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Health Sciences Division

Health Sciences at Gulf Coast State College

Division of Health Sciences Mission Statement: The Division of Health Sciences strives 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 Division 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.

Health ScienceS Division Programs

Gulf Coast State College in Florida offers 11 degree programs and 7 workforce certificate programs through their Health Sciences Division that will prepare you for Florida’s in-demand healthcare jobs. 

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

Not sure if one of the health sciences programs is right for you? Visit the Gulf Coast State College programs page to learn about a variety of programs and certificates available at Gulf Cost State College in Florida.

Build on Your Success

Don’t have the time or money to achieve your dream job right away? Don’t give up. Gulf Coast State College’s affordable health care programs are designed to help you succeed step-by-step.

For example: Start with the certificate program in practical nursing to get your first job, then work while you complete additional programs until you earn your BSN in nursing. You’ll make more and be eligible for promotion as you complete each program and save thousands on your education.

Health Sciences Division Program Coordinators

Health Sciences faculty and staff want you to succeed. Reach out to the program coordinator in your area with questions or concerns.

Learn More About Healthcare Continuing Education Programs

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ContactS:

Rebecca Acton
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Supporting Sonography, Radiography, PTA, and Surgical Services
HS 0319
850-873-3589
racton@gulfcoast.edu

Darby Brown
Administrative Specialist
HS 0205
850-872-3827
dbrown@gulfcoast.edu

Sheree Mebane
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Supporting Registered Nursing and
RN-to-BSN
HS 0229
850-872-3829
smebane@gulfcoast.edu 

Ryan WaldingSr. Administrative Assistant Supporting CNA, LPN, and Weekend LPN-to-RNBuilding D 0101 @ G/F Campus850-769-1551 ext. 5522rwalding@gulfcoast.edu

Amanda Walker
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Supporting Respiratory Therapy, Dental Assisting, and Dental Hygiene
HS 0102
850-873-3542
awalker@gulfcoast.edu 

 
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