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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

College of Health and Human Services


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Grover Center

Gary S. Neiman, Dean

Lee Cibrowski, Associate Dean

Rebecca Zuspan, Coordinator of Student Services

The College of Health and Human Services is made up of the School of Health Sciences; the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences; the School of Human and Consumer Sciences; the School of Nursing; the School of Physical Therapy; and the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. In order 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; Child Development Center; Center for Sports Administration; 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 and the expansion of knowledge in their respective disciplines. There is a commitment to provide a positive learning and work environment for students, faculty, and staff: an environment characterized by mutual respect and concern and one that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The College actively seeks to develop cultural 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 Health Sciences

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 Health Sciences 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.)

Adventure Recreation

Outdoor Education and Camping

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.

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 and early childhood 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 later in this section of the catalog.

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, 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 dean’s 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 later in this section.

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 section) 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 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 in which your major program is contained. Faculty advisors assist you in the preparation of schedules and are available 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 your progress in completing them. If you are interested in determining your progress for other or additional majors, the Student Services Office within the dean’s 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 sit for 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 can begin to pursue a teaching license as an undergraduate, but the requirements for licensure are completed in the master’s program.

You will be eligible to sit for the appropriate licensing or certification exam if you successfully complete either of the following majors: athletic training 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.

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 Health Sciences

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

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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