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Get your NetID


All students must obtain a NetID in order to log into their OASIS account. To complete a New Account Request, go to: https://netid.usf.edu/una/. A Net ID is required to access the myUSF portal (https://my.usf.edu), which includes a variety of on-line services and access to course materials in Canvas.

Additional instructions and information on how to get help can be found here:
http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/access_canvas.html.

Get your Program of Study Check Sheet


Find your Program of Study check sheet by first looking up your department. Click on the link(s) below to find your program, download your check sheet, and print it out for the meeting with your academic advisor.


If you need information on course descriptions or the class schedule for this semester, please check this page for additional help: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/academicaffairs/gs/courses.htm.

Meet with your Academic Advisor


Your academic advisor will help guide you through your career with the College of Public Health. It is mandatory that you meet with your advisor prior to registering for your first semester. Make sure to bring your Program of Study check sheet that lists the required courses needed to obtain your degree. You must get this form signed by your advisor.

Submit Program of Study Check Sheet to Academic & Student Affairs


Submit your Program of Study check sheet to the Academic & Student Affairs Office in the MDA building at 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd. The registration hold will then be removed allowing you to register.

Register for courses in OASIS


You need to register for at least one course prior to the first week of classes in order to avoid a late registration fee. The semester deadlines on registration can be found here: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/academicaffairs/impdeadlines.html. Complete your registration for courses in OASIS online at: http://usfonline.admin.usf.edu/. Login and then click on the Student tab to find the registration link.

If you are in an Academic Common Market program, you must be enrolled full-time (9 credits per semester) in order to pay in-state tuition rates. You can find more information on the Academic Common Market page.

If you are in the Reduced Rate Program, you will not register for courses yourself. Please look here for information on how to select your courses early in order to receive your waiver in a timely manner: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/academicaffairs/registration/selffunded.html. If you do not meet these registration deadlines, you may have to pay the full tuition rate.

Other information on registering for courses can be found here: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/academicaffairs/gs/registration.htm

If you are in an Online Course


In order to successfully participate in online courses, students are required to meet certain technology requirements. To assist in selecting an online course, ETA office provides a course-at-a-glance document that helps students plan their semester. These documents can be found at: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/courses.html For additional online student resources, visit ETA website.

Get your HealthNet account


You need to sign up for a HealthNet account to get access to the Health network, services, and email. This email address is your primary source for communicating with the faculty and staff, and where you will receive important notifications from the college. You must complete registration for at least one course 24 hours before you can get an account. To complete a New Account Request, go to: https://hsccf.hsc.usf.edu/healthAccount/accountRequest.cfc?method=view.

Additional instructions and information on how to get help can be found here: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/access_emails.html.

Look at your courses in Canvas


All courses use the Canvas course management system. Please check your courses in Canvas early to find your syllabi, textbooks, and assignments. A Net ID is required to access the myUSF portal (https://my.usf.edu), which includes a variety of on-line services and access to course materials in Canvas. Helpful information on how to use Canvas can be found here: http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/student_resources.html.

Attend your courses on the first day


USF requires students to be present on the first day of courses, or you will be dropped from the course. If you are taking an online course, the professor will ask you to complete a task during the first week–if you don't complete it, you will also be dropped from the course. If you have to add the course back in later, you will have to pay a late fee for late registration.

Get your books from the USF Health Bookstore


You will need to purchase your books and other materials for your classes at the USF Health Bookstore. The USF Health bookstore is located in MDC 1050, or you can order your books online (even used ones!) here: http://usfhsc.bncollege.com. This is not the same as the USF main campus bookstore.

Complete the HIPPA Requirement


All students of USF Health are required to complete training for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) a federal privacy act. Completion of the HIPAA training is mandatory and must be completed during the first semester to avoid a registration hold in your second semester. You can get access to the training at: http://hsc.usf.edu/hipaa/index.htm.

Do the Plagiarism tutorial


Plagiarism is a serious issue, because you can get an F in a course or be asked to leave the university for Academic Dishonesty if you plagiarize. The policy on academic dishonesty is located here: http://www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0001/adadap.htm.

Understanding this at the graduate level is very important, because you will be writing about the research literature extensively. The USF library provides tutorials and information on the issue of plagiarism at this link: http://www.lib.usf.edu/guides/avoiding-plagiarism/. If you would like to take a 1-credit online course to help you with writing literature reviews, we offer PHC 6934: Synthesizing Public Health Research in the Fall and Spring semesters.