Department of Health Sciences

UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences


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.


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.


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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