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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 National Academies of Practice, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Association of Schools of Advancing Health Professions.


  • 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
  • College of Health Professions and Sciences Co-Hosts Healthcare Education Summit

    Written By: Heather Lovett | May 30, 2024
    Academia and healthcare leaders convened at UCF on May 23 for a regional summit designed to improve collaboration and develop new strategies for ensuring the talent pipeline continues to provide...
  • CHPS Excels in 2024 U.S. News and World Report Graduate Rankings

    Written By: David Janosik | April 9, 2024
    Three graduate programs in the College of Health Professions and Sciences rank in the top 25% of the nation according to the U.S. News & World Report rankings for 2024....
  • National Academies of Practice Honors CHPS Founding Dean Ingersoll as Distinguished Fellow

    Written By: CHPS Staff | April 3, 2023
    UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences’ (CHPS) Founding Dean Christopher D. Ingersoll has been inducted as a Distinguished Fellow into the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in athletic training...
  • CHPS Dean Christopher Ingersoll Awarded by CAATE for Contributions to AT Education and Accreditation

    Written By: David Janosik | October 28, 2022
    The athletic training accreditation entity, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), honored UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences Dean Christopher Ingersoll with the 2022 Pete Koehneke Award....
  • ASAHP Board Member Spotlight: CHPS Founding Dean Christopher Ingersoll

    Written By: The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions | September 8, 2022
    The Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP) presents a board member spotlight on UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) Founding Dean Christopher Ingersoll.
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