PHHP Advisors are available for appointments Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Beginning in October, advisors will also be available for Zoom evening appointments on Wednesdays, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Undergraduate students wanting to connect with PHHP advisors may do so via email, phone, or zoom. To maximize advisor availability and ensure that we address a large volume of student questions, we strongly suggest reaching out to an advisor in a manner that is most appropriate for your given question(s).
Email is encouraged when you have one or two quick questions, wish to share documents (forms, semester plans, etc.) with an advisor, or are unavailable to schedule an advising appointment. To connect with an advisor via email, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails are monitored by multiple staff members and are typically responded to within one business day.
Phone calls are a good option for smaller inquiries that you expect to take 15 minutes or less, such as: clearing holds, dropping one course, next term course planning, transient student questions, limited course advising, and questions about minors, study abroad, or S/U options. To schedule a phone call, please call 352-273-6457. When you call, state that you want to schedule a phone call with a PHHP advisor, and be ready to provide your UFID number, your availability, and phone number. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Zoom sessions are the better option if you have involved questions that you expect to take 30 minutes or less, such as: changing your major, BHS/BPH application questions, multiple semester course planning, 3 or more advising concerns or questions, university petition discussion/medical withdraw, forms such as PROMISE worksheets or ROTC plans, and financial aid petitions. To schedule a zoom session, please email email@example.com. Within your message, indicate your availability, your UFID number, and a phone number (in case of zoom malfunction). Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Students earning a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CMS) study the human communication processes related to speech, language, hearing, and swallowing.
The Health Science major is the first step toward a career in the rewarding field of health care.
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.
Students have options to pursue three specialized combination degrees.
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.
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 Health Science minor introduces foundational knowledge and skills to students whose career goal is to work in health care.
This minor enables students to acquire public health knowledge that complements their career paths.
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.
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.