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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
  • 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
  • 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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