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Advisors in the College of Public Health & Health Professions are still working remotely and will not be meeting with students in-person for the foreseeable future. However, advisors are still able to assist students via email, phone and Zoom. Advisors are 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. Please see the connection options below to select which format is most appropriate for your concern(s).


Email is encouraged when you are unavailable to schedule an advising appointment, 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 inquires to

15 Minute Phone Call

Phone appointments are a good option for smaller inquiries that you expect to take 15 minutes or less, such as:
·         Clearing holds
·         Dropping one course
·         Planning only one semester in advance
·         Transient student questions
·         Limited course advising
·         Questions about a minor
·         Questions about study abroad
·         Questions about S/U options

To schedule a 15-minute phone appointment please call 352-273-6457.  Appointments must be made at least one day in advance.

30 Minutes Zoom Session

Zoom appointments are the better option if you have more involved questions that you expect to take 30 minutes or less, such as:
·         Major changes
·         Four year plans
·         BHS/BPH application questions
·         Multiple semester course plan
·         Multiple advising concerns
·         Medical withdrawal
·         University petitions
·         Financial Aid petitions
·         ROTC Plans
·         Forms such as PROMISE worksheets

To schedule a 30-minute zoom appointment, please email Within your message, indicate your availability, your UFID number, and a good phone contact for you (which will be used in the event of zoom malfunction). Appointments must be made at least one day in advance.

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.


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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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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

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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


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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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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