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UNIVERSITY of
FLORIDA


College of Public Health and
Health Professions

Bacielor of health Science Program

Student Handbook

2008-2009


www.phhp.ufl.edu


UF






COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE


Appointments
Staff Advisors
Dr. Joanne Foss
Dr. Mary Ellen Young
Dr. Stephanie Hanson

Financial Aid
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Room
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Contact
Iris Campbell
Margaret Odom
Geraldine Lee
Dene Brewer


Mike Menefee


Need Help with General Registration
Call Iris Campbell at 273-6400 to set up a staff advising appointment with Wanda Washington or Melissa
Jones.

Need to Drop or Add a Class
Take completed drop-add paperwork to the Office of the University Registrar at 222 Criser Hall after
doing the following:
Core Course you must get approval from Dr. Foss, Dr. Young or Dr. Hanson
Core Pre-OT Course you must meet with Dr. Foss
Approved Elective you must meet with Dr. Foss, Dr. Young or Dr. Hanson
General Elective no approval needed unless change affects credits to graduate or ability to complete
BHS course requirements

If you need to take more than 18 credit hours
Please make an appointment with an advisor before you register.

Have a Graduation Question
Call Iris Campbell at 273-6400 in the advisor's office and ask to speak with Marcia McLeod or email
Marcia at mmcleod@phhp.ufl.edu.


UF Professional Web Sites:
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Communicative Disorders
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2008-2009
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

IN T R O D U C T IO N .............................................. .................... ............ ... ... .......... ..
C O L L E G E O V E R V IE W .......................................................................................................... 1
Our A cadem ic Program s .............................................................................. 2
O ur O organization ............... ................................ ........................... ............. 2
PHHP Departments, Programs and Contacts..................................... ............... 3
P H H P C e n te rs.................................................................................................. .............. 4
OVERVIEW OF THE HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM ...................................................... 5
H health Science T rack ......... .. ...... .. ............ ........ .................................. .. 5
M mission ............... ......... ....... ............. .. ....................... 5
E du cation al G oals............................ ... ............. .. ...... ................ 5
C o u rsew o rk ............................................ ........................... 5
Required Courses For Track............_... ... ........... ............6
E lectiv es ..................................................................................... ........ ..........
Course Sequence ............... ................. ..... ................ 7
Pre-Occupational Therapy Track .......................... ...... ............................ 8
M issio n ............................................. .................. 8
E du cation al G oals.............................. .. ............ .. ...... ................ 8
C oursew ork .......................... ................ ................. .................. 9
R required C ourses For Track .................................................. .. .. ......... 9
E lectiv es ..................................................................................... ................. 9
Course Sequence ............... ................. ..... ................ 9
R ehabilitative Services Track ............................................ ................. .............. 10
M ission........................................... .............. 11
E du national G oals ................................... ......................... .... ............ 11
Coursework .................. ..... .. ............................... ..... .............. 11
R required C ourses For Track..................................... .................. ............. .... 11
Electives ......................................... 12
Course Sequence ................ ...................................... ...... ............ .. 13
OTHER COUR SE IN FORM A TION ........................................................................................ 14
P ub lic H health ..................................................... 14
M inor in Public H health ................. ...................................... .. ........ .. 14
Com bined D degree .................. ...................................... .... ............ 15
Other College M inors .................. ....................................... .. .......... 15
A approved Plan of Study .................................................. ................................ 15
C course R registration. ........ ................................... ................ ..................... 16
Transfer of Credit. ........................................... 17
Grading Scale. .......................................... 17
E xtra C credit ................................................................................................... 17
Evaluation of Faculty and Curriculum ..................................................................... 17
GR A D U A TION REQU IREM EN TS ...................................................................................... 17
G general R equirem ents ......................................................... .. .......... 17
G radu eating W ith H honors ...................................... ................................................. 18
PR O GR AM POLICIES.................................................... ........................ 19
Gatorlink A account ................................................................. .. .......... 19
Compliance with HIPAA .. ..... .................................................. .............. 19






H health Requirem ents And Im m unizations. .............................................. ....... ....... 19
Policy Statement on Tolerance And Diversity. ....................................................20
D ress C ode ............................................................. ......... .............. 20
Academic Honesty/Recognizing Other's Work...................................................... 20
A attendance ................................................. 20
P u n ctu ality ........................................................................................ 2 0
E xam nations ..................................................................................................... 2 1
L ate A ssignm ent P policy ..................................................................................... 2 1
Self-Advisement .............. ...... ............ ....... .... ........ ... ...... ...... 21
A cadem ic Probation ......... ........................ ....... ........ ........ .......... 21
Dropping Courses ....................................... ....... .......... 21
Adding Courses ............... ......... ................ 22
W withdraw als/Leaves Of Absence .............................................................................. 22
Withdrawals Without Re-Entry To The Program .....................................22
Withdrawals With Desired Re-Entry To The Program................ ......... 22
Dismissal From The College ......... .................................... .... ..................... 23
A appeals P rocess............................................... ....... ......... ...... 23
C ell P hones and B eepers ... .... .................................... ...................... ..............24
Com puter Policy ............. ...... ........... .2........ ....... ...........24
U se Of College Space ........... .................................. ........ ........ ............ 24
HEALTH SCIENCE FACULTY............................................................ .............. 25
PROGRAM STAFF ............................................ 30
C O L L E G E C O U N C IL ............................................. ......................................................... 3 1
HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENT ORGANIZATION (HSSO)..................................... 31
GENERAL PROGRAM REM INDERS ........................................... .......................... 32
Identification B adges.................... ................................. .. .. .............. .. ............. 32
E x p en ses ............................................................................ .............. 3 2
C lass P photographs .... .................................. ........................... .................. 32
B ioterrorism ............................ .............. ...... 32
C A M P U S F A C IL IT IE S .......................................................................................................... 32
H PN P C om plex ..................................................... 32
L ib rary ..................................................... 3 3
B o o k sto re ....................................................................... 3 3
C irca C om puter L abs .............................................................................................. 33
Teaching Center ....................................... ............................34
Student Health Center At Shands Hospital .................................. 34
Counseling Center ................................................................... .... ......... 34
Disability Resource Center............................. .............. 34
Career R source Center............................. .............. 34
F ood Service ..................................... .............. ...... 34
G ift Store A nd M miscellaneous Item s ................................................................... 35
P o st O ffic e ........................................................................................... 3 5
OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION .......................................................................... 36
C P R ............................................................................................................. 3 6
N ew sp a p e r ...................................................................................................... 3 6
P a rk in g ..................................................................... 3 6
O their R sources ........................................ 36







A P P E N D IC E S ......................................................................................................................... 3 7


A. PLAN OF STUDY- HEALTH SCIENCE TRACK ........................... ..............38
B. PLAN OF STUDY- PRE-OT TRACK .............. .......................... 40
C. PLAN OF STUDY- REHABILTATIVE SERVICES TRACK............... .... ......... 42
D. EXAMPLES OF GENERAL ELECTIVES BY TOPIC ...........................................44
E. COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS .............................................. 46
F. USE OF COLLEGE AND COMMON HPNP SPACE FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES .49
G. ACKNOW LEGEM ENT ................................................. 50









INTRODUCTION


Welcome to the Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) program in the College of Public Health and Health
Professions. The BHS program offers three tracks health science, pre-occupational therapy (pre-OT),
and rehabilitative services. Throughout this manual, the phrase "health science program" refers to all
three tracks. This handbook has been developed to assist you in learning about our college, the Bachelor
of Health Science program, and resources available to help you have a positive college experience.
Several of the policies and procedures you need to know are included in this manual; others are included
in the UF Undergraduate Catalog and Student Guide. Regardless of whether policies and procedures are
listed here, you are responsible for your education and behavior, which includes understanding all
University and College policies and procedures that affect your academic progress, graduation eligibility,
and use of University and College resources.

If you ever have questions regarding the BHS program or any other aspect of University life, please do
not hesitate to contact a health science program advisor, faculty member, the dean's office, or the
appropriate University office. We are glad you have selected the College of Public Health and Health
Professions to complete your undergraduate education, and we will assist you in whatever way we can to
help you be successful. We hope that your college experience is enriching, both personally and
academically.


COLLEGE OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Health Science program is part of the College of Public Health and Health Professions
(PHHP), located in the HPNP Complex. We are one of the largest and most diversified health education
institutions in the nation. Established in 1958, the College of Health Professions was the first college of
its type in the United States dedicated to educating students of many different health professions in an
academic health center. In 2003, the College changed its name to Public Health and Health Professions
to reflect our expanding mission. Public Health and Health Professions is one of six colleges that
comprise the University of Florida Health Science Center. The other colleges are Dentistry, Medicine,
Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine.

With over 1700 students, the College of Public Health and Health Professions is a national leader in the
education of health professionals. We emphasize the development of intellectual resources and skills that
can help our graduates prosper in today's complex health systems. In addition, the College is committed
to the development of cutting edge science and outreach in areas such as aging and disability,
rehabilitation of central nervous system impairment, behavioral determinants of good health for
individuals and communities, disaster response, and health systems functioning.

The College of Public Health and Health Professions is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and
improving the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals. To fulfill this
mission, we foster collaborations among public health and the health professions in education, research,
and service. Consistent with our mission, the College has three primary goals:
Provide excellent educational programs that prepare graduates to address the multifaceted health
needs of populations, communities, and individuals
Conduct quality research and disseminate findings that are responsive to priority health needs
Serve as active participants and leaders in University, public health, health practice, and health
services communities through collaborative approaches to intervention, professional practice, and
policy.






OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS: The College's commitment to excellence in health
education is reflected in the variety of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs available.

BACHELOR'S LEVEL PROGRAMS DEGREE OFFERED
Health Science program, Health Science track Bachelor of Health Science (BHS)
Health Science program, Pre-OT track Bachelor of Health Science (BHS)
Health Science program, Rehabilitative Services track Bachelor of Health Science (BHS)
MASTER'S LEVEL PROGRAMS DEGREE OFFERED
Health Administration Master of Health Administration (MHA)
Occupational Therapy
Entry Level Master's Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)
Advanced Master's (distance learning) Master of Health Science (MHS)
Public Health concentrations offered in: Master of Public Health (MPH)
biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology,
health management and policy, public health practice,
and social and behavioral sciences
Rehabilitation Counseling Master of Health Science (MHS)
DOCTORAL LEVEL PROGRAMS DEGREE OFFERED
Audiology (distance learning) Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Biostatistics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Clinical and Health Psychology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Epidemiology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Health Services Research Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Rehabilitation Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE OFFERED
Geriatric Care Management College level certificate
Life Care Planning College level certificate
Public Health (on campus and distance learning) College level certificate

Four of the college's academic programs involve multiple departments or colleges as part of their core
design. The Bachelor of Health Science Program involves faculty from all of PHHP's departments. The
other two programs are at the graduate level. They are Rehabilitation Science, which involves faculty
from communicative disorders, clinical and health psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy,
and behavioral science and community health; and the Master of Public Health program, which is a
collaborative effort among multiple departments and colleges.

OUR ORGANIZATION: The College is comprised of the dean's office, seven departments, and
eleven centers. The Health Science track is administered by the dean's office, the pre-OT track is
administered jointly by the dean's office and the Occupational Therapy Department, and the
rehabilitative services track is administered jointly by the dean's office and the Behavioral Science and
Community Health Department. A summary of departmental and center contacts is provided on the next
page.








PHHP DEPARTMENTS and ACADEMIC CONTACTS
Department Brief Description Academic Administrators Phone
Number
Dean's Office administrative offices for the Interim Dean: Michael G. Perri, PhD 273-6214
college; includes staff managing advising, Executive Assoc Dean and Executive
academics, financial aid concerns, budget, research Director of Health Science Program: 273-6377
development, and personnel issues; Stephanie Hanson, PhD
Oversees health science program and public health Assoc Dean for Student and Academic
program development, including changes to MPH, Affairs and Director of Health Science 273-6817
combined degree program, minor, distance learning Program: Joanne Foss, PhD
components, new collaborations, practice track, etc. Assoc Dean for Public Health
Development and Practice & MPH
Program Director: Mary Peoples- 273-6443
Sheps, PhD
Clinical and Health Psychology Dept. offers APA Chair: Russell Bauer, PhD 273-6141
accredited PhD program with specialty tracks in Grad Coordinator: James Johnson, 273-6047
neuropsychology, health psychology, and pediatric PhD
psychology; also offers APA accredited internship
and postdoctoral fellowships; offers core and elective
courses in the health science program
Communicative Disorders Dept. has both speech- Chair: John C. Rosenbek, Ph.D. 273-6166
language pathology and audiology faculty; offers Grad Coordinator: Alice Holmes, PhD 273-6543
distance learning doctoral program in audiology and
participates in on-campus AuD program and the RSD
program; offers elective course in the health science
program
Epidemiology & Biostatistics Dept. offers Chair: Elena Andresen, Ph.D. 273-5364
epidemiology PhD and biostatistics PhD programs; Grad Coordinator: Mike Daniels,
oversees epidemiology and biostatistics Ph.D.
concentrations in MPH program; offers core course
in the health science program
Health Services Research, Management and Chair: Paul Duncan Ph.D. 273-6072
Policy Dept. offers health services research PhD Student Services Coordinator: Barbara 273-6073
program; offers MHA program; oversees Ross, MA
management and policy track in MPH program;
offers core course in the health science program
Occupational Therapy Dept. offers an entry level Chair and RSD Program Director: 273-6817
master's program and advanced master's programs William Mann, Ph.D.
for individuals who already have an Entry-Level OT Coordinator of Pre-OT Track and 273-6017
degree; oversees and participates in the RSD Director of OT Professional Programs:
program; offers core and elective courses in the Joanne Foss, Ph.D.
health science program; oversees pre-OT track
Physical Therapy Dept. offers an entry level Chair: Krista Vandenbome, Ph.D. 273-6085
doctoral program; participates in the RSD program; Assistant Chair and Director of
participates in elective course in the health science Education: Jane Day, Ph.D. 273-6085
program
Behavioral Science and Community Health Dept. Chair: Barbara Curbow, Ph.D. 273-6745
- offers master's program in rehabilitation Coordinator of Rehabilitative Services 273-6745
counseling; participates in the MPH and RSD Track: Mary Ellen Young, PhD.
program; offers core and elective courses in the
health science program; oversees rehabilitative
services track








