Approved College Electives


Electives


A minimum of 24 hours of electives is required.


Bachelor of Public Health: Public Health College Approved Electives (Minimum of 6 credits)


HSC/PHC 4930 Special Topics

Special topics in health science and public health. These courses include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ecology of HIV/AIDS (Fall – online)
  • The Menage a Trois of Emerging Infectious Diseases (Concepts in OneHealth) (Spring)
  • Environmental Toxicology Applications in Public Health (Fall – online)
  • Global Health Disease and Disability (online – Summer A)
  • Fundamentals of Health Literacy (Summer B)

RCS 4451 Rehabilitation Aspects of Substance Abuse

Rehabilitation counseling implications of alcohol and drug use in society and the work place. Emphasis on detection, treatment and follow-up services for individuals in the rehabilitation process. (Credits: 3)

CLP 4134 Introduction to Clinical Child / Pediatric Psychology

Survey and exploration of the science and practice of clinical child/pediatric psychology, including application of clinical science to problems faced by children and their families. Course also emphasizes assessment and intervention methodologies related to child behavior and health. (Credits: 3)

CLP 4302 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Survey and exploration of contemporary roles of clinical psychologists. Course also emphasizes the integration of science and practice when solving problems of individuals, families and groups. (Credits: 3)

CLP 4314 Introduction to Health Psychology

Survey and exploration of the science and practice of clinical health psychology. Course also emphasizes application of the biopsychosocial model of health and illness to health promotion, disease prevention and the treatment and rehabilitation of existing illness and disability. (Credits: 3)

HSC 3801 Clinical Observation / Health Care Volunteer Work

Learn about a specific health care field or gain knowledge about specific patient or client populations through direct observation and/or hands-on assistance. (Credits: 1 to 4)

HSC 4905 Individual Study

Supervised program of study to investigate problems significant to health professions. (Credits: 1 to 4)

HSC 4910 Supervised Research Experience

Supervised research in health education. (Credits: 1 to 3)

HSC 4969 Honors Seminar in the Health Professions

Philosophy and implementation of scientific work, including an introduction to faculty research. Provides the opportunity to explore and discuss potential honors thesis topics. (Credits: 1 to 3)

HSC 4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis

Special project leading to the distinction of magna or summa cum laude at graduation. The project can be any creative work that focuses on a specific topic or issue in the health professions. The student develops an outline of the special project prior to project initiation and produces a final paper at project completion. The paper must be approved by the program and dean’s office for the student to graduate magna or summa cum laude. (Credits: 1 to 6)

SPA 4956 Overseas Studies

Provides a mechanism by which coursework taken as part of an approved study abroad program can be recorded on the UF transcript and counted toward graduation. (Credits: 1 to 15)