WPTA Student Members




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The purpose of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Student Network (WPTSN) is to:

  • A) Foster communications between DPT and PTA students across the state;
  • B) Serve as a conduit for DPT and PTA students in Wisconsin to learn about and become active members in the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA);
  • C) Develop opportunities for DPT and PTA students in Wisconsin to participate in professional advocacy; and
  • D) Open doors for DPT and PTA students in Wisconsin to interact with practicing clinicians through casual and professional engagements.


WPTSN Member 3 Duties:

  • 1. Contribute an article for Student Scoop, PT Connections, etc. or Facebook
  • 2. Nominate a minimum of 4 WPTSN Superstars a year (2 in Fall and 2 in Spring) Nominating every month is encouraged
  • 3. Be involved in a WPTSN Committee: WPTSN Superstars, Student Advocacy, NSC Assistance, PT Pub Night (La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee), Networking, Social Media


Any questions please contact the Core Ambassador or Core Ambassador Elect.

Milwaukee Bucks Host WPTSN Students

In December, the Milwaukee Bucks were gracious enough to provide an amazing event for WPTSN Students. The event included a Milwaukee Bucks game and a tour of the Milwaukee Bucks' training facility hosted by the Milwaukee Bucks PT and Director of Rehabilitation, Chris McKenzie. Chris McKenzie has an incredible amount of experience in sports medicine; aside from working with the Bucks, Chris has worked with athletes from College Olympics and the three major professional leagues in America (NFL, NBA, MLB), and has also worked as a researcher and professor at Ohio State University. Chris brought an incredible amount of knowledge and enthusiasm to his presentation and tour and gave students great insight into the world of Sports Medicine Rehabilitation. Chris also provided professional development advice applicable to any new professional seeking excellence in his or her chosen specialty. I was blown away when Chris provided each of us with his contact information and told us not to hesitate to contact him if we ever had any questions or were looking for advice.

Although attending the game and tour was incredible, the biggest value of the event came from picking the brain of Chris McKenzie and building a great connection. Overall this was an excellent opportunity for all of those in attendance to gain exposure to an aspect of Physical Therapy that is rarely seen, and to make a great contact with a passionate and driven professional.

~ Rob Hofschulte
Marquette University DPT 2015


A big thanks goes to Ryan Lifka (Marquette, Class of 2015) for putting together the video and doing all the editing.

Student News

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Organization(DPTSO-UW) is organizing the 15th Annual Bucky's Race for Rehab, a recreational 5K Run/Walk/Roll. This year the race will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 @ 9AM. Athletes of all abilities are welcomed to sign up, including individuals with disabilities who will utilize adaptive equipment. This is a timed event and awards will be given to the top male and female finishers. There will be a drawing following the race for fantastic prizes and participants get to meet Bucky Badger himself!! All proceeds from the race will benefit the student-run MEDIC clinics of Madison.

More information can be found at:

Sign-up and race information can be found on racesignup.com. Keyword: Bucky's Race.


WPTA Program Champions


The mission of the WPTSN Superstars program is to recognize students who are doing exceptional work that may otherwise go unnoticed. This program provides the opportunity for professionals, professors or fellow classmates to show admiration for the effort and work that students are doing. All you need to do to nominate a student is click on the link below and fill out the survey (if you choose you can remain anonymous). The Superstars nominated will be notified that they were recognized and be provided with their nomination.

WPTSN Superstars

Click Here to Nominate a Student


WPTA Student Scoop

The WPTA Student Scoop is a monthly source for information and opportunities for SPTs and SPTAs in WI. The Scoop also spotlights the incredible things that all the PT/PTA programs are doing in WI. All students and professionals have the opportunity to have an article in the Scoop. Please contact the Core Ambassador at aptasa.corewi@gmail.com with any feedback or ideas for future stories.