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History

With 2010's academic restructuring, the College of Health Sciences and Professions refocused our core mission on health and well being - positioning us as a national model for health professions education, scholarship, and service across a wide array of disciplines. Launched in 1979 as the College of Health and Human Services, we have seen our programs grow to include today over 100 faculty and staff members and more than 7,500 students.

Currently we have four academic units: the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness; the School of Nursing; the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences; and the Department of Social and Public Health. All four are housed in Grover Center, a facility that underwent an extensive renovation, completed in 2001, that for the first time brought all of the College’s academic programs under one roof.

While the four academic units form its core, the College over the years has launched outreach initiatives that serve the surrounding community while providing valuable practical experience for students. These include WellWorks, a nutrition and fitness center for OHIO employees and community members; Ohio University Therapy Associates’ Hearing, Speech, & Language Clinic and Physical Therapy Clinic; the Atrium Café, a popular eatery located on the first floor of Grover Center and a laboratory for food and nutrition students; and the Kids on Campus afterschool and summer programs.