Faculty and Staff

Randi Richardson is Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy.  She provides physical therapy care to the UCF community in the UCF Physical Therapy Clinic and assists with mentorship and clinical instruction of doctoral students in the UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  She graduated with her doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine from Mississippi College in 2007, where she also played collegiate softball.

After receiving her doctorate, Richardson completed a post-professional residency in Sports Physical Therapy at the University of Mississippi where she worked with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.  Richardson is a board-certified clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, both in Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy.   Richardson’s clinical experience has heavily focused in treating these two patient populations.  She also has seven years of experience as a faculty / mentor of an accredited Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, where she also served as director of the residency for three years.  Richardson’s experience not only involves clinical care, but also management, having served in an administrative capacity for a large outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in the Orlando area.

Richardson’s mission is to treat and share her knowledge of Sports and Orthopedic Physical therapy with the UCF community and students.  She will not only deliver contemporary care, but also collaborate with faculty and students on research projects to continue to contribute to the existing body of physical therapy research


  • PT, Licensed Physical Therapist
  • DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • SCS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
  • OCS, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Areas of Specialty
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Knight Life @UCFCHPS Spotlights DPT Student Service to the Community

    Written By: David Janosik | December 1, 2023
    Doctor of Physical Therapy student Lily Rubio discovered her passion for community service through the DPT program at UCF, which encourages students to perform volunteer hours to expand their learning...
  • UCF Physical Therapy Educates ROTC Cadets on Injury Prevention

    Written By: MEGAN PABIAN ’06 ’13MA | March 31, 2022
    Clinical Assistant Professor Randi Richardson and second year DPT student Andrew Perez recently presented to a group of ROTC Army cadets to educate them on ways to reduce their risk...
  • Clinical Spotlight – Randi Richardson

    Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | October 18, 2021
    Every day, Randi Richardson walks into the clinic excited to make a positive difference in someone’s life.   She has never seen her role as a physical therapist as work. Rather, she sees it as helping people. Whether it is...
  • UCF’s Physical Therapy Clinic Offers Service to Community, Opportunities for Students

    Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | June 22, 2021
    The clinic provides rehabilitation care for injuries and those recovering from surgery, in addition to evaluation services for pain, and prevention services to support health and wellness.
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