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Undergraduate Certificates

Several undergraduate certificates are offered to CHSP students and many of them are available to students of all majors.

Appalachian Studies Certificate

  • Enhance your degree with  a foundation in Appalachian issues
  • Engage in service to benefit the region and yourself
  • Empower yourself to be a better professional through interdisciplinary study

The certificate is a place-based study that provides transferrable skills for students to use to understand other places beyond Appalachia. It is especially beneficial for students who plan to work with underserved populations for their careers.

For more information, contact Michele Morrone, Department of Social and Public Health, at  morrone@ohio.edu.

Diabetes Certificate

  • Educates and prepares students to better understand the multifaceted and complex condition of diabetes.
  • Offers a unique opportunity for students to obtain interdisciplinary education and training opportunities as well as service learning, clinical and/or research opportunities guided by experts in diabetes.
  • The need for this diabetes program is underscored by the high prevalence of this condition locally and nationwide, as well as by the vibrant diabetes-related infrastructure currently available at Ohio University.

More information is available on the program webpage of the academic catalog or by contacting Jen Yoder, School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, at yoderj@ohio.edu.

Experimental Study of Language Certificate

  • Interdisciplinary complement to any undergraduate baccalaureate degree program.
  • Designed to enhance the preparation for students who plan to enter graduate study in an area of language investigation that has an experimental focus. Such areas include but are not restricted to communication sciences and disorders; experimental and applied phonetics; psycholinguistics; computational linguistics; and instructional design in language teaching.
  • Coursework from outside academic majors and research opportunities in the form of individual, guided research experiences in faculty research labs.
  • Core coursework that provides content in the areas of linguistics, psycholinguistics, statistics and research methods.
  • Senior thesis gives students experience in all steps involved in a research project.

More information is available on the program webpage of the academic catalog or by contacting Sally Marinellie, College of Health Sciences and Professions, at marinels@ohio.edu.

Gerontology Certificate

  • For students in any major program who want to gain knowledge and skills for a career that involves working with the elderly.
  • Includes coursework in a number of established departments facilitates student learning opportunities.
  • Healthcare, social services, recreation, mental health, education, administration and business are examples of service areas that now employ large numbers of persons working with and for the aging population.

More information is available on the program webpage of the academic catalog or by contacting Brooke Hallowell, Communication Sciences and Disorders, at hallowel@ohio.edu.

Global Health Certificate

  • Encourages an understanding of the complex nature of health in resource-poor settings and the ability to access information concerning specific topics on global health.
  • Instruction takes a broad-based approach, focusing on determinants of health, access to health and healthcare, and primary care and interdisciplinary team-based models of sustainable healthcare, as opposed to vertical, disease-specific approaches.
  • A blended approach of online, hands-on, and lab-based coursework is used to deliver content.

More information is available on the program webpage of the academic catalog or by contacting Debra McBride, Global Health, at mcbrided@ohio.edu.

Performing Arts Health and Wellness Certificate

This certificate provides a foundation in the health and wellness aspects of participating in performing arts. There are two primary target groups: [1] performing arts students desiring added qualification in health and wellness to meet the increasing attention of arts organizations to the well-being of artists, and [2] healthcare and other health science students (e.g., athletic training, exercise physiology, nutrition) desiring added qualification in health and wellness for performing artists as a means of entering the field of performing arts medicine.

Students will engage with the field of performing arts medicine by understanding how the human body functions and how performing arts induce substantial physical demands on artists. The health and healthcare of performing artists is receiving rapidly increasing attention today. Because of its program in Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe), including the SHAPe Clinic, Ohio University is an international leader in performing arts medicine.

Examples of opportunities upon graduation:

  • Performing arts faculty member with special expertise in artistic health and wellness
  • Healthcare professional wanting to enter the field of performing arts medicine
  • Health and wellness professional wanting to work with performing artists

More information about this certificate is available on the academic catalog  or by contacting Jeff Russell, assistant professor, at  jeff.russell@ohio.edu.

Sports Nutrition Certificate

The Sports Nutrition Certificate provides the cumulative education and skills training to equip students to provide sound sports nutrition information to their clients. Completing the certificate will help graduates to be more competitive in the work force as they provide nutrition education to their clients in the collegiate, recreational, high school, performing arts and military arena.

More information is available on the program webpage