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If you are interested in one of our Health Sciences programs please contact:

Connie Pimentel
Academic Programs Specialist

Healthcare Continuing Ed Programs

Professional Licensure Disclosure

2024 Application Deadlines

CST - SFA (Summer Start)
April 1, 2024

CST - SFA (Fall Start)
June 1, 2024

CST - SFA (Spring Start)
November 30, 2024

Dental Assistant
June 7, 2024

Dental Hygiene 
March 1, 2025

Peri-Op (Summer Start)
April 1, 2024

Physical Therapist Assistant
May 9, 2024

May 10, 2024

Respiratory Care
June 1, 2024

(Diagnostic Medical) Sonography
September 15, 2024

Surgical First Assistant
April 1, 2024

Surgical RNFA (Summer Start) 
April 1, 2024

Surgical Technologist
June 1, 2024

Health Sciences

Divisions of Health Sciences Mission Statement: The Divisions of Health Sciences and Nursing 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
Miranda Stewart, CDA, CRDH, MS
Instructor Coordinator
Dental Hygiene
HS 103
Melinda Cumbaa
Instructor Coordinator
HS 302
Lacy Newsom
Instructor Coordinator
HS 317
Jennifer Barber
Instructor Coordinator
HS 122
Janice Skipper
Instructor Coordinator
HS 224
850.769.1551, x3390

Brittany Page
Coordinator, Health Sciences, Surgical Services 
HS 326

Division Chair:

Laura Justice, Chair
Health Sciences Division
HS 203

Administrative Support Contacts:

Melissa Bois
Administrative Specialist
Health Sciences and Nursing Division
HS 205
Rebecca Acton
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Radiography, Physical Therapist Assistant and Surgical Services Programs
HS 319

Crystal Tharp
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Respiratory Care, (D.M.) Sonography,
Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs
HS 102

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.