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 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.

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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

International Award-Winning Assistant Professor Will Take Students to His Hometown of Panama for Study Abroad Trip
Health Sciences

International Award-Winning Assistant Professor Will Take Students to His Hometown of Panama for Study Abroad Trip

Recently, Humberto López Castillo, an assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences, received the Order of Paula Solís de Huerta, the highest award granted by the University of Panama’s...
UCF Online Course Uses ‘Harry Potter’ Potions Theme To Teach Pharmacology
Health Sciences

UCF Online Course Uses ‘Harry Potter’ Potions Theme To Teach Pharmacology

A faculty member in the Department of Health Sciences has taken the idea of magic in the classroom to a whole new level, theming her online Introduction to Pharmacology class...
Saleh Honored for Exceptional Leadership of Health Sciences Program
Health Sciences

Saleh Honored for Exceptional Leadership of Health Sciences Program

Thousands of students have benefited from Suha Saleh, Ph.D. on behalf of the health sciences major at UCF. Saleh has served as program director for the health sciences major since she...

Upcoming Events

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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.  Encourage arriving at least 30 minutes prior to ending times.

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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…
Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Walk-in Advising.  No appointment required.  Bring current degree audit that was PRINTED during the last week.  Encourage arriving at least 30 minutes prior to ending times.
Meet with CHPS faculty leaders and learn more about upcoming study abroad programs for the 2019-2020 school year in the atrium of the College of Health Professions and Sciences.
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…

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