Strategic Plan

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Forging a Bold Future

The units in our new college havea vast history of success that help lay the foundation of future success for the College of Health Professions and Sciences. This inaugural strategic plan provides a framework to leverage the innovative and collaborative spirit of our college to pioneer health education, research, clinical practice, and service. It is the outcome of a year’s worth of brainstorming, debating, and surveying on how best to communicate our common values and aspirations. This plan articulates the College’s priorities and provides a blueprint for forward momentum and continual improvementover the next several yearsto enhance our students’ experiences and meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.

Christopher D. Ingersoll


Christopher D. Ingersoll

Founding Dean,
UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences


CHPS will be a dynamic and innovative national leader in health education, research, clinical practice, andservice.


CHPS will improve health through integrative and inclusive education, research, clinical practice, andservice.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusionare demonstrated in our commitment to mutual respect and acceptance of the similarities and differences each of us brings to the work environment and the sense of belonging, dignity, and common good we foster among coworkers, stakeholders, and the communities we serve.


Excellenceunderlies all our pursuits where we strive to create, develop, and deliver rigorous, distinctive, and highly-valued programs and services.


Innovationis our never-ending goal to improve teaching, foster discovery, and apply research to yield new ways of thinking and doing.


Integrityis the common thread in everything we do. It means that our words and actions are congruent and that we are committed to being honest, fair, trustworthy, ethical, and transparent.


Partnershipis how we bring our talents and strengths to others that allows us to reach common goals and improve lives.


Professionalismdescribes how we conduct ourselves with a high level of skill and competence, respect for others, adherence to ethical practices and decision-making, and dedication to serving our stakeholders to the best of our ability.


Successis reflected in the attainment of academic and professional goals among our students, graduates, faculty, and staff; recognition for our high-quality, innovative curricula; and impactful research and clinical services.


Well-beingis the commitment to creating and supporting an environment that foster job satisfaction, healthy behaviors, and work-life balance that help us perform our roles and responsibilities to our highest potential.


Conduct high-impact research addressing health and wellness issues facing individuals and communities.

Elevate teaching and learning within health professions and sciences.

Deliver pioneering clinical education and practice to improve individual and community health and wellness.

Advance a diverse and inclusive community of excellence that embraces faculty, staff, and student success and well-being.

Enhance relationships with alumni, donors, businesses, industry, and communities.

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