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Points of Pride

Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is proud to be a national leader in academics, research and community outreach.

2017 Points of Pride Video

Academics and Research

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  • More than 9,000 students
  • Degrees in approximately 30 different health specialties
  • One of the ten largest health-focused colleges in the country
  • Making education accessible to working adults who take courses online in all 50 states
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  • 100% student pass rate on the Class of 2017 Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam
  • 95% pass rate on the national athletic training exam taken by athletic training students
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  • Helping more than 6,000 athletes at 38 different high schools throughout the region by providing them with student athletic trainers from our nationally recognized program
  • Improving rural health through education and research at the Appalachian Rural Health Institute in Athens
  • WellWorks employs more than 100 student employees annually, providing students with a safe environment to prepare for the professional world, all while learning how to think outside of the box

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  • Offering continuing education for healthcare professionals who want to enhance their leadership skills, learn about clinical informatics, or become stronger medical practice managers
  • Operating a location in Dublin, Ohio that offers graduate-level programming in physician assistant practice, nursing, nutrition, and athletic training as well a health careers summer camp
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  • Launching, with the University of Toledo and others, the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health, a collaborative research effort to fight the region’s largest health problems
  • Helping to lead the Ohio River Valley Addiction Research Consortium
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  • Positively impacting global health with research efforts in more than 25 countries around the world
  • Conducting research in more than 20 labs to help people across the world struggling with back pain, chronic disease, access to healthcare and more

 

Community Outreach

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  • Working in 25 nearby counties to improve health and wellness outcomes for individuals and entire communities
  • 32,000 alumni making a difference in 34 countries across the world
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  • More than 20,000 children helped over the past 20 years through the college’s Kids on Campus afterschool and summer programs
  • Annual Teddy Bear Clinic where more than 80 local elementary students receive a teddy bear and visit medical play stations to reduce fear of medical procedures
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  • Student respite volunteer program that provides a break for caregivers of adults with disabilities
  • Partners with six county boards of developmental disabilities where the college’s students assist with outreach efforts like adaptive sports and the Special Olympics
  • Annual adaptive sports fundraiser for the Buckeye Blitz Wheelchair Rugby team
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  • Founding member of Athens HOPE, a community/university partnership working to combat the opioid epidemic through prevention and education
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  • Partners with Komen Columbus in coordinating the annual Athens Race for the Cure to fight breast cancer
  • Host American Red Cross blood drives on the Athens campus each year, which have resulted in more than 750 pints of blood donations to-date
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  • Free nutrition counseling program for community members who are interested in losing weight, controlling blood sugar, or decreasing heart disease risk through diet
  • Group exercise classes with free, convenient parking for community members and state-of-the-art fitness equipment like a TRX MultiMount and TRX RipTrainer at the Wellworks fitness center
  • 27% of University employees participate in HealthyOHIO's Virgin Pulse program, a benefits program designed to provide employees with the tools and resources they need to make healthy choices and increase their quality of life
  • Physical therapy services offered to the community at the Ohio University Therapy Associates clinic at the Castrop Center
  • Hearing, speech and language screenings and services, including hearing aids, provided at the Ohio University Therapy Associates clinic in Grover Center
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  • Free exercise classes for individuals with Parkinson’s disease through PEP – the Parkinson’s Exercise Project
  • Helping injured performing artists including dancers, musicians, actors, and members of the Marching 110 at the SHAPe Clinic - Clinic for Science and Health in Artistic Performance
  • Providing, in conjunction with Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital, a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program designed to help participants recover quickly and enhance their quality of life