Faculty and Staff

Laurie Neely PT, DPT, NCS is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Mississippi in 2002 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University in 2007. Dr. Neely is board certified by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in Neurologic Physical Therapy and has over 10 years of clinical experience in the acute care setting. She is currently a member of the nominating committee for the Academy of Physical Therapy Education’s Clinical Education Special Interest Group and was recently inducted into the Academy of Advanced Item Writers at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. She is active in campus wide interprofessional activities and community service and has served as a faculty mentor for global interprofessional experiences. Dr. Neely has presented at numerous state and national conferences on interprofessional education and clinical education. She is passionate about clinical education and facilitating student success in the clinical setting.

Credentials
  • BA, Bachelor of Arts, Marketing, University of Mississippi
  • PT, Licensed Physical Therapist
  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Old Dominion University
  • NCS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
Research Interests
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Patient Care
  • Physical Therapy Clinical Education Outcomes
  • Management of Medically Complex Patients
  • UCF and Orlando Health Residency Faculty Shine at APTA Combined Sections Meeting
    Written By: Rick Casano Beato | March 6, 2020
    The UCF & Orlando Health Neurologic Residency faculty were busy at this year’s Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association held at the Colorado Convention Center from March...
  • Residency Faculty Receive Awards from the Neurology Section, Federation of State Boards and Florida Physical Therapy Association
    Written By: Rick Beato | January 6, 2020
    Kristen Cezat, DPT will be recognized at the 2020 Combined Sections Meeting in Denver, Colorado with the 2019 Award for Clinical Excellence by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Spinal...
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