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 Minor

For information and advising for the Health Sciences Minor, please contact:

Mr. L.Timothy Worrell
HPA I - 267
407-823-5236
E-mail: L.TimothyWorrell@ucf.edu

The Health Sciences Minor is designed to increase the student's knowledge base in the areas of health care, health promotion and disease prevention. It may prove beneficial to students seeking future employment within the health care arena and for students applying to various health-related academic programs. This minor is only available to students currently enrolled at the University of Central Florida.

For the most complete, up-to-date degree and program requirements, see Health Sciences Minor in the UCF Undergraduate Catalog.  

Other Requirements

Majors cannot count courses presently required in a department program

A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for all course work, and a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required. At least 15 credit hours used in the minor must be earned at UCF in the Department of Health Professions. Credit by exam (TSD, military credit) cannot be used, and Internship or independent study credit cannot be used.

 

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Program Contacts

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

HPA I - 268
E-mail: suha.saleh@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-6761

Advising Office
HPA I - 124
E-mail: pcinfo@ucf.edu
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

E-mail: toshiro.myles@ucf.edu
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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