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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 - (PRE-CLINICAL) 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

Mission, Vision and Outcomes

Accreditation

UCF's Athletic Training Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2016-2017.

Board of Certification, Inc. Aggregate Pass Rates

Board of Certification (BOC)
Pass Rate Table
2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 3-Year
Aggregate
Number of students graduating from program 25 24 25 74
Number of students graduating from program who took exam 25 23 25 73
Number of students who passed exam on first attempt 23 23 25 71
Percentage of students who passed exam on first attempt 92 100 100 97
Number of students who passed exam regardless of number of attempts 24 23 25 72
Percentage of students who passed exam regardless of number of attempts 96 100 100 99

Mission

UCF Mission

The University of Central Florida is a public, multi-campus, metropolitan research university that stands for opportunity. The university anchors the Central Florida city-state in meeting its economic, cultural, intellectual, environmental, and societal needs by providing high-quality, broad-based education and experienced-based learning; pioneering scholarship and impactful research; enriched student development and leadership growth; and highly relevant continuing education and public service initiatives that address pressing local, state, national, and international issues in support of the global community.


COHPA Mission

The College of Health and Public Affairs educates leaders for a global and diverse society by conducting transformational research, creating partnerships, and advocating policy changes that improve the health and welfare of the community.

COHPA Vision

The College of Health and Public Affairs is a global leader in creating positive community change. We seek to improve people's lives through partnerships that transcend traditional boundaries in education, research, policy and program development.

COHPA Goals

Community Partnerships - To improve the health and welfare of the community through mutually beneficial college-community partnerships.

Research
- To foster innovative research activities generating and/or applying knowledge that positively impacts the global community.

Education
- To promote and support the development and provision of state-of-the-art undergraduate, master's and doctoral education and professional continuing education.

Diversity
- To integrate diversity and globalization into all aspects of college life.

Identity
- To develop and promote a distinctive vision- and mission-driven identity for the college.

Organizational Success
- To promote and nurture a vibrant and vital organization built on a foundation of responsible and strategic management of college resources.  

Department Mission

The Department of Health Professions prepares Health Sciences Pre-Clinical, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Training students to be advocates and providers of evidence-based practices in healthcare settings. The department fosters inter-professional collaboration among faculty, students, and the larger community. We are committed to clinical excellence, professional ethics, and life-long learning.

UCF Athletic Training Program Mission

The mission of the AT Program is to prepare students to contribute to the health and welfare of the community as competent and proficient athletic trainers.  The AT Program faculty and clinical preceptors will provide students a high-quality comprehensive education in the foundational behaviors of professional practice, the 8 competency content areas, and the clinical integration proficiencies set forth by the 5th Edition of the Athletic Training Education Competencies.  These include evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referral, healthcare administration, and professional development and responsibility.  The Program faculty believes in providing students with enriching educational experiences which foster personal growth and leadership, communication skills, critical thinking skills, and professional ethics.

Assessment

To view the Comprehensive Program Assessment Plan please click here.

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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
E-mail: atinfo@ucf.edu

 

 



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 Pre-Clinical 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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