News: Undergrad Experience

CHPS Students Organize and Participate in Orange County Minority Health Fest

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | May 6, 2022
In recognition of National Minority Health Month, and as part of the Interdisciplinary Projects in Health Professions course (IHS4950), CHPS undergraduate students and their faculty mentor, Suha Saleh, partnered with...

Students Serve as Community Health Ambassadors in a New Course Aimed to Improve Health Outcomes in the Community

Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | December 17, 2021
A new service-learning, interdisciplinary health improvement course provides students in all CHPS majors with hands-on experience working to address public health problems within the local Central Florida community.    The new course, IHS 4950 – Interdisciplinary Projects...

CSD Undergraduate Defies Dire Predictions, Continues to Rise

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | August 26, 2021
When Ashlei McGhee, an undergraduate student in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was born two and a half months early, she weighed barely 2 pounds and her brain...

Online Jiu Jitsu Teaches Important Lesson for Students Grappling with the Pandemic

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | October 23, 2020
When Antonio “Ricardo” Liborio, a world-champion Brazilian jiu-jitsu sixth-degree black belt, introduced the sport to the University of Central Florida in 2018, his goal was to do more than teach...

Health Sciences Students Earn Scholarship from UCF Honors Program for Outstanding Thesis

Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 16, 2020
Three health sciences students, Elise Arnold, Safia Centner and Serina Rayan, recently earned distinction from the Honors Undergraduate Thesis Program for their research projects. Arnold’s project, “The Relationship Between Parent...

Stopping the Spread: UCF Student Contact Tracers Help Limit COVID-19 on Campus and in the Community

Written By: | October 5, 2020
When the call for volunteer tracers went out to UCF students over the summer, Anthony DePaz knew he wanted to be involved. In the past year, someone very close to him...

HS Student Develops Love of Research, Thanks To Work with Limbitless Solutions

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | August 27, 2020
When Shea McLinden first heard about Limbitless Solutions, the UCF-based nonprofit and interdisciplinary research lab, at the FLDOE Sunshine State Scholar conference in 2018, she was intrigued by the organization’s...

High-Impact Courses Prepare Students for Professional Careers Through Innovative Teachings

Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | August 25, 2020
Faculty in the College of Health Professions and Sciences work diligently to ensure students receive the best educational experience in the classroom, while supplying “real-world” skills that aid them in...

CHPS Programs Gain STEM Designation

Written By: | July 27, 2020
Programs in  the Division of Kinesiology are now designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), thanks to recent approval by the State of Florida.  David Fukuda The change in the Classification of...

New CHPS Scholarship Honors Strength, Promise and Invincibility

Written By: | June 24, 2020
A new scholarship in the College of Health Professions and Sciences honors not only a student’s promise, but also their past. The Invincible Knights Award was created to honor students...

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