Dec 09, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

College of Health and Human Services


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Grover Center
Phone: 740.593.9336 or 740.593.9334 (Student Services)
Fax: 740.593.0285
hhsinfo@ohio.edu
www.hhs.ohiou.edu/

Randall Leite, Interim Dean
Rebecca Zuspan, Coordinator of Student Services
Cecil Walters, Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention

The College of Health and Human Services is made up of the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences; the School of Human and Consumer Sciences; the School of Nursing; the School of Physical Therapy; the School of Public Health Sciences and Professions; and the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. To provide students with a variety of local clinical or experiential education opportunities, the schools operate the Ohio University Therapy Associates Hearing, Speech, Language, and Physical Therapy Clinics; Ohio University Respite Volunteer Program; Child Development Center; Center for Sports Administration; Atrium Cafe; and Nutrition Treatment Program. The College has responsibility for campus recreation and administers the following facilities: Bird Arena, golf and tennis center, Aquatic Center, and the Ping Student Recreation Center. The University employee wellness program, WellWorks, is also administered by the College.

The College of Health and Human Services is committed to promoting professional and personal growth of students by providing interdisciplinary and multicultural academic, research, and service experiences in classrooms, laboratories, clinical, and community settings. The College integrates the participation and support of alumni in program development, implementation, and evaluation.

Through support of academic, scholarly, and service activities, the College promotes professional and personal growth of faculty members and the expansion of knowledge in their respective disciplines. The faculty and staff are committed to providing a positive learning and work environment, characterized by mutual respect and concern, and one that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The College actively seeks to develop cultural, linguistic, and ethnic diversity among students, faculty, and staff.

The College is dedicated to the development of the total student. Academic courses, recreational programs, and wellness activities are offered to the entire University community. The College further recognizes its responsibility to provide outreach programs that include continuing education for practicing professionals, as well as health and human services to the nearby community.

Schools/Majors and Degrees

The College of Health and Human Services consists of six academic schools, offering the following curricula:

School of Public Health Sciences and Professions

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health (B.S.E.H.)

Environmental Health Science

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Health (B.S.H.)

Community Health Services
Health Services Administration
Long-Term Health Care Administration

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Industrial Hygiene (B.S.I.H.)

Industrial Hygiene

In addition, the School of Public Health Sciences and Professions offers the following minor:

Environmental Health Science

School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences (B.S.H.S.L.S.)

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

In addition, the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences offers the following minor:

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

School of Human and Consumer Sciences

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Sciences (B.S.H.C.S.)

Dietetics
Family and Consumer Sciences Education (teaching license)
Family Studies
Interior Architecture
Nutrition with Science
Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism
Retail Merchandising

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), conferred jointly by the College of Education and College of Health and Human Services:

Early Childhood (teaching licensure)

In addition, the School of Human and Consumer Sciences offers the following minors:

Basic and Applied Nutrition
Retail Merchandising

In addition, the School of Human and Consumer Sciences offers the following Associate Degree (A.A.S.):

Child Development

School of Nursing

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) to registered nurses (RNs):

Baccalaureate Nursing

In addition, the School of Nursing offers the following teaching license for registered nurses (RNs):

School Nurse

School of Physical Therapy

The School of Physical Therapy does not award a bachelor’s degree, but offers an entry-level doctoral physical therapy program, which leads to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.). Complete description of the program is available in the Graduate Catalog.

School of Recreation and Sport Sciences

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (B.S.A.T.)

Athletic Training

Major awarding the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (B.S.P.E.)

Physical Education (teaching license)

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Recreation Studies (B.S.R.S.)

Outdoor Recreation and Education
Recreation Management

Majors awarding the Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences (B.S.Sp.S.)

Exercise Physiology
Sport Management

In addition, the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences offers the following minor:

Recreation

In conjunction with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College offers a Gerontology Certificate Program.

The School of Physical Therapy offers an entry-level doctoral degree program and a transitional program to graduates of Ohio’s MPT program. Master’s and entry-level doctoral degree and Ph.D. programs are offered by the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences. Master’s degree programs also are available in the Schools of Health Sciences, Human and Consumer Sciences, and Recreation and Sport Sciences. All programs are described in detail in the Ohio University Graduate Catalog.

Admission Requirements

Freshman admission to most of the majors offered by the College is open. The College does have several programs—athletic training education, early childhood, exercise physiology, interior architecture, physical education, retail merchandising, and sport management—for which students are admitted as premajors and then must meet certain criteria in order to be admitted into the major. At this time, athletic training education, early childhood, and interior architecture are the only programs that have, in addition to the listed criteria, limited openings in the major. You must apply and be accepted into any of these majors. The baccalaureate nursing program and school nurse teaching license are available only to registered nurses (RNs). If you are interested in any of these programs, please read the more detailed description of the specific requirements and application process described either in the school or program descriptions.

