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Dean's Message

I would like to welcome you to the website of the College of Health Sciences and Professions. The college is a place where great things happen – where intentions meet actions, where education is defined by excellence, where faculty and students discover new knowledge, and where we make a difference every day. As dean, I have an opportunity to see the incredible things that happen in our college on a regular basis as we prepare our students to become professionals who passionately care about those they serve. This uniting of passions and professions – of ideals and ideas – is part of what makes our college special.

As you will see in these pages, our commitment is to help our students understand the diverse populations they will serve, address the needs of underserved populations, appreciate other professions with which they will intersect, and grasp the global dimensions of health and healthcare issues.

Our faculty and staff are committed to dynamic student learning and preparing students to assume leadership roles in a competitive, diverse, global environment.

Outreach and community involvement are defining characteristics of our health-centered curricula, and clinical activity and service learning are intrinsic to most majors. The college's academic major programs all focus on various dimensions of health and well being. Our students go on to achieve careers as dedicated professionals and successful scholars. More importantly, they are exposed to the five core values at the heart of an Ohio University education: Character, Community, Citizenship, Civility and Commitment.

I invite you to explore these pages and learn more about our programs and our dedicated, world-class faculty, staff and students. As you do, I'm sure you will discover why we say, "This is where everything connects."

Randy Leite, Ph.D.

Dean

Dean's Office Staff