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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

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Speak Up IconDepartment of Health Professions
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA II - 118/119
4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-2205

E-mail: healthpro@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2214
Fax: 407-823-2596

Interim Department Chair

Kristen C. Schellhase, Ed.D., LAT, ATC, CSCS
HPA II - 121
E-mail: kristen.schellhase@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-3463

Athletic Training Program

Program Director:
Kristen C. Schellhase, Ed.D., LAT, ATC, CSCS
HPA II - 121
E-mail: kristen.schellhase@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-3463

Program E-mail: atinfo@ucf.edu
Program Phone: 407-823-2214

Health Sciences Pre-Clinical Program

Program Director:
Suha Saleh, Ph.D., MT
HPA I - 268
E-mail: suha.saleh@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-6761

Program E-mail: pcinfo@ucf.edu
Program Phone: 407-823-0946

Physical Therapy Program

Program Director:
Patrick Pabian, PT, D.P.T., SCS, OCS, CSCS
HPA I - Suite 256
E-mail: patrick.pabian@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-3457

Program E-mail: ptinfo@ucf.edu
Program Phone: 407-823-3462

Health Sciences Minor

L. Timothy Worrell, M.P.H., RRT
HPA I - 267
E-mail: l.timothyworrell@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-5236

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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