Alum reflects on UF PT memories

We take pride in the diversity of our faculty and enjoy hearing stories of what our former students remember of them. It’s refreshing when we get to catch up with alumni to bring us back to our roots, and that’s what Mike Borut, PT, DPT, CSCS, class of 2002, did when we were able to link up.

Mike Borut, PT alum

Borut, currently a staff physical therapist at UF Health Rehab Center — Haile Plantation, took a blast from the past and recollected some of the unexpected exercises he had to do when he was getting his master’s of physical therapy here at UF.

“I can remember having to wear a speedo for plumb line assessment during Dr. Gloria Miller’s class. That is more embarrassing than fond,” he said with a smile. “In all seriousness, my fondest memories are how much the professors truly cared about our future success.”

In addition to his position as a staff physical therapist, Borut is also the center coordinator of clinical education.

“The ability to interact with not only amazing staff members, but also the students that constantly come through, helps keep me on my toes,” he said.

With an education background, working at an academic hospital has allowed Borut to blend his passion for physical therapy with teaching.

“Not trying to be a Gator homer, but I truly believe UF’s PT program is the best in the country and gave me the tools to continue and grow in this field,” he said. “The foundational knowledge base and experience I received during my schooling truly pushed me to be the best I possibly can be.”