Madeline Ratoza, PT, DPT

Associate Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Clinical Education
Population Health


Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University
Bachelor of Arts, Colby College

Research Interests

Health disparities
Geospatial analysis
Financial literacy and student debt
Belonging and the student experience

Dr. Madeline Ratoza has diverse clinical experience in various settings, including outpatient pediatrics, outpatient orthopedics, acute care, and adult and pediatric home health. She joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences as a core faculty member in 2021 after serving as contributing faculty for physical therapy practice courses for two years. She teaches and works with the clinical education team as the associate director of clinical education and assistant professor.

Dr. Ratoza received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State joint program in 2015. She is pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University. Her research interests include health disparities, geospatial analysis, financial literacy and belonging. 

She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Education as well as the Leadership and Innovation sections of APTA. She has served as an item writer for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. Currently, she is the communications chair of the Capital Area District of the Texas Physical Therapy Association, a steering committee member of the Informatics Rehab Collaborative and a committee member of the Educational Planning and Innovation Committee of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy.