Faculty and Staff

Dr. Patrick Pabian is the Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida, where he administrates all functions of the professional doctoral program and all of its related initiatives. He is a Fellow of the Education Leadership Institute of the American Physical Therapy Association, and Board-certified as both a Sports and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. In addition he is the Vice Chair and Education Liaison for the Florida Board of Physical Therapy, a gubernatorial appointment upon which he serves the public through administration and oversight of all PT/PTA licensees in the state of Florida. He possesses an accomplished scholarly research agenda, which traverses areas of sports medicine, issues in professional education, interprofessional education, and interdisciplinary patient care.

  • P.T.
  • D.P.T., Physical Therapy
  • SCS, Sports Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
  • OCS, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
  • ELI Fellow, Education Leadership Institute of the American Physical Therapy Association

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine:

  • Post-operative management of orthopedic and sports-related injuries, concussion management

Contemporary Issues in Professional Education:

  • Interprofessional Education, Clinical Education, Academic Administration in Professional Disciplines

Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Patient Care

Research Interests
  • Interprofessional education and interprofessional practice
  • Contemporary issues in professional education
  • Strength and function recovery in post-surgical orthopedic interventions
  • Interventions and collaborative care in sports medicine
  • PHT 5125: Clincial Kinesiology
  • PHT 6242: Orthopedics
  • PHT 6070: Radiology
  • PHT 7779: Sports Physical Therapy
  • PHT 7919: Doctoral Research
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