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Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising
Ferrell Commons
Building 7G, Room 203
Phone: 407-823-3033
Fax: 407-823-0175
Email:phpladvising@ucf.edu

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Dr. O. M. "Budd" Berringer Pre-Health Advising

In Memoriam to Dr. O. M. "Budd" Berringer

Health-Related Professions:

Post-baccalaureate study is available in numerous health-related disciplines offered at several schools and colleges in Florida. Shown below is a listing of health professional disciplines, the degree earned for each profession, the professional schools and colleges in Florida, and the national professional school association related to each health professional discipline. The Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising Staff advise Pre-Professional Students preparing for entry into these fields.

Health-Related Professional Schools and Colleges in Florida 1
Professional Disciplines
Credentials
Florida Professional Schools
Professional Associations
Allopathic Medicine
M.D.: Doctor of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
Florida International University
Florida State University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Miami*
University of South Florida
Association of American Medical Colleges
www.aamc.org
Chiropractic Medicine
D.C.: Doctor of Chiropractic

National University of Health    Sciences – St Petersburg*
Palmer College of Chiropractic
   Port Orange*
Association of Chiropractic Colleges
www.chirocolleges.org  
Dentistry
D.M.D.: Doctor of Dental              Medicine
             
LECOM – Bradenton*
    –Opening Fall 2012
Nova Southeastern University*
University of Florida
American Dental Education Association
www.adea.org
Occupational Therapy
M.O.T.: Master of
            Occupational
            Therapy
                         or
M.S.:    Master of Science
Barry University: Miami Shores     (M.S.)*
Florida A&M University (M.S.)
Florida Gulf Coast University
    (M.S.)
Florida International University
    (M.S.)
Nova Southeastern University     (M.O.T.)*
University of Florida (M.O.T.)
University of St.Augustine for
    Health Sciences (M.O.T.)*
American Occupational Therapy Association
www.aota.org
Optometry
O.D.: Doctor of Optometry
Nova Southeastern University*
Association of Schools
and Colleges of Optometry
www.opted.org
Osteopathic Medicine
D.O.: Doctor of Osteopathic          Medicine
LECOM-Bradenton*
Nova Southeastern University*
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
www.aacom.org
Pharmacy
Pharm.D.: Doctor of Pharmacy
Florida A&M University
LECOM – Bradenton*
Nova Southeastern University*
Palm Beach Atlantic University*
University of Florida
University of South Florida
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
www.aacp.org
Physical Therapy
D.P.T.: Doctor of Physical            Therapy
Florida A&M University    
Florida Gulf Coast University   
Florida International University
Nova Southeastern University*
University of Central Florida     
University of Florida
University of Miami*
University of North Florida    
University of St. Augustine for
    Health Sciences*
University of South Florida    
American Physical Therapy Association
www.apta.org
Physician Assistant
P.A.-C: Physician Assistant             Certified
Barry University: Miami Shores
    & St.Petersburg*
Keiser University**
Nova Southeastern University:
    Ft. Lauderdale, Fort Myers,
    Jacksonville & Orlando*
South University – Tampa**
University of Florida
Physician Assistant Education Association
www.paeaonline.org
Podiatry
D.P.M.: Doctor of Podiatric              Medicine
Barry University: Miami Shores*
American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
www.aacpm.org
Veterinary Medicine
D.V.M.: Doctor of             Veterinary             Medicine
University of Florida
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
www.aavmc.org
Public Health MPH:    Master of Public Health2
                             or
MHA:    Master of Health
            Administration2
                             or
MS:      Master of Science2
                             or
MSPH: Master of Science in
            Public Health2
                             or
DrPH:   Doctor of Public Health2                              or
PhD:     Doctor of Philosophy2
Florida A&M University
Florida International University3
Nova Southeastern University*
University of Florida3
University of Miami*
University of North Florida
University of South Florida3
University of West Florida
Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)
www.asph.org

1 These health-related professions require post-baccalaureate academic study in professional schools or colleges.

2 Not all Public Health degrees are offered at each institution.

3 Denotes a College or School of Public Health with multiple programs.


  * Private institutions.
** Private, proprietary (for-profit) institutions.