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

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...
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...

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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 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.  Encourage arriving 15 minutes prior to ending times.
Classes begin Monday, June 24, 2019 Classes end Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 https://calendar.ucf.edu/2019/summer
Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Walk-in Advising.  No appointment required.  Bring current degree audit that was PRINTED during the last week.  Encourage arriving 15 minutes prior to ending times.
Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergraduate Walk-in Advising.  No appointment required.  Bring current degree audit that was PRINTED during the last week.  Encourage arriving 15 minutes prior to ending times.

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