Welcome to the Department of Health Sciences in the College of Health Professions and Sciences at the University of Central Florida. We’re delighted you’re visiting our website and hope the information benefits you in every way possible.
UCF established the Health Sciences major in 2006. Since then the degree has undergone revisions and implementations to further enhance faculty teaching and student preparation. Enrollment in the Health Sciences major has surpassed 4,000 students, making it the largest major at UCF (2018 data).
The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences is designed for students with interest in human health leading to graduate study or career advancement. This degree is designed to provide students with a solid educational background in basic and health-related sciences, while providing the foundation courses required for admission to graduate level clinical programs in health professions including but not limited to medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy.
The flexibility of this major allows students to prepare for multiple careers in health sciences.
Michael Rovito, assistant professor of health sciences, continues to advocate for men’s health. He was involved heavily in the fourth annual Men’s Health Challenge in Sanford, Florida, in late June (learn more). And this month, he was re-elected as policy officer for the American Public Health Association’s Men’s Health Caucus.