The University of Florida

College of Health Professions

Department of Health Education & Behavior - Doctorate


PO Box 114000, 222 Criser Hall

PO Box 115705

Gainesville, FL 32653

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. in Health Behavior

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our department includes 17 faculty positions with about 350 major students in all programs. We can match your interests with faculty interests and research areas to create a program that focuses on meeting your professional goals. As a graduate student you will gain the knowledge and skills to help individuals, families, and the community to promote health and prevent disease at all ages. Some of the skills you develop include advocating for health education, conducting needs assessments, planning and evaluating health education interventions, creating instructional materials using health informatics and information technology, using appropriate instructional strategies, conducting research on program effectiveness, writing scholarly and professional papers, and working with public and private organizations and agencies to help people lead healthier lives.


Department programs hold accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and Flor

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Domestic students are eligible for Federal Financial Aid.

Locale: Midsize City

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