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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


Health Sciences Advising

Provides academic advising for current students in the major and prospective students. The HSPC Program advisor can assist students with the following:

  • Information on the program
  • Schedule planning
  • Restricted elective options
  • Possible course substitution and override information
  • Transferred course equivalencies

Please call to schedule an appointment. Walk-in hours for quick questions are on Thursdays from 1:30pm - 4:30pm.
Location: Health and Public Affairs I Room 124
Phone: 407-823-0946

First Year Advising and Exploration (FYAE):

Academic advising for students during their freshman year.

Location: Howard Phillips Hall (PH) - 116
Phone: 407-823-3789

COHPA Undergraduate Student Services

Available to assist students in the College of Health and Public Affairs by providing a wide range of general advising.

Location: Health and Public Affairs II (HPA II) - 115
Phone: 407-823-0010

Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising

Provides guidance and support to students interested in pursuing careers in the health and legal professions.

Location: Ferrell Commons, Bldg. 7 - 203
Phone: 407-823-3033


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Program Contacts

Suha Saleh, Ph.D., MT,
Program Director

HPA I - 268
Phone: 407-823-6761

Advising Office
HPA I - 124
Phone: 407-823-0946

Jennifer Farran, MS
Coordinator, Academic Advising Services

Phone: 407-823-0946
HPA I - 124

Roblene Vallesteros, MS, MPA
Coordinator, Academic Advising Services

Phone: 407-823-0946
HPA I - 124

Alexandra Barraza-Oliphant
Program Assistant

Phone: 407-823-0946
HPA I - 124

Toshiro I. Myles, MA, MBA
Internship Coordinator

Phone: 407-823-4096
HPA I - 244

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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