News: Physical Therapy

Knight Life @UCFCHPS Spotlights DPT Student Service to the Community

Written By: Paul Kelly | December 1, 2023
Doctor of Physical Therapy student Lily Rubio discovered her passion for community service through the DPT program at UCF, which encourages students to perform volunteer hours to expand their learning...

Physical Therapy Associate Professor Receives National Innovation Award

Written By: Ryan Greene | November 13, 2023
Jennifer Tucker, a clinical associate professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, has been awarded the 2023 Innovation Award by the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT). The prestigious...

Learning with Marlie: When Play Helps Complex Disabilities

Written By: Ivanhoe Broadcast News | October 9, 2023
Playing—it’s a rite of passage for children. But not all children get to enjoy a playground, birthday party or recess. Kids born with complex disabilities like cerebral palsy or down...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Spring 2023

Written By: Stella Canfield | October 5, 2023
Students at the College of Health Professions and Sciences benefit from faculty who conduct research into a broad number of health and wellness topics, discovering new insights and creating innovation...

Physical Therapy Assistant Professor Studies How to Repair Both the Muscle and the Brain

Written By: Paul Kelly | October 4, 2023
Meredith Chaput joined the Division of Physical Therapy this fall as an assistant professor and co-director of the Cognition, Neuroplasticity, & Sarcopenia (CNS) research lab in the School of Kinesiology...

Four CHPS Alumni Honored Among UCF’s 30 Under 30

Written By: CHPS Staff and UCF Alumni Staff | June 8, 2023
Four alumni from the College of Health Professions and Sciences have been recognized as 30 Under 30 Alumni Award recipients. Included in the Class of 2023 are: Atiyah Appline ’20, ‘22MPA, Emily...

Communication Disorders Clinic and Physical Therapy Program Team Up to Offer Enhanced Services

Written By: Heather Lovett | June 1, 2023
The College of Health Professions and Sciences’ Rehabilitation and Wellness Services is integrating clinical care services and will now offer outpatient physical therapy at the Communication Disorders Clinic. The expansion...

Orlando Health Funds Chair Yoga Therapy Program for People with Aphasia

Written By: CHPS Staff | May 12, 2023
The Aphasia House at the University of Central Florida was awarded a grant through the Orlando Health Community Grant program for more than $21,000 to aid people that have acquired...

UCF Resident, Faculty, and DPT Students Present at FPTA Neurology SIG University Series

Written By: UCF and OH Neurologic Residency | May 10, 2023
UCF and Orlando Health Neurologic Residency faculty members Jacqueline Flores Otero and Rick Beato, neurologic resident Sarah Kollas, and UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy students virtually presented the latest evidence-based...

Graduation Spotlight: Mariah Bush, Physical Therapy

Written By: Heather Lovett | May 8, 2023
Meet Mariah Bush. This member of the Class of 2023 graduates from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program which is designed to prepare entry-level therapists to practice in a variety...

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