Department of Health Sciences
UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences
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.
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.
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