News: Physical Therapy

Three DPT Grads Accepted Into Residency Programs

Written By: UCF DPT | May 10, 2021
Three new graduates from the UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy program were accepted into post-professional physical therapy residency programs. Geisel Moise Hammad Melinda Geisel ’21 will attend the Nova Southeastern...

DPT Class of 2021 Celebrates Achievements and Incredible Journey to Graduation

Written By: UCF DPT | May 10, 2021
This week, we celebrated the DPT class of 2021 for their perseverance, creativity and commitment to their program and profession. This class demonstrated tremendous resilience in their ability to successfully navigate clinical internships during the...

DPT Faculty, Students and Alumni Serve in Multiple Leadership Positions at National and State Level

Written By: Megan Pabian | May 7, 2021
UCF DPT faculty, students and alumni are committed to advancing the profession of physical therapy and how future PTs are trained. Several representatives from the Division of Physical Therapy were...

COVID-19 pandemic takes toll on mental health, even in those who do not get virus

Written By: Spectrum 13 | May 3, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic’s ripple effects have been varied and wide-reaching, including when it comes to mental health.

UCF program Go Baby Go helps special-needs children get mobile

Written By: Spectrum 13 | April 30, 2021
For the first time, the University of Central Florida challenged engineering students to get creative, forming teams to craft a new device — a modified ride-on vehicle — for a child with...

Longwood boy with rare disorder gets new ride for 4th birthday thanks to UCF program

Written By: WESH | April 27, 2021
WESH 2’s Matt Lupoli explains, thanks to some local engineering students, he’s getting around, and having fun doing I Matt: a kid and his very own car. Even the sound...

Incoming Physical Therapy Student Receives RAMP Fellowship

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | April 26, 2021
Juan Rodriguez, an incoming physical therapy student, has recently been granted the UCF Graduate RAMP Fellowship.  The UCF Graduate RAMP Fellowship provides financial support to the most outstanding undergraduate RAMP...

DPT Students Increase Dissemination of Research Through Peer-Reviewed National Presentations

Written By: Megan Pabian | April 23, 2021
Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program have steadily increased the dissemination of their unique research that is completed as part of their requirements for graduation. Since 2017, the...

Three Faculty Members Receive Research Incentive Award

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | April 14, 2021
Congratulations to the three CHPS faculty members who received the 2021 UCF Research Incentive Award. This year’s winners from the College of Health Professions and Sciences are: Jacqueline Towson, from...

Neurologic PT Residents and Faculty Presents at Florida Physical Therapy Conference

Written By: Morris Beato | April 11, 2021
Faculty from the UCF and Orlando Health neurologic residency, as well as current and previous residents, presented on the topic of neuropathy at the Florida Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Conference...

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