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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Arts in Health Certificate

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Arts in Health Certificate - CTAHCG

School of Interdisciplinary Arts
31 S. Court St., Room 068
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

Delivery Mode: Online/Hybrid

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Enrollment Eligibility: Degree-seeking or non-degree status

Certificate Overview

The Arts in Health graduate certificate allows any graduate student at Ohio University to learn a breadth of foundational concepts related to the Fine Arts in Health theory, practice, and research. Students will have opportunities to provide analysis of visual art, dance, theater, music, film or philosophy of art in relation to health, as well as have unique opportunities to experience community Arts in Health practices.  The certificate requires two Arts in Health courses and two electives chosen from pre-approved graduate courses in Arts Administration, Public Health, and Integrated Health Sciences disciplines. The certificate allows degree seeking and non-degree seeking students opportunities to gain foundational knowledge in Arts in Health while exploring topics related to their own interests in the arts and health sciences disciplines.

All classes are offered online either through Athens Online or eCampus except for some elective choices. The certificate requires the student to take four 3-hour graduate courses, two which are required and two chosen from a list of pre-approved electives. Courses can be completed over two semesters.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the certificate, students will be able to:

  • Apply how the Fine Arts can impact health for a variety of public health communities.
  • Engage in successful community-based Arts in Health volunteer experiences.
  • Apply concepts and experiences from the Arts in Health certificate to their other graduate studies or current work.

Opportunities upon Completion

Medical, other public health, and community art programs are in need of professionals to work for them who have knowledge about how Fine Arts can meet the health needs of the people they serve. Because of the uniqueness of the certificate, documentation of completing an Arts in Health certificate on a student’s transcript can potentially help a student stand out from others when they apply for jobs or internships. Students interested in the Arts in Health Certificate are encouraged to contact the directors of the Master of Arts Administration or the Master of Integrated Health Studies to explore overlaps between the certificate and those programs.

Admission Requirements

Beyond requirements for university graduate admission, the application requires a personal statement stating why the student is interested in taking the certificate.

International Students

An I-20 cannot be issued based on admisison to this program.

Completion Requirements

Complete a minimum of 12 credit hours as follows:

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