Department of Health Sciences

UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences

Welcome

The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida offers state of the art opportunities that foster education and research in pathophysiology, community health promotion and nutrition. Our faculty and students are actively engaged in experiential learning and cutting-edge research projects that contribute to improving the health of individuals and communities.

Currently, the department offers a major and minor in Health Sciences. The Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences is the second most popular/largest undergraduate major at UCF. This major offers two career focused academic tracks: the Pre-Clinical Track and the Health Promotion Track. Additionally, the department is in the process of developing a master’s degree in Health Sciences with specializations in clinical research/pathophysiology, community health promotion and clinical nutrition.

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Mission & Vision

The Department of Health Sciences is dedicated to providing students with world-class education, research, practice, and community service opportunities that aim to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Teaching and research emphases within the Department uniquely incorporate clinical research and pathophysiology, community health promotion, and clinical nutrition to provide students with an interdisciplinary health background and prepare them for diverse health career paths.

The Department of Health Sciences aspires to promote and improve the health and well-being of local and global communities through transformative, innovative, and inclusive education, research, clinical practice, and service.

In the News

Saleh Honored for Exceptional Leadership of Health Sciences Program
Health Sciences

Saleh Honored for Exceptional Leadership of Health Sciences Program

Thousands of students have benefited from Suha Saleh, Ph.D. on behalf of the health sciences major at UCF. Saleh has served as program director for the health sciences major since she...
Good Nutrition is Key in the Fight against Diabetes
Health Sciences

Good Nutrition is Key in the Fight against Diabetes

Valerie Schulz was diagnosed with prediabetes over 10 years ago. After the diagnosis, the health sciences instructor and Registered Dietitian became more mindful of the food she consumed and, today,...
Health Sciences Students Present Research, Serve Community in Jamaica
Health Sciences

Health Sciences Students Present Research, Serve Community in Jamaica

Nineteen students accompanied Danielle Webster, an associate lecturer in the Department of Health Sciences, on an unique academic and altruistic venture to Jamaica in November. Webster’s students attended the seventh...

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Are you interested in learning more about research? Not sure where to start or how to navigate all the programs available? This workshop will discuss how to expand your academic experience through undergraduate research. No RSVP required. All workshops are…

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Got Spots? Get ready to save your own skin with a special sun safety event!Look for our tent at the bottom of the stairs in front of the Recreation and Wellness Center.Stop by for:Free Skin Cancer screening by licensed DermatologistsAnswers…
Join us during these dog days of summer by taking a break to play with fun, friendly therapy dogs! CAPS is hosting Summer PAWS. "Paws-a-tively Summer" will be held on July 17 from 10:30am-noon. Just stop by CAPS any time between 10:30am-noon to de-stress, hang…
Resume building workshop for freshman students highlighting how to incorporate collegiate co-curricular experiences on resume. This session is not available for GEB points. SLS Students: You must print out and bring in your Resume Writing Worksheet for attendance points.
UCF DPT first-year students, along with alumni coaches, debate current hot topics in physical therapy: specialization, direct access and universal healthcare.  Two hours of CEUs offered for all attendees. Any questions? Contact Jax in Physical Therapy.

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