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Christopher Ingersoll is the founding dean for the College of Health Professions and Sciences at UCF where he leads a multidisciplinary team of scholars in providing innovative healthcare education and clinical services that address the needs of our Central Florida community and society. Ingersoll’s professional and research interests align with the field of sports medicine and he has published and presented on athletic training and neuroscience topics throughout his educational career. His substantial contributions to the field resulted in him being named to the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame. He has served as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Athletic Training and the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation and in 2010, he was elected to the World Association of Medical Editors. His involvement in the field of athletic training and health education has earned him the designation of fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Association of Schools of Advancing Health Professions.

Credentials
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Biomechanics, The University of Toledo
  • LAT, Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • ATC, Certified Athletic Trainer
  • FACSM, Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine
  • FNATA, Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers' Association
  • FASAHP
  • Genius Foundation Awards $300,000 To UCF Interdisciplinary Health Research
    Written By: WENDY SARUBBI | October 7, 2021
    Eight interdisciplinary faculty research projects — on health topics including pain management, improving provider-patient communication, and intimate partner violence — have received about $300,000 in grant funding through a new...
  • Ingersoll Named to ASAHP Board of Directors
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 8, 2021
    Christopher D. Ingersoll, founding dean of the College of Health Professions and Sciences, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions. His 3-year term will commence October...
  • Health Sciences Students Compete in Undergraduate Research Symposium
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | May 7, 2021
    Ten groups of  health science students across five sections in Applied Health Research Methodology recently gathered online to present their final project – a research proposal poster. As the culmination...
  • Ingersoll Serves as Medical Observer to Help Keep Football Players Safe
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | October 4, 2020
    From a vantage point up high in the Bounce House, Christopher Ingersoll, dean of the College of Health Professions and Sciences, will use his expertise in athletic training and care of athletes to scan for possible injuries on the field.  This...
  • UCF’s Doctoral Program in Exercise Physiology Ranks No. 1 in Florida
    Written By: Camille Dolan '98 | September 30, 2020
    The UCF School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy recently earned the No. 1 ranking in Florida and ninth in the nation for its doctoral program in kinesiology by the National...
  • Message From UCF’s Clinical Leaders – Get Your Flu Shot Now
    Written By: UCF College of Medicine | September 21, 2020
    UCF’s clinical leaders gathered Monday to give the community a simple message: Get your flu shot. And then they rolled up their sleeves and were vaccinated at a new mobile...
  • A Message from Our Dean on Our Commitment to Stand Up for What Is Right
    Written By: Christopher D. Ingersoll | June 4, 2020
    Dear CHPS students, faculty and staff- The heartbreaking events of the past week emphasize the significant and persistent racial injustices that exist in our nation. I share in your feelings...
  • UCF Graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Ranks Among Top 25% In The Nation 
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | May 8, 2020
    The UCF graduate speech-language pathology program is ranked in the top 25% of programs in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report ranking. UCF’s graduate speech-language...
  • Schellhase, Ingersoll Receive Honors, Recognition from National Athletic Trainers’ Association
    Written By: Drexler B. James ’13 | August 7, 2019
    The National Athletic Trainers’ Association recently recognized Dean Christopher Ingersoll and Kristen Schellhase, associate lecturer and athletic training program director, during the organization’s convention in July. Schellhase received the Athletic...
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