Welcome to the College of Health Professions and Sciences, one of two new colleges established by UCF in July 2018. I’m honored to serve as interim dean of the new college as the university continues its nationwide search for a founding dean.

The College of Health Professions and Sciences is home to nationally recognized academic programs, innovative research and exciting community-outreach programs focused on health and wellness. The college is part of UCF’s new Academic Health Sciences Center, along with the College of Medicine and College of Nursing.

The 21st century healthcare environment demands innovation and integration that’s best achieved by a team of highly trained professionals. The Academic Health Sciences Center provides an ideal environment for students to learn by working together.

The College of Health Professions and Sciences partners with medicine and nursing to create co-curricular activities that emphasize a team approach to improving a patient’s quality of life and supporting the caregiver, family and community. Students will find a truly Interprofessional Education (IPE) environment at UCF.

The Academic Health Sciences Center, led by Dr. Deborah German, vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine, will be the worldwide destination for preeminent healthcare. The College of Health Professions and Sciences will contribute to the center’s success by promoting, preserving and enriching the health and wellness of diverse populations, through innovative and collaborative education, research, service, and patient care.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey Stout, Ph.D.
Interim Dean