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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Global Health Certificate Program

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Certificate Code CTGLHL

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Interdisciplinary Health Studies, Department of  
Grover Center W378
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2266

Deborah Meyer, contact person, meyerd1@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The global health certificate program encourages an understanding of the complex nature of health in resource-poor settings and the ability to access information concerning specific topics on global health. In line with the shift in global health policy in the U.S. and elsewhere, instruction takes a broad-based approach, focusing on determinants of health, access to health and healthcare, and primary care and interdisciplinary team-based models of sustainable healthcare, as opposed to disease-specific approaches.  A blended approach of online, hands on, and lab-based coursework is used to deliver content.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. Students interested in pursuing the certificate can complete the standard form to declare a major, minor, or certificate program through their college’s student services office. All degree-seeking undergraduates may enroll in the certificate program by completing the appropriate forms to do so.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. Nondegree students will be accepted if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Ability to manage graduate studies, as evidenced by a written statement of purpose, a description of the applicant’s significant work experience (such as a portfolio), and, if indicated, an interview with the program coordinator; and
  3. Satisfactory completion of undergraduate or graduate courses with a minimum 2.0 (C) grade point average as reflected on official transcripts.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Recent pandemics (HIV, SARS, avian influenza) have shown us that health has become increasingly globalized. The increasing number of immigrants to the U.S. and U.S. travelers going abroad have, in part, contributed to the global nature of health and disease. This certificate program prepares those in the healthcare professions (i.e., nursing, medicine, public health, child life, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy). to deal with cross-cultural interactions, tropical disease, emerging global infections, and multiple determinants of health within their chosen professions. The certificate also prepares students in a variety of majors to work on global health problems involving underserved populations within governmental and nongovermental agencies.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The Global Health Certificate program requires a minimum of 19 semester credit hours.

Global Capstone Experience

The Global Health Capstone Experience (HSP 3910) requires a two week (80 hour) global health experience either inside or outside the United States:

Required Electives

Complete two courses from the following:

Non-English Language Option

Complete up to 3 hours of a spoken non-English language:

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