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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Public Health and Health Professions

College of Public Health and Health Professions

Established: 1958 as the first college of health professions in the United States

Location: Public Health and Health Professions/Nursing/ Health Professions Building (HPNP), 101 South Newell Drive

Phone: 352-273-6379

Rankings: Number one ranked health professions college in the country in funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Accredited: All clinical programs are accredited by the appropriate national organization.

Degrees: Bachelor of Health Science degree with tracks in Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy Health Science and Rehabilitative Services

Academic Advising: Review the college website and make an appointment with an academic adviser at 352-273-6400.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Computer Requirement: Windows operating environment with Powerpoint software

Library: In addition to the university’s main library, students access the Health Science Center Library, one of the largest biomedical library systems in the world.

Internships and Career Guidance: College academic advisers are available to help with career planning. Shadowing health care providers is strongly encouraged.

Student Organizations: College Council, the Health Science Student Organization(HSSO), Alpha Eta Society. Some disciplines also have student associations affiliated with their national organizations:

Program/ Specializations Admission GPA Minimum Degree Awarded Minor
Health Science -
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
All four specializations require:
   3.0 tracking GPA
   3.0 overall GPA
Bachelor of
Health Science