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Matthew Adeyanju, Director

The School of Health Sciences is designed to serve students with diverse career interests: community health services, environmental and occupational health safety, and health administration. Basic preparation for these careers is accomplished by completing the professional curricula that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health, Bachelor of Science in Health, or Bachelor of Science in Industrial Hygiene.

The opportunities vary for professional preparation in the school. Community health services prepare students for entry-level staff and management positions in public-health and health-promotion agencies, social task force agencies, and other noninstitutional health agencies. Students are taught the skills needed for assessing and planning health programs according to the needs of the community being served.

Environmental and occupational health and safety students focus their studies on factors that may cause or contribute to impaired health of individuals in any environmental setting. The industrial hygiene option deals with industrial hazards and how they affect individuals in the workplace. The environmental health option prepares students for a career in one of the many fields of public health. It also qualifies students to sit for the examination to obtain professional registration as a sanitarian.

Health administration programs focus on preparing students for entry-level management positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other health delivery systems. Blending business techniques and tools with health care applications and principles, students are taught to deal with complex organizational structures and associated business complexities. Students electing to specialize in long-term care administration receive an undergraduate Gerontology Certificate and are eligible, upon completion of the degree, to sit for the Ohio and National Nursing Home Administrator's licensure examination.

Most programs provide either practica or internships in order to provide students with practical experiences complementary to their academic coursework.

Note: Most courses offered through the School of Health Sciences can be retaken up to two times (i.e., one initial registration and two retakes). Variable credit courses usually cannot be retaken (i.e., with the possibility of the initial grade no longer being figured in the accumulative grade point calculation) but can be repeated for credit to count toward your degree.



Community Health Services

Major code BS8105
This program prepares health professionals for positions in community/public health. A community health educator may be employed at a health department, service organization, volunteer agency, state or federal health agency, or a work place. The goal is to improve the health of their clients/employees and lower health expenditures. The health educator is responsible for assessment, planning, and implementation and evaluation of programs. In addition to these responsibilities, the health educator is expected to coordinate health programs as they communicate effectively and serve as a resource in the community. A Bachelor of Science in Health will be awarded to those students completing the prescribed course of study and officially applying for degree conferral.

Health Education Core
HLTH 202           Intro to Health and Lifestyle        4
                   Choices 

HLTH 203           Foundations of Health                4

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs    4

HLTH 205           Preventing HIV and STIs              4

HLTH 210           Health of Women                      4
or HLTH 212        Controlling Stress and Tension

HLTH 215           Violence in America                  4

HLTH 217           Intro to Health Care Organizations   4

HLTH 230           Medical Terminology                  2

HLTH 270           Consumer and Family Health           4

HLTH 290           Health Aspects of Aging              4
or HCCF 380        Death and Dying

HLTH 300           Worksite Health                      2

HLTH 320           Strategies for Communicating
                   Health Information                   4

HLTH 345           School Health                        4

HLTH 390           Community Health                     4

HLTH 412           International Health Programming     4

HLTH 464           Community Health Services           15
                   Practicum

HLTH 489           Program Planning                     4

Health Science Core

BIOS 170, 171      Intro to Zoology                    10

BIOS 225           Genetics in Human Society            3

BIOS 300           Anatomy and Histology                6

BIOS 345           Human Physiology                     4

EH 260             Intro to Environ. Health             4
                   and Safety

EH 275             Env. and Occup. Health and           4
                   Safety Regs.

HLTH 330           Epidemiology                         4

PSY 221            Statistics for the                   5     
                   Behavioral Sciences

CS 120             Computer Literacy                    4

Required Related Courses

ANTH 101           Intro to Cultural Anthro.            5
or INST 103        Modern Asia
or INST 113        Modern Africa                        4
or INST 121        Interdisciplinary Survey of Latin Am.

