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Carey Rothschild PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida. She received her Bachelor of Health Science degree from the University of Florida in 1999. She went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005 from Boston University. Rothschild is a dual board-certified clinical specialist in both Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Rothschild has recently applied for her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy. She currently serves on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Sports Specialty Council. Her research related to running and the female athlete has been published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal, the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Sports Health, and the Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. In 2019, Rothschild received the award for Excellence in Academic Teaching from the Florida Physical Therapy Association.


  • BS, Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy, University of Florida
  • PT, Licensed Physical Therapist, University of Florida
  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Boston University
  • SCS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • OCS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • CSCS, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association
Areas of Specialty
  • Conditions of the female athlete
  • Management of running-related injury
  • Pain science and education
Research Lab Affiliations

Research Grants

Physical Therapy

Interprofessional Pain Curriculum with Emerging Technologies across the UCF Academic Health Science Center

  • PI: Carey Rothschild
  • Amount: $26,000 | Timeframe: 11/01/2021 - 07/30/2022
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation
  • How to Train for a Marathon

    Written By: Heather Lovett | April 12, 2024
    Health and sports medicine experts discuss the training, trends and technology long distance runners are looking to as they prepare for one of the world’s most watched foot races —...
  • Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Tucker Honored with APTA Societal Impact Award

    Written By: David Janosik | August 25, 2022
    Jennifer Tucker accepts Societal Impact Award from Roger Herr, President of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Jennifer Tucker, a clinical associate professor within the Program of Physical Therapy, is the...
  • UCF Awards 137 Faculty With Promotion and Tenure

    Written By: Allison Hurtado ’12 and Joe Adams | June 2, 2022
    Consideration for promotion and tenure takes nearly an entire academic year as faculty are evaluated on three main areas: research, teaching and service. Eighty-nine UCF faculty received promotions and another 48...
  • Rothschild Named Next Associate Editor for Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice Magazine

    Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | May 25, 2022
    Assistant Professor Carey Rothschild, from the Division of Physical Therapy, has been chosen to serve as the next associate editor of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice magazine. Rothschild will start her...
  • DPT Faculty, Students, and Alumni to Present at APTA Combined Sections Meeting

    Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | January 20, 2022
    Students, alumni, and faculty members will represent the Division of Physical Therapy at the annual American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, which will be held February 2 – 5...
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