Undergradute Advising

First-year students: Please join us via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the month of September for Q&A sessions about the College of Public Health and Health Professions. You can join a conversation and talk to academic advisors about the undergraduate programs in PHHP.  These are not walk-in advising sessions, but rather an opportunity for you to learn more about our majors, prerequisites, and the upper division application. Advisors can answer general questions about our programs and policies, but questions about your specific academic record should be reserved for individual advising appointments or walk-ins.

Tuesday Q&A Sessions will start at 2 p.m. beginning on September 8th and Thursday Q&A Sessions will start at 10 a.m. beginning on September 10th

For more information about the sessions, please email advising@phhp.ufl.edu.


OUr majors

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Students earning a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CMS) study the human communication processes related to speech, language, hearing, and swallowing.

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Public Health

The Public Health major is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn foundation skills necessary to engage both individual and community-based health care.

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College Minors

Communication Sciences and Disorders

The Communication Sciences and Disorders minor provides students with a foundation in the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism, and the normal development of hearing, speech and language skills.

Deaf and Hearing Sciences

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.

Health Science

The Health Science minor introduces foundational knowledge and skills to students whose career goal is to work in health care.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS

associate dean george hack, phd, med

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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Student Spotlight

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Lindsey Berkowitz

Berkowitz, Lindsey

bachelor of health science — communication sciences and disorders

Emily McHugh

Emily McHugh

Alumni spotlight

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Ashley-Marie Bodor

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

Ashley-Marie Bodor

Bachelor of public health ’19

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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