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Physical Therapist

Interview of Karlyn Dauplaise, physical therapist, Florida Hospital, and physical therapy alumna, University of Central Florida (UCF)
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Quick Facts

  • 100% - (ATHLETIC TRAINING) First-time pass rate on the certification exam by 2016 graduates
  • 2nd - (HEALTH SCIENCES) Ranking among the 15 most popular majors at UCF in 2016-17
  • 12 - (PHYSICAL THERAPY) Ranking among "100 Best Jobs" by U.S. News & World Report

Mailing Address

Department of Health Professions
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida

4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-2205

Phone: 407-823-2214
Fax: 407-823-2596

Clinical Education

UCF's Athletic Training Program clinical rotations (Practicum in Athletic Training I, II, III and IV) are designed to provide experience in high school, rehabilitation clinic, industry, arts and university settings. In addition, care is taken to expose athletic training students to upper- and lower-extremity sports, equipment-intensive sports, high- and low-risk sports, male and female sports, and sites with clients who have general medical conditions. The diversity of these clinical rotations exposes students to almost all areas in which athletic trainers can be employed.

The AT Program is currently affiliated with a wide variety of clinical education sites. The current sites include, but are not limited to:

  • University of Central Florida Athletics Association
  • University of Central Florida Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Rollins College
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Seminole County Public School
  • Sports Specific Training/Orlando Predators
  • Kennedy Space Center RehabWorks
  • Orlando Sports Medicine Group
  • Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Bishop Moore Catholic School
  • Trinity Preparatory School
  • Lake Highland Preparatory School
  • Orlando Solar Bears
  • Stetson University
  • Orlando City Soccer
  • Orlando :Pride
  • World Westling Entertainment, Inc.
  • Windemere Preparatory School

UCF Sports Medicine VideoVideo icon thumbnailVIDEO - A UCF Sports Medicine video highlights the importance of student athletic trainers to the program. Students (at the time) Caitlin "Katie" Michaels (photo, left) and Michelle Galvin (right) are featured in the video. 

"The athletic training students do an absolutely great job," said Assistant Athletic Trainer Jud Fann, a 2003 graduate of UCF's athletic training program. "They're a huge asset to what we do." 

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Program Contact

Contact the program office for general program information and questions.

Office: HPA II - 119
Phone: 407-823-2747
Fax: 407-823-2596



Our new student organization, the Health Awareness Prevention Society, focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle by increasing awareness of healthy living through education and prevention.
— Suha Saleh,  Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Director
It was great to see Jennifer [Plant] honored with the statewide Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. She is an exceptional teacher, a professional leader and an amazing colleague.
— Kristen Schellhase,  Interim Chair, Athletic Training Director
The event [for children with disabilities] was a huge success. We had about 30 children, and the students did a phenomenal job. I'm already receiving inquiries about next year's event.
— Jennifer Tucker,  Physical Therapy Instructor
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