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Department of Physical Therapy research rankings

In a recent article published by the Physiotherapy Theory and Practice Journal of Physical Therapy, the Department of Physical Therapy was ranked 18th in the world and 3rd in the U.S. for PT-centric papers published in index journals. The department also ranked 5th among the top 20 most productive and…

Students present at Brooks Rehabilitation Institute of Higher Learning Scholarly Symposium

Pictured from left to right: Joel Bialosky, Alyssa Morrison, Alyse Hausman, Jaclyn Jefferson, Jessica Finney, and Jason Beneciuk. Congrats to the students that participated in the 7th Annual Brooks Rehabilitation Institute of Higher Learning Scholarly Symposium on June 4, 2022! Students of the Brooks Residency Program presented their cutting-edge research…

Mathew receives the Spitznagel Service Fellowship Award

Congratulations to DPT Student, Shane Mathew who received the Ronald J. Spitznagel Service Fellowship in Health Sciences Scholarship Award! The scholarship is a community service-based scholarship awarded to graduate and professional students based on commitment to volunteer service to the University and Community. Priority is given to…

Hameed-Akhtar and Curbelo-Bermudez receive the Julia Conrad Trojanowski Scholarship

Congratulations to Soofia Hameed-Akhtar and Nuria Curbelo-Bermudez who were both awarded the Julia Conrad Trojanowski Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding first year physical therapy student with a GPA of 3.65 and who exemplifies excellent clinical skills as demonstrated in laboratory and practical examinations. Nuria Curbelo-Bermudez…

McWells Scholarship Fund in Physical Therapy is awarded to Simone Norman

Congratulations to second year DPT student, Simone Norman, for receiving the McWells Scholarship Fund in Physical Therapy Award. Established in 2016, the fund supports second-year physical therapy students who have financial needs. The donors recognize that, while good grades matter in life, they don’t tell the whole story. This…

Witchoskey receives The Claudette Finley Scholarship Award

Congratulations to first year DPT Student, Steve Witchoskey for receiving the Claudette Finley Scholarship Award! Students selected for this award are done so by the faculty teaching anatomy and are based on criteria including excellence as a student in anatomy courses, willingness to teach others, demonstrated financial need, and…

2022 Doctor of Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony

The DPT program held the 61st Annual Department of Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony on April 27th, at the Evans Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The ceremony was the first in-person event with graduates, family, and friends since 2019! Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2022, White…

DPT Students named INSPIRE scholars

The department is proud to congratulate the second-year Doctor of Physical Therapy students, Simone Norman, Lauren Struble, and Brittany Law, who were selected for this year’s INSPIRE Training grant. The Interdisciplinary Related Services Personnel Preparation for Early Childhood (INSPIRE) program draws applications from DPT students interested…

17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium

In collaboration with the Neuromuscular Plasticity and BREATHE NIH-funded T32 Training Programs, the Department of Physical Therapy hosted the 17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium on March 17th and 18th. The pre-symposium reception took place on March 17th with 16 data blitz presentations from BREATHE T32 and the Neuromuscular Plasticity…

APTA Combined Sections Meeting Presentations

The Physical Therapy department was well represented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in San Antonio this past February. More than 30 individuals associated with the department participated in 19 education sessions, platforms, and poster presentations. UF PT is looking forward to even stronger representation…