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2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog for Ohio University

College of Health and Human Services


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Gary S. Neiman
Dean

Lee Cibrowski
Associate Dean

Margaret Goodwin
Assistant Dean for Student Services

Terrence Brown
Assistant to the Dean for
Recruitment and Retention


The College of Health and Human Services is made up of the School of Health Sciences, the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, the School of Human and Consumer Sciences, the School of Nursing, the School of Physical Therapy, and the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. In order to provide students with a variety of local clinical education opportunities, the schools operate the Ohio University Therapy Associates Hearing, Speech, Language and Physical Therapy Clinics, Child Development Center, and Nutrition Treatment Program. The College has responsibility for campus recreation and administers the following facilities: Bird Arena, golf and tennis center, Aquatic Center, and the Ping Student Recreation Center. The University employee wellness program, WellWorks, is also administered by the College.

The College of Health and Human Services is committed to promoting professional and personal growth of students by providing interdisciplinary and multicultural academic, research, and service experiences in classrooms, laboratories, clinical, and community settings. The College integrates the participation and support of alumni in program development, implementation, and evaluation.

Through support of academic, scholarly, and service activities, the College promotes professional and personal growth of faculty and the expansion of knowledge in their respective disciplines. There is a commitment to provide a positive learning and work environment for students, faculty, and staff: an environment characterized by mutual respect and concern and one that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The College actively seeks to develop cultural and ethnic diversity among students, faculty, and staff.

The College is dedicated to the development of the total student. Academic courses, recreational programs, and wellness activities are offered to the entire University community. The College further recognizes its responsibility to provide outreach programs that include continuing education for practicing professionals, as well as health and human services to the nearby community.


Schools/Majors and Degrees

The College of Health and Human Services consists of six academic schools offering the following curricula:


School of Health Sciences

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health (B.S.E.H.)

Environmental Health Science

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Health (B.S.H.)

Community Health Services

Health Services Administration

Long-Term Health Care Administration

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Hygiene (B.S.I.H.)

Industrial Hygiene

In addition, the School of Health Sciences offers the following minor:

Environmental Health Science


School of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences (B.S.H.S.L.S.)

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

In addition, the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences offers the following minor:

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences


School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Sciences (B.S.H.C.S.)

Dietetics

Family and Consumer Sciences Education
(teaching license)

Family Studies

Interior Architecture

Nutrition with Science

Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism

Retail Merchandising

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) conferred jointly by the College of Education and College of Health and Human Services:

Early Childhood (teaching licensure)

In addition, the School of Human and Consumer Sciences offers the following minors:

Basic and Applied Nutrition

Retail Merchandising

In addition, the School of Human and Consumer Sciences offers the following Associate Degree (A.A.S.):

Child Development


School of Nursing

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) to registered nurses (RNs):

Baccalaureate Nursing

In addition, the School of Nursing offers the following teaching license for registered nurses (RNs):

School Nurse


School of Physical Therapy

The School of Physical Therapy does not award a bachelor's degree, but offers an entry-level doctoral physical therapy program, which leads to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.). Complete description of the program is available in the Graduate Catalog.


School of Recreation and Sport Sciences

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (B.S.A.T.)

Athletic Training

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (B.S.P.E.)

Physical Education (teaching license)

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Recreation Studies (B.S.R.S.)

Adventure Recreation

Campus Recreation

Outdoor Education and Camping

Recreation Management

Therapeutic Recreation

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences (B.S.Sp.S.)

Exercise Physiology

Sport Industry

In addition, the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences offers the following minor:

Recreation

In conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences, the college offers a Gerontology Certificate.

An entry-level doctoral degree program is offered by the School of Physical Therapy. Master's and doctoral degree programs are offered by the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences. Master's degree programs are also available in the Schools of Health Sciences, Human and Consumer Sciences, and Recreation and Sport Sciences. All programs are described in detail in the Ohio University Graduate Catalog .


