Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Tucker is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Program of Physical Therapy at the University of Central Florida.  She is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).  Tucker is the Director of UCF Go Baby Go and Co-Director of the IMOVE lab.  Her research focuses on community embedded interventions to promote play and participation in children with and without disabilities.  Current projects focus on the impact of  mobility devices including modified ride on cars and harness systems for children and adults on communication, social interactions, quality of life, and functional mobility.  Tucker has published and presented nationally on promoting early mobility, interprofessional education, and participation in children with and without disabilities.

Credentials
  • BS, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Alabama
  • MS, Master of Science, Master of Science in Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis
  • PT, Licensed Physical Therapist
  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of South Alabama
  • PCS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Areas of Specialty
  • Physical activity in children
  • Physical activity in children with special needs/chronic disease
  • Effective parent education
  • Service delivery models for pediatric physical therapy
Research Lab Affiliations
  • Clinical Associate Professor Jennifer Tucker Honored with APTA Societal Impact Award
    Written By: Paul Kelly | 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...
  • UCF Go Baby Go Helps Central Connecticut University with Its First Car Build Event
    Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | March 16, 2022
    Volunteers from a new Go Baby Go chapter at Central Connecticut University learned how to build cars for children with physical disabilities thanks to volunteers from the UCF chapter of...
  • 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...
  • Nemours Physical Therapists Team Up with UCF Go Baby Go on Car Build
    Written By: Megan Pabian | November 9, 2021
    On Sunday, five physical therapists from Nemours Children’s Health teamed up with UCF Go Baby Go to build two adaptive toy cars for children with mobility impairments. The cars will...
  • Inaugural UCF Assistive Technology Fair Connects Students and Community Members to Resources That Improve Lives
    Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 19, 2021
    The UCF AAC Lab Collaborative, in partnership with the IMOVE Lab, hosted the inaugural UCF Assistive Technology Fair on Oct. 13 at the new CHPS Innovation Center — a convening hub for faculty, staff,...
  • 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...
  • CSD Professor, UCF Go Baby Go! are the Driving Forces Behind GBG Chapter in Belgium
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | June 24, 2021
    Martine Vanryckeghem, a Pegasus Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders has teamed up with her colleague in Physical Therapy, Jennifer Tucker, to start a Go Baby Go! chapter in Belgium to help increase mobility...
  • Everyday Hero: Teen helps give children mobility, one car at a time
    Written By: Spectrum News 13 | May 10, 2021
    Certain conditions make it nearly impossible for some kids to move on their own. But one Spectrum News 13 Everyday Hero is using what he knows to help a program...
  • COVID-19 pandemic takes toll on mental health, even in those who do not get virus
    Written By: Spectrum 13 | May 3, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic’s ripple effects have been varied and wide-reaching, including when it comes to mental health.
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