Health Sciences

Get your start in one of the largest, fastest-growing professions in the United States: health care.

Find your passion here.

In a short time, you can learn how to combine medical technology and human touch to respond to the needs of millions of people.

The College of Central Florida offers a wide variety of Health Sciences programs designed to give you the knowledge and experience you need to succeed in the health care industry. From Nursing to Dental Assisting, CF’s Health Sciences programs utilize state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge techniques to ensure our graduates are prepared for successful health care careers.

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Program Important Dates

Program Application Window or Deadline Semester Start Future Program Starts
Cardiovascular Technology Sept. 1-October 24 Spring 2025 Spring 2026
Dental Assisting
Dental Hygiene
June 13
May 30-June 27
Fall 2024
Fall 2024
Fall 2025
Fall 2025
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technology Nov. 1, 2023-June 25, 2024 Fall 2024 Fall 2025
Emergency Medical Technician
July 11
July 11
Fall 2024
Fall 2024
Spring 2025
Spring 2025
Nursing, RN
LPN to RN Bridge
Paramedic to RN Bridge
April 1-May 8
Feb. 5-23
Fall 2024
Summer 2024
Spring 2025
Spring 2025
Summer 2025
Spring 2026
RN-BSN July 15 Fall 2024 Fall 2024
Physical Therapist Assistant Feb. 1-May 7 Fall 2024 Fall 2025
Radiography June 27 Fall 2024 Fall 2025
Respiratory Care June 30 Spring 2025 Fall 2025
Surgical Services May 1-30 Fall 2024 Fall 2025

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Health Sciences Events

Explore upcoming open houses and information sessions below. Many health sciences programs at CF require attendance to an information session in order to be accepted into the program. At these sessions, you will learn helpful information about the application process, timelines, program requirements and more.

Health Sciences Programs at CF: What to Expect

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Top Quality

Each Health Sciences program at the College of Central Florida has earned accreditation from the respective national commissions. Our instructors are experts in health care, and we utilize state-of-the-art equipment such as a full-scale Simulation Center to ensure our students get the best education possible. Our Health Sciences programs regularly win awards and accolades.

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High Earning Potential

All health sciences programs are limited access. Limited access programs have admissions processes and criteria beyond general college admissions. While any student meeting the minimum criteria is encouraged to apply, not all applicants may be accepted for the desired term. Most programs require students to attend a detailed information session before acceptance, and a background check is required before starting.

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Success Every Step of the Way

From meeting with an advisor to choose your initial career path all the way through preparing for job interviews after graduation, you can rely on CF for guidance and support at every step of your college journey.

Get Started

Most Health Sciences programs have a secondary application, but the first step is to apply to CF through our general admissions application.

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Still Have Questions?

Our Health Sciences Outreach Specialist is here to help! Contact Peggy Recanzone at or 352-854-2322, ext 1655.