Admission Requirements

Freshman admission to most of the majors offered by the college is open. The College does have several programs, athletic training education, physical education, and sport industry, for which students are admitted as pre-majors and then must meet certain criteria in order to be admitted into the major. At this time, athletic training education is the only program that has, in addition to the listed criteria, limited openings in the major. You must apply and be accepted into any of these majors. The baccalaureate nursing program and school nurse teaching license are available only to registered nurses (RNs). If you are interested in any of these programs, please read the more detailed description of the specific requirements and application process described later in this section of the catalog.

If you are already in an academic college at Ohio University and wish to transfer into any program within the College of Health and Human Services (except for athletic training, early childhood, nursing, physical education, or sport industry, which have selective admissions), you must have a minimum accumulative g.p.a. of 2.0.


Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships sponsored by the six schools and the College of Health and Human Services for qualified undergraduate students are available on an annual basis. Inquiries about the scholarship program should be directed to the scholarship chair of each school or the dean's office.


Academic and Other Requirements

All majors within the School of Human and Consumer Sciences have requirements that you must meet in order to remain active or progress in the major. Further information about these specific requirements can be found under each program's description later in this section.

If you plan to pursue a teaching license, you must meet the criteria for selective admission to and retention in teacher education as established by the College of Education (see "Admission to Professional Education" in the College of Education section) even though you are a major within the College of Health and Human Services.

The college's policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and student teaching requires that you be registered for the experience in the quarter that you are actually fulfilling the requirements for the course. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case you may register for the course during either fall or winter quarter.


Advising

Upon entering the College of Health and Human Services you are assigned a major advisor who is a faculty member in the school in which your major program is contained. Faculty advisors assist you in the preparation of schedules and are available to discuss academic and career related topics. However, you are responsible for completing all University, college, and school requirements for the degree.

To assist you in keeping track of your progress in completing degree requirements, you will receive a DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report each quarter during preregistration. This report lists the requirements for your degree and your progress in completing them. If you are interested in determining your progress for other or additional majors, the Student Services Office within the dean's office can provide you with a "what if" DARS report.


Graduation Requirements

To qualify for baccalaureate conferral, each graduation candidate in the College of Health and Human Services must earn at least 192 quarter hours of acceptable credit with a minimum accumulative g.p.a. of 2.0 and a minimum g.p.a. of 2.0 in the major, complete the major program requirements, and fulfill the University's General Education Requirements. If you are pursuing a teaching license, you must have a minimum accumulative grade point average of 2.75 and a g.p.a. of 2.75 in each teaching field you are pursuing.


Professional Certification or Licensure

A number of the majors within the college will provide you with the opportunity to sit for either a certification or licensure exam. A teaching license will be awarded upon conferral of your degree if you successfully complete the major requirements, including those specified under the College of Education regarding admission to and progress in teacher education, early childhood, family and consumer sciences education, and physical education, plus pass the Praxis II exam. If you are majoring in hearing, speech and language sciences, you can begin to pursue a teaching license as an undergraduate, but the requirements for licensure are completed in the master's program.

You will be eligible to sit for the appropriate licensing or certification exam if you successfully complete any of the following majors: athletic training or long-term health care administration. If you complete your 12-week internship in therapeutic recreation under a NCTRC certified professional, and complete all requirements for the major, you are eligible to sit for the certification exam. Completing either the dietetics or nutrition with science options fulfills the academic component for becoming a registered dietitian, but not the internship component. The environmental health science major fulfills the educational requirements for registration as a sanitarian. Completing the community health services program enables you to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. While Ohio University does not have a certified Child Life Specialist (C.L.S.) program, our Family Studies program is the recommended way to go if you are interested in pursuing this profession. These and other specific program requirements can be found in the description of each school on the following pages.


Special Information for Students

The College of Health and Human Services provides opportunities for educational, leadership, and professional development through its honoraries and professional organizations.