PHHP CENTERS
Center Name Brief Description Director Phone Number
Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Michael E. Robinson, Ph.D. 273-0490
Health dedicated to the investigation and Dept of Clinical and Health
understanding of the experience of pain in humans Psychology
Center for Pediatric Psychology and Family Stephen Boggs, PhD 273-6146
Studies pediatric psychologists, pediatricians, and Dept. of Clinical and Health
students focus on the relationships among health, Psychology
illness, and behavior in children and families
Center for Research in Psychophysiology Peter J. Lang, PhD 392-2439
psychophysiological researchers advance Dept. of Clinical and Health
understanding of behavioral-physiological Psychology
interactions in people
Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention Peter J. Lang, PhD 392-2439
(CSEA) one of three NIMH Behavioral Science Dept. of Clinical and Health
Research Centers; focuses on how the human brain Psychology
processes emotional stimuli and its resulting
expression
Center for Telehealth and Healthcare William Mann, PhD 273-6817
Communications investigators focus on the Dept. of Occupational Therapy
effects of telecommunication technologies in health
care delivery, including quality of life, health
outcomes, cost, and standards of use
Florida Center for Medicaid and the Uninsured R. Paul Duncan, Ph.D. 273-5268
dedicated to improving Florida health care Dept. of Health Services
through a multidisciplinary collaboration of Research, Management and
academic and policy making experts Policy
Hearing Research Center focuses on discovery Colleen Le Prell, Ph.D. 273-6161
of new knowledge related to hearing and hearing Department of Communicative
disorders and application of findings combined Disorders
with public health outreach; involves researchers,
clinicians, and public health policy faculty
Institute on Community Mobility William Mann, Ph.D. 273-6817
interdisciplinary research focused on maintaining Dept. of Occupational Therapy
and/or improving the level of safety and
independence of older drivers
National Rural Behavioral Health Center Ronald Rozensky, Ph.D. 273-5125
promotes research, education, and service to Dept. of Clinical and Health
improve the status of behavioral health care for Psychology
rural Americans and to increase access and
utilization of services
Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center William Mann, Ph.D. 273-6817
(RERC) investigators promote independence and Dept. of Occupational Therapy
quality of life for older people with disabilities
through technology, involving devices that can
make everyday tasks easier to complete
Faculty in the college also co-direct the following centers:
* Craniofacial Center (co-directed by Stephen Boggs, Ph.D.)
* Center for Neuropsychological Studies (co-directed by Eileen Fennell, Ph.D.)








OVERVIEW OF THE HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Health Science program is designed for students whose career goals are to work in
health systems or organizations providing health related or general human services to individuals and
communities with health concerns. The BHS program is a two-year, 60-credit curriculum consisting of
the junior and senior years of undergraduate work. The program offers three tracks: health science, pre-
OT, and rehabilitative services. The curriculum for the health science track provides the opportunity for
you to learn foundation skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic health environment. The pre-OT track
is a subspecialty within the health science track and includes all core health science courses plus
prerequisite coursework for the College of Public Health and Health Professions graduate program in OT.
The curriculum for the rehabilitative services track provides the opportunity to focus specifically on the
rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities or others seeking human services to facilitate
successful community integration. The specific core courses for each track are listed under the track
sections below.

+ Degree Awarded for all Tracks: Bachelor of Health Science (BHS)

+ Total # Hours Required for Graduation: 120 (from freshman through senior year)

* Total # Hours Required in the Junior-Senior Year: 60 semester credits of 3000-
level coursework or higher. 2000-level courses taken in the junior-senior years do not count
toward the 60 semester credits of required junior-senior level coursework.


HEALTH SCIENCE TRACK

+ MISSION: To provide an academic foundation in health science for students planning on entering a
health profession and/or working in a health setting.

+ EDUCATIONAL GOALS: Students should be able to demonstrate:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. health care system and the role of the health
professional in this system.
2. Understand and comprehensively describe various disabilities and factors affecting management.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of disease and disability on the health of populations.
4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of core bioethical and legal principles impacting contemporary
health issues.
5. Develop appropriate professional behaviors and leadership skills for careers in health care.
6. Critically evaluate the empirical bases of practice in health science disciplines.
7. Demonstrate basic therapeutic communication skills using appropriate presentation modalities.

* COURSEWORK: In the health science track, you will complete a combination of core courses (35
hours, 32 of which are in the college) and electives (25 hours, including 9 in the college) in order to
complete 60 hours of junior-senior level (3000-level or higher) coursework. The core courses and
electives are listed in the next two tables. You are required to complete all four semesters in which
core coursework occurs (Fall Junior through Spring Senior).








REQUIRED COURSES FOR HEALTH SCIENCE TRACK *
Course Course Title # Of Course Description
Number Credits
HSC 3502 Survey of Diseases 03 First course in two-course sequence
and Disability overviewing medical and psychosocial
aspects of chronic diseases and disabilities
HSA 3111 U.S. Health Care 03 Overview of organization, delivery, and
System financing of health services in the U.S.
Topics include health professionals, health
care facilities, financing of health services,
managed care, and current health policy
issues
PHC 4101 Public Health 03 Introduction to the five core areas of public
Concepts health and contemporary issues and
challenges
HSC 4558 Disability 03 Second course in two-course sequence
Management overviewing medical and psychosocial
aspects of chronic diseases and disabilities
OTH 3416 Pathophysiology 03 Basic overview of normal and abnormal
physiological changes throughout adulthood
HSC 3661 Therapeutic 02 Understanding basic principles of therapeutic
Communication communication with patients, families, and
Skills the health care team
RCS 4415L Therapeutic 01 Hands-on practice of therapeutic
Communication communication skills based on simulated
Skills Lab patient health care scenarios
HSC 4608L Critical Thinking in 04 Development of critical thinking skills and
Health Care problem solving in the health care
environment
HSC 4184 Leadership Skills 03 Introduction to leadership philosophy,
and Styles assessment of personal leadership style,
development of team work skills with others
with different leadership styles
HSC 3057 Research Methods 04 Emphasis on four aspects of research:
and Issues in Health understanding research principles, evaluating
Care journal articles, applying research findings to
clinical settings, and designing programmatic
evaluation projects
HSC 4652L Ethical and Legal 03 Overview of basic bioethical and legal issues
Issues in the Health in the health professions, including
Professions discussion of contemporary ethical issues
based on actual/composite patient cases
STA 3024 Introduction to 03 Introduction to analysis of variance and
Statistics 2 nonparametric methods
*Please note: There are additional course requirements to graduate Magna Cum Laude or Summa Cum
Laude; please see Graduation Requirements section.

* ELECTIVES: You will take a minimum of 25 hours of electives. Of the 25 hours, 9 hours must be
approved college electives. You can satisfy your college electives' requirement in one of two ways -
you can complete the minor in public health (please see p.13 for details) or you can complete 9 hours






from the college list below. If you select the latter option, you must complete a minimum of three
courses from the list. If your combination of credits is fewer than 9 based on the 3 courses you select and
you do not want to take a fourth course from the list, you may take the College Independent Study
Course (HSC 4905) or Clinical Observation/Health Care Volunteer Work Course (HSC 3801) to equal a
total of 9 credits. The remaining 16 hours are general electives and require no College approval as long
as they are at least 3000 level.

APPROVED ELECTIVES FOR HEALTH SCIENCE TRACK
Students must select a minimum of 9 credits from the electives list below
Course Number Course Name Credits Semester Offered
CLP 4134 Introduction to Clinical 03 Fall
Child/Pediatric Psychology
CLP 4302 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 03 Fall
CLP 4314 Introduction to Health Psychology 03 Spring
CLP 4420 Introduction to Neuropsychology 03 Spring
OTH 3200 Applied Human Development I 03 Fall
OTH 3201 Applied Human Development II 02 Fall or Spring
OTH 4412* Musculoskeletal Anatomy* 03 Spring
---------- seniors only ...........
OTH 4412L* Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab* 02 Spring
OTH 4314 Psychiatric Disorders 03 Spring
OTH 4418* The Nervous System/Disorders* 03 Fall
------ -- seniors only ...........
OTH 4418L* The Nervous System/Disorders 02 Fall
Lab*
RCS 4061 Psychosocial Aspects of Rehab 03 Fall
RCS 4451 Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance
Abuse seniors only 03 Spring
RCS 3030 Introduction to Rehabilitation and Fall
Human Services 03
RCS 4240 Vocational Services in Health,
Rehabilitation and Human Services 03 Spring
PHC 6001** Principles of Epidemiology** 03 Fall
PHC 6050** Statistical Methods for Health
Sciences I** 03 Fall
PHC 6102** Introduction to Public Health
Administrative Systems** 03 Spring
PHC 6313** Environmental Health Concepts in
Public Health** 03 Spring
PHC 6410** Psychological, Behavioral, and
Social Issues in Public Health** 03 Fall
*Lab & Lecture courses must both be taken; they must be taken together in the same semester;
(OTH 4412 must be taken with 4412L); (OTH 4418 must be taken with 4418L); open to seniors only
**Only open to students in public health minor or combined degree program; seniors only


COURSE SEQUENCE: The required program of study for the health science track is listed below.
As you will note, you must take core courses in specific terms. Core courses are offered only once per
year so please be sure you register for the courses during the term offered. If you fail to take a core
course when it is offered, you will delay your graduation by at least one year because the sequence of
core courses is "lock step". This means you must have completed all previous core courses to register for






core courses offered during subsequent terms. Most college electives are also offered only once per year
but you can take them as either a junior or a senior unless otherwise indicated. You may take general
electives in any sequence that fits your schedule. However, do not wait to complete prerequisites for
your career path. The core health science courses are required in sequence as part of your program and
will take priority. Effective planning on your part will help prevent conflicts and delays toward your
ultimate career goal. Your overall plan of study must be approved by the program director or his or her
designee so be sure you discuss all needed prerequisites as well as college electives during your plan of
study meeting. (For more information on the Approved Plan of Study, please see p.19.)

HEALTH SCIENCE COURSE SEQUENCE**
Fall Junior Yr. Spring Junior Yr. Fall Senior Yr. Spring Senior Yr.
Survey of Diseases/ Disability Critical Thinking in Ethical and Legal
Disability (3 credits) Management (3) Health Care (4) Issues in the Health
Professions (3)
U.S. Health Care Pathophysiology (3) Leadership Skills and Research Methods and
System (3) Styles (3) Issues in Health Care
(4)
Public Health Therapeutic Electives Electives
Concepts (3) Communication
Skills (2)
Introduction to Therapeutic Electives Electives
Statistics 2* (3) Communication
Skills Lab (1)
Electives Electives Electives Electives
*Must be completed by the end of the junior year but can be taken in spring instead of fall
**There are additional requirements to graduate Magna or Summa Cum Laude; please see Graduation
Requirements section.


PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TRACK

All general health science track policies apply to the pre-OT track with the exception of the specific
course requirements. Please ensure you review this entire manual, not just the pre-OT section.

* MISSION: The pre-occupational therapy track within the Bachelor of Health Science Program
includes both core health science courses, which are designed to provide foundation skills to work in the
health care environment, and core pre-OT courses, which are designed to provide the background
students need to meet preprofessional coursework eligibility requirements for the entry-level Master's
(MOT) program at UF. While successful completion of this track does not guarantee graduate admission,
it will satisfy all 3000-4000 level OT prerequisites required by the College of Public Health and Health
Professions' MOT program as long as you have earned a C or better in all prerequisite courses.

* EDUCATIONAL GOALS: In addition to the general health science goals stated previously under
the Health Science track, the pre-OT track is designed to prepare students to:

1. Develop the foundational skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to successfully work in a
health care environment in which occupational therapists practice.
2. Acquire knowledge in biological, psychological, and social systems that impact people's
performance in occupational roles.
3. Acquire fundamental skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be competitive for graduate
level study in an Entry-Level Master's Program in OT.








+ COURSEWORK: In the pre-OT Health Science track, you will take a combination of Health Science
core courses (35 credits), pre-OT courses (18 credits), and general electives (7 credits) in order to
complete the 60 hours of junior-senior level courses required for graduation. Although you are eligible to
take college electives, you are not required to do so. The core health science courses are described on p.6,
and the pre-OT courses are described below.

REQUIRED PREPROFESSIONAL COURSES FOR PRE-OT STUDENTS*
Course Course Title Credits Course Description
Number
OTH 3200 Applied Human 03 Overview of normal human development from
Development I conception through childhood and the
implications for health and rehabilitation
intervention
OTH 3201 Applied Human 02 Overview of normal human development from
Development II adolescence through adulthood and
implications for health and rehabilitation
intervention
OTH 3413 Applied Kinesiology 03 Detailed study of human movement including
anatomical, physiological, and neurological
aspects
OTH 3416 Pathophysiology (also 03 Basic overview of normal and abnormal
a core health science physiological changes throughout adulthood
course)
OTH 4412 Musculoskeletal 03 Comprehensive foundation in the human
Anatomy musculoskeletal system
OTH 4412L Musculoskeletal 02 Lab for OTH 4412. Lab activities involve the
Anatomy Lab study, under supervision, of cadaver
musculoskeletal anatomy
OTH 4418 Nervous System and 03 Comprehensive foundation in neuroanatomy,
Disorders neurophysiology, and neuropathology
OTH 4418L Nervous System and 02 Lab for OTH 4418. Lab activities involve the
Disorders Lab study, under supervision, of cadaver nervous
system anatomy.
*Note: In addition to pre-OT courses, you are required to complete all core health science courses.

* ELECTIVES: You will need a minimum of seven hours of general electives to round out your pre-
OT program. You may take college electives or UF 3000 level or higher courses to meet your general
electives requirement. You do not need college approval for 3000 level or higher general elective
courses offered by other colleges. Please keep in mind, however, that some general electives require
permission to enroll. College electives for your consideration are presented in the next table.

