Ohio University

Departments and Schools

The College of Health Sciences and Professions is a place where innovative education and research happens every day. A growing portfolio of degree and certificate programs are housed in our five academic units: the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness; the School of Nursing; the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences; the Department of Social and Public Health; the Department of Social Work; and the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies. All six bring together faculty and students across multiple disciplines to explore the best approaches to addressing health and wellness in various settings. Each year, over 1,600 students graduate from our programs prepared as passionate professionals ready to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. Our academic units include the following programs:


Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology, Food & Nutrition


School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice 


School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

Communication Sciences and Disorders, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Practice


Department of Social and Public Health

Child & Family Studies, Community & Public Health, Environmental Health, Health Services Administration, Long-term Care Administration, Occupational Hygiene & Safety


Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies

Clinical Informatics, Global Health, Health Leadership


Department of Social Work

Undergraduate Social Work and On-Campus or Online Master of Social Work


While the six 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 Cafe, a popular eatery located on the first floor of Grover Center and a laboratory for food and nutrition students; and the Kids on Campus after-school and summer programs.

In 2015, the College opened a new facility at the Ohio University Dublin Extension Campus in central Ohio. This facility houses new programs in physician assistant studies, health leadership, clinical informatics, and integrated health studies, among others.