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Timeline

1947 – UF President J. Hillis Miller describes need for UF health center during inaugural address

1956 – UF Health Science Center opens

1958 – College of Health Related Services opens, the first college of its kind. Departments include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Medical Technology

1959 – Department of Rehabilitation Counseling added to college

1960 – Department of Communicative Disorders established

1962 – Department of Clinical and Health Psychology established

1964 – Master’s in health administration program launched, later housed in the department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy

1965 – College name changed to Health Related Professions

1975 - Bachelor of Health Science degree program established

1996 – College renamed College of Health Professions

1998 - Rehabilitation Science Doctorate program begins

2003 – Health Professions/Nursing/Pharmacy Complex opens, bringing most of the college’s units under the same roof for the first time

2003 – College renamed College of Public Health and Health Professions to reflect addition of public health programs

2006 – Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics established

2006 – Department of Behavioral Science and Community Health established with divisions of Rehabilitation Counseling and Social and Behavioral Sciences

2009 - Department of Environmental and Global Health established

2009 – College receives accreditation as a school of public health

2010 - Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics established as departments jointly supported by the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine