News: Strategic Plan

2 Teams Awarded 2020 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Awards

Written By: BRITTANY RYDER | February 4, 2021
Two projects aimed at helping educate first responders and communicating the importance of vaccinations to new parents have been named winners of the 2020 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness...

UCF DPT National Licensure Exam Performance Continues to Surpass State and National Averages

Written By: Megan Pabian | January 25, 2021
The recently released licensure exam  from the UCF DPT Class of 2020 place the cohort’s first-attempt pass rates and mean scores above both the state and national averages.  Based on...

Students Expand Their Toolbox and Learn New Skills Due to COVID-19 and a Desire to Help Others

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | January 19, 2021
Service-learning in a digital classroom poses a significant challenge to the element of human interaction, especially for social workers. Though showing flexibility in a challenging situation is a hallmark of...

Research Roundup: Recent Publications By CHPS Faculty Fall 2020

Written By: David Janosik | January 14, 2021
Our faculty pursue big ideas and share what they learn by publishing their research to advance the profession. As part of an institution designated as “very high” research activity by...

Director Appointed to UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science

Written By: Megan Pabian | January 7, 2021
Matt S. Stock, an associate professor of physical therapy, has been named as the director of the UCF Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science. The institute is the research...

Health Sciences Students Showcase Research Proposals at Annual Symposium

Written By: David Janosik | December 16, 2020
As the semester draws to an end, Health Sciences students from five sections of the Applied Health Research Methodology class participated in an online symposium of nearly 100 attendees to...

Orlando Health, UCF Partner to Provide Specialized Toy Cars for Kids with Limited Mobility

Written By: Charles Frazier, WFTV.com | December 14, 2020
A team of therapists from the Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, along with a group from UCF’s Department of Physical Therapy, built specialized, ride-in toy cars for four...

Reshawna Chapple Selected as Faculty Fellow for Inclusive Excellence

Written By: UCF School of Social Work | December 9, 2020
School of Social Work Associate Professor Reshawna Chapple has done much throughout her academic career to address inclusion and diversity among faculty and students. Chapple’s recent selection as UCF’s Faculty...

Study: Using Technology-based Fall Risk Assessments for Older Adults

Written By: UCF College of Nursing | December 8, 2020
Falls in older adults are the leading cause of fatal injury, and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admission according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Research Spotlight: Kim Gryglewicz Combats Suicide

Written By: David Janosik | November 25, 2020
Suicide is a growing health problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, death by suicide rose by nearly 30 percent from 1999 to...

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