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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New Program Teaches Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder How To Eat Healthy
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New Program Teaches Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder How To Eat Healthy

Overweight and obesity are common conditions in the U.S. pediatric population, but children with autism spectrum disorder have a 41 percent greater chance of having these health conditions than their...
More Than A Sport: CHPS Students Reflect on Cheerleading Championship Win, Experience at UCF
Health Sciences

More Than A Sport: CHPS Students Reflect on Cheerleading Championship Win, Experience at UCF

Winning the UCA National Championship this year was an experience the UCF cheerleading squad will never forget. Four student-athletes of the winning team are students in the College of Health...
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...

Upcoming Events

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UCF DPT is hosting its second Virtual Open House on April 5th! This is your opportunity to learn more about our faculty, staff, admissions process, and program from your own living room. We will be live streaming through our YouTube…

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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: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_exHUn06eNOJqACh  Tours and informational session will take place at the Communication Disorders Clinic located at:3280 Progress DriveSuite 500 (Main…
Not sure how to prepare a fully balanced meal? We’re here to help!Join us for a cooking class led by Student Health Services’ Clinical Dietitians and learn to prep, chop and cook a healthy meal using food harvested from the…
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: http://ucf.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_exHUn06eNOJqACh  Tours and informational session will take place at the Communication Disorders Clinic located at:3280 Progress DriveSuite 500 (Main…
The UCF DPT Class of 2022 White Coat Ceremony marks the transition of our doctoral students from the didactic portion of the curriculum, which focuses on basic and clinical sciences, to the clinical portion, which emphasizes full-time internships and evidence-based…

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UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, college and university students nationwide are requesting a pass/fail option for the Spring 2020 semester. Many institutions, including UCF, are allowing students to choose alphabetic or satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading. As a Pre-Health student, it is critical to understand how S/U...

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Students please be advised: the Spring 2020 withdrawal deadline has been extended to April 20th 11:59pm.

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

FREE MONEY!? The Florida Executive Women (FEW) scholarship is now open. Scholarship criteria and general information for this $3000 opportunity below,
General info. on scholarship,

- The 2020 Florida Executive Women $3000 scholarship application period is now open.
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UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Attention #UCFHealthSciences students:

If you enjoy learning about genetics, we encourage you to consider attending the second annual Prospective Genetic Counselors Day on Wednesday, May 16th, 2020.

This is a great way to learn about genetic counseling...

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Attention UCF Physical Therapy Students!
UCF DPT is holding its second Virtual Open House on April 5th streamed through their YouTube channel.

RSVP at http://bit.ly/2REZ05c

For more information, please contact Jax at Samantha.Jackson

UCF Health Sciences
UCF Health Sciences

Registration enrollment dates have been rescheduled to begin March 26th. The bright side, you now have another week to speak with us about Summer/Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 recommended courses!

Contact hsinfo@ucf.edu for questions you have regarding schedule planning....

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