This is the home page for the University of Wisconsin River Falls Pre-Physical Therapy Club. Which is a group of UWRF students who are interested in pursuing careers in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Athletic Training, and other rehabilitation careers.

  • For information on Graduate Schools and The American Physical Therapy Association please see links at the bottom of the page.

If you are a current UWRF student or faculty member and are interested in joining or just getting more information on the Pre-Physical Therapy Club you can contact us by e-mail at

Pre-physical therapy club missions and visions

  • Focus on physical therapy careers, but also talk about occupational therapy, athletic training, chiropractic practice, and other related medical professions

  • Visit graduate schools as a club such as University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, St.Katherine’s, St.Scholastica, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and others

  • Plan events for next semester such as physical therapy conventions, tours to physical therapy clinics, fundraisers such as a bake sale, setting up a booth to advertise in the University Center, and social events

  • Our club will provide support for students who are interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy, and other allied medical field careers

  • We plan on touring/observing hospitals, assisted living facilities, and other specialized physical therapy related settings

  • Our long term goals are to provide new students who are interested in physical therapy and other allied health professions with a clear and focused academic plan as well as information and resources to volunteer opportunities and preparation to graduate schools

  • Our mission is to prepare for our future careers by receiving and utilizing our educational experiences at UWRF and in the surrounding community

  • We vision our club to be a resource and a tool to create relationships between students, facility, and leaders in the community.

  • We hope to learn from the medical professionals in our community and serve back to them.

The Future of Physical Therapy

- The vision of 2020 is that therapists own their own clinics

- It is ranked in the top 10 jobs year after year and is projected to stay there

- It is a wonderful career to be in while still having a family due to the many possible settings to work in and hours.

Visions and Leadership for the Club

True leaders see things differently. Realizing that there is always room for improvement and they believe that no one has ever done anything so well that it cannot be done better. For leaders, a vision is not a dream; it is a reality that has yet to come into existence. Vision is palpable to leaders; their confidence in and dedication to vision are so strong they can devote long hours over many years to bring it into being. In this way, a vision acts as a force within, compelling a leader to action. Every leader has one thing in common. They are goal-oriented and passionate about their vision.

-David Heirschey-Professor at St. Thomas University

PT School Deadlines

December 1 is the deadline for the following schools: Alabama State University, Bellarmine University, Chapman University, Chatham University, Eastern Washington University, Marymount University, Mount St. Mary's College (Soft Deadline), New York University, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Shenandoah University, Simmons College, University of Florida, University of Maryland Baltimore (Soft Deadline), University of Michigan Flint, University of New Mexico, University of Rhode Island, University of South Dakota, University of Southern California (Soft Deadline) and Wheeling Jesuit University (Soft Deadline).

December 15 is the deadline for the following schools: Arcadia University (Soft Deadline), Boston University (Soft Deadline), Columbia University, George Washington University (Soft Deadline), Idaho State University, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Midwestern University Downers Grove, Midwestern University Glendale, AZ (Soft Deadline), Missouri State University, St, Ambrose University, Stony Brook University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Kentucky, University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Pittsburgh (Soft Deadline), University of Puget Sound, University of South Alabama, University of Vermont and University of Washington.

Some websites that have general information on current events in the physical/occupational therapy community are listed below, as well as some websites with information on athletic training.

American Physical Therapy Association

Links to Graduate Schools:

Check out these schools website, remember to be aware of what their pre-reqs are, for some schools differ. If you are unsure if a class fits the requirements, call the admissions office! Better to be safe than sorry. Also note that most schools have a rolling application process, meaning the earlier you apply, the better. The best of luck to you!!


- St. Kates (Minneapolis, MN)

- University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

-St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN)

-Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)


- Carroll University (Waukesha, WI)

- Concordia University Wisconsin (Mequon, WI)

-Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

-University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse (LaCrosse, WI)

-University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, WI)