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College of Health Sciences & Professions

Being part of a Learning Community (LC) in the College of Health Sciences and Professions means making friends with very diverse interests and talents. The college offers a wide variety of undergraduate majors.

In addition to being automatically enrolled in courses prior to fall quarter, the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ learning communities provide you increased opportunities to make friends, participate in special out-of-class activities, and build stronger relationships with other students and faculty in your major area of study. ­The opportunities to support each other, work together on group projects, and study together are magnified.

Participation Requirements

The only requirement for you to be in a College of Health Sciences and Professions LC is that you be admitted to Ohio University as an incoming freshman in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Learning Community Options

One of the many advantages of joining a College of Health Sciences and Professions learning community is that you are automatically enrolled in a package of courses with other incoming first-year students. The courses normally include one or two general education courses and major course(s). You are also enrolled in a learning community seminar course that is the programmatic center of the learning community. This course will serve as a non-major elective. The communities range from 8-15 credit hours for the fall semester.

There are several learning community options available within the College.

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Introduction to Health Sciences and Professions
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Pre-Athletic Training
  • Pre-Exercise Physiology
  • Pre-Nursing
  • Social Work