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

Applied Physiology Lab

Physiology -Laboratory
The UCF DPT Applied Physiology Laboratory is well-equipped to study exercise adaptations, skeletal muscle strength and size, motor unit activity during voluntary and involuntary muscle contractions, body composition, metabolic health, and cardiorespiratory fitness. It contains the following equipment to aid in student curriculum as well as faculty and student research.

Muscle Function

Biodex System 4 isokinetic dynamometer
Custom-built isometric force testing devices (knee extensors and elbow flexors)
Delsys Trigno wireless EMG system
Delsys Bagnoli desktop system with motor unit decomposition analysis
AMTI AccuPower force plate

Skeletal Muscle Size/Body Composition

NextGen LOGIQ* e R7 Portable Ultrasound
ImpediMed SFB7 bioimpedance spectroscopy (BIS) device
GE Lunar dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

Cardiorespiratory fitness

ParvoMedics TrueOne® 2400 Metabolic Measurement System
Lode Corival CPET Bike
Sole TT8 Treadmill


Magstim BiStim2 Transcranial magnetic stimulator

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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