COLLEGE ELECTIVES PRE-OT STUDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO TAKE
Course Number Course Name Credits Semester Offered
CLP 4134 Introduction to Clinical 03 Fall
Child/Pediatric Psychology
CLP 4302 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 03 Fall
CLP 4314 Introduction to Health Psychology 03 Spring
CLP 4420 Introduction to Neuropsychology 03 Spring
HSC 3801 Clinical Observation/Health Care Variable Every semester
Volunteer Work






Course Number Course Name Credits Semester Offered
HSC 4905 Individual Study Variable Every semester
OTH 4314 Psychiatric Disorders 03 Spring
RCS 3030 Introduction to Rehabilitation and Fall
Human Services 03
RCS 4061 Psychosocial Aspects of 03 Fall
Rehabilitation
RCS 4240 Vocational Services in Health,
Rehabilitation and Human Services 03 Spring
RCS 4451 Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance
Abuse seniors only 03 Spring
PHC 6001** Principles of Epidemiology** 03 Fall
PHC 6050** Statistical Methods for Health
Sciences I** 03 Fall
PHC 6102** Introduction to Public Health
Administrative Systems** 03 Spring
PHC 6313** Environmental Health Concepts in
Public Health** 03 Spring
PHC 6410** Psychological, Behavioral, and
Social Issues in Public Health** 03 Fall
**Only open to students in public health minor or combined degree program; seniors only

* COURSE SEQUENCE: The program of study for pre-OT students is listed in the next table. All
courses except statistics and electives must be taken in the term indicated because core courses are
offered only once per year; in addition, many serve as prerequisites for courses that follow in the
sequence. Your electives may be taken in any term they are offered, including the summer. You must
achieve a C or better in each OT prerequisite course and have a 3.0 overall GPA in your pre-OT
coursework in your junior year to continue in the pre-OT track in the senior year. (This includes
Pathophysiology [OTH 3416] as an OT prerequisite.). If you maintain between a 2.0 and 3.0 GPA, you
may be changed to the health science track for your senior year.

PRE-OT HEALTH SCIENCE COURSE SEQUENCE**
Fall Junior Yr. Spring Junior Yr. Fall Senior Yr. Spring Senior Yr.
Survey of Diseases/ Disability Critical Thinking in Ethical and Legal Issues
Disability creditst) Management (3) Health Care (4) in the Health Professions
(3)
U.S. Health Care Therapeutic The Nervous System Musculoskeletal
System (3) Communication and Disorders (3) Anatomy (3)
Skills (2)
Public Health Therapeutic The Nervous System Musculoskeletal
Concepts (3) Communication and Disorders Lab (2) Anatomy Lab (2)
Skills Lab (1)
Applied Human Applied Human Leadership Skills and Applied Kinesiology (3)
Development I (3) Development II (2) Styles (3)
Introduction to Pathophysiology (3) Electives Research Methods and
Statistics 2* (3) Issues in Health Care (4)
Electives
*Must be completed by end of the junior year but can be taken in spring or summer instead of
fall if preferred
**There are additional course requirements to graduate Magna or Summa Cum Laude; please see
Graduation Requirements section









REHABILITATIVE SERVICES TRACK


* MISSION: To prepare graduates to work in a variety of rehabilitation related occupations where they
will advance the independence, integration, and full participation of individuals with disabilities and/or
service needs in the work force and community.

* EDUCATIONAL GOALS: The Rehabilitative Services track within the bachelor of health science
program is designed to prepare students to:

1. Develop skills, knowledge, and values that will enable graduates to provide quality rehabilitation
services.
2. Empower consumers, such as persons with disabilities, in the development of their personal and
vocational resources.
3. Participate as an integral member of multidisciplinary networks providing services to consumers.
4. Develop a commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth.
5. Receive a sound preparation for graduate education in rehabilitation fields.

* COURSEWORK: In the Rehabilitative Services program, you will take a combination of core
courses (36 hours, 33 of which are in the college), approved electives (9 hours), and general electives (15
hours) in order to complete 60 hours of junior-senior 3000 (or higher) level coursework. The core
courses are listed in the following table. The approved electives are intended to help you prepare for your
specific career goals and ensure well-rounded training.

REQUIRED COURSES FOR REHABILITATIVE SERVICES TRACK *
Course Course Title # Of Course Description
Number Credits
HSA 3111 U.S. Health Care 03 Overview of organization, delivery, and financing of
System health services in the U.S. Topics include health
professionals, health care facilities, financing of
health services, managed care, and current health
policy issues
HSC 3502 Survey of Diseases and 03 First course in two-course sequence overviewing
Disability medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic
diseases and disabilities
PHC 4101 Public Health Concepts 03 Introduction to the five core areas of public health
and contemporary issues and challenges
RCS 3030 Introduction to 03 An examination of legislative history and social
Rehabilitation and policies as they relate to rehabilitation and human
Human Services services and their impact on persons with
disabilities; exploration of various careers in
rehabilitation and human services
RCS 4061 Psychosocial Aspects 03 Introduction to the psychological, social, and
of Rehabilitation vocational barriers to adjustment and techniques
used by individuals and society to overcome these
hindrances to rehabilitation
HSC 3661 Therapeutic 02 Understanding basic principles of therapeutic
Communication Skills communication with patients, families and the
health care team
RCS 4415L Therapeutic 01 Hands-on practice of therapeutic communication
Communication Skills skills based on simulated patient health care
Lab scenarios







Course Course Title # Of Course Description
Number Credits
RCS 4240 Vocational Services in 03 Assessment for vocational potential and analysis of
Health, Rehabilitation, occupational settings directed toward training and
and Human Services work entry in health, rehabilitation, and human
services
HSC 4558 Disability Management 03 Second course in two-course sequence overviewing
medical and psychosocial aspects of chronic
diseases and disabilities
HSC 3537 Health and Medical 03 Develop a working knowledge of terminology
Terminology related to the human body in health and disease
through descriptive definitions, practical
applications, understanding word roots,
combinations and medical abbreviations.
RCS 4800 Rehabilitation and 03 Development of the role of a rehabilitation and
Human Services human services provider in an agency setting
Practicum I
RCS 4930 Special Topics in 03 Case Management techniques in the rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Services process
RCS 4451 Rehabilitation Aspects 03 Rehabilitation counseling implications of alcohol
of Substance Abuse and drug use in society and the workplace.
Emphasis on detection, treatment, and follow-up
services for individuals in the rehabilitation process
*There are additional course requirements to graduate Magna or Summa Cum Laude; please see
Graduation Requirements section.

* ELECTIVES: You will take a minimum of 24 hours of electives. Of the 24 hours, 9 hours must be
approved college electives. You can satisfy your college electives requirement in one of two ways you
can complete the minor in public health (please see p.14 for details) or you can complete 9 hours from
the approved college list below. If you select the latter option, you must complete a minimum of three
courses from the list. If your combination of credits is fewer than 9 hours based on the 3 courses you
select and you do not want to take a fourth course from the list, you may take the College Independent
Study Course (HSC 4905) or Clinical Observation/Health Care Volunteer Work Course (HSC 3801) to
equal a total of 9 credits. The remaining 15 hours are general electives and require no College approval
as long as they are at least 3000-level.









APPROVED ELECTIVES FOR REHABILITATIVE SERVICES TRACK
Students must select a minimum of 9 credits from the electives list below
Course Number Course Name Credits Semester Offered
CLP 4134 Introduction to Clinical 03 Fall
Child/Pediatric Psychology
CLP 4302 Introduction to Clinical Psychology 03 Fall
CLP 4314 Introduction to Health Psychology 03 Spring
CLP 4420 Introduction to Neuropsychology 03 Spring
OTH 3200 Applied Human Development I 03 Fall
OTH 3201 Applied Human Development II 02 Fall or Spring
OTH 4412* Musculoskeletal Anatomy* 03 Spring
-------- .seniors only ...........
OTH 4412L* Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab* 02 Spring
OTH 4314 Psychiatric Disorders 03 Spring
OTH 4418* The Nervous System/Disorders* 03 Fall
seniors only
OTH 4418L* The Nervous System/Disorders 02 Fall
Lab*
PHC 6001** Principles of Epidemiology** 03 Fall
PHC 6050** Statistical Methods for Health
Sciences I** 03 Fall
PHC 6102** Introduction to Public Health
Administrative Systems** 03 Spring
PHC 6313** Environmental Health Concepts in
Public Health** 03 Spring
PHC 6410** Psychological, Behavioral, and
Social Issues in Public Health** 03 Fall
RCS 4804 Advanced Rehabilitative Services 03 Every semester
Practicum II __
*Lab & Lecture courses must both be taken; they must be taken together in the same semester;
(OTH 4412 must be taken with 4412L); (OTH 4418 must be taken with 4418L); open to seniors only
**Only open to students in public health minor or combined degree program; seniors only

*COURSE SEQUENCE: The program of study for the rehabilitative services track is listed below.
Core courses must be taken in the semester and year indicated except as noted. However, neither
approved nor general electives are lock step. Therefore, you may take approved and general electives in
either the junior or senior year unless otherwise indicated in the electives list. Your overall plan of study
must be approved by the program director, and you must meet with the program director to make changes
to your agreed upon schedule for core courses and approved electives. (For more information on the
Approved Plan of Study, please see p.19.)







REHABILITATIVE SERVICES COURSE SEQUENCE***
Fall Junior Yr. Spring Junior Yr. Fall Senior Yr. Spring Senior Yr.
Introduction to Vocational Services in Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Aspects of
Rehabilitation and Health, Rehabilitation, Human Services Substance Abuse (3)
Human Services (3 and Human Services (3) Practicum I* (3)
credits)

Psychosocial Aspects Therapeutic Special Topics in Electives
of Rehabilitation (3) Communication Skills Rehabilitative Services:
Lecture (2) Case Management (3)
Survey of Diseases Therapeutic Electives Electives
and Disability (3) Communication Skills
Lab (1)
U.S. Health Care Disability Management Electives Electives
System (3) (3)

Public Health Health and Medical Electives Electives
Concepts (3) Terminology** (3)

_Electives
*Can be taken in Summer between junior and senior years
**Offered every semester
***There are additional course requirements to graduate Magna or Summa Cum Laude; please see
Graduation Requirements section


OTHER COURSE INFORMATION FOR ALL MAJORS

* PUBLIC HEALTH: Public health addresses a variety of health issues at the local, regional, national,
and international levels through education, research, and service. Examples of public health activities
include community outreach designed to increase healthy behaviors, investigating disease outbreaks and
tracking disease transmission, researching barriers to health care access, and promoting policies that
support healthy communities. There are two opportunities for students to become involved in the public
health program while still an undergraduate.

> Minor In Public Health: The public health minor offers you the opportunity to receive graduate
level training while still an undergraduate and to acquire public health knowledge you may not
otherwise obtain in your professional health care training. If you choose the minor in public
health, you will take 15 credits of public health coursework. You have two options for completing
the public health minor:

Option One: The Council on Education for Public Health has delineated five core areas of
knowledge considered critical for all public health students. These areas are: Biostatistics,
Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, and Social and
Behavioral Sciences. Most students fulfill the 15-credit public health minor by completing the
five public health core courses (shown below).
PHC 6001-Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health (3)
Overview of epidemiological methods used in research studies that address disease patterns in
community and clinic-based populations. Includes distribution and determinants of health-related
states or events in specific populations and application to control of health problems.






PHC 6050-Statistical Methods for Health Science I (3)
Appropriate use of data summarization and presentation of basic statistical methods, including
ANOVA, nonparametric methods, inference on discrete data, inference on survival data, and
regression methods for continuous, binary, and survival data.

PHC 6102-Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems (3)
Overview of the public health system, including public health concepts and practice and health
care delivery and financing. Focus on understanding of organization and administration of health
services, structure and functions of U.S. public health system and health insurance programs.

PHC 6313-Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health (3)
Survey of major topics of environmental health. Sources, routes, media, and health outcomes
associated with biological, chemical, and physical agents in environment. Effects of agents on
disease, water quality, air quality, food safety, and land resources. Current legal framework,
policies, and practices associated with environmental health and intended to improve public
health.

PHC 6410-Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health (3)
Health behavior from an ecological perspective; includes primary, secondary and tertiary
prevention across a variety of settings; incorporates behavioral science theory and methods.

Option Two: You can count the 3-credit required core course, Public Health Concepts
(PHC 4101), which is a survey course that introduces you to the different areas of and
contemporary issues in public health. In your senior year, you then complete four of the
five core graduate level public health courses listed under Option One.

Successful completion of the public health minor satisfies the 9-credit college elective requirement;
the remaining 6 hours count toward general elective credit. For more information, please see the
MPH website www.mph.ufl.edu.

> Combined Degree Program: The college offers a combined degree program between the BHS
and the MPH program. Qualified students take the 15 credits of graduate level public health
coursework noted above in the senior year. If you achieve a B or better in each course, these 15
credits will count toward both the BHS and MPH degrees, saving a semester of time and money
in the graduate program. You must have senior level standing to take the public health courses.
UF combined degree programs require a 3.2 GPA and strong GRE scores. (Students typically
take the GRE in spring or summer before their senior year). For more information, please refer to
the MPH website www.mph.ufl.edu or contact Dr. Hanson at shanson@phhp.ufl.edu.

*REHABILITATIVE SERVICES MINOR: The rehabilitative services minor is open to students in
the general health science track and pre-OT track. (It is obviously not applicable to students in the
rehabilitative services track.) The rehabilitative services minor is designed to provide students with an
introduction to rehabilitation, potential barriers to adjustment, and services available to individuals with
rehabilitation or other human service needs. Additional information on this minor is on the web site.

* APPROVED PLAN OF STUDY: You must meet with the program director or his or her designee by
the middle of the second term to discuss your overall career goals and select remaining elective
coursework that will help round out your health science program. Pre-OT students will meet with Dr.
Foss for the development of their plan of study; rehabilitative services students will meet with Dr. Young
and students in the general health science track will meet with Dr. Foss, Dr. Young or Dr. Hanson for the
development of their plan of study. You and the appropriate faculty advisor will complete the "Plan of
Study" form indicating agreement with your courseload, elective coursework, and timeline to graduate.






(Please see Appendix for a copy of this form.) This form must be completed by the end of the 8th week
of classes in spring term of the junior year. However, we strongly encourage you to complete the plan
in fall term of the junior year. If you later decide to make changes to your Plan of Study that involve
core courses or required electives, you must meet again with your faculty advisor. Please be sure you
receive a copy of your Plan of Study when it is originally completed and when any changes are made. If
you want to change general electives, you may do so independently as long as the change does not
negatively impact your progression towards graduation. Please remember that you are required to
graduate upon completion of all bachelor of health science program requirements and that your
graduation term is determined by your Plan of Study.

