public health & health professions

Educating the Next Generation of Health Professionals

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APPLY TO THE UPPER DIVISION MAJORS HERE

Sophomore students wanting to continue with the Health Science, Public Health, or Communication Sciences & Disorders majors in their junior and seniors years must apply and be admitted to the upper division portion of the program. If you are currently a UF student (in any major) and want to apply, you simply need to apply to one of the majors below. However, if you are currently at a state/community college (e.g., SFC, SFCJ, etc.), a Florida university other than UF (e.g., FSU, UCF, etc.), or an out of state student, you need to apply to both UF and one of the majors below.

*The application deadline for PRIORITY REVIEW is February 1, 2023; FINAL DEADLINE is February 15, 2023.*



Advising

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, Andrea Smith, and Tyler Brown) 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. Moorhouse or Kendra Hamilton; Public Health majors may contact Dr. Dixon or Meredith Nappy; 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: advising@phhp.ufl.edu.

Email


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 advising@phhp.ufl.edu.

30-minute In-Person or Zoom Appointment


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: PROMISE worksheets, ROTC plans, Financial aid petitions

Students may meet with any of the three advisors. In order to make 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.

College Minors

Apply to a PHHP Minor Here

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COMBINATION DEGREE PROGRAMS

A MESSAGE FROM OUR ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS

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Welcome

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.

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Health Professions College Council

Health science student organization

Student Spotlight

Alumni spotlight

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Ashley-Marie Bodor

Nurse and B.H.S. graduate Ashley-Marie Bodor finds joy supporting lung transplant patients.

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Allison Petkoff

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.

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College resources

PROMOTING HAPPY, HEALTHY PEOPLE

PHHP Wellness Program

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.

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SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PHHP Scholarships

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.

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Undergraduate Diversity Caucus

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.

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