Department of Health Sciences

UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences

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The Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Health Sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences is designed for students with an interest in human health who plan to pursue careers in medicine, other health professions, and health promotion. The curriculum is divided into two career focused tracks: Pre-clinical and Health Promotion. These tracks provide students with a solid educational background encompassing required core science courses and application-oriented courses that serve as strong foundational preparation for advanced degree programs in medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy, public health and others. Our faculty and students are actively engaged in experiential learning and research projects that contribute to improving the health of individuals and communities.

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Vision

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, and service.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to provide students with a high quality education and opportunities to engage in research, clinical experience, and community service involvement with the goal of improving readiness and competitiveness for advanced degree programs and/or employment in medical/health-related careers.

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UCF Study: Judo May Help Health, Social Interaction of Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Health Sciences

UCF Study: Judo May Help Health, Social Interaction of Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Judo may be just the right sport to increase the physical activity level among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and holds promise for reducing sedentary behavior, which is linked...
Health Sciences Undergraduate Students Get a Taste of Research
Health Sciences

Health Sciences Undergraduate Students Get a Taste of Research

Many health sciences undergraduate students aspire to have careers in healthcare. An important tenant of medicine is that interventions and treatment be research-based. To help prepare students to understand and...
Assistant Professor Recognized, Will Take Students to His Hometown of Panama for Study Abroad Trip
Health Sciences

Assistant Professor Recognized, Will Take Students to His Hometown of Panama for Study Abroad Trip

Recently, Humberto López Castillo, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences, received the Order of Paula Solís de Huerta, the highest award granted by the University of Panama’s...

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Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Walk-in Advising.  No appointment required.  Bring current degree audit that was PRINTED during the last week.  Encourage arriving at least 30 minutes prior to ending times.

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Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Walk-in Advising.  No appointment required.  Bring current degree audit that was PRINTED during the last week.  Encourage arriving at least 30 minutes prior to ending times.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Graduate Walk-in Advising.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Walk-in Advising.  No appointment required.  Bring current degree audit that was PRINTED during the last week.  Encourage arriving at least 30 minutes prior to ending times.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Walk-in Advising.  No appointment required.  Bring current degree audit that was PRINTED during the last week.  Encourage arriving at least 30 minutes prior to ending times.

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UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Understanding a Research Literature Review
Monday, January 27, 2020 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Trevor Colbourn Hall room 201

Need to write a literature review as an undergraduate? Learn about the purpose and structure of a literature review in academic...

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Do you have an internship this Spring 2020 semester and would you like to have it reflected on your transcript?

Experiential Learning is offering a Zero-Credit Internship Course this Spring 2020 semester (February 24, 2020 – April 27, 2020) Details regarding Course...

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Are you interested in pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at UCF?

Are you a recent or upcoming University of Central Florida graduate? Join the Master of Social Work Team for their 2nd annual Campus Recruiting Mixer! They are heading...

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

The REALE-TIME lab in the Psychology department has been approved by the IRB to send emails recruiting participants for one: Eating Behaviors and Mood.

If you are interested in participating, please click this link to view all study descriptions: http://www.robdvorak.net/active-studies.php

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Spring Study Abroad Fair

Thursday, January 30, 2020 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Student Union: South Patio

Interested in studying abroad? Attend UCF Abroad's Spring Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, January 30th, from 10:00 AM - 2:00...

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Mark your Calendar for the Spring 2020 Internship Fair on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Addition Financial Arena.

Jump start your internship search at the Spring 2020 Internship Fair and connect with over 70+...

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