More than 60 student medical fitness trainers, or “interns”, from the University of Virginia have been trained in 6 years (2016–22). 98% of FCAP student interns go on to study physical therapy at the graduate level, with the majority finishing in the top 10% of their class.

In the past five years, FCAP interns have made up 10% of the incoming class at Virginia Commonwealth University, the top-ranked PT program in Virginia, and have also been accepted at leading physical therapy programs across the country including:

Boston University • Drexel University • Duke University • Emory University • Emory and Henry University • High Point University • Mary Baldwin University • Mayo Clinic • Old Dominion University • University of Southern California • University of Pittsburgh • Virginia Commonwealth University • Wake Forest University

  • Andrew Atkinson (Jan ’16–Aug ’16)
  • Caroline Williams (Jan ’16–March ’17)
  • Francis Morley (Jan ’16–Oct ’22)
  • Liz Davis (Jan ’16–July ’18)
  • Mandy Cronin (Jan ’16–Aug ’16)
  • Stephanie Salas (Jan ’16–April ’18)
  • Kelsey Rochester (Feb ’16–Aug ’16)
  • Keila Strick (May ’16–May ’18)
  • Nicole Huebner (Sept ’16–Sept ’18)
  • Shelby Jouppi (Sept ’16–Aug ’17)
  • Chelsea Umberger (May ’17–July ’21)
  • Emily Mullhem (May ’17–Feb ’18)
  • Joseph Tidwell (May ’17–May’18)
  • Mary Mantooth (May ’17–June ’19)
  • Julie Hanson (June ’17–May ’19)
  • Jei-Si Ang (July ’17–Jan ’18)
  • Martine Hunnicutt (July ’17–May ’19)
  • Traci Yuen Vo (July ’17–May ’19)
  • Alexa Gavino (Aug ’17–June ’19)
  • Caitlyn Ragland Wood (Aug ’17–May ’19)
  • Chloe Merrel (Oct ’17–Jan ’18)
  • Elizabeth Flynn (May ’18–June ’19)
  • Hailey Singleton (May ’18–July ’20)
  • Monni Morrow (May ’18–May ’19)
  • Nickolas Roche (May ’18–May ’21)
  • Chandler Hawkins (June ’18–July ’19)
  • Claire Robinson (Jan ’19–May ’21)
  • Helen Gaynes (Jan ’19–May ’21)
  • Emma Thurman (Feb ’19–Feb’20)
  • Savannah Morris (Feb ’19–Aug ’20)
  • Bailey Hanson (March ’19–June ’20)
  • Barry White (March ’19–June ’20)
  • Georgia Farthing (March ’19–May ’21)
  • Roma Chitko (June ’19–Feb ’20)
  • Jeison De Guzman (Feb ’20–Aug ’21)
  • Zoe Clay (Summers ’20–’22)
  • John Kim (Oct ’20–May ’21)
  • Tariq Carrington (Oct ’20–May ’22)
  • Ava Procopio (Nov ’20–May ’22)
  • Reid Clark (Nov ’20–April ’22)
  • Callie Redmond (Feb ’21–May ’22)
  • Caroline Shevlin (Feb ’21–May ’22)
  • Hannah Enslen (Feb ’21–April ’22)
  • Mary Fried (Feb ’21–Aug ’21)
  • Amanda Glatt (Oct ’21–May ’23)
  • Caylan Roy (Oct ’21–April ’22)
  • Karley Dibofsky (Oct ’21–May ’22)
  • Sarah Tapp (Oct ’21–April ’23)

This internship class and hands-on experience reinvigorated my efforts in UVA academics. The opportunity to work hands-on with clients one-on-one made me realize how passionate I was about this career path and how much work I was willing to put in to achieve my goal of becoming a PT.

Keila Strick (Intern 2016–18)

They are an underserved population and we have had the opportunity to see how well they respond. That puts us ahead of the rest of the world in understanding. When we leave and get jobs elsewhere, we need to spread that knowledge. It’s up to us to catch the rest of the world up. We may be the ones to make a change.

Liz Wombacher (Intern 2021–23)

I strongly believe that my experience at FCAP is responsible for my ease of entry into graduate school and academic success. I learned to think of the body as an integrated system rather than in isolation, which is integral to understanding pathophysiology and disease processes. I learned clinical skills, such as patient interviewing, how to conduct a physical exam, and documentation. But most importantly, I learned how to function as part of a team and how to advocate and care for those who are different from me.

Hailey Singleton (Intern 2020–22)

What sets my experience at FCAP apart from my other practicum experiences is that it is uniquely hands-on and evidence based, which necessitates a level of critical thinking and problem solving that neither of my other practicum experiences came even close to matching.

Callie Redmond (Intern 2019–21)

FCAP Intern Alum’s Tribute, 2018