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UF National Public Health Week events

April 4-10, 2016 The University of Florida Public Health Student Association has partnered with a number of campus groups to plan a week of events to educate students and the […]


The University of Florida Public Health Student Association (PHSA) was founded as an organization for Master of Public Health students at the University of Florida

We are "Shaping Tomorrow's health ... Today!"

Established 2003

Welcome to the Public Health Student Association (PHSA) of the University of Florida! We are an organization dedicated to the purpose of facilitating community, service, and opportunity for students in the College of Public Health. Additionally, we strive to enrich the UF & Gainesville communities through the widespread promotion of public health. Whether through the variety of available service opportunities or the range of social and professional development activities, our goal is to enhance the overall experience of students in the Public Health program at the University of Florida. Join us, and together let's make this experience one of your best


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What to expect from PHSA!


  • Learn about and participate in outreach events with PHSA around the Gainesville community
  • Organize travel plans to different Public Health conferences
  • Free snacks and more!

Smart Tips to Succeed in the MPH Program

  • Complete your Plan of Study sooner than later. This helps Heather when scheduling your classes.
  • Take time to get to know your professors.
  • Get involved in PHSA or other graduate organizations on campus to allow yourself a break from the monotony of class.
  • Do not be afraid to go to your professors with concerns.
  • Utilize your TA's. They are there to help you!
  • Go to class. Your professors know when you are MIA, and this could mean the difference between an A and a B.
  • Get to know your assigned advisor...they want to help you make the most of your graduate school experience.
  • Make suggestions for things you would like to do with PHSA. The Executive Board is open to ideas and suggestions.
  • Read your student handbook, no matter how boring it may look.
  • Be courteous and use proper laptop etiquette while in class.
  • Take time to read. There is more reading assigned in graduate level classes and less tests.

"Be the change you want to see in the world.”
-Mahatma Gandhi

Esther Ojo
PHSA Historian