CHEM 101           Chemistry Applied to Today's World   4
or CHEM 121        Principles of Chemistry I
or CHEM 151        Fund. of Chemistry I                 5

ENG 305J           Technical Writing                    4
or HLTH 370J       Writing for the Health Sciences

HCFN 128           Intro to Nutrition                   4

COMS 101           Fund. of Human Comm.                 4

MATH 113           Algebra                              5
or MATH 163A       Intro to Calculus                    4
or MATH 263A       Calculus

MGT 202            Management                           4

BIOS 221           Basic Microbiology                   4

PSY 101            General Psychology                   5

SOC 101            Intro to Sociology                   4


Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Environmental and occupational health and safety professionals are trained to evaluate and control environmental factors that may cause or contribute to health problems. Two distinct majors are available. The environmental health science option prepares you for a career in one of the many fields of public health. It also fulfills the educational requirements for registration as a sanitarian and for admission to a graduate school of public health. The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health will be awarded upon completion of the prescribed course of study and office application for degree conferral.

The industrial hygiene option prepares you for a career as an industrial hygienist. An industrial hygienist is concerned with evaluating and controlling workplace environmental exposures that affect workers' and the public's health. Industrial hygiene is one of the leading environmental professions. After graduation you will be competitive in an expanding job market with major corporations, and government agencies. In addition, the program will prepare you for admission to graduate school in industrial hygiene, environmental science, and public health. When you have completed the prescribed course of study and officially applied for degree conferral, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Hygiene.


Environmental Health Science

Major code BS6260
Environmental Health Science
EH 260             Intro to Environ. Health             4
                   and Safety

EH 275             Env. and Occup. Health and           4
                   Safety Regs

EH 310             Water Supply and Wastewater
                   Environ. Health Practice             4

EH 425             Environmental Health and Safety
                   Risk Communication                   4

EH 440             Air Quality and Pollution Control    4

EH 464             Environ. Health Practicum           15

EH 491             EH/IH Professional Topics Seminar    1

Industrial Hygiene

IH 200             Intro to Ind. Hygiene, Occup. Safety,
                   and Health                           4

IH 400             Industrial Hygiene
                   Sampling and Analysis                5

IH 401             Toxicological Effects of             4
                   Haz. Materials

Sciences

BIOS 103           Human Biology                        5
or BIOS 170        Intro to Zoology

BIOS 221, 222      Microbes and Humans Plus Lab         6

CHEM 121, 122, 123 Principles of Chemistry             12
or CHEM 151        Fund. of Chemistry                  15
or CHEM 152
or CHEM 153

CHEM 301, 302      Organic Chemistry                    6

Required Related Courses

ECON 103           Prin. of Microeconomics              4

HLTH 330           Community Health Epidemiology        4

PHIL 130           Intro to Ethics                      4

PHYS 201           Intro to Physics                     5

PHYS 202           Intro to Physics                     5

PSY 101            General Psychology                   5

PSY 120            Elem. Statistical Reasoning          4
or PSY 221         Statistics for Beh. Sciences         5

SOC 101            Intro to Sociology                   4
Even
result is MATH 263 (which means that you have demonstrated quantitative skills sufficient to meet the Tier I requirement), you must complete one of the following:
MATH 115           Precalculus                          5

MATH 163A          Intro to Calculus                    4

MATH 263A          Calculus                             4
Required Elective Courses
EH/IH Electives (select a minimum of 7 courses)
                      
EH 457             Occupational Safety and Health Adm.  4

EH 312             Solid and Hazardous Waste Mgt        4

EH 320             Shelter Environments                 4

EH 330             Food Quality Control                 4

EH 430             Vector Control and Pesticide Use     4

EH 450             Institutional Environ.               4
                   Health Practice

EH 455             Recreational Environ.                4
                   Health Practice

IH 405             Ventilation for Contaminant Control  4

IH 410             Physical Hazards:                    4
                   Evaluation and Control

