Faculty and Staff

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
  • 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...
  • Rothschild Elected as Member of Pain Special Interest Group with AOPT
    Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | January 7, 2022
    Congratulations to Division of Physical Therapy assistant professor Carey Rothschild, who was recently elected to serve as the Nominating Committee member of the Pain Special Interest Group in the Academy...
  • Rothschild Appointed to National Physical Therapy Board
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 11, 2021
    Carey Rothschild, a faculty member in the Division of Physical Therapy, has been appointed to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Her four-year term will commence Jan. 1,...
  • Genius Foundation Awards $300,000 To UCF Interdisciplinary Health Research
    Written By: WENDY SARUBBI | October 7, 2021
    Eight interdisciplinary faculty research projects — on health topics including pain management, improving provider-patient communication, and intimate partner violence — have received about $300,000 in grant funding through a new...
  • UCF DPT Faculty and Alumni Present at FPTA Conference
    Written By: Drexler James | August 25, 2021
    The 2021 Florida Physical Therapy Association conference will take place Sept. 23-26 in Orlando and will feature faculty, students and alumni from the Division of Physical Therapy. Check out the list below to see where our UCF DPT representatives will be presenting during the conference! We hope to...
  • Physical Therapy Researchers Share Expertise on Kinesiology Tape
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | July 21, 2021
    Faculty members in the Division of Physical Therapy are conducting research on the therapeutic benefits of using kinesiology tape. Associate Professor William Hanney is a co-author on “The Efficacy and...
  • Rothschild Featured on Podcast to Discuss Pain Science Course
    Written By: Drexler James | June 2, 2021
    Carey Rothschild, an assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, appeared as a guest on a recent episode of the Healing Pain Podcast. Rothschild spoke about her development of...
  • Hanney and Rothschild Receive Teaching Incentive Program Awards
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 17, 2021
    William Hanney and Carey Rothschild, both from the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy, are recipients of the Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) awards. The program, offered by Faculty Excellence, recognizes...
  • New Course Teaches Physical Therapy Students the Science of Pain
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 20, 2020
    To better address the growing opioid epidemic and evidence of the important role that physical therapists play in caring for patients with pain, UCF’s physical therapy program developed a new...
  • UCF DPT Faculty Appointed to Multiple PT Specialty Board Positions
    Written By: Megan Pabian | February 14, 2020
    Three UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program faculty members representing three different board specialty areas of physical therapy are headed to Denver, Colorado February 11-15 for the annual meeting of...
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