> Program extensions require the written permission of the program director and are granted only
under very limited circumstances.

> Electives listed on the Plan of Study are not guaranteed because courses can fill quickly. Do not
wait until your final term to finish most of your electives. The electives you want to take may not
be available.

* COURSE REGISTRATION: The University will assign you a registration appointment time. You
can register for some college HSC courses, statistics, and general UF electives on line during or after the
time assigned during the regular registration period. You will register on-line in ISIS-Intergrated Student
Information System. Go to the website www.isis.ufl.edu and click on the Registration button. (If you
have questions about your PIN number, click on the PIN information topic in the upper right hand corner
of the screen.) You must have your PIN number to register.

In general, you will register yourself for your courses. Exceptions to this will be posted on the BHS
website or distributed via gatorlink e-mail prior to advanced registration. You may not sign up anyone
except yourself for college controlled courses. If you do so, you will lose your space in the class.
Registration will be on a space-available basis. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are
appropriately registered for all coursework. Please remember to:

1. Plan ahead Check your academic record to be sure that there are no holds that would
prevent you from registering

2. Make sure you have College sign off on your approved electives, if required, before you register

3. Make sure that the courses you want to take in other colleges are open to you before you
register (some departments have closed sections that require permission)

4. Register on time; otherwise you will be charged a late fee

5. Follow the registration directions online in the ISIS registration system

6. Double check to be sure you are registered in the correct section for any course that
offers more than one section. Carefully check the lab times for Therapeutic Communication Skills
as these do not follow regular course periods

7. Make sure you receive confirmation of your registration information

8. Contact a college or program advisor if you have any trouble with your registration (see
Program Staff relevant to your track, p.26)








*TRANSFER OF CREDIT: All core coursework must be taken in the College; transfer credit is not
accepted except in unanticipated extenuating circumstances and then only with the explicit permission of
the program director. Up to 12 credits of general electives (3000 level or higher) as appropriate, may be
transferred from another institution.

+ GRADING SCALE: All tracks in the Bachelor of Health Science program use the following
grading scale:
90-100 A
85-89.9 B+
80-84.9 B
75-79.9 C+
70-74.9 C
65-69.9 D+
60-64.9 D
Below 60 E

* EXTRA CREDIT: Some instructors will incorporate assignments for extra credit to assist students in
raising their point total. However, these assignments are offered only during the course (not after) and
are made available to everyone in the class so that there is equal opportunity for grade enhancement.
Extra credit can enhance the total point value for each course by a maximum of one-half a letter grade
(e.g. 5 points out of 100).

* EVALUATION of FACULTY and CURRICULUM: Student evaluations of courses and faculty
performance provide essential information to identify success as well as areas for improvement. Courses
and curricula are evaluated in several ways:

> Required semester Course and Instructor Evaluations Students' ratings and written comments on
Course and Instructor Evaluations give feedback to individual faculty members about the courses
they teach. These ratings also become part of the faculty member's personnel file and are used by
administrators to evaluate faculty for promotion, tenure, and teaching awards. You are encouraged to
use your ratings and comments to give constructive feedback to faculty while considering the long-
range implications of these ratings and comments.

> Student evaluations of the curriculum prior to graduation Ratings of the overall program,
curriculum, and faculty just prior to graduation provide us with information from your perspective as
a student who has completed the entire program. We use your feedback to enhance the curricula for
future students.

> Informal feedback Students give faculty informal information as they interact with faculty in and
out of class and through their performance on tests and other assignments.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
The semester in which you will graduate is based on your approved Plan of Study, which reflects the
timeline you have to complete all BHS program requirements. In order to graduate with your Bachelor
of Health Science degree, you must meet the following requirements:

* You must successfully complete 120 semester credit hours.








+ Of the 120 required hours, you must successfully complete 60 hours at the 3000 level or above in
your junior and senior years in the approved health science, pre-OT, or rehabilitative services
curriculum.

* You must successfully complete all coursework with an overall GPA of 2.0, and no grades lower than
a C in core college coursework.

+ You must clear all incomplete grades.

* If you are on probation your graduating term, you must successfully meet the terms of your College
probation contract at least two days prior to graduation.

* You must complete a Bachelor of Health Science program evaluation form (Degree Candidate Exit
Survey) by the last day of classes in your graduating term. This form is placed on the BHS website a
few weeks before the end of spring term. This form is turned in to the Dean's Office, HPNP 4101.

* You must meet all University requirements for graduation.

* You must submit a graduation application to the Registrar's Office, 222 Criser Hall, between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. by the UF deadline at the beginning of the term in which you are expected to graduate.

GRADUATING WITH HONORS:
The college has three levels of honors: cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. The
qualifications for each are listed below. The honors designation (at any level) upon graduation will be
reserved for students without honors code violations. This policy applies to honor code violations that
occur at any time at the University of Florida, from freshman through senior year. If you are interested in
graduating with honors and have questions about the process, please talk with Dr. Hanson or Dr. Foss.

Cum Laude:
GPA of at least 3.50 in junior-senior year after admission to the college; based on 3000 level
coursework
Approval of dean's office based on review of overall academic record

Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude:
GPA of 3.75 in junior-senior year after admission to the college; based on 3000 level
coursework
Completion of the Honors Seminar (HSC 4969) during Spring term of the
Junior year
Completion of a minimum of 6 credits of the Honors Thesis course (HSC 4970). Students
must register for credit each semester they are working on their honors project. (Students
typically register for 3 credits per term beginning in the summer following the junior year.
Summer honors thesis registration is a requirement.)
Appropriate participation in College Research Fair
Project and corresponding written product (i.e. summary or thesis as applicable) of high
quality by College deadline
Approval of dean's office based on review of overall academic record and project








PROGRAM POLICIES and RESPONSIBILITY FOR BEHAVIOR

Although we are committed to providing you a quality education, you are ultimately responsible for your
academic performance and behavior during your BHS program. As a bachelor of health science student,
you are pursuing a career path for which there are high standards and expectations for professional
conduct and behavior. Consistent with these standards, we expect you to conduct yourself professionally
at all times in the BHS program and to fulfill all requirements. We expect you to follow all policies and
to make responsible decisions supporting adequate and appropriate progression towards graduation.
Unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated, and students exhibiting such conduct will be subject to
dismissal from the college. Some of the specific policies reflecting issues of professionalism and program
requirements are listed below.

GATORLINK ACCOUNT: Students must have an active GATORLINK e-mail account, which is used
for college and course-specific correspondence. You are responsible for the content of all college
correspondence sent via e-mail. We will not send e-mail to any other account. Do not forward your mail
from an outside account (e.g. AOL, Netscape, etc.) to Gatorlink. Set up your e-mail system so that our
correspondence goes directly to the Gatorlink account. In addition to Gatorlink, all rehabilitative services
track students have mailboxes in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling.

COMPLIANCE WITH HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996):
All students in the College of Public Health and Health Professions with junior standing are required to
complete HIPAA on-line training and to sign a HIPAA Confidentiality Agreement by the mandatory
orientation of the student's term of admission. A copy of your Certificate of Completion and signed
Confidentiality Agreement must be turned in the day of orientation to Robin Shenk in the Dean's Office
(4101 HPNP). The HIPAA training website is located at http://privacy.health.ufl.edu. In addition,
students must complete HIPAA every year they are in the program. If you are a senior in the health
science, pre-OT, or rehabilitative services track, a copy of your Certificate of Completion and signed
Confidentiality Agreement must be turned in by the fifth day of class in the first fall term of the senior
year to Robin Shenk in the Dean's Office (4101 HPNP). Please keep a copy of your HIPAA compliance
documents. Students in noncompliance will have their records flagged immediately. The College will
drop all classes of students remaining in noncompliance by the end of the second week of classes. Please
note: Even if you have completed HIPAA at another institution including Shands Hospital, you must
repeat the on-line training and sign another confidentiality agreement.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: All immunizations should have been up-to-date as a condition of your
admission. However, there are ongoing health requirements for continued progression in the college as
noted below.
> TUBERCULOSIS TEST: Health Science students are required to be tested annually for
Tuberculosis (or to provide documentation from a physician that this test is contraindicated).
This TB test needs to be completed by the end of the first week of Fall semester classes. The
Student Health Care Center offers the TB test on Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. and Monday through Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The current cost is $15. (Costs are
subject to change.)

> BLOODBORNE PATHOGEN (BBP) TRAINING: BBP Training, required each fall, can be
completed on line at www.phhp.ufl.edu/bahealthsci. You will not be allowed to register for the
next term without completion of this training. This training is required of all Health Science
Center students.

r NO SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Health Science Center or HPNP










POLICY STATEMENT ON TOLERANCE AND DIVERSITY: The health science program is based
on the belief in human dignity and on respect for the individual. Our faculty members support openness
to and tolerance of differences in ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, gender, and disability status, as
well as respect for differing personal, spiritual, religious, and political values. When we share our
personal beliefs inside or outside of the classroom, it is always with the understanding that we value and
respect diversity of background, experience, and opinion. We further believe that embracing and
celebrating such diversity enriches the quality of the educational experiences we provide our students and
enhances our own personal and professional relationships.

DRESS CODE: You are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to the class assignment. In general,
you may dress in casual attire for class. However, you should dress professionally when appropriate to a
site you are visiting or when meeting health representatives as part of your college activities. Please also
be respectful of the diversity of our students in selecting attire.

ACADEMIC HONESTY/RECOGNIZING OTHERS' WORK: BHS students are bound by the
academic honesty guidelines of the University and the student conduct code summarized in the
Undergraduate Catalog and the Student Guide, which is located on line at the Dean of Students' Affairs
web site www.dso.ufl.edu. The Honor Code states: "We, the members of the University of Florida
community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity."
The following will be placed on exams, course assignments and work submitted for grade/credit: "On my
honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized help in completing this assignment."

Violations of the code include taking of information, tendering of information, plagiarism, conspiracy,
misrepresentation and bribery. Ignorance of these guidelines is not a defense for violators. It is
imperative that you properly reference material you submit for class. All work cited from other sources
(journals, books, lectures, videotapes, web-sites, etc.) must be referenced. Phrases or sentences taken
word-for-word from another source must be placed in quotation marks, and the page number must
immediately follow the statement. Paraphrased work must include the reference. Permission from the
publisher must be obtained when direct quotes exceed a few paragraphs. If you have any question about
whether a work should be cited, then it probably should be. If you have questions, ask. We will not be
sympathetic to omission of citations after you have turned in a written work.

ATTENDANCE: Classroom attendance is expected because you are a pre-professional student. You
are personally responsible for material covered and announcements/changes to course curricula and
assignments announced in class regardless of attendance. If you are sick or have a health care
emergency, you must notify the instructor in advance of the assignment due date or exam and provide a
medical excuse for the date and time period for the absence from the originally scheduled exam to be
eligible for a make up. Scheduled health care appointments and/or elective health care procedures are not
considered emergencies. If you believe that a health care appointment/procedure is warranted that is not
an emergency, you must discuss this with the instructor of your class before missing an exam or an
assignment deadline. If you are unable to attend class because of another type of serious emergency, you
must notify your instructor in advance of missing the due date to be eligible to make up in-class
assignments or examinations.

PUNCTUALITY: You are expected to be on time for class, tests, meetings and for all other assigned
responsibilities. This reflects respect for the other students and the instructor and responsible behavior on
your part. You will not be given additional time if you are late for an assignment/test. If you miss a quiz
because of lateness to class, you will not be allowed to make it up. Attendance will be taken right at the






start time for classes in which instructors incorporate attendance points in grading. You will not receive
attendance credit if you are late for class.

EXAMINATIONS: Examinations are conducted in accordance with the honor system explained in the
Undergraduate Catalog. Any individual changes in the examination schedule will be announced by the
instructor or his or her designee. (See also Punctuality above.) Cell phones must be turned off and put
away. Drinks of any type, including water bottles, are not permitted during exams.

LATE ASSIGNMENT POLICY: Assignments are due at the beginning (i.e. starting time) of the class
period unless otherwise specifically noted by the course instructor or his or her designee. Students
coming in late to a class in which an assignment is due will have their assignment grade penalized.
Assignments turned in during the class period in which the assignment is due but after the class start time
will be subject to a grading penalty as specified by the instructor or designee. In addition, any
assignment that is not completed and turned in on time will be subject to a reduction of one grade for
every day late unless an extension has been granted in advance of the due date. Individual instructors
may implement a more restrictive assignment policy. However, the policy must be clearly stated in the
syllabus (or contract for individual study courses) to be enforceable.

SELF-ADVISEMENT: You are responsible for checking the number of credits completed and needed
to graduate from the BHS program and for checking and understanding the accuracy of University
tracking forms. If you have questions about your credits or graduation requirements, please see an
advisor.

ACADEMIC PROBATION: There are two ways in which a student may be placed on academic
probation. First, if your overall GPA drops below a 2.0 for any term during your program, you may be
placed on academic probation. Second, regardless of your GPA, if you receive a grade of E, D, or D+ in
any core course, you are automatically placed on College academic probation. In both cases, you will be
asked to meet with the program director or his or her designee, who will review the terms of your
academic probation with you. You will have the opportunity to review and discuss the probation terms
with the director. Once your questions have been answered, the director will note the terms of the
contract in your file and your understanding of the terms required to return to good academic standing.
You are encouraged to take advantage of the resources available from faculty and staff of the College and
University to support your efforts to return to good academic standing. Faculty in the BHS program are
committed to providing appropriate academic support and mentoring to help you succeed in the College.

If the terms of your probation are met within the time frame established, you will automatically be
returned to good academic standing. If the terms are not met, the terms will either be modified or you
will be dismissed from the college, depending on your situation. If you are dismissed but meet UF's
criteria for continuation, advisement will be provided in seeking a new major at the University, if desired.

