USF Health programs among nation's best

Tampa, FL (April 23, 2009) — The University of South Florida’s graduate public health, nursing and physical therapy programs are among the best in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2010 America’s Best Graduate Schools report released today.

The USF College of Public Health maintained its #20 ranking on the list of “top public health programs” for the second year in a row — a reflection of the college’s work in several areas of excellence, including social marketing, global health and infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and distance learning programs. This year, the college is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It was the first College of Public Health in Florida.

The College of Nursing graduate program kept its #72 ranking on the U.S. News list. It is one of two graduate nursing programs in Florida to earn a U.S. News ranking. The School of Physical Therapy kept its #69 ranking on the list.