Disability Science Minor

The Disability Science minor is a 17 credit minor designed to provide students with a basic scientific foundation to understand the impact of disability on physical and psychosocial health. The minor is open to all UF juniors and seniors except for students in the Health Science and Public Health majors (Communication Sciences and Disorders students are eligible for the Health Science minor).

Students applying to the Health Science minor must have at least junior standing (60+ credits), a 2.75 overall GPA, and a 2.75 prerequisite GPA. Prerequisite courses include BSC2005 Biological Sciences or BSC2010 Principles of Biology 1; APK2105C Applied Human Physiology with Lab; STA2023 Statistics 1; PSY2012 General Psychology; and CLP3144 Abnormal Psychology or DEP3053 Developmental Psychology. Students can satisfy prerequisite requirements by way of letter grade (“C” grade or better), a satisfactory grade (“S” grade), or AP/IB test credit.

Prerequisite Courses

BSC2005 Biological Sciences, or BSC2010 Principles of Biology 1

APK2105C Applied Human Physiology with Lab

STA2023 Statistics 1

PSY2012 General Psychology

CLP3144 Abnormal Psychology or DEP3053 Developmental Psychology

Applying for the Health Science Minor

To apply to the Health Science minor, please visit the PHHP Undergraduate Minor Submission Page. To start the minor in Summer B or Fall semester, you must upload your minor form by May 15th. To start the minor in Spring semester, you must upload your minor form by October 15th.

Note: Meeting the eligibility requirements for the health science minor
DOES NOT guarantee that you will be approved.

Minor Courses

Students accepted into the minor are required to complete 17 total credits including 9 credits of required coursework and 8 credits of elective coursework. Students may choose between the two elective course options listed below to meet the elective requirements, however these courses can be registered for after all required courses are successfully completed.

Required Courses (9 Credits)


HSC3502 Survey of Diseases and Disability 1 (Fall)

HSC4558 Survey of Diseases and Disability 2 (Spring)

OTH3416 Pathophysiology (Spring)

Elective Courses Option 1 (8 Credits)


OTH3413C Applied Kinesiology (Spring)

OTH4412/L Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Lab (Spring)

Elective Courses Option 2 (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)


CLP4420 Neuropsychology (Spring)

OTH4418/L Neuroanatomy and Lab (Fall)

Note: Elective course options are contingent upon availability during registration.
Please make certain to consider several elective course options.

For questions or concerns, please contact Meredith Nappy at m.nappy@phhp.ufl.edu.