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Physical Therapist

Interview of Karlyn Dauplaise, physical therapist, Florida Hospital, and physical therapy alumna, University of Central Florida (UCF)
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Quick Facts

  • 100% - (ATHLETIC TRAINING) First-time pass rate on the certification exam by 2016 graduates
  • 2nd - (HEALTH SCIENCES) Ranking among the 15 most popular majors at UCF in 2016-17
  • 12 - (PHYSICAL THERAPY) Ranking among "100 Best Jobs" by U.S. News & World Report

Mailing Address

Department of Health Professions
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida

4364 Scorpius Street
Orlando, FL 32816-2205

Phone: 407-823-2214
Fax: 407-823-2596

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Program

 

Welcome to the Health Sciences Program in the Department of Health Professions at the University of Central Florida. We're delighted you're visiting our website and hope the information benefits you in every way possible.

Pre-Clinical Class Suha 2

UCF established the Health Sciences Program in 2006. Since then the program has undergone revisions and implementations to further enhance faculty teaching and student preparation. Enrollment in the HS major has surpassed 3,600 students, making it the second largest major at UCF (2017 data).

Pre-Clinical Class Students

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences is designed for students with interest in human health leading to graduate study or career advancement. This degree is designed to provide students with a solid educational background in basic and health-related sciences, while providing the foundation courses required for admission to graduate level clinical programs in health professions including but not limited to medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy.
The flexibility of this program allows students to prepare for multiple careers in health sciences

 

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Program Contacts

Suha Saleh, Ph.D., MT,
Program Director

E-mail: suha.saleh@ucf.edu


Advising Office
HPA I - 124
E-mail: hsinfo@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-0946

Jennifer Farran, MS
Coordinator, Academic Advising Services

Phone: 407-823-0946
HPA I - 124

Roblene Vallesteros, MS, MPA
Coordinator, Academic Advising Services

Phone: 407-823-0946
HPA I - 124

Alexandra Barraza-Oliphant
Program Assistant

Phone: 407-823-0946
HPA I - 124

Toshiro I. Myles, MA, MBA
Internship Coordinator

E-mail: toshiro.myles@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-4096
HPA I - 244



Our new student organization, the Health Awareness Prevention Society, focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle by increasing awareness of healthy living through education and prevention.
— Suha Saleh,  Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Director
It was great to see Jennifer [Plant] honored with the statewide Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. She is an exceptional teacher, a professional leader and an amazing colleague.
— Kristen Schellhase,  Interim Chair, Athletic Training Director
The event [for children with disabilities] was a huge success. We had about 30 children, and the students did a phenomenal job. I'm already receiving inquiries about next year's event.
— Jennifer Tucker,  Physical Therapy Instructor
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