If you are already in an academic college at Ohio University and wish to transfer into any program within the College of Health and Human Services (except for athletic training education, early childhood, exercise physiology, interior architecture, nursing, physical education, retail merchandising, or sport management, which have admission requirements), you must have a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships sponsored by the six schools and the College of Health and Human Services for qualified undergraduate students are available on an annual basis. Inquiries about the scholarship program should be directed to the scholarship chair of each school or the College of Health and Human Services Student Services office.

Academic and Other Requirements

All majors within the School of Human and Consumer Sciences have requirements that you must meet in order to remain active or progress in the major. Further information about these specific requirements can be found under each program’s description.

If you plan to pursue a teaching license, you must meet the criteria for selective admission to and retention in teacher education, as established by the College of Education (see “Admission to Professional Education” in the College of Education), even though you are a major within the College of Health and Human Services.

The College’s policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and student teaching requires that you be registered for the experience in the quarter(s) that you are actually fulfilling the requirements for the course. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case, you may register for the course during either fall or winter quarter.

Advising

Upon entering the College of Health and Human Services, you are assigned a major advisor, who is a faculty member in the school offering your major program. Faculty advisors are available to assist you in the preparation of schedules and to discuss academic- and career-related topics. However, you are responsible for completing all University, college, and school requirements for the degree. To assist you in keeping track of your progress in completing degree requirements, you will receive a DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report each quarter during priority registration. This report lists the requirements for your degree and details your progress toward completing them. If you are interested in determining your progress for other or additional majors, the College’s Student Services Office can provide you with a “what if” DARS report.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for baccalaureate conferral, each graduation candidate in the College of Health and Human Services must earn at least 192 quarter hours of acceptable credit, with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major; complete the major program requirements; and fulfill the University’s General Education requirements. If you are pursuing a teaching license, you must have a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.75 and a GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field you are pursuing.

Professional Certification or Licensure

A number of the majors within the college will provide you with the opportunity to take either a certification or licensure exam. A teaching license will be awarded upon conferral of your degree if you successfully complete the major requirements—including those specified under the College of Education regarding admission to and progress in teacher education, in early childhood, family and consumer sciences education, and physical education—plus pass the Praxis II exam. If you are majoring in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, you may begin to pursue a teaching license as an undergraduate, but the requirements for licensure are completed at the master’s level.

You will be eligible to sit for the appropriate licensing or certification exam if you successfully complete either of the following majors: Athletic Training Education or Long-Term Health Care Administration. Completing either the Dietetics or Nutrition with Science option fulfills the academic component for becoming a registered dietitian, but not the internship component. The Environmental Health Science major fulfills the educational requirements for registration as a sanitarian. Completing the Community Health Services program enables you to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. While Ohio University does not have a certified Child Life Specialist (CLS) program, our Family Studies program is the recommended way to go if you are interested in pursuing this profession. These and other specific program requirements can be found in the description of each school.

Special Information for Students

The College of Health and Human Services provides opportunities for educational, leadership, and professional development through its honoraries and professional organizations.

Phi Upsilon Omicron, the national family and consumer sciences honorary, has an active chapter in the School of Human and Consumer Sciences. Nursing students can be elected to Sigma Theta Tau, the international nursing honorary. Eta Sigma Gamma, the national health science honorary, has an active chapter in the School of Health Sciences. The Ohio University chapter of the National Student-Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers ample opportunities of preprofessional networking and community service.

You are encouraged to participate in student professional organizations within your major or area of interest. Recognized professional organizations within the college include:

School of Public Health Sciences and Professions

Future Health Care Administrators
Industrial Hygiene/Environmental Health Student Organization

School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences

Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Club
National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association

National Association of Future Doctors of Audiology
Ohio University American Sign Language Club
Ohio University Respite Volunteer Program

School of Human and Consumer Sciences

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Child Life Student Organization
Design Group, Ohio University
Fashion Associates
Hospitality Association, Ohio University
Ohio University Student Dietetic and Nutrition Science Association
Professional Retail Leaders
Student Early Childhood Organization

School of Physical Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy Club

School of Recreation and Sport Sciences

Exercise Physiology Club
Physical Education Club
Recreation Education Club
Sport Marketing Club
Student Athletic Trainers’ Club

Education Abroad

For information about education abroad opportunities, refer to “Office of Education Abroad” in the Academic Opportunities - Universitywide section.

Global Leadership Center

For information about the Global Leadership Center, refer to the program description in the College of Communication section.

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