Dec 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences

Health and Biomedical Sciences

Department Chair: Anael Santos

Vice-Chair of Humanities and Technology: Julie Cook

Vice-Chair of Science and Mathematics: Sebastian Farrell

Vice-Chair of Religion and MSSC Program Director: Stan Dobias

Research Coordinator: Russell Butler

Faculty: Karen Austin, Russ Butler, Chris Campbell, Julie Cook, Glenice DeBique, Nadia Edwin, Sebastian Farrell, Bridget Jackson, Stefanie Johnson, Bryan Lounsberry, Janis Lowry, Alicia Patterson, Carlo Semerzier, Zdravko Stefanovic, Veon Stewart, Shelly-Ann Taylor, Yvette Saliba, Andy Lampkin, Jeffrey Steinke

Adjunct Professional Faculty: Edith Britton, Althiea Farrell, Michael Lay, Steve Paquet, Sagarika Sahu, Gretchka Mair Hernandez, Lenore Brantley, Ernie Bursey, Chris Litten, Mary Melvin, Jack Scarbrough

Mission Statement

The Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences seeks to enhance the spiritual, physical, ethical, and cultural lives of the students at AdventHealth University, and offers degree programs that would enhance the quality of healthcare.

It provides general education courses to students who are:

  • Enrolled in a professional program;
  • Seeking admission into a professional program;
  • Desiring to encapsulate the first two years of general education courses into an Associate of Science degree in Pre-Professional Studies; and
  • Working toward completion of degrees offered by the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences.

Statement on General Competencies

The Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences requires that its students must be competent in English, mathematics, religion, and basic sciences, including chemistry, biology, and physics. The students will be evaluated by means of the Proficiency Profile test.

Registration and Advising

All students in the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences will have a registration hold placed on their account prior to registration. To remove the hold, students must meet with his or her advisor to discuss and review alignment of registration plans and future program goals.

General Education Studies Admission

Applicants who meet the general requirements for admission to AdventHealth University (see General College Admission  in the Admission Information  section) will enroll in general education courses offered by the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences.


Associate of Science

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science