The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin system has given the Stevens Point campus the green light to pursue accreditation for a Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
The approval is the latest step in a process that began years ago, according to Kathy Zalewski who is working as a consultant to the program through the School of Health Profession and College of Professional Studies. "I liken this to building a house, it's exciting when the walls go up because everybody can start to see the house, but the foundation and the blueprints were there long before you start putting up the walls."
With the approval of the program through the Regents, Zalewski says that gives permission for UWSP to take the next steps which involve approval from the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Both of those bodies will now look at the school's resources, curriculum, and admissions among other things before making a decision.