Health Sciences Student Makes History-Making Football Play
UCF football player Tre Neal (#23) made the history-making game winning play on the goal line in overtime during UCF’s AAC Championship game Dec. 2 against Memphis. Neal is a junior majoring in health sciences in the College of Health and Public Affairs. View the winning-moment here.
Health Sciences To Host Health Career Panel Discussions
The Health Sciences Program will host four panel discussions on careers in health during the month of October. The panel discussions are open to any student interested in learning more about future health-related careers. Discussions can be viewed on Facebook live as well. Read more information about the panel discussions, including dates, times and locations, here.
Doctoral of Physical Therapy Students Participate in UCF Go Baby Go!
Students in the Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program may participate in UCF Go Baby Go!, an outreach program that provides accessible inexpensive and common sense solutions for children with limited mobility. News 13 recently reported on the programs efforts to help one child gain independence:
Physical Therapy Students Participate in Interprofessional Peruvian Trip
Four students from the UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program joined a team of 29 student and faculty volunteers from the UCF College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Pharmacy for a week-long trip to provide medical services to Yantaló, a rural and underserved district in Peru. Adjunct faculty member Chris Doerger participated in the interprofessional health team trip, which took place from July 29 to August 4. Read the full story here.
COHPA Faculty Selected For Inaugural UCF Award
Three faculty members will be recognized Oct. 18 with the inaugural UCF Luminary award, designed to shine a light on exceptional faculty whose work is advancing their discipline and making a difference. This year’s recipients are Naim Kapucu, professor and director of the School of Public Administration; Jennifer Kent-Walsh, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder; and Jennifer Tucker, lecturer in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
Master of Athletic Training Degree Approved
The new Master of Athletic Training degree has been approved by the Board of Trustees at UCF. The new degree will begin in summer 2019. Spring 2018 applicants for the Bachelor of Science in athletic training will be the final cohort in the original program. Applicants for spring 2019 will become the first class for the MAT degree.
PT Exam Performance Metric
Just 15 programs out of 224 nationally had a 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam for licensure in 2015 and 2016. The 15 programs included UCF’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. “That puts us in the top seven percent on this performance metric,” said Program Director Patrick Pabian.
10 years of continuing accreditation
The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted 10 years of continuing accreditation to the Athletic Training Program at UCF. “The CAATE appreciates the work and dedication required to obtain accreditation for your Athletic Training Program and the significant achievement it represents,” CAATE president Mark Merrick wrote to Athletic Training Program Director Kristen Schellhase.
Hosted another successful Let’s Ignite!
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program hosted another successful Let’s Ignite! activity day on April 1 at Memory Mall. The annual event offers children with disabilities an opportunity to participate in activities that accommodate their needs. DPT students provide support and add to the fun. Enjoy a video of the event @ www.youtube.com/watch?v=IImax7Vujuc.
Farran Wins Regional Advising Honor
Congratulations to Jennifer Farran on her receipt of the 2017 Region 4 Excellence in Advising – New Advisor Certificate of Merit from NACADA, The Global Community for Academic Advising. Farran is coordinator of academic advising services for the Health Sciences Pre-Clinical Program. The certificate recognizes outstanding academic advising of students by individuals who have served as an advisor for three or fewer years.