The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of North Florida is much more than classroom and clinical work. Our students and faculty participate and lead many community programs and initiatives. In line with the University vision, Transformational Learning
Opportunities throughout a student’s time at UNF are made available to
foster the professional, personal and academic growth of our students. Below
you will find news articles, events and other information on some of the
opportunities available to our students here at UNF!
Adaptive Toy Project
DPT Faculty Lead: Dr. Mary Lundy
Student Involvement: DPT Students along with Engineering Students enroll in an elective course to design, test and create adaptive toys for children with disabilities.
Website for Project: UNF Adaptive Toy Project
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
UNF Physical Therapy Graduate Program Ranks No. 1
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital Article on Ranking
St. Augustine.com Article
First Coast News
There are many more, check out the adaptive toy project's webpage here to learn more.
Students attend student conclave, CSM and other major Physical Therapy conferences annually.
Our DPT students participate in a college-wide case study competition annually. In 2015, the DPT program took home three awards.
Student Conclave, hosted around the state of Florida annually put on by PT and PTA students from Florida. This event is a great opportunity for new and graduating students to develop relationships and prepare for the next stage of their professional development. In 2015, the FPTA student conclave was hosted at the University of North Florida.
UNF DPT Students participate in a variety of presentations on and off campus.
Student Physical Therapy Association
The SPTA is committed to life-long learning and seeks to provide opportunities to engage students, faculty, and the community in professional development and service. Visit the SPTA Webpage here for more information!
Team Building and Community Involvement
At UNF, the ropes course is available to students year-round. Annually before the beginning of the fall semester the SPTA participates in the Ropes Course as a team building activity!
Students also have the opportunity to participate in community - based projects like Brooks Adaptive sports, kids triathlon and many more.
The Brooks College of Health Olympics - DPT Team
DPT students assisting at the Kids Triathlon - photo credit - Jacksonville.com
Students at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago participating in an outreach program.
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