IH 415             Intro to Radiological Health         5

IH 420             Hazardous Material:  Mgt and Control 4

Environmental Health Science
EH 260 Intro to Environ. Health and Safety 4 EH 275 Env. and Occup. Health and Safety Regulations 4 EH 310 Water Supply and Wastewater Environ. Health Practice 4 EH 425 Environmental Health and Safety Risk Communication 4 EH 440 Air Quality and Pollution Control 4 EH 457 Occupational Safety and Health Adm. 4 EH 491 EH/IH Professional Topics Seminar 1 Sciences
BIOS 103 Human Biology 5 or BIOS 170 Intro to Zoology BIOS 221, 222 Microbes and Humans Plus Lab 6 CHEM 121, 122, 123 Principles of Chemistry 12 or CHEM 151 Fund. of Chemistry 15 or CHEM 152 or CHEM 153 CHEM 301, 302 Organic Chemistry 6 Required Related Courses
ECON 103 Prin. of Microeconomics 4 ECON 104 Prin. of Macroeconomics 4 HLTH 330 Community Health Epidemiology 4 MATH 163A, 163B Intro to Calculus I and II 8 or MATH 263A, 263B Calculus I and II MGT 202 Management 4 PHIL 130 Intro to Ethics 4 PHYS 201 Intro to Physics 5 PHYS 202 Intro to Physics 5 PSY 101 General Psychology 5 PSY 120 Elem. Statistical Reasoning 4 or PSY 221 Statistics for Beh. Sciences 5 SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 4 Required Elective Courses
EH/HLTH Electives (select a minimum of 3 courses)
EH 312 Solid and Hazardous Waste Mgt 4 EH 320 Shelter Environments 4 EH 330 Food Quality Sanitation 4 EH 430 Vector Control 4 EH 450 Institutional Environ. 4 Health Practice HLTH 230 Medical Terminology 2 Other Electives (select a minimum of 3 courses. Prerequisite courses do not count toward the
3 course minimum. Courses with laboratories are considered as one elective only.)
Science Electives
BIOS 300 Anatomy and Histology 6 BIOS 301 Human Anatomy 6 BIOS 352 Biomechanics 4 or PESS 302 Biomechanics BIOS 342, 354 Principles of Physiology I 5 and Lab BIOS 343, 355 Principles of Physiology II 5 and Lab BIOS 421A, 421B Immunology and Lab 6 BIOS 422 Microbiological Techniques 5 BIOS 423A, 423B Pathogenic Bacteriology 5 and Lab BIOS 441A, 441B Parasitology and Lab 5 GEOL 268 Computer Applications 4 in Geography GEOL 370 Geographic Info. 4 Systems Applications PHIL 335 Environmental Ethics 4 Engineering Elective
CH E 448 Chemical Process Safety 3 Business Elective
BMT 285 Government and Business 4 BMT 288 Computer Applications 4 for Mgt FIN 331 Risk and Insurance 4 HRM 320 Human Resource Management 4 HRM 425 Labor Relations 4 MGT 340 Organization Behavior 4


Minor in Environmental Health Sciences

Minor Code OR6260
The environmental health sciences minor is particularly appropriate to science majors, such as biological sciences and chemistry, however, industrial hygiene majors are not eligible. Because of the diverse subject matter, the minor can be structured so that students of all other disciplines can benefit. The overall purpose of the minor is to offer you the opportunity to enhance the practical application of your degree. You are required to complete 16 hours of required course and 8 hours of professional courses.

Required Courses
EH 260 Intro to Environ. Health 4 and Safety EH 275 Env. and Occup. Health and Safety Regulations 4 IH 200 Intro to Ind. Hygiene, Occup. Safety, and Health 4 HLTH 330 Community Health Epidemiology 4 Professional Courses (selection minimum of 8 hours)
EH 310 Water Supply and Wastewater Environ. Health Practice 4 EH 312 Solid and Hazardous Waste Mgt 4 EH 330 Food Quality Control 4 EH 430 Vector Control and Pesticide Use 4 EH 440 Air Quality and Pollution Control 4 EH 450 Institutional Environ. 4 Health Practice EH 457 Occupational Safety and Health Adm. 4 IH 400 Industrial Hygiene Sampling 5 and Analysis IH 401 Toxicological Effects of Hazardous Materials 4 IH 415 Intro to Radiological Health 5 IH 420 Hazardous Material: 4 Mgt and Control


Health Administration

Health administration offers two options: health services administration and long-term health care administration. The health services administration option prepares you for entry-level management and staff positions in all sectors of the health care industry. You are prepared for positions in acute, subacute, and ambulatory care facilities such as hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, managed care organizations, and other emerging health delivery systems.

