Physical Therapist

Interview of Karlyn Dauplaise, physical therapist, Florida Hospital, and physical therapy alumna, University of Central Florida (UCF)
UCF Campus Map

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

Applied Physiology Lab

The College of Health and Public Affairs' Laboratory of Applied Physiology has facilities and technologies to study the cardiovascular system, cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and fitness, body composition, and biomarkers.

Cardiovascular Diagnostic Lab

Agilent - Image Point Hx (may be be upgraded)
Electrocardiography (TBD)

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Lab

1 Max II gas exchange measurement system
1 Tracmaster treadmill
1 Polor heart rate monitor with computer interface
1 Marquette Exercise Electrocardiography system and treadmill
1 Excalibur electronically braked leg ergometer and lode controller
1 electronic thermometer/barometer
1 spirometer, micromedical-super spiro

Muscle Function Lab

1 Biodex muscle function assessment system
1 isotonic elbow flexor strength assessment system with load cell
2 preacher curl benches
4 adjustable power blocs (5-75 lbs.)

Body Composition Lab

DXA (1 Lunar systems)

Chemistry Lab

1 Sanyo Ultralow super freezers (-80 degrees)
Sanyo U-3010 spectrophotomoter
Thermolabsystems MRX II microplate reader
YSI 2300 STAT glucose/lactate analyzer
Juoan CR3i temperature controlled contrifudge
Damon Clinical Laboratories centrifudge
Labline Instruments plate shaker
Fisher Scientific dry bath incubator
Ranin Electronic pipets (3 single channel and 1 multichannel)
Corning stirrer/hotplate
3 Denver Instrument Company digital balances
Fisher Scientific pH Meter
Millipore Elix 3 reverse osmosis water deionization system

Learn More

 facebook Twitter icon YouTube icon  LinkedIn icon

Program Contacts

Program phone: 407-823-3470
Program email:

Patrick S. Pabian, PT, D.P.T., SCS, OCS, CSCS
Program Director, Clinical Associate Professor
HPA I - 256

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

Reach 100 2016


Physical Therapy -brochure
Printable Brochure

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
Give a Gift - The College of Healh & Public Affairs