Departments, Programs & Centers

The Brooks College of Health offers a variety of programs and opportunities through its academic departments, flagship programs, research centers and community initiatives.


Academic Departments

Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences

The Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences prepares students for healthcare careers in prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical dysfunction and injury. All four programs require hands-on clinical experience opportunities along with professional experience (internship). Upon graduation, students are eligible to take licensure examinations or certification examinations in their specified field.

Department of Nutrition & Dietetics

The Department of Nutrition & Dietetics offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Department engages and transforms students into effective nutrition and health professionals who make significant contributions to their communities. Students who obtain these degrees are qualified to work in a variety of settings, including healthcare, public health, wellness, school nutrition, media, and private practice. Following the undergraduate program, graduates are eligible to apply for a dietetic internship. The MS degree in Nutrition & Dietetics provides advanced practice, knowledge, and skills. In 2011 these programs were selected as the sixth flagship program at UNF.

Department of Public Health

The Department of Public Health offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Programs in Health Administration, Public Health, and Mental Health Counseling prepare students to work in public or private healthcare settings locally and nationally. These programs also serve to enhance careers of students currently working in the health field. Opportunities for field experience and study abroad are available to all public health students.

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The program has a community-based, population-focused curriculum corresponding to changes in healthcare delivery trends. The curriculum helps students understand community environments as well as nurturing and building relationships with community agencies. In 2005, the School of Nursing was selected as the first flagship program at UNF.


Flagship Programs

Programs are selected for Flagship status in general because of their excellence in the scholarly accomplishments of their faculty and the demonstrable potential of those faculty to sustain a trajectory toward scholarly distinction; their potential to produce particularly compelling or exceptional educational outcomes for students; and their power to link the quality of education at UNF to a range of civic needs in the region. For this reason, Flagship Programs are selected to receive significant budgetary support for a period of five years (with the possibility of further, albeit reduced, support), during which time they are ideally expected to become self-sustaining or to have generated external funding support.

  • The School of Nursing was the first program to be given Flagship status, in July 2005. 
  • The Department of Nutrition & Dietetics received Flagship status in June 2011, making it the sixth Flagship program at UNF.

Centers and Initiatives

Center for Aging Research

Administered through the Department of Public Health, the Center’s goal is to implement ongoing research on aging service issues and serve as a centralized information resource center for senior services in the northeast Florida region.

Center for Global Health & Medical Diplomacy

The Center promotes global understanding and collaborative action for improving health and medical care.  It serves as a working laboratory to identify opportunities, issues and solutions to rising health care challenges. Through a network of local, national and international partnerships, medical and health professionals as well as community leaders will collaborate on action steps for testing applicability in practice.

Healthcare Leadership Institute

The Healthcare Leadership Program provides a structured educational experience that encompasses the principles and concepts of leadership to both graduate and undergraduate students in the Health Administration Program, and other Brooks College of Health students.

Us Group - Women & Girls Initiative

The Us Group is a volunteer group of over 100 women founded in 2003.  Its goal is to provide targeted women and girls’ health education to the greater Jacksonville community, using the wealth of knowledge and expertise of its members and community health partners.