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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

Advisory Board

UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Advisory Board (2015 - 2017)


Amanda Baron
Ability Health and Rehabilitation

Summer Bragg
Orlando Health

Erin Brown
Arnold Palmer Hospital

Kevin Cezat
Select Medical Rehabilitation: The Mayflower

Susan Curran
Florida Hospital

Dan Curtis
Health Central Hospital

Mike D'Amelio
Physical Therapy Specialists

Sally Darlin
CORA Health Services

Chris Doerger
Ossur Americas

Mayra Eschbach
Seminole State College - PTA Program

Heather Friend
Seminole County Public Schools

Eric Greeno
Orlando Sports Medicine Group

Katie Hohman
Hohman Rehab and Sports Therapy

Phyllis Murphy
Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute

Dan Olson
Select Physical Therapy

John Scandura
South Lake Hospital

Terry Shepherd
Aquatic Health & Rehabilitation

Kristy Thompson
Florida Hospital DeLand - Stetson Campus



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Program Contacts

Program phone: 407-823-3470
Program email:

Patrick S. Pabian, PT, D.P.T., SCS, OCS, CSCS
Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor
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Samantha Moya, M.Ed.*
Coordinator, Academic Support Services
HPA I - 256

*Contact Samantha for admissions inquiries

Samantha (Jax) Jackson, M.A.*
Coordinator, Academic Support Services
HPA I - 256

*Contact Jax for general program advising

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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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