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Contact

Laura Justice
Chair, Health Science Division
850.872.3828
ljustice@gulfcoast.edu
Health Sciences room 203

Melissa Bois
Administrative Specialist
872-3827
mbois@gulfcoast.edu
Health Sciences room 205


Healthcare Continuing Ed Programs

Professional Licensure Disclosure

2023 Application Deadlines

Dental Assistant
June 2, 2023

Dental Hygiene 
March 1, 2023

Physical Therapist Assistant
May 11, 2023

Radiography
May 12, 2023

Respiratory Care
June 1, 2023

Sonography
September, 2022

Surgical Technologist

Surgical First Assistant

Health Sciences

Divisions of Health Sciences Mission Statement: The Divisions of Health Sciences strive to maintain high levels of academic and clinical standards while providing the allied health community with effective and highly motivated professionals who are committed to interprofessional collaboration and sensitivity to cultural diversity. This goal is to be achieved by meeting the diverse needs of all students through academic advising, recruiting, counseling, and innovative teaching and learning strategies.

The Health Sciences at Gulf Coast State College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs to help you secure a top job in the health care field. By choosing a health career, you’re already on your way to success!

Job Outlook for Health Careers

According to economic projections released in January 2018 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupations and industries will have the highest growth between 2016 and 2026, employing more people than the government or business sectors. Health care and technical occupations will be the fastest growing job sectors in the coming decade, accounting for one fifth of all new jobs created by 2026.

Using data and reports from AACN and the Association of American Medical Colleges, reporter Meghan Holohan explores how prospective students are streaming into health profession programs having been inspired by those on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19.  Read complete article...

Academic Programs

Gulf Coast State College in Florida offers 10 degree programs and 4 workforce certificate programs through their Health Sciences that will prepare you for Florida’s in-demand healthcare jobs. 

Many of Gulf Coast State College’s health science and nursing programs lead to national certification, which ensures your ability to get a good job in your field after graduation.

We want you to succeed. Reach out to the program coordinator or Division Chair in your area with questions or concerns.

Program Contacts

Laurie Womble
Instructor Coordinator
Dental Assisting
HS 108
850.747.3217
lwomble@gulfcoast.edu
Miranda Stewart, CDA, CRDH, MS
Instructor Coordinator
Dental Hygiene
HS 103
850.747.3244
mstewart@gulfcoast.edu
Melinda Cumbaa
Instructor Coordinator
HS 302
850.913.3312
mcumbaa@gulfcoast.edu
Lacy Newsom
Instructor Coordinator
HS 317
850.913.3318
lnewsom@gulfcoast.edu
Jennifer Barber
Instructor Coordinator
HS 122
850.872.3837
jbarber@gulfcoast.edu
Janice Skipper
Instructor Coordinator
HS 224
850.769.1551, x3390
jskippe10@gulfcoast.edu
Shannon Smith
Coordinator
HS 326
850.873.3551
ssmith@gulfcoast.edu

Administrative Support Contacts:

Alyssa Evans
Academic Program Specialist
Health Sciences Nursing Programs
HS 234
850.913.3311
Health SciencesGCSC@gulfcoast.edu
Melissa Bois
Administrative Specialist
Health Sciences and Nursing Division
HS 0205
850.872.3827
mbois@gulfcoast.edu
Courtney Myers
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Respiratory Care, Dental Assisting, and Dental Hygiene Programs
HS 0102
850.873.3542
cmyers13@gulfcoast.edu
Rebecca Acton
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Sonography, Radiography, PTA, and Surgical Services Programs
HS 0319
850.873.3589
racton@gulfcoast.edu
Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.