Physical Therapy Program News

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!


Faculty and Student Projects

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



Toy project Lab  Toy Photo 1 Toy Photo 2



News Articles from Around the Web

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

UNF Physical Therapy Graduate Program Ranks No. 1 

Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital Article on Ranking

Adaptive Toy Project

St.  Article


CBS 47

First Coast News


There are many more, check out the adaptive toy project's webpage here to learn more. 


Student Case Studies and Presentations

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. 

 Presentation 1


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. 


Adaptive Sports Presentation


UNF DPT Students participate in a variety of presentations on and off campus.


Student Involvement Outside of Academics

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!


 SPTA picture Class in 2015


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!


Ropes course 1   ropes course 2   Ropes course 3 


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




Kids Tri


DPT students assisting at the Kids Triathlon - photo credit -




Students at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago participating in an outreach program.