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.

Contact Info:

Robert Leeman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
robert.leeman@ufl.edu

Jenny Neelands
Coordinator of Academic Support Services
(352) 294-1803
jennifer4@ufl.edu