Brooks College of Health

In the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health, we pride ourselves as being leaders in the preparation of the highest quality health care professionals dedicated to serving the community.  For this reason, the College is continually working to provide specialized programming in a wide range of health care fields.  Currently, the Brooks College of Health offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as an RN-BSN program for registered nurses desiring to further their education.  We also offer bachelor’s degrees with specializations in Public Health, Exercise Science, and Health Administration. In addition, we offer a BS in Athletic Training and a BS in Nutrition.  

Our graduate programs include Public Health, Health Administration, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Exercise Science and Chronic Disease, and Nutrition.  We also offer two doctoral degrees: a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

An integral part of each of these outstanding programs is the emphasis on quality time in clinical settings and laboratories, the use of the most up-to-date technologies, innovative faculty and student research, and the opportunity for hands-on learning experiences. Of course, all of these diverse programs and learning opportunities are directed and enhanced by our outstanding faculty.



     UNF Ranking News
  • UNF’s Physical Therapy Graduate Program is the best in the country, according to  UNF ranked No. 1 in the Top 25 Physical Therapy Graduate Programs rankings and was one of only two Florida state universities listed in the ranking.
  • UNF’s School of Nursing online RN-BSN Bridge ranked 11th out of the top 50 programs nationally for 2016. 
  • UNF’s online Master’s Nutrition program was ranked 2nd in the United States by Affordable Colleges Online and was ranked 17th out of the top 20 of online graduate nutrition programs by GoGrad. 

A toy workshop for kids with disabilities

The UNF Adaptive Toy Project where engineering and physical therapy students retrofit battery-powered toy cars for kids with disabilities was feathered on CNN's "New Day".


Peggy Hoff, BCH Nursing Senior Instructor was awarded the “HAZEL Award” for her long term commitment to patients at the Sulzbacher Center and for all the community work and programs she has initiated.

    Mary Lundy, Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and Juan Aceros, an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, and a number of UNF physical therapy and engineering students adapted cars and other toys as part of a collaborative project for special needs children.Click to read more about the Adaptive Toy Project.
    Nutrition and Dietetics faculty are featured monthly in The Florida Times Union Home/Life Taste Section entitled: “For the Goods: Myths and Facts.” 



School of Nursing


  • Cynthia Cummings, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing was recently featured in the Florida Times Union regarding the accelerated nursing program and simulation based instruction.

  • UNF Student Nurses Association chapter was honored with the Legislative Award and recognized by Florida Nursing Student Association as the overall best chapter for the second year in a row with the honor of the Diamond Chapter Circle Award. 


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