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Department of Health Services

Department of Health Services

Mission Statement


The Department of Health Sciences mission emerges from and is congruent with the mission of the College of Health Professions and Social Work (CHPSW) and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The Department of Health Sciences aims to meet community and market needs by providing future-oriented, accessible, student-focused undergraduate and graduate education programs that foster professional growth, career mobility, diversification, and advancement for health professionals. Faculty and administrators are committed to a philosophy of a holistic curriculum, which provides and supports integrated interdisciplinary education and practical experience for health professionals from a variety of disciplines within the department and across the College of Health Professions and Social Work. Faculty, administrators, students, and graduates will assume the responsibility of academic excellence, empathy, and professionalism within their scope of practice, and will be empowered to act as ambassadors for health care consumers, the health professions, the College of Health Professions and Social Work, and Florida Gulf Coast University.