News: Health Sciences

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

Written By: Drexler James | February 10, 2020
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

Written By: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala | January 9, 2020
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...

Health Sciences Undergraduate Students Get a Taste of Research

Written By: Drexler B. James | December 9, 2019
Many health sciences undergraduate students aspire to have careers in healthcare. An important tenant of medicine is that interventions and treatment be research-based. To help prepare students to understand and...

Assistant Professor Recognized, Will Take Students to His Hometown of Panama for Study Abroad Trip

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | November 8, 2019
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

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 2, 2019
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

Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 and Karen Guin | May 28, 2019
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

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | March 27, 2019
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

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | January 29, 2019
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...

“Perseverance is key.”

Written By: Jenna Marina Lee | January 28, 2019
Redshirt senior forward Nyala Shuler ’17’s biggest fan at UCF women’s basketball games is also the person who inspired her future career as a pediatric doctor: her grandmother, Clementine. As...

Health Sciences Places High Priority on Undergraduate Research

Written By: Drexler B. James | November 15, 2018
The Department of Health Sciences works tirelessly to ensure that its 4,000 undergraduate students are actively engaged in their education at UCF. “We are really emphasizing integrative learning in our...