The long-term health care administration option prepares you for a career in the management of nursing and other long-term care facilities. It qualifies you to take the licensure examination of the Ohio Department of Health Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administration, as well as the National Licensure Examination.

Note: If you pursue a dual major in health services administration and long-term health care administration, you will be required to register for and complete a separate internship (HLTH 481) for each major.

At the completion of either course of study and after official application for degree conferral, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health. Upon completion of the long-term health care administration option, you will also qualify for an Ohio University undergraduate Gerontology Certificate (see "Gerontology" at the beginning of the College of Health and Human Services section).



Health Services Administration

Major code BS8119

Health Administration Core

BIOS 103           Human Biology                        5
or BIOS 170        Intro to Zoology

CS 120             Computer Science Survey              4

EH 260             Intro to Environ. Health and Safety  4

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and                  4
                   Lifestyle Choices

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs    4

HLTH 217           Intro to Health Care Orgs.           4

HLTH 230           Medical Terminology                  2

HLTH 316           Human Resource Mgt.
                   and Trng. in Health Care             4

HLTH 340           Contemporary Problems
                   in Health Care Org.                  4

HLTH 421           Financial Admin. of                  4
                   Health Facilities

HLTH 422           Reimbursement Payment
                   Systems in Health Care               4

HLTH 480           Practicum in Health Admin.          10

HLTH 481           Internship in Health Admin.         15

Required Professional Courses

ACCT 101           Financial Accounting                 4

ECON 103           Prin. of Microeconomics              4

HLTH 330           Community Health Epidemiology        4

HLTH 335           Admin. of Acute Care Facilities      4

COMS 103           Public Speaking                      4

MGT 202            Management                           4
Plus 20 hrs from ACCT 102 or courses at the 200 level or above in ACCT, BUSL, EH, FIN, HRM, HLTH, IH, COMS, MGT, MKT.



Long-Term Health Care Administration

Major code BS6836
Health Administration Core

BIOS 103           Human Biology                        5
or BIOS 170        Intro to Zoology

CS 120             Computer Science Survey              4

EH 260             Intro to Environ. Health and Safety  4

HLTH 202           Intro to Health and                  4
                   Lifestyle Choices

HLTH 204           Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs    4

HLTH 217           Intro to Health Care Organizations   4

HLTH 230           Medical Terminology                  2

HLTH 316           Human Resource Mgt. and Training 
                   in Health Care                       4

HLTH 340           Contemporary Problems
                   in Health Care Org.                  4

HLTH 421           Financial Administration
                   of Health Facilities                 4

HLTH 422           Reimbursement Payment
                   Systems in Health Care               4

HLTH 480           Practicum in Health Admin.          10

HLTH 481           Internship in Health Admin.         15

Required Professional Courses

ACCT 101           Financial Accounting                 4

ECON 103           Principles of Microeconomics         4

EDCE 410           Human Relations                      3

HCCF 380           Death and Dying                      4

HCFN 128           Intro to Nutrition                   4

HLTH 225           Long-Term Care Admin. I              4

HLTH 290           Health Aspects of Aging              4

HLTH 325           Long-Term Care Admin. II             4

HLTH 330           Community Health Epidemiology        4

HLTH 405           Long-Term Care Admin. III            4

HLTH 406           Alternatives to Traditional
                   Long-Term Care                       4

MGT 202            Management                           4

PSY 101            General Psychology                   5

PSY 374            Psychology of Adulthood and Aging    4

SW 101             Intro to Social Welfare and          3
                   Social Work

Select one of the following four:
 
COMS 301           Emperical Research Applications      5

PSY 120            Elem. Statistical Reasoning          4

PSY 221            Statistics for Beh. Sciences         5

SOC 351            Elementary Research Techniques       4

Select one of the following four:

SW 381             Counseling Older Adults              4

SW 486             Aging in American Society            4

HSLS 300           Aging and Disorders of Communication 4

PESS 421           Principles of Aging and              4
                   Physical Activity

Plus 4 hours from HCCF, PSY, SOC, or SW at the 300 level or above


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