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 most popular and largest undergraduate major at UCF. This major offers two career focused academic tracks: the Pre-Clinical Track and the Health Sciences (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.

Donate to
Health Sciences

Gifts help fund student scholarships, faculty excellence and innovative programming.

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

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...
“Perseverance is key.”
Health Sciences

“Perseverance is key.”

Redshirt senior forward Nyala Shuler ’17’s biggest fan at UCF women’s basketball games is also the person who inspired her future career as a pediatric doctor: her grandmother, Clementine. As...

Upcoming Events

UP NEXT

Wellness and Health Promotion Services (WHPS) is proud to offer:Tower Garden WorkshopJoin us to learn life skills associated with growing your own food and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Today we will be harvesting and you will get to take home…

LOOKING AHEAD

We will be conducting tours of the Communication Disorders Clinic facilities and the information session will follow at the UCF clinic. To register for a tour, please e-mail Allison Scott, coordinator of academic support services, at allison.scott@ucf.edu with your name and number in your party.…
The Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony for the College of Health Professions and Sciences will take place the afternoon of Saturday, May 4, at the CFE Arena. Schedule of Events 1:00 PM – Graduates arrive at the CFE Arena. Doors open…
Jump-start your job search at the 2019 Statewide Job Fair on May 8, 2019 Florida Career Centers' is pleased to announce the upcoming Statewide Job Fair. This is an excellent opportunity to meet employers recruiting students and alumni for full-time and part-time…
Social Work License: Preparation Review CourseREGISTRATION WEBSITE: https://iog.ucf.edu/CourseStatus.awp?&course=019-0518One of the requirements for obtaining clinical licensure in the State of Florida in social work requires passing the clinical exam created with administrative oversight by ASWB®. The School of Social Work is…

Let's Get Social