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.


  • 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
Areas of Specialty
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Patient Care
  • Physical Therapy Clinical Education Outcomes
  • Management of Medically Complex Patients

Research Grants

Physical TherapySocial Work

Developing a Resilient Health Care Work Force: A UCF Model for Academic Health Science Centers

  • PI: Magdalena Pasarica - College of Medicine
  • Co-PI: Laurie Neely
  • Co-PI: Patrick Pabian
  • Co-PI: Asli Cennet Yalim
  • Amount: $1,496,127 | Timeframe: 01/01/2022 - 12/31/2024
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
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