Graduate programs in the Department of Health Education & Behavior at the University of Florida prepare health behavior scientists and Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to research, develop, implement and evaluate health promotion programs to improve health and well-being.
The following Health Education & Behavior concentration is available for our Ph.D. students:
Where our Graduates Work
Our graduates hold positions in public and private health organizations and agencies at the state, national and international levels, including position titles like these: Professor, Physician, Regional Health Educator, Substance Abuse Specialist, Exercise Therapist, HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator, Dietitian.
Areas of Research Interest
Faculty interests include substance abuse, child and adolescent health, digital health applications, human sexuality, HIV/AIDS, injury prevention, minority health and health equity, obesity, physical fitness, program planning and evaluation, rural health, chronic disease management, and women’s health.
Virginia Dodd, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor and Acting Graduate Coordinator
Jenny Neelands, M.P.H., M.S.
Graduate Academic Advisor