DROPPING COURSES: Students may drop a maximum of two courses in the bachelor of health
science program in the junior-senior curriculum. These hours can be general electives, approved
electives, or a combination based on the procedures described below. If you exceed the maximum
number of dropped courses allowed without permission, you are subject to dismissal from the college
because excessive withdrawal from coursework is considered failure to meet the terms of your limited
access admission. It is your responsibility to keep track of your dropped hours and to follow appropriate
University procedures for dropping courses by the required deadlines. Even if a faculty member or
staff person mistakenly signs a drop form that results in you exceeding your limit, you will be
considered in violation of the policy regarding dropped hours and subject to dismissal.

> Core Courses: You can not drop core courses because they are sequential. Dropping even one core
course substantially delays graduation. If you are struggling in a core course, you must consult with
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the instructor or course teaching assistant to discuss strategies to improve your performance. If
dropping a core course becomes unavoidable because of poor performance, you must do so only with
the written permission of the program director. If this permission is granted, the dropped core
coursework will count towards your maximum of two. Permission will depend to a certain extent on
whether you took early and clear steps to address your academic challenges in the course in question.

General Electives: You can drop up to two general elective courses based on your eligibility. You
must complete a drop form (available on line www.registrar.ufl.edu ) if the drop will occur after the
end of the regular drop/add period allowed by the University. Take the form to the HPNP Student
Services Center and have a PHHP academic advisor review and sign it. Please remember that you are
responsible for ensuring you have enough credits to graduate so routinely review your progress and
particularly prior to dropping a course. Once the drop form is signed, take it to 222 Criser Hall for
processing. If you fail to deliver the form to Criser Hall, the course drop will not occur.

> Approved Electives: If you are simply dropping one approved elective and replacing it with
another, you can e-mail your faculty advisor to ensure your Plan of Study is updated. Then follow
the steps for general electives. If, on the other hand, you are dropping an approved elective and not
replacing it, you must obtain the permission of the program director and modify your Plan of Study
accordingly if this plan has already been completed. Make sure you receive a copy of the modified
plan as documentation of this approval. If the course will be dropped after the normal drop/add
period for the University, take a drop form with you to your meeting with the program director
because the director's signature must be on this form. (An academic advisor's signature is not
acceptable unless the executive associate dean or program director has given written permission for
this signature.) Please remember that the combined number of general and approved courses you can
drop cannot exceed two courses.

ADDING COURSES: Students in good academic standing may add general electives or approved
electives as desired following the same procedure to obtain a signature of approval for dropping general
elective courses. However, if the total number of credit hours for a term exceeds 18 credit hours with the
addition of the course of interest, you must first receive the approval of the director, who must sign your
add form. If you are on academic probation, you may not add courses without the permission of the
program director. While you are on probation, it is highly unlikely that course additions will be approved
without simultaneous drops.

WITHDRAWALS/LEAVES OF ABSENCE: We recognize that sometimes students face
unanticipated situations necessitating withdrawal from all coursework. Withdrawal for a semester or
longer period of time is considered to be a withdrawal from the BHS program. The steps you follow
differ depending upon whether you want to re-enter the program.

> Withdrawals Without Re-Entry To The Program: You need to inform the program director with
a written statement that you are dropping out of the program and are not requesting re-entry. You
then follow University procedures for withdrawing entirely from the University.

> Withdrawals With Desired Re-Entry To The Program: While you have the right to withdraw
from the University at any time, your place in the BHS program is not guaranteed if you want to be
re-admitted to the University at a later date. You are only permitted to re-enter the health science
program if you have program approval prior to your withdrawal.

You also must meet all University requirements for readmission. If the University re-admits you,
then the decision to allow you to re-enter the health science program is up to the program director or
executive associate dean or his or her designee. In order to initiate a withdrawal with desired re-entry,
follow the steps below.







1. Meet with your faculty advisor and inform him or her of your situation Your advisor will discuss
possible options short of withdrawal if available/feasible. If your advisor concurs with the
withdrawal with re-entry, proceed with steps 2-4.

2. Provide two letters of documentation in one packet to the program director: (a) a letter from you
requesting the withdrawal, including the reason for withdrawal and when you would like to re-
enter the program; (b) supporting documentation based on reason for withdrawal and as requested
by the program director (e.g. physician or psychologist documentation, etc.)

3. Wait to withdraw until a decision regarding your withdrawal with re-entry has been made. You
will receive letter or e-mail notification from the program director, who also may want to talk
with you or ask for additional information before making a decision.

4. Follow University procedures for withdrawal. Please note that if you withdraw without notifying
the program director, it is highly unlikely that you will be readmitted to the health science
program.

DISMISSAL FROM THE COLLEGE: Students are generally dismissed from the College for one of
three reasons: they fail to meet the terms of their academic probation or do not meet the minimum
academic standards required for progression, they drop a greater number of hours than they are eligible to
drop, or they demonstrate inappropriate behavior or conduct deemed serious enough for dismissal. In all
College-related activities, we expect students to demonstrate appropriate professional behavior, including
respect for all faculty, staff, students, and guests of the College, and adherence to all University and
College policies and procedures. The Standard of Ethical Conduct and Code of Student Conduct are both
included in the University Student Guide (http://www.dso.ufl.edu/STG/). It is your responsibility to be
familiar with all behavior that violates the University guidelines of appropriate behavior. Regardless of
the reason for dismissal, a designated faculty member will take appropriate steps to discuss the reasons
for your dismissal with you prior to the dismissal taking effect according to due process procedures
appropriate to the reason for dismissal. If you are dismissed from the College, you have the right to
appeal the decision to the dean.

APPEALS PROCESS: The appeals process is slightly different depending upon the type of appeal
initiated. There are three types of appeals that will be considered. First, if you believe a poor grade is the
result of discrimination or inappropriate behavior on the part of the instructor, you can appeal the grade
based on inappropriate faculty conduct. You cannot appeal a low grade on the basis of grade alone.
Second, you can appeal a decision regarding dismissal from the College. Third, you can appeal a decision
denying a leave of absence with re-entry. Listed below are the steps you need to take for each type of
appeal.

SInappropriate instructor behavior resulting in an unfair grade:
1. Try to resolve the situation with the course instructor. You must speak with your course
instructor within one month after the last day of the semester in which you received the grade in
question.

2. If you are dissatisfied with the response of the instructor, talk with the department chair. If still
unresolved, file a formal complaint with the program director. Provide a letter explaining your
grievance; be sure to include the course name and number, instructor, grade received, description
of inappropriate conduct, and any potential witnesses to the misconduct. The program director
will interview both you and the faculty member in an attempt to resolve the situation. The
program director will provide you with a written decision. You must appeal to the program
director within two months of the last day of the semester within which you received the grade in
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question. The program director must respond within two weeks of receipt of your appeal or
inform you of any reasonable delay. (If the program director is the focus of your grievance,
submit your grievance to the executive associate dean.)

3. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the decision of the program director, you may submit
your letter of grievance to the executive associate dean within three months after the end of the
semester. The associate dean will investigate your claim following University procedures for
student grievances. At the discretion of the associate dean, a multidisciplinary faculty committee
may be appointed to review your complaint and to provide both you and the course instructor the
opportunity to present your views. The associate dean will provide a written response to your
grievance within three weeks of your appeal or inform you of any reasonable delay.

4. If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the associate dean, you may appeal the decision to the
dean of the College, who will resolve the issue or refer you to the appropriate campus unit. You
must appeal within three weeks of the date of the decision letter from the associate dean, and your
appeal should include a copy of your initial grievance letter along with any supplemental material
you want to include. The dean of the College will respond to you within one month of the date of
the letter from the associate dean or inform you of any reasonable delay.

SAppealing dismissal based on College academic probation/performance:
1. Provide a written statement addressing why you should be re-instated in the College to the
executive associate dean or his or her designee. This statement should be made within one month
of the date of your dismissal letter and should include any extenuating circumstances leading to
your failure to meet the terms of your probation contract. The associate dean may interview you
as well as the program director and faculty and staff involved in your program prior to a final
decision. You will receive a written decision to your request within three weeks of the date of
your appeal letter.

2. If you are dissatisfied with the decision of the associate dean, you may appeal your dismissal to
the dean of the College within three weeks of the date of the decision letter by the associate dean.
Provide a copy of your written statement to the dean and set up an appointment to discuss your
situation. The dean's decision is the final college decision, but you have the right to appeal
further through appropriate University channels.

> Appealing dismissal based on misconduct:
1. You are entitled to a hearing by committee if the College believes dismissal is warranted for a
conduct violation. The appropriate procedures depend on the type of violation alleged to have
occurred. Please consult with the UF Director of Student Judicial Affairs in the Dean of Students
Office regarding your rights related to allegations of misconduct.

CELL PHONES and BEEPERS: Audio ringers on cell phones and beepers must be deactivated
before entering the classroom. Cell phone use is not permitted during class time.

COMPUTER POLICY: All students must have access to an appropriately equipped computer. Please
review the policy, Computer Requirementsfor Students, listed in the Appendix. We also expect students
to use appropriate computer etiquette in all e-mail correspondence.

USE OF COLLEGE SPACE: You may use college space, if available, for student activities related to
your academic program, the Health Science Student Organization (HSSO), and the College Council.
Please refer to the policy, Use of College and Common HPNP Space for Student Activities, provided in
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HEALTH SCIENCE FACULTY
The Bachelor of Health Science program includes a multidisciplinary faculty from the College of Public
Health and Health Professions. These faculty bring diverse experience and expertise in health care
practice, research, administration and/or teaching. We are pleased to provide the brief biosketches below
so that you can learn about our core faculty.

ELENA M. ANDRESEN, PhD (273-5359, andresen@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Andresen joined the College in 2004. She is a professor in and Chair of the Department of
Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Andresen received her PhD in epidemiology from the University of
Washington in 1991. She trained also in health services research in the Doctoral Opportunities program
at the University of Washington, Department of Health Services Research and was a predoctoral fellow
at the Seattle Veteran's Health Services Research Center of Excellence. Dr. Andresen's research interests
include disability, aging, and rehabilitation outcomes, as well as methods for observational research and
health surveillance. Dr. Andresen co-teaches Public Health Concepts in the health science program.

RUSSELL BAUER, PhD, ABPP (273-6140, rbauer@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Bauer joined the College in 1980. He is a professor in and Chair of the Department of Clinical and
Health Psychology. Dr. Bauer received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pennsylvania State
University in 1979 and is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology. He currently serves as a member
of the Board of Governors for the International Neuropsychological Society and as secretary of the Board
of Directors for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Bauer's areas of interest include
adult neuropsychology, memory disorders, epilepsy, emotion, and functional neuroimaging. Dr. Bauer
teaches Critical Thinking in the health science program.

MARK BISHOP, PT, PhD (273-6112, bish@ufl.edu)
Mark Bishop joined the faculty of Department of Physical Therapy in 2002. Dr. Bishop received his
physical therapy training in Australia and has extensive experience working as a clinical physical
therapist in the area of manual therapy and musculoskeletal pain. His research interests are in the
management of musculoskeletal conditions by orthopedic physical therapy, and the investigation of
biomechanical methods to assess the control of the center of mass during dynamic functional movement
pre- and post-intervention. Dr. Bishop teaches in the musculoskeletal track in the entry-level program.

ERIN L DEFRIES, MPH (273-5279, edefries@phhp.ufl.edu)
Ms. DeFries joined the College in 2006. She is a lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and
Biostatistics. Ms. DeFries received her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Florida in 2006 and
was recognized as a Dean's Scholar. Her research interests include disability, aging, and caregiving, and
she utilizes health surveillance data to assess these issues and to inform stakeholders and policymakers.
Ms. DeFries co- teaches Public Health Concepts in the health science program.

JOANNE J. FOSS, PhD, OTR/L (273-6017, jfoss@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Foss joined the College in 1989. She is a clinical assistant professor and the Director of Professional
Programs in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She also serves as the Associate Dean for Student
and Academic Affairs. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from
Colorado State University in 1974, she practiced as a pediatric OT in Wyoming and New York states.
She earned a Master's Degree in Counseling and Guidance at Syracuse University in 1989. She earned a
Ph.D. at the University of Florida in Higher Education in 2002. Dr. Foss' interests are in pediatric
intervention, specifically infants and toddlers, human development and professional higher education.
Dr. Foss teaches Human Development I and II in the health science pre-OT track.






ROBERT GARRIGUES, PhD, (273-6194, rgarrigu@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Garrigues joined the College in 1971 although he primarily served in the Health Science Center's
Vice President's office as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer until 1998. In 1998, he joined the
College full-time. Dr. Garrigues received his PhD in College and University Administration in 1970.
Although retiring this year, Dr. Garrigues is back by popular demand, serving as an adjunct lecturer. His
interests include health administration, finances, and personnel. Dr. Garrigues teaches the U.S. Health
Care System and the Leadership Skills and Styles courses in the health science program.

MARY L. HENNESSEY, PhD CRC (273-6594, mlhennes@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Hennessey joined the College in 2006 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral
Science and Community Health. She received her PhD in Special Education with a disability studies
emphasis from Kent State University in 2004. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor. Her areas of
research interest include the employment concerns of college students with disabilities, chronic illness
and employment, health promotion for people with disabilities, and research methods. Dr. Hennessey
teaches Research Methods in the Spring, and she teaches Rehabilitation and Human Services Practicum I
and Advanced Rehabilitative and Services Practicum II in the Fall.

STEPHANIE HANSON, PhD, ABPP (273-6377, shanson@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Hanson joined the College in 1996 and serves as the Executive Associate Dean. She received her
PhD's in Clinical Psychology and Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1986. Dr.
Hanson is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology, and served for 4 years on the Executive Board of
the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology, which certifies psychologists in the specialty area of
rehabilitation. Dr. Hanson also chaired the Social and Ethical Responsibility Committee for the Division
of Rehabilitation Psychology of the American Psychological Association for 7 years. She is a fellow of
the American Psychological Association. Dr. Hanson's interests include ethical practice in complex
health care delivery systems, interdisciplinary team functioning, traumatic brain injury and stroke, and
clinical and academic program development. Dr. Hanson oversees administrative aspects of the Health
Science program and has previously taught Therapeutic Communication Skills and Ethical and Legal
Issues. She is a faculty supervisor for Clinical Observation/Health Care Volunteer Work.

