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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

Public Health Sciences and Professions, School of

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College of Health and Human Services
Grover Center E317
Phone: 740.593.4675
Fax: 740.593.0555

Matthew Adeyanju, Director


It is the mission of the School of Public Health Sciences and Professions to provide the academic foundations and professional practical experiences to be successful in the public health, environmental, and health care fields.


The School of Public Health Sciences and Professions in the College of Health and Human Services offers the following academic undergraduate programs:

Bachelor of Science in Health


Community Health Services (B.S.H.)
Health Services Administration (B.S.H.)
Long-Term Health Care Administration (B.S.H.)

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health


Environmental Health Science (B.S.E.H.)

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene (B.S.I.H.)


Environmental Health Science

The opportunities vary for professional preparation in the School. Community health services prepares students for entry-level staff and management positions in public-health and health-promotion agencies, social task force agencies, and other noninstitutional health agencies. Students are taught the skills needed for assessing and planning health programs, according to the needs of the community being served.

Environmental and occupational health and safety students focus their studies on factors that might cause or contribute to impaired health of individuals in any environmental setting. The industrial hygiene option deals with industrial hazards and how they affect individuals in the workplace. The environmental health option prepares students for a career in one of the many fields of public health. It also qualifies students to sit for the examination to obtain professional registration as a sanitarian.

Health administration programs focus on preparing students for entry-level management positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and other health delivery systems. Blending business techniques and tools with health care applications and principles, students are taught to deal with complex organizational structures and associated business complexities. Students electing to specialize in long-term care administration receive an undergraduate Gerontology Certificate and are eligible, upon completion of the degree, to sit for the Ohio and National Nursing Home Administrator’s licensure examination.

Most programs provide practica and/or internships in order to provide students with practical experiences, complementary to their academic coursework.

Note: Most courses offered through the School of Public Health Sciences and Professions can be retaken up to two times (one initial registration and two retakes). Variable credit courses usually cannot be retaken (with the possibility of the initial grade no longer being figured in the accumulative grade point calculation), but can be repeated for credit to count toward your degree.

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