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Michael J. Rovito is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. Rovito holds a Ph.D. in Public Health and a M.A. in Urban Studies from Temple University, a B.A. in Geography from Millersville University, and is a certified health education specialist. His work specializes in testicular self-examination and testicular cancer, male health behavioral change, and formative research, including theory, instrument development, and intervention design.


  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Public Health, Temple University
  • MA, Master of Arts
  • CHES, Certified Health Education Specialist, NCHEC


Areas of Specialty
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Quality of Life
  • Men's health
  • Public Health

Research Grants

Health Sciences

A Qualitative Assessment of QOL Among Testicular Cancer Survivors

  • PI: Michael J. Rovito
  • Co-PI: Humberto Lopez Castillo
  • Co-PI: L. Taliaferro
  • Amount: $5,000 | Timeframe: 01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
    Funding Type: Internal
    Funding Agency: Center for Behavioral Health Research and Training (CBHRT)
    Physical Therapy

    A Study of Physical Therapist-Provided Medicare Services

  • PI: Xinliang Liu
  • Co-PI: Michael J. Rovito
  • Co-PI: William Hanney
  • Co-PI: Reid Oetjen
  • Amount: $7,983 | Timeframe: 04/01/2015 - 03/31/2016
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Center for Innovative Healthcare, Inc.
  • HSC4730: Applied Health Research Methods

  • HSC4501: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

  • Alumnus Mason Moore establishes new fund for testicular cancer research and awareness

    Written By: David Janosik | April 12, 2024
    Mason Moore ’97 has created a new fund to expand research and awareness programs on testicular cancer at the College of Health Professions and Sciences. Himself a three-time testicular cancer...
  • Men’s Health Can Be Awkward. Does Humor Help in Testicular Cancer?

    Written By: Alex Biese | January 16, 2024
    When comedian Tom Green received a diagnosis of testicular cancer, he decided to keep the cameras rolling on his eponymous MTV series. Green, who was 28 years old at the...
  • Health Sciences Student Receives Distinguished Student Award

    Written By: David Janosik | December 14, 2022
    Jaden LeGate, a senior majoring in health sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Student Award. The recognition, which is presented by UCF Alumni, is the highest annual award...
  • CHPS Faculty Members Receive UCF RIA Awards

    Written By: Drexler B. James'13 | May 2, 2022
    Congratulations to Department of Health Sciences faculty members, Michael Rovito and Jeanette Garcia, for receiving the 2022 UCF Research Incentive Award. This award recognizes outstanding research, scholarly, or creative activity...
  • Undergraduate Health Sciences Students Showcase Research Proposals at Symposium

    Written By: David Janosik | December 9, 2021
    Students enrolled in HSC4730 Applied Health Research Methods presented their research project proposals to faculty judges during the Department of Health Sciences Fall 2021 Research Symposium on Dec. 8 at...
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