2022 Physical Therapy Residency Acceptances



Upon completion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, physical therapists have an option to become a Board-Certified Specialist via the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and governed by the  American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. They current offer and recognize ten specializations that include:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports
  • Women’s Health
  • Wound Management

This year the USF Health Doctor of Physical Therapy program had a record number of acceptances to residency program for the class of 2022. Each year there are usually two -three graduates who choose a residency immediately following graduation, but this year there are five graduating students accepting placements in various residency programs across the country. They include:

  • Xavier Prado (Top Left) – James A. Haley VA Hospital, Orthopaedic Residency
  • Taylor Berlin (Top Right) – Nova Southeastern University, Neurologic Residency
  • Keschel Hernandez (Middle) – Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center, Neurologic Residency
  • Marissa Gagliano (Bottom Left) – James A. Haley VA Hospital, Orthopaedic Residency
  • Sarah Kollas (Bottom Right) – Neurologic Residency, UCF/Orlando Health

This not only shows the continued pursuit of further learning from our graduates, but also the desire for these competitive residency programs to select our graduates. Each student had to apply and in most cases interview for these selective residency spots.