ALIVE™ Lab (Aging & Longevity Initiatives for Vitality & Enrichment)

UCF Division of Physical Therapy


Mission: To optimize successful aging for all individuals through vitality and enrichment initiatives that facilitate engagement and participation in purposeful activities. These initiatives include research, rehabilitation services, and educational opportunities for both the individual and the healthcare workforce.

Vision: Strive to elevate the standard of geriatric healthcare by advancing evidence-based practice through research, innovating new methods to promote interprofessional training and education, as well as engaging in meaningful collaborations with community partners. The ALIVE™ Lab will be an integral part of the CHPS Rehabilitation Innovation Center as it becomes a nationally recognized center of excellence in rehabilitation.

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Participant getting help in the UCF ALIVE Lab
Participant getting help in the UCF ALIVE Lab
Participant getting help in the UCF ALIVE Lab
Participant getting help in the UCF ALIVE Lab

Our Team

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Nicole Dawson, PT, Ph.D., GCS-Emeritus

Associate Professor
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science, Physical Therapy
Location: HS I Room: 258A
Phone: 407-823-1863

Student Assistants

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Lara Suarez
Lab Coordinator


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