JAMES JOHNSON, PhD, ABPP (273-6144, jjohnson@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Johnson joined the College in 1979 after serving on the faculty of the University of Texas Medical
Center and the University of Washington. He is a professor in the Department of Clinical and Health
Psychology and serves as the Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. Dr. Johnson
received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University in 1976 and is board certified
in Clinical Child Psychology. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy
of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and is a Past President of the Section on Clinical Child
Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Johnson's areas of research interest include
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the relationship between stress and child and family
functioning. Dr. Johnson is the faculty supervisor for the Introduction to Clinical Child Psychology
course in the health science program.

THOMAS R. KERKHOFF, PhD, ABPP (RP) (265-5491 X70168, kerkhtr@shands.ufl.edu)
Dr. Kerkhoff joined the College in 1999. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of
Clinical & Health Psychology. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Virginia
Commonwealth University in 1976 and is board certified in Rehabilitation Psychology. He has been on
the faculty of the Ohio State University, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wright
State University, Department of Family Practice and School of Professional Psychology, maintained a
private part-time consulting practice, and is currently based at Shands Rehabilitation Hospital. He has
served as a member of the American Psychological Association Division 22 Rehabilitation Psychology
Committee for Social and Ethical Responsibility for 6 years, and was co-chair for one year. His interests
lie in clinical practice ethics, rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology, and program
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development/consultation. Dr. Kerkhoff teaches the Ethical and Legal Issues course in the health science
program.

LAURA J. PERRY, Ph.D., CRC, CLCP, RMHCI (273-6089, ljp@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Perry is an alumna of the college who returned in 1998 to teach courses in Rehabilitation Counseling.
She is a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of practicum and internship in the Rehabilitation
Counseling Program, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health. Dr. Perry received her
Master of Health Science, Rehabilitation Counseling and her Ph.D. in Special Education/Transition from
the University of Florida. Dr. Perry's interests include clinical education, life care planning, geriatric care
management, and career development for individuals with disabilities. Dr. Perry has taught
undergraduate substance abuse and disability management; she has also led therapeutic communication
and critical thinking labs. She will be moderating the Rehabilitation Services Practicum courses.

JAMIE L. POMERANZ, PhD, CRC (273-6745, jpomeran@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Pomeranz joined the College in 2005. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral
Science and Community Health. He received his doctorate in Rehabilitation Science from the University
of Florida in 2005. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor. Dr. Pomeranz's areas of interest include
life care planning, psychosocial aspects of disability, and measuring rehabilitation outcomes. Dr.
Pomeranz teaches Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation in the rehabilitative services curriculum.

JULIE PRINS, Ph.D., CRC, LNHA (392-2631, jmprins@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Prins joined the College in 2005 as an adjunct faculty member, teaching on-campus courses as well
as serving as the instructor for two Geriatric Care Management courses in distance education. Dr. Prins
received her Bachelor of Health Science degree in Rehabilitative Services from the University of Florida
in 1993. She earned her Master of Health Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the
University of Florida in 1994, as well as her national certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor. She
worked in mental health and inpatient rehabilitation before returning for her doctorate in 1998. She
earned her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from the University
of Florida in 2001. Dr. Prins works full-time as the Social Services Manager for Oak Hammock at the
University of Florida, in addition to teaching courses at the University. Dr. Prins completed her licensure
for Nursing Home Administration in 2007. Her interests are in geriatrics, healthcare management, higher
education, and spirituality. She teaches the undergraduate Introduction to Rehabilitation and Human
Services course.

JOHN ROSENBEK, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-NCD (273-6161, e-mail: jrosenbe@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Rosenbek joined the department in July 2000. He is Clinical Professor and the Chair for the
Department of Communicative Disorders as well as the Chief of the Speech Pathology Section. His
clinical specialties include neurologic abnormalities of language, speech and swallowing. He is board
certified in the area of neurogenic communication disorders. His research has concentrated on developing
behavioral treatments and measures for determining their effectiveness. He is presently investigating
treatments for deficits in emotional communication and for swallowing disorders following neurologic
disease. He is coordinator for the graduate introductory course on rehabilitation science and for the
Rehabilitation Science Doctorate in the department. He is a Fellow in the Speech-Language Hearing
Association and received both the Honors of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and
the Kleffner Career Clinical Award for 25 years of outstanding clinical service. He teaches Introduction
to Health Professions in the Spring.

RONALD H. ROZENSKY, PhD, ABPP (273-6033, rozensky@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Rozensky joined the College in 1998 as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Clinical
Psychology. He was chair until 2006 and now serves as professor and Associate Dean for International
Programs. Dr. Rozensky received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in
1974. He is board certified in both Clinical and Clinical Health Psychology. Dr. Rozensky is a Fellow of
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the American Psychological Association (APA) and served as a member of the APA Board of Directors
and chair of the Board of Educational Affairs and the Board of Professional Affairs. Dr. Rozensky's
interests include health psychology and professional issues and practice policy. Dr. Rozensky teaches the
Honors Seminar in the Health Science program as well as graduate seminars in advanced psychotherapy
and behavioral medicine. He supervises advanced graduate students and interns providing clinical
services in health psychology and clinical psychology in the Psychology Clinic.

ORIT SHECHTMAN, PhD, OTR/L (273-6817, oshechtm@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Shechtman joined the College in 1995. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of
Occupational Therapy. She received her doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Indiana University in
1988 and her Master's of Health Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida in
1995. She had been a research associate in the Department of Physiology at the University of Florida and
in the Geriatric Research Center at the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Shechtman is board certified in
occupational therapy. Her research interests are exercise physiology, upper extremity injuries, and
ergonomics. Current research projects include upper extremity strength and function in individuals with
spinal cord injury, driving assessments, and sincerity of effort of grip strength in individuals with
cumulative trauma injury. Dr. Shechtman teaches Pathophysiology, Musculoskeletal Anatomy, and
Nervous System and Disorders. She also serves as the faculty advisor to both the HSSO and the College
Council.

RONALD SPITZNAGEL, EdD, CRC, CVE (273-6745, rspitzna@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Spitznagel joined the College in 1988. He is an associate professor emeritus in the Department of
Behavioral Science and Community Health. He received his doctorate in Rehabilitation Administration
and Vocational Evaluation from Auburn University in 1988. He is a certified rehabilitation counselor
and vocational evaluator as well as a worker's compensation provider. Dr. Spitznagel's areas of interest
include vocational placement, career and labor market analyses, evaluation of vocational processes and
outcomes, accessibility issues, skill development and transfer, and spirituality and rehabilitation. Dr.
Spitznagel teaches Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation.

HEATHER STAGLIANO, MHS OTR/L (273-6817, hmstag@ufl.edu]
Heather Stagliano joined the College in 2007. She is an adjunct instructor and currently works in the
Occupational Therapy Department as an Independent Contractor in an outpatient setting with medically
complex children. Prior to this she worked with adults and children at Shands Hospital at the University
of Florida. While there she gained experience working with every type of acute care population with a
majority of her time spent in the Burn Intensive Care Unit as the primary occupational therapist. Heather
Stagliano teaches Applied Human Development II to undergraduate students in the Health Science
Program and also to graduate students in the MOT program.

MICHELLE WOODBURY, PhD, OTR (273-6817, mwoodbur@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Woodbury is an Associate Investigator at the Brain Rehabilitation Research Center, a Veterans
Administration Rehabilitation Research and Development center of excellence. In addition, she is a
Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She received a B.S. in
Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College, a M.A. in Intercultural Studies from Columbia
International University, and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Florida. She has
extensive clinical experience in rehabilitation of pediatric and adult clients with acquired neurological
injury/disease. Her research interests center around measurement of upper extremity motor behavior,
including: examining, and perhaps improving, the measurement properties of existing clinical
assessments; developing valid and reliable biomechanical and kinesiological tools that objectively
quantify upper extremity motor behavior, and; integrating clinical and biomechanical/kinesiological
analyses with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. She teaches kinesiology in the undergraduate health
science program, and neurorehabilitation in the graduate occupational therapy program.






MARY ELLEN YOUNG, PhD, CRC (273-6496, myoung@phhp.ufl.edu)
Dr. Young is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health.
Dr. Young has authored or co-authored 20 peer-reviewed publications and has given over 50 professional
presentations. She holds master's and doctoral degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling and Counselor
Education from the University of Georgia. Her postdoctoral research training was at Baylor College of
Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Young's research interests can be broadly defined as the study of
adaptation to disability, especially catastrophic injury or chronic illness. Specific topics of interest
include vocational outcomes, community integration, substance abuse, sexuality, cultural diversity and
minority issues, and abuse and violence in the lives of persons with disabilities. Dr. Young teaches
Survey of Diseases and Disability, Disability Management, and Therapeutic Communication Skills.






PROGRAM STAFF
Registration Assistance and Advising
MS. EILEEN PHILLIPS (273-6745, ephillip@phhp.ufl.edu) Ms. Phillips joined the College in 1998.
She is a senior secretary and provides general information and registration assistance for Rehabilitative
Services majors.

MS. MELISSA JONES (273-6400, mjones@phhplufl.edu) Ms. Jones joined the college in 2005
although she has been with the University since 1994. Ms. Jones works in the dean's office and serves as
one of the primary advisors for BHS students.

MS. MARCIA MCLEOD (273-6400, mmcleod@phhp.ufl.edu) Ms. McLeod joined the College in
1990 although she has been with the University since 1981. Ms. McLeod works in the dean's office and
provides assistance to the deans and departmental faculty and staff regarding operational issues and
student tracking. She also is involved with degree certification, junior/senior advising, tracking, and
registration.

MS. MARGARET ODOM (273-6817, modom(~,phhp.ufl.edu) Ms. Odom joined the College in 2000.
She is a Program Assistant in charge of Student Affairs in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She
assists with admissions, registration, and course and fieldwork scheduling for the department graduate
programs. Her primary role in the health science program is to assist pre-OT students with scheduling
and provide OT program information.

MS. WANDA WASHINGTON (273-6400, wanda@phhp.ufl.edu) Ms. Washington is employed by
the Health Science Center Vice President's office but provides academic advising to students in the
Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Ms. Washington has served
the College since 1999 although she has been with the University since 1987. She serves as one of the
primary advisors for BHS students.

Scheduling Appointments
MS. DENE BREWER (273-6377, brewerd@phhp.ufl.edu) Ms. Brewer works in the dean's office as
the executive secretary for the Executive Associate Dean. She is responsible for scheduling
appointments with Dr. Hanson.

MS. GERALDINE LEE (273-6379, glee@phhp.ufl.edu) Ms. Lee joined the College in 1996 although
she has worked at the University since 1983. Ms. Lee works as a program assistant in the dean's office
and is responsible for scheduling health science student appointments with Dr. Foss and Dr. Young. for
the Executive Associate Dean.

MS. ROBIN SHENK (273-6209,rshenk@phhp.ufl.edu) Ms. Shenk joined the College in 2005
although she has worked at the University since 1998. Ms. Shenk is a data manager in the dean's office,
and is responsible for tracking information related to admissions and student progression and for ensuring
students can access required forms and return completed documents required by the dean's office.

Financial Assistance
MR. MIKE MENEFEE (273-6202, mmenefee@ufl.edu) Mr. Menefee is employed by UF Student
Financial Affairs and has provided services to the College since 1999. He serves as the Coordinator for
Student Financial Aid for the Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, and
Veterinary Medicine. Mr. Menefee is responsible for reviewing bachelor of health science students'
eligibility for different types and amounts of financial aid.







COLLEGE COUNCIL

The College Council is the primary student organization involving multiple College disciplines. The
purpose of the Council is to promote an interdisciplinary approach to health services, enhance community
awareness of the different professions within the College, and organize and participate in community
service projects. Money raised by the Council supports charitable organizations consistent with the
College of Public Health and Health Professions' mission, student education, and future Council projects.
The Council works directly with a faculty advisor and represents students across the different College
programs. The health science, pre-OT, and rehabilitative services students are asked to select
representatives for the College Council. Meetings are typically held in the College once a month. The
current faculty advisor to the College Council is Dr. Orit Shechtman (oshechtm@phhp.ufl.edu). The 2008-2009
officers are listed below:


OFFICE
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Public Relations
Social Chair


NAME
Nikki Karns
Stefania Jarvis
Sarah Slentz
Javier Nieto
Meredith Naron
C. Renee Williford


E-MAIL ADDRESS
nkarns05(@ufl.edu
sjarvis@ufl.edu
slentz87(@ufl.edu
javiem@rufl.edu
mnaron(@ufl.edu
crwilliford(@ufl.edu


HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENT ORGANIZATION
(HSSO)

The purpose of HSSO is to unify and promote cohesiveness and communication between the junior and
senior classes, and the students and faculty. It provides a forum for students within the program to get to
know each other and learn about their prospective future professions through the student mentoring
program. The HSSO makes available information, opportunities, and service activities within the health
professions throughout the University and community. The HSSO faculty advisor is Dr. Orit Shechtman
(oshechtman(@phhp.ufl.edu). The 2008-2009 officers are listed below:


OFFICE
President
Co-Vice President
Co-Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Historian
Social Chair


NAME
C. Renee Williford
Lindsey Johnson
Sarah Rivard
Kate Felton
Jared Cullifer
Jon Bell
Hannah Lee


E-MAIL ADDRESS
crwilliford(Zgufl. edu
l.d.J ohnson(Zgufl.edu
sarah.rivard(Zgufl. edu
gator528(Z ,ufl .edu
jmcullifer(Zgufl. edu
jtbell(Zgufl.edu
hvlee(Zgufl.edu


In addition to the College Council and the Health Science Student Organization, the Student
Occupational Therapy Association, the Student Physical Therapy Association, the Student Public Health
Association, the University Rehabilitation Association, and other professionally oriented organizations
may be of interest. Please contact the program director for additional information or see the beginning of
this handbook for web site connections to common professional student organizations.







GENERAL PROGRAM REMINDERS

IDENTIFICATION BADGES: If you have not done so, you must purchase a Gator One card, which is
your photo identification badge. The badge must be obtained through BMS, Biomedical Media Services,
a division of the Office of Academic Technology (C3-3 Communicore). BMS requires an appointment
(273-5044). Make sure you take your acceptance letter from the college and your driver's license or
other picture identification. You must have your Gator One card with you at all times in the Health
Science Center/Shands Hospital complex when involved in student activities.

