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Special Interest Groups

Clinical Education SIG   Contact the CESIG

Co-Chairs:   Michelle Suchomel & Lois Harrison  

Mission

  To promote quality clinical education to facilitate the development of entry-level Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants in Wisconsin in order to serve the needs of society

Vision:  To promote quality clinical education for PTs and PTAs by providing resources for the development of clinical education sites and by utilizing innovative clinical education strategies

Values

  • We value quality PT and PTA education
  • We value excellence in clinical practice
  • We value credentialing for clinical instructors
  • We value the incorporation of APTA's Vision 2020 and Core Values into clinical practice
  • We value collaboration among clinical education stakeholders

Clinical Education SIG Events & News

Clinical Educator Workshops/Continuing Education

  2016 Clinical Education Workshops
  Free online course: "Collaborative Model of Clinical Education: Exploring Successful Implementation in an Acute Care Setting"

Clinical Education Important Links

Student Supervision Links

CPI Links

Additional Student Assessment Links

 

Clinician Conference Scholarship

Consistent with its mission to promote quality clinical education, The Wisconsin Clinical Education Special Interest Group (CESIG) is committed to providing financial support for clinical members to attend continuing education related to clinical education. To achieve this, funds will be designated each year to fund a $600.00 scholarship. This will be awarded to a clinician to support attendance at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM). Scholarship application is due by October 31st of the previous year.

 

Professional PT Programs

Carroll University
Physical Therapy Program
Waukesha, WI
  website
Kathy Shields, PT, MS , ACCE
  e-mail
  262.524.7202
Sara North, PT, DPT
  e-mail
  262-951-3042
Concordia University Wisconsin
Physical Therapy Program
Mequon, WI
  website
Lois Harrison, PT, DPT, MS , DCE
  e-mail
  262.243.4468

Marquette University
Department of Physical Therapy
Milwaukee, WI
  website
Laurie Kontney, PT, DPT, MS , DCE
  e-mail
  414.288.3383
Danille Parker, PT, MPT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
  e-mail
  414-288-3179
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Physical Therapy Program
LaCrosse, WI
  website
Amy Taebel , DCE
  e-mail
  608.785.8460
Angela Binsfeld
  e-mail
  608-785-5072
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Physical Therapy Program
Madison, WI
  website
Jeanne Duncan, PT, DPT, DCE
  e-mail
  (608) 262-2046

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Physical Therapy Program
Milwaukee, WI
  website
Ann Dietrich, PT, MS , DCE
  e-mail
  414.229.2822
Renee Mazurek, PT, DPT
  414-229-1741

 

PTA Programs

Blackhawk Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Janesville, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Ilene Larson, PT, MS , Program Coordinator
  608.757.7698
Bryant & Stratton College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Wauwatosa, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Becky Thomas, PT, MSEdCert, CMTPT , Program Director- PTA Program
  414-302-7007 x 555
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Eau Claire, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Alissa Amundson, PT, MSPT , ACCE
  715-858-1885
Gateway Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Kenosha, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Megan Zingelman , ACCE
  262.564.2290
Madison College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Madison, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Jane Stroede, PTA, CCI , ACCE
  608.258.2307
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Milwaukee, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Paul J Mansfield, MPT , Program Coordinator
  414.297.8078
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Green Bay, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Chuck Castleberg , ACCE
  920.498.7115
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Fennimore, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Jacki Schultz-Sloan, PTA , ACCE
  608.822.2607
Western Technical College
Physical Therapist Assistant Program
LaCrosse, WI
  website
  e-mail
Contact: Scott Ziolkowski, PT, DPT, OCS , Program Head
  608.789.4742

Private Practice SIG   Contact the PPSIG

Chairperson:   Brett Roberts  

To foster growth, economic viability, sound business and clinical practices of physical therapist owned PT services for the benefit of the public, and to promote exclusive ownership of PT services by physical therapists in the State of Wisconsin. Please visit our website at: http://www.wptappsig.com

Private Practice SIG Events & News

PTA SIG   Contact the PTASIG

Chairperson:   Krissa Reeves  

To organize affiliate members in the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA) into a working group that focuses on pertinent issues of interest to the Physical Therapist Assistant.

PTA SIG Events & News

Resources

  http://www.ptaschools.com

 

Student SIG   Contact the STUSIG

Chairperson:   Lindsay Fons, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  

Student SIG News

Student Special Interest Group Searching for Committee Members

posted: February 07, 2017

Ready to get involved, meet other DPT and PTA students, and put some icing on your resume?
 
The WPTA Student Special Interest Group is currently looking for motivated students to join committees. These leadership roles put you right in the action-planning social events, creating a lively social media space, bringing the 2018 conclave to life, and much more.
 
The SSIG is a student-run group that connects students to the WPTA and our profession. We are looking forward to another great year full of fun social and networking events, professional endeavors, and bringing students everything you can’t get in a classroom!
 
Click here for more information about what each committee does.
Here is the link for the sign up form:https://goo.gl/forms/C9qRYh0tUksavd8M2
 
Space is limited so sign up soon!

Student SIG Events & News

SSIG Executive Board Chair:

  • Chair: Lindsay Fons, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Vice-Chair: Samuel Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • Secretary: Brad Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nominating Chair: Shannon Carpenter, Marquette University
  • Core Ambassador: Caitlin Martin - UW-Milwaukee Class of 2017
  • Core Ambassador Elect: Chris Chism - UW-Madison Class of 2018

Download SSIG Policies and Procedures


Watch The Video!

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

WPTA Program Champions

 

Superstars Program

The mission of the 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.

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.

 

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