Explore Our Majors
Advisors in the College of Public Health & Health Professions (PHHP) are able to assist students via email, Zoom, and in-person appointments. Advisors (Rob Doyle and Andrea Smith) are generally available for appointments Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In person appointments are conducted within the Student Services Office within the HPNP building (ground floor, room: G205). Our address is: 1225 Center Drive Gainesville, FL 32610.
JUNIOR and SENIOR PHHP majors: All students admitted to the upper division should contact their department staff or program director for advising assistance. Health Science majors may contact Dr. Pomeranz or Kendra Hamilton; Public Health majors may contact Dr. Dixon, Meredith Nappy or Tyler Brown; Communication Sciences and Disorders majors may contact Dr. Adams-Mitchell or Brenda McDonnell.
For students considering a change of major to one within PHHP, please email the advising team for assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email is encouraged when you are unavailable to schedule an advising appointment, considering a major change to PHHP, only have one or two quick questions, or wish to share documents (forms, semester plans, etc.) with an advisor. Emails are monitored by multiple staff members and are typically responded to within one business day.
To connect with an advisor via email, please send inquiries to email@example.com.
30 minute appointments are the better option if you have more involved questions that you expect to take 30 minutes or less, such as:
• Four year plans
• BHS/BPH application questions
• Multiple semester course plan
• A variety of advising concerns, aka “I have more than two things to talk about”
• University petition discussions/medical withdrawal
• Forms such as: ROTC plans or Financial aid petitions
Students may meet with either of the advisors, students are not assigned to a specific advisor within our college. In order to schedule an appointment, please complete the PHHP advising survey below. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance, and can be booked as far out as 3 weeks.
Complete our survey to find out your options for meeting with PHHP advisors.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders minor provides students with a foundation in the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism.
The Deaf and Hearing Studies minor includes language classes in American Sign Language and classes to deepen awareness of the impact of hearing loss on everyday life and function.
The Disability Science minor provides a basic scientific foundation to understand the impact of disability on physical and psychosocial health.
The Health Science minor introduces foundational knowledge and skills to students whose career goal is to work in health care.
This Public Health minor enables students to acquire public health knowledge that complements their career paths.
COMBINATION DEGREE PROGRAMS
Combination degree program that accepts UF undergraduate seniors into the Master of Public Health program where they earn 15 credits toward their MPH degree.
Combination degree program that allows incoming Bachelor of Health Science juniors to take first-year Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) Program courses during their junior and senior years.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS
Welcome to the undergraduate programs in the College of Public Health and Health Professions! Our aim is to provide you the very best preparation for a future in the health professions or public health. Whether you are pursuing a degree in Health Science, Public Health, or Communication Sciences and Disorders, you will be learning from and interacting with recognized leaders in all areas of the health spectrum. This mostly occurs in the classroom, but also includes opportunities to collaborate with researchers examining priority health needs, to contribute to community initiatives that impact the health of populations, and to practice leadership and communication skills within a health context. Throughout your time in our college, our faculty, advisors, and Program Directors will work with you to help you achieve your career goals. We look forward to serving you.
Health Professions College Council
Health science student organization
Nurse and B.H.S. graduate Ashley-Marie Bodor finds joy supporting lung transplant patients.
Allison Petkoff is completing a fellowship at the Infectious Disease Policy Office at the United States Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.
The PHHP Wellness Program encourages faculty, staff, and students to engage in activities that will benefit their overall health and wellbeing. The program incorporates contemporary initiatives that encompass the eight dimensions of wellness, which are emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.
The college offers several scholarships, which are typically awarded during the spring semester. Undergraduate junior and senior students in the Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Public Health degree programs are eligible to apply.
After the events that occurred in 2020— the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, and specifically the call for justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor— the College of Public Health and Health Professions initiated the development of a platform that would make the environment at PHHP more safe, affirming, and supportive.