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
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.
Health Services Administration
Health Education (teaching certificate)
Long-Term Health Care Administration
Early Childhood Education (teaching certificate)
Early Childhood/Primary Education (teaching certificate)
Family and Consumer Sciences Education (teaching certificate)
Food Service Management
Nutrition with Science (Biological Sciences)
In addition, the School of Human and Consumer Sciences offers the following minors:
Basic and Applied Nutrition
Validation that can be added to existing kindergarten-primary, elementary, home economics, or special education teaching certificate:
In addition, the School of Nursing offers the following teaching certificate for registered nurses (RNs):
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.)
Outdoor Education and Camping
Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences (B.S.Sp.S.)
Sport for Special Population
In addition, the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences offers the following minor:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Future Dietitians Club
OU Chapter of American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
OU Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers Student Early Childhood Organization
Recreation Education Club
Sports Medicine Club
Sports Sciences Major/Minor Club
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
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.
University Publications and Computer Services revised this file (http://www.ohiou.edu/~ucat/97-98/colleges/hhs.htm) August 24, 1998.
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