The UF College of Public Health and Health Professions is focused on preserving, promoting and improving the health and well-being of populations. It is one of 62 colleges and schools in the U.S. that has achieved accreditation as a school of public health from the Council on Education for Public Health.
The college is home to eight departments — biostatistics; clinical and health psychology; environmental and global health; epidemiology; health services research, management and policy; occupational therapy; physical therapy; and speech, language, and hearing sciences. With 2,505 students, 20 degree programs are offered — two bachelor’s, seven master’s, eight Ph.D. and three professional degree programs.
Research funding in the college has more than doubled over the past decade. Faculty members are working on projects in the state and abroad on diverse topics such as dementia, sports concussions, suicidal ideation, violence and addiction, obesity, muscular dystrophy, driving safety and various infectious diseases.
The college provides clinical, professional and community service at the local, national and international levels. Combining the population perspective of public health with the patient focus of our health professions disciplines, the continuum of care is covered, from prevention and treatment to rehabilitation that supports the health and well-being of communities and individuals.
UF HealthStreet’s community-based efforts focus on reducing disparities in health care and research by linking people to opportunities to participate in research and medical and social services. Service projects are integrated into the college’s academic programs at the community level and internationally, including a unique model that incorporates education and research efforts to improve the lives of people in other countries, such as Burkina Faso, China, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Rwanda and Uganda.