Michael J. Rovito is an Assistant 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
  • CHES, Certified Health Education Specialist, NCHEC
  • Founder, Chairman & Treasurer of the Male Wellness Collective
Areas of Specialty
  • Men's health
  • Health behavior sciences
  • Health communication
  • Public Health
  • Health education
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
  • Health Sciences Students Showcase Research Proposals at Annual Symposium
    Written By: Megan Pabian | December 16, 2020
    As the semester draws to an end, Health Sciences students from five sections of the Applied Health Research Methodology class participated in an online symposium of nearly 100 attendees to...
  • Health Sciences Student To Receive University Researcher Award
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | November 23, 2020
    Congratulations to health sciences, pre-clinical track senior Alyssa Church, who was selected to receive the Distinguished Undergraduate Researcher Award (DURA) for the month of February 2021 at the University of...
  • Men’s Health Encompasses A Wide Variety of Topics and Concerns
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | June 23, 2020
    In 1948, the World Health Organization defined health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Often, men’s health...
  • Health Sciences Student Karina Castro Named to 2020 Knight of Distinction Program
    Written By: Drexler B. James '13 | April 2, 2020
    Karina Castro, a first-year health sciences student, has taken a step forward in her academic career at UCF and has been selected as a Knight of Distinction. The Knights of...
  • Health Sciences Undergraduate Students Get a Taste of Research
    Written By: Drexler B. James | December 9, 2019
    Many health sciences undergraduate students aspire to have careers in healthcare. An important tenet of medicine is that interventions and treatment be research-based. To help prepare students to understand and...
  • Health Sciences Places High Priority on Undergraduate Research
    Written By: Drexler B. James | November 15, 2018
    The Department of Health Sciences works tirelessly to ensure that its 4,000 undergraduate students are actively engaged in their education at UCF. “We are really emphasizing integrative learning in our...
  • UCF Professor Aims to Bring Awareness to Men’s Health
    Written By: Nicole Dudenhoefer | June 15, 2017
    As International Men’s Health Week winds down on Friday June 16, UCF assistant professor of health sciences Michael Rovito continues to advocate for the establishment of a national men’s health office. That’s...
  • Rovito Earns National Award for Men’s Health Outreach, Research
    Written By: David Janosik | November 8, 2016
    Michael Rovito’s tireless efforts on behalf of men’s health earned him national honors last week at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver. The assistant professor of health sciences received the inaugural award for Excellence...
  • Statnews.com Reports on Rovito’s Advocacy for Men’s Health
    Written By: Karen Guin | March 29, 2016
    Michael Rovito, assistant professor of health professions, is the contrarian in today’s @statnews article, “A contrarian push to get men to check their testicles for lumps.” Learn how this men’s health...
  • Rovito Participates in White House Dialogue on Men’s Health
    Written By: Karen Guin | January 15, 2016
    Michael Rovito, assistant professor of health professions, was among the health care, public policy, business and nonprofit professionals who participated in the White House Dialogue on Men’s Health Jan. 8. Rovito was invited to...
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