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Change of Major Requirements

The Department of Health Education and Behavior, with a foundation in the social and biological sciences, focuses on health information and theory application. The Department offers one undergraduate major: Health Education and Behavior ( Bachelor of Science in Health Education). Students learn techniques to promote healthy lifestyle choices in individual and group settings, with special attention given to diversity and culturally appropriate health education methodologies. Sites for research, student experience and employment include (1) local and state health departments; (2) State or national government agencies (i.e., CDC, NIH); (3) voluntary and non-profit agencies (i.e., American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood); (4) corporate and/or hospital-based wellness centers; and (5) employee wellness programs. The undergraduate curriculum also provides an excellent foundation for health education and related graduate programs, as well as professional health programs such as nursing, medical school, physician assistant, occupational therapy and physical therapy. (See Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Behavior website)

Change of major admission is competitive in the Department of Health Education and Behavior, as space is limited for new majors. The minimum grade point averages for change of major admission consideration are a 2.0 UF GPA, a competitive Universal Tracking GPA (based on specialization), and a 2.0 Prerequisite GPA.

Change of Major Process:

Complete the Change of Major Form, including typed responses to the “essay questions” to FLG-11, or email to the advisor as a PDF (Ms. Brittany Schambow: bschambow@ufl.edu).

For a student to be considered as a change of major in the College of Health and Human Performance, the following criteria must be met accordingly:

1. Lower Division Students

  • Minimum 2.0 UF GPA
  • Minimum UT GPA: 2.5 for Community Health Promotion OR 2.8 UT GPA for Pre-Professional Health Studies
  • No deficit points
  • Completion of the Change of Major Form

2. Upper Division Students

  • Minimum 2.0 UF GPA
  • Minimum UT GPA: 2.5 for Community Health Promotion OR 2.8 UT GPA for Pre-Professional Health Studies
  • No deficit points
  • Must be able to graduate within UF’s designated time frame (138 hours or 4 years/8 semesters)
  • Must have completed 75% of university tracking courses of major seeking to change to
  • Must have all writing and math requirements met
  • Must have a minimum of 27 hours of General Education requirements met
  • Completion of the Change of Major Form

3. Transfer Students will not be permitted to change majors into the college.

HEALTH EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR MAJOR CURRICULUM

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • For more undergraduate academic advising info, click HERE.

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