Health is big here.
Ohio University is our state’s leading producer of health professionals. We’re among the nation’s Top 5 providers of bachelor’s degrees in health care and Top 15 educators of primary care physicians.
But what matters most is the quality of care those individuals are delivering across the state and the nation and the big difference we make in lives and communities.
Explore our highly-ranked programs in a wide variety of health fields.
We’re preparing students to be doctors, nurses, physical therapists, physician assistants and much more. But, we also offer a wide array of non-clinical professional programs from health care administration to environmental health to music therapy, with a focus on providing students with experiences that prepare them for successful careers.
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine trains more physicians than any other public university in Ohio and is the state’s largest producer of primary care physicians. We operate three campuses in Athens, Dublin and Cleveland with close clinical partnerships with OhioHealth and The Cleveland Clinic. We’re among the Top 10 osteopathic medical schools in the U.S.
College of Health Sciences and Professions
OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is not only home to our leading School of Nursing but also the state’s largest undergraduate programs in Communications Sciences and Disorders and to nationally ranked programs in physical therapy, audiology and speech language pathology. Among public universities, it is the fourth largest health-focused college in the U.S.
School of Nursing
Ohio University’s School of Nursing is one of the Top 10 largest nursing schools in the country, highly ranked nationally for the quality of our online and on-campus programs and recognized by Niche as the best nursing school in OHIO. Our fully online RN to BSN program was one of the first programs of its kind in the country and continues to attract students from 24 states, while our Athens-campus class recently received the state's highest licensure exam pass rate among public universities.
The Ohio University Health Collaborative: Putting community needs at the center.
Our University focus isn’t simply on delivering degrees but on improving health in communities across our region and our state. We do that by working together across disciplines and departments and partnering with hundreds of agencies, non-profits and government entities to understand and solve big, complex challenges that impact health in the communities we serve. We organize this work through the Ohio University Health Collaborative.
Working to Solve the Nation's Most Pervasive Health Issues
OHIO's online nursing degree ranked the best in the U.S.Ohio University's online RN to BSN program was ranked number one among public schools, and second overall in the United States.
Health professions licensure exam pass rates set OHIO apartFirst-time pass rates at Ohio University for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) were consistently higher than the national average for graduates of the bachelor's in nursing program on the Athens campus in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Health care students learn to work across disciplines to benefit patientsOhio University's health care students take part in interdisciplinary training both in and out of the traditional classroom. Multiple training options are available for future professionals, across different colleges and throughout the community.
We’re meeting workforce needs across the state.
In addition to robust programming at our residential campus in Athens, Ohio University works hard to meet the state’s need for health professionals through fully online programs for working professionals, associate and bachelor’s-level nursing programs on each of our five regional campuses, graduate-level health care programs at our Dublin extension campus, and our 3-campus medical school, operating in Dublin, Cleveland and Athens.