News: Physical Therapy

New Course Teaches Physical Therapy Students the Science of Pain

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 20, 2020
To better address the growing opioid epidemic and evidence of the important role that physical therapists play in caring for patients with pain, UCF’s physical therapy program developed a new...

UCF’s Doctoral Program in Exercise Physiology Ranks No. 1 in Florida

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 30, 2020
The UCF School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy recently earned the No. 1 ranking in Florida and ninth in the nation for its doctoral program in kinesiology by the National...

UCF Division of Physical Therapy Opens Clinic for UCF, Central Florida Community

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | September 8, 2020
This fall semester, the Division of Physical Therapy opened a physical therapy clinic to serve the UCF and greater Orlando communities. The clinic is located inside the Health Center on...

New Faculty Members Join CHPS

Written By: Drexler James | August 24, 2020
We are so happy to welcome our new faculty to the College of Health Professions and Sciences for 2020-21! Nine faculty have joined their colleagues in the School of Communication...

UCF and Orlando Health Residency Program Offers DPTs Advanced Neurologic Training

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 20, 2020
Olivia Berry is the latest physical therapist to complete a neurologic residency offered by a partnership between UCF and Orlando Health. The UCF & Orlando Health Neurologic Residency Program offers post-graduate training in...

Amid COVID-19, DPT Students Charge On! to Clinical Education

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 18, 2020
Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program look forward to the completion of the rigorous academic portion of their studies done in the first year of the program and progressing into the advanced years of training which involve...

Tracking Progress: High-School Student Brings Technology to Go Baby Go!

Written By: Drexler James | July 29, 2020
At 15, Will Johnson is not quite old enough to drive one of the high-performance cars serviced by his father’s company, JMS Chip. However, he and his father, Christopher Johnson,...

CHPS Programs Gain STEM Designation

Written By: Drexler James | July 27, 2020
Programs in  the Division of Kinesiology are now designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), thanks to recent approval by the State of Florida.  David Fukuda The change in the Classification of...

How Alzheimer’s Disease Impacts Patient, Family and Friends and How to Rally Support in the Community

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 24, 2020
While everyone occasionally forgets a name, or why they entered a room, changes in cognition and behaviors might be indicators of something more serious. These could be signs of dementia...

Physical Therapy Clinical Faculty Member Helps Patients Achieve Their Goals

Written By: Drexler James | June 23, 2020
Sheila Klausner has always viewed her profession as a physical therapist as more than a job – it’s her calling. She took her passion as an athlete and turned it...

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