Oct 18, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

Community Health Services Major (B.S.H.)


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Major code BS8105

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Social and Public Health, Department of 
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4675
Fax: 740.593.0555
www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph

Tania Basta, contact person

Program Overview

Community health services prepares health professionals for positions in community/public health. A community health educator might be employed at a health department, service organization, volunteer health agency, state or federal health agency, hospital or work place. The goal is to improve the health of their clients/employees and lower health care costs/expenditures. The health educator is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs. In addition to these responsibilities, the health educator is expected to coordinate health programs, as they communicate effectively and serve as a resource in the community.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students who pursue a degree in community health services are likely to be employed in a variety of health settings, such as health departments, work sites, hospitals, voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations or governmental organizations (such as CDC). As a community health major a student is qualified to design, implement and evaluate health education/promotion programs in any of the previously mentioned settings. Many of our undergraduates continue their education by obtaining the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) certification and a Master of Public Health (MPH) or related degree.
 

Requirements

 

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions .

Health Science Core Requirement Part 1


Complete one of the following three options:

Health Science Core Option 2


Complete the following courses if you plan to go into nursing:

Health Science Core Option 3


Complete the following courses if you plan to attend medical school:

Health Science Core Requirement Part 2


Complete the following courses:

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