The School of Allied Health and Life Sciences (SAHLS) directly administers the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Public Health programs as well as Certificate programs in Health Care Ethics, Medical Informatics, and Public Health.
The Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program has a history of 35+ years of successful operation and has a reputation for excellence in the education and training of clinical laboratory personnel. Alumni of the program constitute a significant portion of the clinical laboratory work force throughout Northwest Florida. Some graduates hold supervisory or managerial positions, making significant contributions to the health and welfare of the public and to the economic well-being of the health care industry in the region.
The MPH is an extremely valuable degree which is increasing in value in the public health job market due to projected retirements in the field and to dramatic increases in public health problems in the U.S. and abroad. The University of West Florida went online with the MPH program in Spring 2006 in order to provide opportunities for people worldwide wishing to work in the public health and allied health fields. The planning, development, and evaluation of the online MPH program is guided by the Master of Public Health Steering Committee with program competencies adopted from the Association of Schools of Public Health. The adopted competencies are also the basis for the national Certified in Public Health Exam. Additionally, the Quality Assurance Plan within the School of Allied Health and Life Science at UWF calls for regularly planned and evaluated quality enhancement initiatives, with results reported annually to administrative offices and our regional accreditation agency.
The BSHS is a two-year capstone degree program for persons holding AA, AS or AAS degrees from an accredited two-year college, or the equivalent. The BSHS trains students on issues impacting the design and deployment of health information systems and basic legal fundamentals of health care and public health. Students in this degree also study advances in health sciences research and technology, and learn to apply their knowledge of health economics to guide sound business analysis and decision making in health care. Students can pursue a track in one of eight concentration areas, with three of these tracks – Allied Health, Health Care Professional, and Medical Information Technology – available completely online.
The DPT program is a partnership between UWF and USF and was established in response to the demand for DPT graduates at both the state, national and local levels. The Florida Panhandle is home to aÂ health careÂ industry that is impressive both in size and sophistication. Several other factors converge to make this geographic area an optimal one in which to establish a expansion campus for theÂ University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation SciencesÂ nationally rankedÂ CAPTEÂ accredited doctoral programÂ in physical therapy: a significant military presence, a growing senior population, the presence of a set of qualityÂ programs in healthÂ sciences at theUniversity of West Florida, and a clustering of several centers of excellence in physical rehabilitation.
The USF/UWF partnership Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by theCommission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy EducationÂ as an expansion program of theÂ USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences.
The MSA in Environmental Health