College of Health and Human Services


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Schools

The College of Health and Human Services comprises the following schools.

School of Health Sciences
School of Hearing and Speech Sciences
School of Human and Consumer Sciences
School of Nursing
School of Physical Therapy
School of Recreation and Sport Sciences


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Barbara Chapman, Dean
Lee Cibrowski, Associate Dean
Margaret Goodwin, Assistant Dean for Student Services
Shelley Tims, Coordinator of Minority Student Affairs



Established by the Board of Trustees in 1979, the College of Health and Human Services is made up of the School of Health Sciences, the School of Hearing and Speech 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. To provide students with a variety of local clinical education opportunities, the schools operate the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Child Development Center, Nutrition Treatment Program, and Therapy Associates. The college has responsibility for campus recreation and administers the following facilities: Bird Arena, golf course, Aquatic Center, and the Ping Student Recreation Center. The university employee wellness program, WellWorks, is also administered by the college.

The mission of the College of Health and Human Services is to promote an environment within which students may pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in health and human services fields. Programs within the college combine academic coursework with practical field and clinical experiences, providing students with basic knowledge, intellectual skills, and professional capabilities that enable graduates to think and act positively and creatively in the face of changing societal and human conditions.



College Objectives

The purposes of the College of Health and Human Services are:

  1. To offer interdisciplinary programs designed for professionals with career objectives in the health and human services fields. The programs are oriented toward working with people with needs typically related to such areas as aging, day care, mental health, developmental disabilities, rehabilitation, nutrition, the family, environmental concerns, social welfare, justice, adolescence and youth, and the management of human and economic resources.
  2. To promote interdisciplinary research and development activities to expand the knowledge base in the health and human services fields and to disseminate information useful to theory and practice.
  3. To develop effective outreach programs that contribute to the continuing education of professionals and enhance the health care and human services provided to the people in the region and the state of Ohio.


Schools/Majors and Degrees

The College of Health and Human Services comprises 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

Health Education (teaching certificate)

Long-Term Health Care Administration

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

Industrial Hygiene

School of Hearing and Speech Sciences

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

School of Human and Consumer Sciences

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

Dietetics

Early Childhood Education (teaching certificate)

Early Childhood/Primary Education (teaching certificate)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (teaching certificate)

Family Studies

Food Service Management

Interior Design

Nutrition with Science (Biological Sciences)

Retail Merchandising

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

Basic and Applied Nutrition

Retail Merchandising

Validation that can be added to existing kindergarten-primary, elementary, home economics, or special education teaching certificate:

Early Childhood

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 certificate for registered nurses (RNs):

School Nurse

School of Physical Therapy

The School of Physical Therapy does not award a bachelor's degree, but offers a master's entry physical therapy curriculum which leads to the Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T.). Complete description of the program is available in the Graduate Catalog, while admission procedures are described later in this section.

School of Recreation and Sport Sciences

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

Athletic Training with Exercise Physiology

Athletic Training with Health Education (teaching certificate)

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

Physical Education (teaching certificate)

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

Adventure Recreation

Outdoor Education and Camping

Recreation Management

Special Interests

Therapeutic Recreation

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

Aquatic Management

Coaching

Exercise Physiology

Sport Industry

Sport for Special Population

Youth Sports

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

Recreation

Validation that can be added to existing physical education teaching certificates:

Adapted Physical Education

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

Master's and doctoral degree programs are offered by the School of Hearing and Speech Sciences. Master's degree programs also are available in the Schools of Health Sciences, Human and Consumer Sciences, Physical Therapy, 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 selective admission programs. If you are interested in athletic training, in addition to being admitted to the university, you must apply and be accepted into this major. The baccalaureate nursing program and school nurse teaching certificate are available only to registered nurses (RNs). You may be eligible to apply to the entry-level master's program in the School of Physical Therapy if you have completed at least your junior year in college, plus specific prerequisite courses with a minimum g.p.a. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and will be able to complete a baccalaureate degree by the end of your first year in physical therapy, if accepted. 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, nursing, or physical therapy, 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

Hearing and speech sciences, all majors within the School of Human and Consumer Sciences, and nursing 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 certificate, 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 resides. 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, based on your catalog of entry, and your progress in completing them. If you are interested in determining your progress for a new major or seeking an additional one, the Student Services Office within the dean's office can provide you with a "what if" DARS report.


Graduation Requirements

Each candidate for a bachelor's degree 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 certificate, you must have a minimum accumula-tive 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 certificate 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 and progression in teacher education, in athletic training with health education, early childhood education, early childhood/primary education, family and consumer sciences education, health education, and physical education, plus pass the NTE core battery tests and appropriate specialty test(s). If you are majoring in hearing and speech sciences, you can begin to pursue a teaching certificate as an undergraduate, but the requirements for certification 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 with exercise physiology, athletic training with health education, long-term health care administration, and physical therapy. 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. These and other specific program requirements can be found in the description of each school on the following pages.


Special Information for Students

The School of Recreation and Sport Sciences has an agreement with the School of Physical Therapy for Sport Sciences–Exercise Physiology majors to complete an in absentia degree if accepted into the School of Physical Therapy. Contact the director of the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences for further information.

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 home economics 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. 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

School of Hearing and Speech Sciences

National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association

School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Fashion Associates

Future Dietitians Club

Hospitality Association

OU Chapter of American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

OU Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers Student Early Childhood Organization

School of Recreation and Sport Sciences

Physical Education Major/Minor Club

Recreation Education Club

Sports Medicine Club

Sports Sciences Major/Minor Club


Gerontology Certificate Program

The College of Arts and Sciences and The College of Health and Human Services, through its Institute for the College of Health and Human Services, 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.

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   The Aged Family 3
HLTH 225    Long-Term Care Admin. I 4
HLTH 325    Long-Term Care Admin. II 4
HLTH 413    Health Aspects of Aging 4
HSS 300     Communication Disorders in the Elderly 4
NBSP 491B   Gerontic Nursing 5
PESS 421    Principles of Aging & Physical Activity 3
PHIL 480    Thinking About Death 4
PSY 374     Psychology of Adulthood and Aging 4
SOC 334     Sociology of Aging 4
SW 340     Mental Health and Social Work 4
SW 381     Counseling Older Adults 4
SW 395     Aging in the Welfare State 4

Others with prior approval of program coordinator

Practicum/Field Experience Options

HCCF 499   Field Experience-Child and Family Living 12
HLTH 364   Community Health Field Experience 5
HLTH 464   Community Health Services Practicum 15
HLTH 480   Practicum in Health Admin. 10
HLTH 481   Internship in Health Admin. 15
SW 490A    Social Work Practice 8

Others with prior approval of program coordinator

If you are interested in the certificate you can obtain an application form from your college office. After completing the application and obtaining the coordinator's signature, turn the form in to your college 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 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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