News: Student Spotlight

Kinesiology Grad Student Receives McKnight Doctoral Fellowship

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 12, 2021
Maxine Furtado, a graduate student starting the Ph.D. program in exercise physiology, is a recipient of the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship.  The coveted program is awarded to up to 50 students each year...

Health Sciences Students Compete in Undergraduate Research Symposium

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 7, 2021
Ten groups of  health science students across five sections in Applied Health Research Methodology recently gathered online to present their final project – a research proposal poster. As the culmination...

Health Sciences Student Leads the Development of COVID-19 App for the Homeless

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 5, 2021
Tori Lynn, a student in the Department of Health Sciences, has co-founded an app to help the homeless stay up-to-date on news about COVID-19. Lynn, along with biomed students Jacob...

Preceptor of the Month: April 2021

Written By: Kim MacLennan | April 27, 2021
Jillian Sutton, Preceptor of the Month for April, stands with Andrew McIntosh, UCF MAT student. For the month of April 2021, we celebrate Jillian Sutton as Preceptor of the Month!...

Health Sciences Student Spotlight: Romina Homayoun

Written By: Taylor Duffy '20 | April 14, 2021
Romina Homayoun is a senior majoring in Health Sciences and minoring in Spanish. Last month, Romina was inducted into the Order of Pegasus Class of 2021. The breadth of accomplishments...

Athletic Training Student to Intern for San Francisco 49ers

Written By: Jannexy Reyes, CHPS Intern | April 6, 2021
Abiola Sasore, an international graduate student in the athletic training program, recently accepted an internship with the San Francisco 49ers. Sasore, who was born and raised in Ireland, grew up...

Health Sciences Alumnus Competes on American Ninja Warrior, Trains Future Ninjas in Orlando

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | March 19, 2021
Some people dream of becoming superheroes and ninjas like the ones they see on TV. Jason Kotzin ‘20 is helping to make their dreams come true through the training sessions...

Kinesiology Alumnus Named Florida HS Football Coach of the Year

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | March 12, 2021
Eric Lodge ‘11, who graduated from the kinesiology program in the Sport and Athletic Coaching track, was recently named the overall 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Football Coach-of-the-Year. It is the highest honor bestowed upon Florida high school coaches...

Health Sciences Alumna Shares How She Discovered Her Path

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | March 1, 2021
Taylor Goss ’18, a Health Sciences graduate currently working on her second master’s degree before applying to medical school, did not grow up wanting to be a physician. “Medicine was...

CSD Instructor Establishes Scholarship to Help Students with a Less Common Path to Graduation

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | February 24, 2021
Joe DiNapoli in class Joseph DiNapoli, a senior instructor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, recently established The Joe DiNapoli ‘Extended Journeys’ Endowed Scholarship Fund for “nontraditional” students,...

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