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Quick Facts

  • 6 - Number of graduate programs in the college ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News and World Report in March 2016
  • Fall 2015 - Launch of the Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice
  • Spring 2016 - Launch of the completely online Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program
  • 2015-16 - Academic year in which the college recognized 25 years since its founding in 1990-91
  • > 1,700 - Number of children and adults with speech, language and hearing problems served by the Communication Disorders Clinic

Limited Access Majors

Some majors in the College of Health and Public Affairs require a separate application and course prerequisites in order to be accepted into the major. Students usually enter these limited-access majors during their junior year. Students seeking admission into one of these majors are encouraged to meet with Undergraduate Student Services advisors at least once per semester to ensure proper academic progress. It is important that these students remain on track in meeting major requirements to make certain they are qualified to apply to these majors.

Athletic Training: Bachelor of Science
The major in athletic training includes the study of health, anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and nutrition. Students gain clinical experience under the direction of a certified athletic trainer at sites affiliated with the university, including high schools, colleges, universities, sports medicine clinics and professional athletic organizations. Athletic trainers are health professionals trained in prevention, evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation of injuries to athletes and physically active persons.
PLEASE NOTE: UCF Athletic Training Program will transition to the Master's Level in 2019-2020. If students intend to graduate with a BS degree in Athletic Training, they must have applied to the program by March 2018 (General Education/AA & AT prerequisites completed or in progress during Spring 2018). The last bachelor's level class eligible to apply is Spring 2018, start Summer B 2018, and graduate Spring 2020 (May 2020).

Health Informatics and Information Management: Bachelor of Science
The major in health informatics and information management provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage information systems in a variety of health care settings. Students spend time in local health care facilities, gaining hands-on experience in jobs performed in a health information department.

Social Work: Bachelor of Social Work
The undergraduate major in social work prepares students for entry-level professional social work practice within diverse human service organizations, such as hospitals, schools, correctional settings, public welfare departments, child placement organizations, community centers and counseling agencies.


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Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Services
College of Health and Public Affairs
HPA II, Room 115
Phone: 407-823-0010
Fax: 407-823-0022
Email: hpainfo@ucf.edu

Office Hours           
Monday-Thursday
9:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Friday Peer Advising ONLY
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Professional advising: Appointment basis
Peer advising: Walk-in basis

Curious about important deadlines?:
Visit http://calendar.ucf.edu

Graduating spring 2017?
1. File your intent to graduate in your myUCF as soon as possible; 2. Enroll-- you MUST be enrolled at UCF your graduation term; 3. Check your myKnight Audit to verify requirements met


The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann,  M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley,  B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson,  Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr,  V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith,  Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith,  Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta,  Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward,  Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen,  Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual,  Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),  
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