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.

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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

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...
Health Sciences Places High Priority on Undergraduate Research
Health Sciences

Health Sciences Places High Priority on Undergraduate Research

The Department of Health Sciences works tirelessly to ensure that its 4,000 undergraduate students are actively engaged in their education at UCF. “We are really emphasizing integrative learning in our...

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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.  Arrive at least 15 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.  Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to ending times.
Connect with a Wellness Coach to achieve your personal well-being goals. Learn the basics of couponing and save money on grocery items. Coupon coaching is available by appointment at Wellness and Health Promotion Services every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to…
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…
Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Walk-in Advising.  No appointment required.  Bring current degree audit that was PRINTED during the last week.  Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to ending times.

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