March 16, 2018

Rovito Interviewed About Pollutants

Assistant Professor Michael J. Rovito was quoted in a recent WMFE radio segment by Amy Green on environmental pollution in Central Florida. Hear the segment or read the transcript at HERE COMES THE SUN, PART THREE: Central Florida’s Biggest Polluters.

March 7, 2018

UCF Hosts Go Baby Go Event For Three Children

A UCF GoBabyGo! team retrofitted toy cars Saturday, March 3, for three children with limited mobility. The team included UCF physical therapy students and two visiting speech-language pathology students from Belgium, where a GoBabyGo! initiative is now under way. See pictures here.

February 19, 2018

2018 Order of Pegasus Includes Two COHPA Students

Two College of Health and Public Affairs students are among the 22 students selected for the Order of Pegasus Class of 2018. Nicholas Larkins is a health sciences student in the pre-clinical track and Maria Pennella is also a health sciences student. Read more about the Order of Pegasus Class of 2018 award here.

February 12, 2018

Health Sciences is Top Major

The health sciences major is now the top major in enrollment at UCF and is second in academic degrees conferred. View a list of UCF’s top 10 majors at

December 4, 2017

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.

October 10, 2017

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.

October 2, 2017

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:

August 28, 2017

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.

August 15, 2017

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.

July 21, 2017

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.