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Research & Education

The Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida

Community building, one program at a time

Brooks is advancing rehabilitation research and educational opportunities through university grants, scholarships and its own residency and fellowship programs.


Research provides us with best practices for all aspects of care and encourages recognition and input from institutions in Jacksonville and around the world. Since its inception in 1999, the Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies, in Collaboration with the University of Florida, continues to successfully meet the objective of developing innovative and advanced technologies that improve patient care and maximize physical function.  


For a vital healthcare community, learning must never stop. Best practices need to be brought to light and shared with the community. As leaders and mentors on the First Coast, Brooks partners with area universities and healthcare institutions to build a workforce of expert healthcare professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology and occupational therapy. Our efforts are aimed at nurturing existing talent and enhancing and improving the quality of health care today and in the future.  Brooks provides scholarships and grant funding to ensure that learning will continue.

In addition, Brooks currently offers both an Orthopaedic Residency program credentialed by the APTA, and a Neurologic Residency program with plans to have a total of seven Physical Therapy Clinical Residency and four Fellowship Programs in multiple specialty areas.   There are only 41 clinical residency and fellowship programs in the country and Brooks is proud to be one of them.