University of Miami Athletics

Julia Rapicavoli


Staff Physical Therapist/Assistant Athletic Trainer

In July 2018, Julia Rapicavoli joined the University of Miami as the head athletic trainer for women’s tennis. She also works as a staff physical therapist with Olympic sports.

Prior to her hiring, Rapicavoli spent over a year in the UM Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program, which she graduated from in July 2018, and as a member of the The Lennar Foundation Medical Center staff.

Rapicavoli worked with the Hurricanes football team as a student athletic trainer from 2010-12 before graduating from Miami in 2012. She earned a doctorate of physical therapy from Northwestern University in 2015 and also spent time that year as a student physical therapist for the Miami football team.

A Miami native, Rapicavoli became a licensed physical therapist in 2015 and received her Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer designation from the National Athletic Trainers Association in 2012.

Before returning to her alma mater, Rapicavoli served as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedics in San Francisco for two years.