Phi Upsilon Omicron, the national family and consumer sciences honorary, has an active chapter in the School of Human and Consumer Sciences. Nursing students can be elected to Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honorary. Eta Sigma Gamma, the national health science honorary, has an active chapter in the School of Health Sciences.

You are encouraged to participate in student professional organizations within your major or area of interest. Recognized professional organizations within the college include

School of Health Sciences

Future Health Care Administrators

Industrial Hygiene Student Association

Student Environmental Health Association

Student Chapter American College of Healthcare Executives

School of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences

National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association

School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Fashion Associates

OU Chapter of American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

OU Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers

OU Hospitality Association

OU Student Dietetic and Nutrition Science Association

Student Early Childhood Organization

School of Physical Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy Club

School of Recreation and Sport Sciences

Exercise Physiology Club

Physical Education Club

Recreation Club

Sports Marketing CLub

Sports Medicine Club

Strength and Conditioning Club


Education Abroad

For information about education abroad opportunities, refer to "Office of Education Abroad" in the "University-Wide Academic Opportunities" section.


Global Learning Community

For information about the Global Learning Community, refer to "Global Learning Community Certificate Program" in the "University-Wide Academic Opportunities" section.


Gerontology Certificate Program

The College of Health and Human Services and the College of Arts and Science jointly sponsor the undergraduate Gerontology Certificate Program for students in any major program who want to gain knowledge and skills for a career that involves working with the elderly. Since the knowledge and research associated with aging span a variety of disciplines, course work in a number of established departments facilitate student learning opportunities. Health care, social services, recreation, mental health, education, administration, and business are examples of service areas that now employ large numbers of persons working with and for the aging population.

Certificate Requirements
You must complete at least 28 credit hours from the following list of courses including an approved practicum, field experience, or internship. The required gerontology-oriented practicum, field experience, or internship cannot contribute more than 5 credit hours to the total 28 hours required for the certificate.

HCCF 380           Death and Dying                      4

HCCF 462F          Family Ties and Aging                4

HCFN 260B          Lifespan Nutrition: The Adult
                   and Geriatric Years                  1

HLTH 225           Long-Term Care Admin. I              4

HLTH 290           Health Aspects of Aging              4

HLTH 325           Long-Term Care Admin. II             4

HLTH 405           Long-Term Care Admin. III            4

HLTH 406           Alternatives to Traditional
                   Long-Term Care                       4

HS 491             Special Topics 
                   in Gerontology                     1-4

HSLS 300           Aging and Disorders
                   of Communication                     4

NRSE 491B          Gerontic Nursing                   1-3

PESS 421           Principles of Aging
                   and Physical Activity                4

PHIL 480           Thinking About Death                 4

PSY 374            Psychology of Adulthood
                   and Aging                            4

SW 340             Mental Health and 
                   Social Work                          4

SW 381             Counseling Older Adults              4

SW 486             Aging in American Society            4

Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of program coordinator

Practicum/Field Experience Options

HCCF 499           Field Experience in Family
                   Studies                             12

HLTH 364           Community Health Field
                   Experience                         1-5

HLTH 464           Community Health Services
                   Practicum                           15

HLTH 480           Practicum in Health Admin.          10

HLTH 481           Internship in Health Admin.         15

Social work majors must enroll in the following three social work (SW) courses:

SW 396             Social Work Practice I               4

SW 491A            Integrative Seminar                  2

SW 492A            Field Practicum                      4

Other courses may be substituted with prior approval of program coordinator

If you are interested in the certificate you can obtain an application form from your college's Student Service Office. After completing the application and obtaining the coordinator's signature, return the form to that office. Each quarter on your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) Report, you will be able to track your progress in the certificate program. The Gerontology Certificate will be awarded upon graduation if you have successfully completed the certificate requirements, and a notation of the certificate will be recorded on your permanent record (transcript). For more information on course offerings or other concerns, contact the coordinator of the Gerontology Certificate Program.


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