Interview of Karlyn Dauplaise, physical therapist, Florida Hospital, and physical therapy alumna, University of Central Florida (UCF)
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
Department of Health Professions
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
4364 Scorpius Street Orlando, FL 32816-2205
5th Welcome to the Department of Health Professions
at the University of Central Florida.
Our department currently offers three academic majors and one
minor: a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, a Bachelor
of Science in Health Sciences, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and
a Health Sciences Minor.
The Health Sciences Program is open-access and offers
both face-to-face and online courses that prepare students for
graduate schools in a wide variety of medical fields. The program
is the second most popular major at UCF.
The Physical Therapy Program is a
professional doctoral program with a competitive admissions
process. The program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Students
who graduate and successfully pass the National Physical Therapy
Examination (NPTE) will be eligible to practice as a physical
The Health Sciences Minor is popular with students who
want to increase their knowledge base in the areas of health care,
health promotion and disease prevention.
I invite you to explore our website and learn about some of the
rewarding career opportunities available in health care.