Interview of Karlyn Dauplaise, physical therapist, Florida Hospital, and physical therapy alumna, University of Central Florida (UCF)
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
Department of Health Professions
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
4364 Scorpius Street Orlando, FL 32816-2205
Mission & Goals
The Health Sciences Program at the University of Central Florida
is dedicated to preparing students with an interest in human health
to be competitive applicants for graduate or professional programs
in health professions. The Health Sciences Program provides a
comprehensive educational background in basic and health-related
sciences that cover the foundation courses required for admission
to graduate professional programs in the health field. Our
faculty delivers the highest quality of undergraduate teaching --
incorporating learning, research and professionalism -- for our
students to become future leaders improving the health and medical
needs of our community.
The Health Sciences Program strives to be a leading contributor
in the health professions field by providing the highest quality of
undergraduate education to improve the standards and quality of our
nation's future health professionals.
Goal 1: Prepare an academically strong and
professionally competitive pool of student applicants for admission
into clinical or non-clinical graduate programs in the health
Goal 2: Provide students with academic and
clinical experiences that enhance their knowledge and preparation
for careers in the health care field.
Goal 3: Establish and implement
opportunities for students to participate in volunteering and
community outreach activities.
Goal 4: Enhance Health Sciences advising
services to provide mentorship and accurate, timely and consistent
academic and pre-professional advising.
Goal 5: Attract high-quality faculty and
staff to foster exceptional standards in teaching, research and