innovation Summit for Health Professions Education Conference, Creighton University, Virtual conference. https://panthers-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/mazurekr_uwm_edu/EcHx6V22urROsur_V-ZJ3IUB89ZOxZ904SeHJL6c135a_g?e=cTaSur 

Mazurek, R. & Reckelberg, R. (2018, July 26). Peer review using a collaborative teaching development program [Presentation]. UWM/MU Library Instruction Camp 2018, Session 1 of Peer Observation and Reflective Teaching. 

Medical College of Wisconsin Post-Docs Boot Camp (2018):  Learn to Teach, Teach to Learn. Presented two days of content related to in- and out-of-class content preparation (June 26 and July 10, 2018). 

Mazurek, R., Reckelberg, R.,  Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Huddleston, W. (2018, January 11). Three years in the making: Lessons learned from a collaborative teaching development program - faculty and academic staff peer review process [Presentation]. 2018 UWM Teaching and Learning Symposium.