EXPENSES: In addition to the usual tuition, books, and supplies, you should anticipate the expenses
listed below:

> photo identification badges
> laboratory fees
> vaccinations
> health insurance
Shand-outs and materials for classes and/or presentations
> required computer hardware and software

CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS: We ask that you pose for a group photograph as a representation of your
entering class. Typically the photograph is taken during student orientation.

BIOTERRORISM: The following telephone numbers are provided for response to suspicious looking
letters, packages, or other items. If you find something suspicious during the class day, please also notify
the dean's office or your instructor. Do not attempt to open or remove the material.

Internal Contacts:

Director On Call 877-364-1252

Infection Control 265-0284
(Office hours 7:30 am to 5 pm Monday Friday)

Weekends and Nights (Page 877-364-0406 for Infection Control
Director or Shands Operator for Infectious Disease on Call Physician)

Or call 911


CAMPUS FACILITIES

HPNP COMPLEX: Most of your classes and the administrative areas for your programs are located in
the HPNP complex. This is a state-of-the-art, wireless facility shared by the Colleges of Public Health
and Health Professions, Nursing, and Pharmacy. The building is located just north of the Communicore
building, the other major facility in which you may have classes. The HPNP complex has 5 floors (G-4),
with the ground floor and a section of the first floor representing common space. The upper floors house
college-specific personnel with Public Health and Health Professions occupying the east wing, Nursing
the middle section and Pharmacy the west wing. The OT department is located on the 2nd floor
(southeast); the Behavioral Science and Community Health department in which rehabilitative services
faculty are housed (northeast) and Dean's Office (southeast) are located on the 4th floor.






Class Locations: The majority of your classes will be located on the ground or first floor. In
order to assist you in finding your classes, the layout is as follows:

All classrooms assigned on the ground floor begin with the letter G. All classrooms on the
first floor begin their numbering with a 1.

The numbering continues from east to west with all rooms on the east side of the building
(the Public Health and Health Professions side) beginning with a 1, the central part
(Nursing) beginning with a 2, and the west side (the Pharmacy side), beginning with a 3.
For example, if your classroom is scheduled to be in G300, your classroom location is on
the ground floor on the west side of the building.

The auditorium (1404) is located in the far west part of the building and has a reception
area with tables below it on the ground floor allowing you to study and eat. There are
vending machines and a student bulletin board located in the reception area.

Student Services Center: The Student Services Center is located in the center section of the
ground floor (G205). This is where you will find the academic and financial aid advisors.

Other Services: Vending machines, a bulletin board for posting notices, and a Java Hut are
located in the student reception area (west side of building). Java Hut hours: Monday Friday
7:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. An ATM and additional vending machines are located on the ground floor
on the northeast side of the building (College of Public Health and Health Professions side).

LIBRARY: The Health Science Center Library system is one of the largest health science center
libraries in the United States. It is located on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors of the Communicore Building.
You must have your Gator One Card available when in the library because some library services are
limited to Health Science Center personnel and students. Books placed on reserve for health science
courses will be on the 2nd floor of the library. There also is a computer lab on the second floor for
conducting literature searches.

Hours: Monday Thursday 7:30 am Midnight
Friday 7:30 am 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm Midnight

Holiday schedules are posted on the door of the library and published in the independent student
newspaper, The Florida Alligator. Xerox machines are located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library.
For additional information, check the brochures available at the library.

BOOKSTORE: The bookstore/convenience store for the Health Science Center is located in the
Medical Sciences Building near the Post Office on the ground floor. This bookstore carries texts for
HSC courses and is open: Monday Friday 8:00 am 5:30 pm.

CIRCA COMPUTER LABS: CIRCA computer labs are open to all UF students for coursework and
personal use. All computer lab users must show a Gator One card. CIRCA computer labs are staffed
with student lab operators who manage lab activity and provide limited software and hardware assistance.
CIRCA staff do not teach classes or help students with their homework. For more information, call
CIRCA Operations at 392-2428.






TEACHING CENTER: The Teaching Center provides students with assistance in written
communication skills, such as developing and organizing papers, building vocabulary, grammar, and
study skills, and GRE preparation. The Center is located in SW Broward Hall. For more information,
call 392-2010.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER AT SHANDS HOSPITAL: The Student Health Care Center at
Shands is a satellite clinic of the main Student Health Care Center located on Fletcher Drive on campus.
Student Health at Shands offers a variety of clinical services, including primary care, women's health
care, immunizations, and pharmacy services. The clinic is located on the second floor of the Dental
Tower in the Health Science Center. For more information, contact the clinic at 392-0627 or check out
the web site at www.health.ufl.edu/shcc

COUNSELING CENTER: The University Counseling Center, located in Peabody Hall, offers a wide
range of services to assist students with academic, career, or personal questions and concerns. Services
include individual and group counseling and therapy, workshops on a variety of topics, such as building
math confidence, managing stress, and developing effective study skills, and services related to career
development. For more information, contact 392-1575 or check out the web site at www.counsel.ufl.edu

DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER: The Disability Resource Center provides services to students
with disabilities, including documentation of coursework accommodations to maximize academic
performance, education on legal rights and responsibilities, and support services to empower students and
facilitate a positive college experience. The Center is located in Reid Hall. For more information,
contact 392-8565 or visit the web site at www.dso.ufl.edu.

CAREER RESOURCE CENTER: The Career Resource Center provides career planning and
employment assistance to all students and alumni. The Center offers a wide range of seminars on topics
such as interviewing techniques and resume preparation. In addition, the Center contains an extensive
library on different career options, data on economic trends, and facilitates recruitment activities for a
variety of businesses. The Career Resource Center is located on the first floor of the Reitz Union. For
more information, contact 392-1601 or check out the web site at www.crc.ufl.edu

FOOD SERVICE:

V The hospital cafeteria, Wendy's, Subway and TCBY/Hovan are all located on the first floor of
Shands Hospital.

Mini Mall Food Hours:
Wendy's Monday Sunday open 24 hours

Subway (TBA) Monday Friday 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

TCBY/Hovan Monday Friday 11:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
Weekend 11:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m.

Cafeteria Hours: Monday Friday
Breakfast 6:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Lunch 10:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

V Sun Terrace is located in the courtyard near the entrance to the Health Science Center Library and
offers breakfast, a variety of sandwiches, drinks, a salad bar, Einsteins Subs, and Chick-Fil-A.






Monday Friday 7:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.


V Beaty Breadbasket, located on Museum Road immediately in front of Beaty Towers, serves
sandwiches, frozen yogurt, and soft drinks.

Monday Friday hours vary by semester

V Reitz Union, located on Museum Road, offers a variety of restaurants, including Wendy's, Subway,
Taco Bell, Noodle Bar, Honu Zone, and I Can't Believe It's Yogurt.

Days and hours vary per food court

GIFT STORE AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: Shands Hospital houses a gift store called the Gift
Stop, which is located on the main floor (first floor) of Shands Hospital adjacent to the main entrance and
elevators. An ATM is also located near the central elevators near the cafeteria. The Reitz Union has
many different shops that carry a variety of items. There are also ATMs located at the Reitz Union each
of these stores has its own business hours.

POST OFFICE: A post office is located on the ground floor of the Medical Sciences Building near the
bookstore. Hours: Monday Friday 8:00 am 3:00 pm.








OTHER GENERAL INFORMATION

CPR: You are encouraged to become CPR certified. CPR certification is offered through the American
Heart Association and the Red Cross. For students' convenience, CPR courses are also regularly offered
at the Student Health Care Center. Call 392-1161 x 4283 for further information.

NEWSPAPER: Newspapers are available in Shands Hospital (near the East Entrance and Northside of
the communicore building) and on Museum road in front of Beaty Towers. The Florida Alligator, the
"unofficial student newspaper," is distributed throughout the campus and can also be found at distribution
points around the Gainesville community. It is published daily during the regular semester schedule.

PARKING: Parking facilities are extremely limited. Therefore, you will be required to park in the area
assigned to you at the time you register your vehicle on campus. Parking decals are available through
UF's Traffic and Parking Division located on the corner of North-South Drive and Mowry Road.

OTHER RESOURCES: There are a variety of other services not represented in this manual that are
available at the University of Florida. Examples include legal services, speech and hearing services,
dental care, and recreational facilities. You may consult the Undergraduate Catalog, the Student Guide,
and the University website for descriptions and additional information. Contact the Office of Student
Services, 392-1261, Peabody Hall for your copy of the Student Guide or check out the web site at
www.dso.ufl.edu









APPENDICES


1. PLAN OF STUDY-HEALTH SCIENCE

2. PLAN OF STUDY- PRE-OT HEALTH SCIENCE

3. PLAN OF STUDY-REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

4. GENERAL ELECTIVES BY TOPIC

5. COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS

6. USE OF COLLEGE AND COMMON HPNP SPACE FOR STUDENT ACTIVITIES








College of Public Health and Health Professions
Health Science Plan of Study
Page 1 of 2


Entering Term/Year


Junior Year


Course Hrs. Title
HSC 3502 3 Survey of Diseases and Disability
HSA 3111 3 U. S. Health Care System
STA 3024 3 Introduction to Statistics 2
PHC 4101 3 Public Health Concepts


Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


Fall Semester Senior Year
Course Hrs. Title
HSC 4608L 4 Critical Thinking
HSC 4184 3 Leadership Skills and Styles


S(3000 level and above credit hours)


Spring Semester


, Junior Year


Course Hrs. Title
HSC 3661 2 Therapeutic Communication Skills
RCS 4415 1 Therapeutic Communication Skills Lab
HSC 4558 3 Disability Management
OTH 3416 3 Pathophysiology


Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


Spring Semester Senior Year
Course Hrs. Title
HSC 3057 4 Research Methods and Issues in Health Care
HSC 4652 3 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Health Professions


Total


(3000 level and above credit hours)


Program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above (including 9 hours of approved PHHP
electives).

My signature below indicates that I understand my program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above (including 9 hours of
approved PHHP electives); my plan of study meeting these requirements has been reviewed with me. I understand that the electives I have noted on my plan of study
may not be scheduled at times needed to complement my core course schedule and that core course completion takes precedence every semester. It is my responsibility
to ensure completion of the necessary hours for graduation in the number of semesters indicated on my plan of study regardless of whether I am able to register for the
specific electives listed on the plan above. I further understand that any changes to core courses and college electives in my plan of study must be approved by the BHS
Program Director, who will note the changes directly on the original Plan of Study form (changes must be initialed). I will receive a copy of the plan of study.


Student Signature


Student Signature


Date


Date


Approved by BHS Program Director


Approved by BHS Program Director


Date


Date


(Original Plan of Study)


(Changed Plan of Study)


NAME:


Fall Semester


UFID:


Total








College of Public Health and Health Professions
Health Science Plan of Study
Page 2 of 2


Summer Semester
Course Hrs. Title









Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


3000/4000 Level Courses taken Before Entering Program
Course Hrs. Title


Total


Summer Semester
Course Hrs. Title









Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


Total program Evaluation
Level 120 Hours (all courses) 60 Hours (3000+
Level Courses)
Freshman/Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Summer

Total

Missing


Program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above (including 9 hours of approved PHHP
electives).


i i








College of Public Health and Health Professions
Health Science Plan of Study Pre-OT
Page 1 of 2
UFID:


NAME:


Entering Term/Year


, Junior Year


Course Hrs. Title
HSC 3502 3 Survey of Diseases and Disability
HSA 3111 3 U. S. Health Care System
STA 3024 3 Advanced Statistics
OTH 3200 3 Applied Human Development I
PHC 4101 3 Public Health Concepts


Total (3000 level and above credit hours)

Fall Semester Senior Year

Course Hrs. Title
HSC46081 4 Critical Thinking
HSC 4184 3 Leadership Skills and Styles
OTH 4418 3 The Nervous System and Disorders
OTH 4418L 2 The Nervous System and Disorders Lab


(3000 level and above credit hours)


Spring Semester


, Junior Year


Fall Semester


Total


_ (3000 level and above credit hours)


Program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above.

My signature below indicates that I understand my program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above; my plan of study meeting these
requirements has been reviewed with me. I understand that the electives I have noted on my plan of study may not be scheduled at times needed to complement my core course
schedule and that core course completion takes precedence every semester. It is my responsibility to ensure completion of the necessary hours for graduation in the number of
semesters indicated on my plan of study regardless of whether I am able to register for the specific electives listed on the plan above. I further understand that any changes in
my plan of study must be approved by the BHS Program Director, who will note the changes directly on the original Plan of Study form (changes must be initialed). I will
receive a copy of the plan of study.
(Original Plan of Study)


Student Signature

Student Signature


Date

Date


Approved by BHS Program Director

Approved by BHS Program Director


Date

Date


(Changed Plan of Study)


Course Hrs. Title
HSC 3661 2 Therapeutic Communication Skills
RCS 4415 1 Therapeutic Communication Skills Lab
HSC 4558 3 Disability Management
OTH 3201 2 Applied Human Development II
OTH 3416 3 Pathophysiology


Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


Spring Semester Senior Year
Course Hrs. Title
HSC 3057 4 Research Methods and Issues in Health Care
HSC 4652 3 Ethical and Legal issues in the Health Professions
OTH 4412 3 Musculoskeletal Anatomy
OTH 4412L 2 Musculoskeletal Anatomy Lab
OTH 3413 3 Applied Kinesiology


Total








College of Public Health and Health Professions
Pre-OT Health Science Plan of Study
Page 2 of 2


Summer Semester
Course Hrs. Title









Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


3000/4000 Level Courses taken Before Entering Program
Course Hrs. Title


Total


Summer Semester
Course Hrs. Title









Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


Total program Evaluation
Level 120 Hours (all courses) 60 Hours (3000+
Level Courses)
Freshman/Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Summer

Total

Missing


Program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above.








