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Doctor of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The UW-Stevens Point Physical Therapy Clinic provides both diagnostic and intervention services for individuals with movement dysfunctions and musculoskeletal pain conditions. Doctor of Physical Therapy students, under the supervision of our licensed clinical staff, gain experience with both physical therapy assessment and intervention. Together our team will perform an examination and then provide treatment recommendations to improve movement, reduce or manage pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

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Face coverings are welcomed, but not required in the Physical Therapy Clinic. If you are feeling sick, please contact the clinic to reschedule your appointment. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, are currently awaiting the results from a COVID-19 test, or have you been in close proximity to any individual who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please contact the USWP DPT Clinic prior to your appointment by email or phone 715-346-2115.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the School of Health Sciences and Wellness does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, race, color, religion, marital status, veterans status, national or ethnic origin in its educational programs, admissions, employment, financial aid, or other programs. Support services are available to students with disabilities.

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Hours and Location

The clinic is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. The clinic is closed on university holidays and during intersession periods.

The clinic is located on the UWSP campus in room B129 on the first floor of the Science Building (2001 Fourth Avenue, Stevens Point, WI 54481) in the B hallway near the pendulum. Metered parking is available in campus Lot T using an online payment app ($1/hr). Access is available on the east side of the Science Building for those who are physically challenged.

Contact Information

Phone: 715-346-2115

Chris Durall

Chris Durall

  • Associate Professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

  • Director of Clinical Education – Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Kathy Zalewski

Kathy Zalewski

  • Program Director – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Professor – Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Unit Coordinator
Tiffany Firkus

Tiffany Firkus

  • Administrative Assistant II – Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT); Master of Science in Athletic Training

Clinic FAQs

UWSP students, faculty, staff, and members of the Stevens Point area community.


No, a referral for physical therapy is not required to access our services.

Our PT clinic was developed to enable UWSP DPT students to practice their clinical skills while serving the community. In most instances, clients receive a physical therapy examination, treatment recommendations, and 1 or 2 follow-up visits. If our staff believes that additional physical therapy would be beneficial, a recommendation will be made to pursue PT at another local PT clinic. Clients who do not have the ability to pay for PT services elsewhere may receive additional visits.

Yes. Multiple Doctor of Physical Therapy students participate in examinations and treatments. All appointments will be supervised by a member of the clinical faculty or a licensed PT from the community. 

There is no cost for appointments at the UWSP PT Clinic.


Our operating hours are Monday through Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. The clinic is closed on university holidays and during intersession periods.


Metered parking is available in the UWSP campus Lot T using an online payment app ($1/hr.). Information regarding the payment app is available in the parking lot or through UWSP Parking Services. Be sure to park in the metered section of the parking lot to avoid ticketing.


If you have a referral for physical therapy from another medical provider (e.g., your primary care provider), please bring that to your initial PT appointment. Please bring or wear shorts to the appointment if your problem involves your lower back, hip, thigh, knee, lower leg, ankle or foot. Women should bring or wear a sports bra for concerns that involve the shoulder, neck, mid-back or upper back. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early for your first PT appointment to complete paperwork.

The privacy of our client’s personal healthcare information is important to us, and we are committed to protecting it. We create confidential records of services you receive at the clinic to provide quality care and to comply with legal requirements.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers students seeking to become physical therapists a program that anchors learning in community service. The program’s vision is to transform societal health through physical therapy education by creating professionals who collaborate to serve the evolving, diverse needs of our communities.