College of Public Health and Health Professions
Majors & ALCs
Established in 1958 as the first college of health professions in the United States, the College of Public Health and Health Professions focuses on the integration of public health problem-solving and individual patient care. To do this, the college fosters collaborations among public health and the health professions in education, research and service.
Established: 1958 as the first college of health professions in the United States; renamed Public Health and Health Professions in 2003
Location: Health Professions/Nursing/Pharmacy Complex (HPNP), 1225 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL 32610
Rankings: Highly ranked programs throughout the college
Accredited: The college is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. In addition, all clinical programs are accredited by the appropriate national organization.
Degrees: Bachelor of Health Science degree with majors in health science, public health and communication sciences and disorders. Health science specializations include general health science, preprofessional, pre-occupational therapy, and pre-physical therapy.
Academic Advising: Review the college website and make an appointment with an academic advisor at 352.273.6400, option 1.
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- Computer accessibility to the World Wide Web
- Current/Supported Operating system (Windows or Mac)
- Minimum system resources to run all required applications
- An Office Suite (e.g. MS Office or Open Office) MS Office can be
downloaded through UF:
Libraries: In addition to the university’s other libraries, students access the Health Science Center Libraries, one of the largest biomedical library systems in the country.
Internships and Career Guidance: College academic advisors and the UF Career Resource Center are available to help with career planning. Shadowing healthcare providers is also encouraged.
Student Organizations: PHHP College Council (HPCC), Health Science Student Organization (HSSO) , and L.E.A.P. Mentorship Program
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Most disciplines also have student associations affiliated with their national organizations, including:
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||Admission GPA Minimum
|Health Science Specializations
|3.0 tracking GPA and 3.0 overall GPA
||Bachelor of Health Science
|Communication Sciences and Disorders
||2.7 tracking GPA and 2.7 overall GPA|
||3.0 tracking GPA and 3.0 overall GPA
||Bachelor of Public Health