College of Public Health and Health Professions
Rehabilitative Services Plan of Study
Page 1 of 2
UFID:


NAME:


Entering Term/Year


Junior Year


Course Hrs Title
RCS 3030 3 Introduction to Rehabilitation and Human
Services
RCS 4061 3 Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation
HSC 3502 3 Survey of Diseases and Disability
HSA 3111 3 U. S. Health Care Systems
PHC 4101 3 Public Health Concepts

Total (3000 level and above credit hours)

Fall Semester Senior Year
Course Hrs Title
RCS 4800 3 Rehabilitation and Human Services Practicum
I
RCS 4930 3 Special Topics in Rehabilitative Services
(Case Management)
HSC 3537 3 Health and Medical Terminology (May be
__taken any semester)


Spring Semester


Junior Year


Course Hrs Title
RCS 4240 3 Vocational Services in Health, Rehabilitation, and
Human Services
HSC 3661 2 Therapeutic Communication Skills
RCS 4415 1 Therapeutic Communication Skills Lab
HSC 4558 3 Disability Management


Total (3000 level and above credit hours)

Spring Semester Senior Year
Course Hrs Title
RCS 4451 3 Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance Abuse


Total (3000 level and above credit hours) Total (3000 level and above credit hours)
Program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above (including 9 hours of approved PHHP electives).

My signature below indicates that I understand my program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above (including 6 hours of approved
PHHP electives); my plan of study meeting these requirements has been reviewed with me. I understand that the electives I have noted on my plan of study may not be
scheduled at times needed to complement my core course schedule and that core course completion takes precedence every semester. It is my responsibility to ensure
completion of the necessary hours for graduation in the number of semesters indicated on my plan of study regardless of whether I am able to register for the specific electives
listed on the plan above. I further understand that any changes to core courses or college electives in my plan of study must be approved by the BHS Program Director, who
will note the changes directly on the original Plan of Study form (changes must be initialed). I will receive a copy of the plan of study.
(Original Plan of Study)


Student Signature

Student Signature


Date

Date


Approved by BHS Program Director

Approved by BHS Program Director


Date

Date


(Changed Plan of Study)


Fall Semester








College of Public Health and Health Professions
Rehabilitative Services Plan of Study
Page 2 of 2


Summer Semester
Course Hrs Title








Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


3000/4000 Level Courses Taken Before Entering Program
Course Hrs Title


Total


Summer Semester
Course Hrs Title








Total (3000 level and above credit hours)


Total Program Evaluation
Level 120 Hours (all courses) 60 Hours (3000+
Level Courses)
Freshman/Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Summer

Total

Missing


Program must total 120 hours with a minimum of 60 hours of 3000 level courses and above (including 9 hours of approved PHHP
electives).








EXAMPLES OF GENERAL ELECTIVES BY TOPIC
(Please note: This general electives list is provided to assist you in your search for electives of interest. You
are under no obligation to enroll in any of the courses listed below and some courses may not be available in a
particular semester or year. In addition, the list is not comprehensive. If you would like to take electives
offered by other colleges, you will find the entire Schedule of Courses from which to pick your general electives
at http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc/index.html. Please be sure to doublecheck prerequisites because these can
change. Discuss specific course choices with your advisor if you have questions.)


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE AREA COURSES
BCH 4024 (4) Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
CHM 3217 (4) One Semester Organic Chemistry (prereg: CHM 2046 or CHM 2047 or CHM 2051 and CHM
2046L or CHM 2047L or consent of instructor)
CHM 3218 (4) Bioorganic Chemistry (prereq. CHM 2111)
CHM 4207 (4) Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (prereq: CHM 2210-2211 or equivalent)
CHM 4302L (2) Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Lab
EES 3000 (3) Environmental Science and Humanity
MCB 3020 (4) Basic Biology of Microorganisms (Prereq: C or better in BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC
2011L or AGR 3033; CHM 2210 or CHM 2200)
MCB 4304 (3) Genetics of Microorganisms ( prereq: MCB 3020, MCB 3020L with C or better; BCH 4024 or
CHM 4207)
MEL 4003 ( ) Cell Biology Seminar
PCB 3063 (4) Genetics (prereq. BSC 2011-2011L)

BIOMEDICAL AREA COURSES
AGR 3303 (3) Genetics (Prereq bio, ZOO 2010 and BOT 2010)
ANT 3514C (3) Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANT 4462 (3) Culture and Medicine
EES 3000 (3) Environmental Science and Humanity
HSC 3537 (3) Health and Medical Terminology
HSC 4905 (V) individual Study in Health Professions
PSB 3004 (3) Introduction to Physiological Psychology
SYO 4400 (3) Medical Sociology (Prereq: SYG 2000)

COMMUNICATION AREA COURSES
LIN 3010 (3) Introduction to Linguistics
SPA 4004 (3) Language Development
SPA 4104 (3) Neural Basis of Communication

GENERAL DIVERSITY AREA COURSES
ANT 3302 (3) Sex Roles: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
ANT 3451 (3) Racial and Cultural Minorities
EEX 3312 (3) Exceptional People in School and Society
HLP 4933 (3) International Topics Study Abroad (offered randomly)

HEALTH AGENCIES/BUSINESS AREA COURSES
HSC 4624 (3) Trends in International Health
MAN 3025 (4) Principles of Management
MAN 3240 (4) Organizations: Structure and Behavior
MAR 3023 (4) Principles of Marketing
PUR 3000 (3) Introduction to Public Relations









NUTRITION AREA COURSES
DIE 3310 (2) Community Nutrition (prereq. HUN 2201)
HUN 3403 (2) Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (Prereq. HUN 2201)

PSYCHOLOGICAL AREA COURSES
CLP 3144 (3) Abnormal Psychology
DEP 3053 (3) Developmental Psychology (prereq. PSY 2013)
DEP 4305 (3) Adolescent Psychology
DEP 4115 (3) Infant Psychology (prereq. DEP 3053)
DEP 4404 (3) Psychology of Aging
EAB 3002 (3) Principles Behavior Analysis
EDF 3110 (3) Human Growth and Development
PPE 3004 (3) Psychology of Personality
SDS 3340 (3) Career and Life Span Planning
SDS 3482 (3) Stress and Anxiety Management
SOP 3004 (3) Social Psychology

SOCIOLOGICAL AREA COURSES
ANT 4403 (3) Environment and Cultural Behavior
ANT 4462 (3) Culture and Medicine
GEO 4431 (3) Residential and Environmental Quality of Life of Elderly Americans
CCJ 3024 (3) Advanced Principles of Criminal Justice
CCJ 3038 (3) Law and Society
GEY 4001 (3) Issues and Concepts in Gerontology
CCJ 4466 (3) Victimology
SYO 3534 (3) Poverty
SYO 4102 (3) American Families
SYO 4180 (3) Families and Work
SYD 3700 (3) Minorities in American Society
SYP 3510 (3) Deviance
SYP 4730 (3) Sociology of Aging and Life Course
SYP 4731 (3) Aging, Self and Society
SYP 4740 (3) Sociology of Death and Suviorship

EXAMPLES OF DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES Students should check the distance
learning website www.fcd.ufl.edu to determine all courses offered and prerequisite requirements:
ADV 3000 (3) Elements of Advertising ISM 3004 (4) Business Computing
ANT 3514 (3) Biological Anthropology MAN 3025 (3) Principles of Management
CCJ 3011 (3) Criminology MAN 3600 (3) Multinational Business Ops
CCJ 3101 (3) Law Enforcement MAR 3023 (3) Basic Marketing Concepts
CCJ 3200 (3) The Courts (Prereq: ECO 2023)
CCJ 3301 (3) Corrections PAD 3003 (3) Public Administration in
CCJ 3664 (3) Victimology American Society
CHD 3220 (3) Child Growth and Development PET4948C (3) Group Exercise Leadership
CLP 3144 (3) Abnormal Psychology (Prereq: PSY 2012) Training
DEP 3053 (3) Developmental Psychology (Prereq: PSY 2012) PPE 3004 (3) Psychology of Personality
EDF 3210 (3) Educational Psychology (Prereq: PSY 2012)
EDF 3604 (3) Social Foundations of Education PUR 3000 (3) Principles of Public Relations
EDF 4430 (3) Measurement and Evaluation in Education SOP 4004 (3) Social Psychology
FIN 3403 (4) Business Finance (Prereq: ACG 2021C) INP 4004 (3) Industrial Psychology
GEB 3035 (4) Effective Career Management IDS 4900 (3) Law & Society
GEB 3113 (4) Principles of Entrepreneurship (Prereq: ECO 2023)
HSC 3537 (3) Health & Medical Terminology









COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH
PROFESSIONS POLICY

POLICY NAME: Academic Computer Requirements for Students

EFFECTIVE DATE: Summer B, 1998
REVISION DATE: July 9, 2008
(also December, 1998, August, 2000, June, 2004)

PURPOSE: To specify students' computer requirements and responsibilities regarding
computer management within the College of Public Health and Health
Professions

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

1. All students must be in compliance with the University Student Computer Policy and
all Health Science Center policies related to computer use.

2. All students must have access to a computer to allow them to complete all
coursework and general curricular requirements within their designated program and
to receive academic-related e-mail in the College of Public Health and Health
Professions. Students may acquire access through the most appropriate option to
match their individual circumstances. These include, but are not limited to, computer
purchase, lease, loan, etc.

3. All students must have access to a computer with the following capabilities:

a. Computer accessibility to the World Wide Web
b. Windows or Vista Operating Environment
c. Minimum system resources to run all required applications
d. A basic word processing software package
e. A reliable method to print documents when required

4. In addition to the general College computer capabilities, the following programs have
additional requirements as noted below:

a. Health Science/Rehabilitative Services Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
b. Clinical and Health Psychology: Database management capabilities;
statistical package software, such as SPSS or SAS. Additional requirements
may be found in the department's student handbook and at the department's
website at:
http://chp.phhp.ufl.edu/programs/doctoral/computer literacy_policy.html
c. Health Services Research, Management and Policy (all programs):
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.









d. Occupational Therapy: Microsoft Word, spreadsheet capabilities, and
PowerPoint. Students must have access to a computer for on-line coursework
during clinical rotations.
e. Rehabilitation Counseling: (graduate students only) DOT Lookup II or
equivalent
f. Communicative Disorders: Spreadsheet capabilities.
g. Public Health: Windows 98 or higher; Office 97 or higher; spreadsheet
capabilities; SPSS; PowerPoint. Online courses work best in a
PC/XP/Internet Explorer environment and require computer to have disabled
pop-up blocker, disabled fire-walls, and the ability to download a Lock-Down
Browser to the computer. SAS version 9 may not be available for those with
Vista.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics students must have a laptop. Epidemiology
students must have SAS Version 9 software. Biostat students are currently
required to take the regression course, which means that they need SAS as
well, though they do not need version 9 unless they elect to take Epi Methods
2.
h. Rehabilitation Science: Database management capabilities; statistical package
software, such as SPSS or SAS

(Note: If one of your programs was not specifically cited, there are no additional
requirements beyond the college computer capabilities already listed.)

5. Students are responsible for knowing how to operate the computer system they
choose and the software packages required.

6. Students are responsible for any repair necessary to their computers and are expected
to complete assignments in a timely manner regardless of the state of repair of their
individual computer systems.

7. It is likely that over the course of a student's program, computer upgrades will be
necessary. Students are responsible for upgrades required for curriculum completion.

8. Individual coursework may require additional specialized software not already
delineated. In this case, it is the faculty member's responsibility to insure the
software requirements are clearly delineated on the particular class syllabus. Students
are then responsible for acquiring the specialized software necessary to complete
specific course requirements.

9. Students are responsible for providing faculty with appropriate hard copies of
materials generated via computer technology if required as part of the course
assignment. Students are responsible for the cost of printing these materials.

10. Similar to non-computer based assignments, all work completed by students on the
computer must be the student's own original work. Students may not receive
assistance in completing computer-based assignments unless specifically allowed as









part of that assignment. Copying material from others, such as scanning in others'
material, copying others' files or discs, and/or downloading material from other
sources, and claiming it as the student's own work is strictly prohibited.

11. Instructors may require students to submit written assignments via the Turn-It-In,
SafeAssign or DirectSubmit or other appropriate online systems to verify the
originality of student submissions.

12. Students are expected to have knowledge and understanding of the interface between
electronic communication and relevant privacy laws (HIPAA, FERPA). Students are
forbidden from sharing material protected under HIPAA without appropriate
encryption as required by Health Science Center policy. Peer-to-peer file sharing is
not permitted as part of any course assignment.



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COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH
PROFESSIONS POLICY


POLICY NAME: Use of College and Common HPNP Space for Student Activities

PURPOSE: To provide clear guidelines and delineate responsibilities for determining use
of College-related space for student activities

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 29, 1997
REVISION DATE: June, 2004

PROCEDURE:

1. College space, if available, can be used by students for student activities specifically
related to the College or the discipline of interest. These include activities of the College
Council, the HSSO, and student professional organizations, such as SOTA, SPTA, the
University Rehabilitation Association, and the Alpha Eta Society. College space may also
be used for student activities not affiliated with a student organization as long as the
activities are related to the College or discipline of interest. College space may not be
used for student activities unrelated to Public Health and Health Professions or the
specific discipline of interest.

2. The Department Chair or his/her designee is responsible for managing all student space
usage requests associated with the Chair's departmental space and the ground floor of the
HPNP Complex and for ensuring appropriate management of the space by the students.
Any concerns regarding space usage should be resolved by the Chair, with input from the
Associate Dean and Dean, if necessary. The Executive Associate Dean or his or her
designee will oversee student space requests for the Dean's suite.

3. If it is unclear whether an activity is College related/supported, then the Chair should
consult with the Executive Associate Dean and/or Dean.

4. It is the Chair's or his/her designee's responsibility to ensure students leading meetings
understand their obligations in appropriate use of space. Issues to be reviewed with the
student leader include, but are not limited to, permissibility of food and drinks, leaving
lights on or off and doors locked or unlocked upon leaving, room cleanliness/care, use of
available equipment such as Xerox machines, etc. If a Chair has evidence that a
particular student or student group has not managed use of the space in a responsible
manner, the Chair may withdraw permission for future use of departmental space by
those students.

5. While every effort will be made to accommodate student requests for College-related
meeting space, academic and college-wide events take priority in space assignments.








COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT




By signing below, I acknowledge that I have read the Bachelor of Health Science Student
Handbook. I agree to abide by all College and University Policies and Procedures while a
student in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions.


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Date:


Student Name (Printed)


Please check College Track:


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(Room 4101) by September 8, 2008.

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