Brooks College of Health Overview
Thank you for your interest in the Brooks College of Health (BCH)! You will find graduates of our college throughout the greater Jacksonville area and beyond. Employers in this region continue to seek out BCH students due to our reputation as a premiere educator of healthcare professionals dedicated to serving the community. The mission of our college is to provide specialized programming in a wide range of health care fields including Nursing, Public Health, Mental Health Counseling, Health Administration, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy and Nutrition. Our reputation is further enhanced via our institute and centers, as well as by our recent awards and national rankings.
The cornerstones of a BCH education at the University of North Florida are the hands-on experiences in which our students are engaged. These transformational learning opportunities include research, laboratories, travel abroad, internships and academic clubs. Our partnerships in the community are extensive and serve to enhance the education of our students in a variety of ways. For instance, the generosity of our partners funds scholarships and professorships that support our students and faculty members. Additionally, our community colleagues provide exceptional training environments for our students.
We encourage you to visit our beautiful campus so that we may introduce you to our outstanding faculty, staff and students, and give you a tour of our state-of-the-art facilities. I know you will quickly see for yourself why students with dreams of working in the healthcare field choose the Brooks College of Health and the University of North Florida as their educational home. I look forward to welcoming you!
Curt Lox, PhD
Dean, Brooks College of Health
University of North Florida
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Vision, Mission and Values of the College
To gain national recognition as a leader in the study of health and the preparation of health professionals through outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service.
To develop competent and caring health professionals for the 21st century who are diligent in the pursuit of knowledge, make significant contributions to the communities and individuals that they serve, and become leaders of their chosen professions.
In the fulfillment of our mission, the Brooks College of Health upholds the following values:
Collegiality: We support a culture characterized by open communications, collaboration, and cooperation.
Diversity: We treat everyone in our diverse community with consideration, dignity and mutual respect.
Excellence: We hold each other to the highest standard of quality and performance.
Fulfillment of Potential: We are committed to development through lifelong learning.
Integrity: We conduct ourselves in an ethical and respectable manner.
Professionalism: We are role models of professionalism who always demonstrate the highest professional standards and caring attitudes for our clients.
Quality: We are dedicated to the never-ending pursuit of improving healthcare for the benefit of our patients.
Responsibility: We are responsible for our attitudes and actions.
Service: We provide service to our university, communities and professions.
Well-Being: We promote physical, emotional, and social well-being.
1: Strengthen Quality and Reputation of Academic Programs
2: Increase Degree Productivity and Program Efficiency.
3: Increase the Number of Degrees Awarded in STEM and Other Areas of Strategic Emphasis.
4: Strengthen the Quality and Reputation of Scholarship, Research, and Innovation.
5: Increase Research and Commercialization Activity.
6: Increase Collaboration and External Support for Research Activity.
7: Strengthen the Quality and Recognition of Commitment to Community and Business.
8: Increase Levels of Community and Business Engagement.
9: Increase Community and Business Workforce.
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