News: DPT Program Student Spotlight

Graduation Spotlight: Riley Hogge, Physical Therapy

Written By: Lasha Markham | May 13, 2024
Meet Riley Hogge. After graduating from USF, she knew she wanted to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy and, eventually, become a physical therapist. During her time at UCF, she...

Graduation Spotlight: Jacob Allen, Physical Therapy

Written By: Lasha Markham | May 6, 2024
Meet Jacob Allen ‘12. Despite the obstacles it took to get here, he says it’s been the journey of a lifetime. After receiving an undergraduate degree in biology in 2012...

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...

Graduation Spotlight: Jeremy Fleischmann, Physical Therapy

Written By: Heather Lovett | May 5, 2023
Meet Jeremy Fleischmann. An Army National Guard captain in Florida, he began pursuing his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree in 2019 but was forced to place his education on...

Behind the Masks: Stories from Alumni and Students on the COVID Frontline

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 1, 2021
Every year, thousands of UCF grads walk off a stage with bulbs flashing and brimming with excitement as they begin the next chapter of their lives.   Thanks to the global...

Neurologic PT Resident and Faculty Present at Brain Injury Support Group

Written By: Lasha Markham | September 27, 2021
On September 27, 2021, Uzair Hammad, the current resident of the University of Central Florida – Orlando Health Neurologic Residency Program, co-presented with the residency director, Rick Beato, virtually to...

Redesigning Student Success: Five Faculty Receive Funding for Interprofessional Education Project

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 13, 2021
Five academic and clinical faculty members recently received funding through the Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative to collaborate across disciplines on a project to turn existing graduate courses into new...

Two DPT Alumni Named to Board of Directors for Florida Physical Therapy Association

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 25, 2021
Constanza Aranda Garcia ’18 and Amanda Williamson ’15 were recently named to the Board of Directors for the Florida Physical Therapy Association. Garcia will serve as the director of membership...

Vanessa Ziccardi ’15 Receives ‘Emerging Leader’ Award from the Florida Physical Therapy Association

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 5, 2021
Vanessa Ziccardi ’15DPT is the 2021 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award from the Florida Physical Therapy Association. The honor recognizes physical therapists in Florida who demonstrate extraordinary service early...

Health Sciences Graduate Continues Family Legacy in Healthcare

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | November 23, 2020
Growing up, Breon Clark always knew he wanted to go into the healthcare field. His mother and some of his aunts are nurses. Clark also played sports in high school...

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