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College
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Department
School of Health Sciences

100 Nixson Hall
PH: 330-672-2197 | Fax: 330-672-2194
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/index.cfm

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Integrated Health Studies is designed for students interested in pursuing studies related to the health professions.  The primary mission of the Integrated Health Studies program is to educate individuals to serve present and future needs of an increasingly diverse society in the professional fields associated with health and/or medical services.  Fundamental to its mission is the education of students to excel as practitioners and provide leadership to their respective disciplines.

All students complete the university’s Kent Core.  Integrated Health Studies (IHS) students also take a core of courses that relate to health studies.  The core consists of coursework related to medical terminology, health care ethics, health care policy and delivery systems, research design and statistical analysis, quantitative statistics, a writing intensive class and a professional seminar class at the end of the program.  The program culminates in a practicum experience consistent with the student’s career goals.  The knowledge and understanding gained from the core coursework then are applied within the context of a specific concentration selected by the student based upon the student’s interests.  Each of the three concentrations, health sciences, health services, health care administration and services,  prepares the student for specific occupational opportunities and/or advanced study in the health and human services fields. 

The health sciences concentration includes a strong basic science core (biology, chemistry, physics) as well as an applied science core (physiology of exercise, nutrition).  Integrated Health Studies majors in the health sciences concentration will be prepared for science-based graduate programs, especially physical or occupational therapy, and other advanced study options (such as physicians assistant programs).

The health services concentration provides comprehensive study of health professions, human development, and human services.  The students completing this program find careers in the service delivery sector of the health care industry such as non-profit and/or government agencies (e.g., health departments, national/state/local health organizations).  This health services program is designed to offer more flexibility in coursework selection for minors/certificates (eg. health educator, non-profit management, psychology); pre-nursing coursework; and provide students in associate degree programs in the allied health areas, such as physical or occupational therapy assisting technology, with the opportunity to obtain a highly relevant bachelor’s degree. 

The health care administration and services concentration is designed to prepare students for administrative positions in the health care industry.  This concentration includes a business minor and includes courses consisting of marketing, management, finance, economics, and computer applications, as well as specialized courses related to long term care administration and social welfare policy.  The students completing this concentration assume positions in the business sector of a health related industry.  Other students may wish to pursue graduate study in such fields as business administration, health administration, exercise/leisure/sports administration, and public health.   
  

Career Opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in health and human services areas will grow faster than average through 2012.  Students completing the IHS health services concentration are prepared to assume a role in the service delivery sector of the health care industry.  Others may wish to pursue graduate study leading to advanced professional credentials.  Students completing the IHS health care administration and systems concentration are prepared for careers in the business sector of the health care industry though others may wish to purse graduate study to obtain mid-management administrative credentials.  Students completing the IHS health sciences concentration are prepared to purse graduate study in health-medical fields.  Possible graduate programs for IHS concentrations may include:  Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Physician Assistant, Gerontology, Business Administration, Health Administration, Public Health, Health Education, Clinical Psychology, Nutrition, and Exercise/Leisure/Sport Administration.

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
 

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program and Community Health, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.

Students are admitted to health and human services programs and educational studies using the university admission criteria (see the Entering the University section of this Catalog), with the exception of the sport administration program, which requires a 2.75 high school GPA for entering freshmen and a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Selective admission criteria are used in some programs in the college. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required GPA. Students desiring to major in human development and family studies or speech pathology and audiology are admitted as pre-majors and later are accepted into the appropriate program only after specific requirements have been met. It is imperative that the student contact the individual school for detailed information.

General Admissions for Transfer Student: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.000 on a 4.000 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division credit hours. Minimum 2.250 major and 2.000 cumulative GPA. Minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA to declare and graduate with a Business minor
 

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Program Fee

$50/semester

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (26 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  HED 14020 Introduction to Medical Terminology 3
  IHS 10000 Careers in Health Sciences and Human Services 3
    40091 Seminar for Practicum in Integrated Health Studies 2
    44010 Research Design and Statistical Methods for Health Professions 3
WIC   44091 Professional Seminar in Integrated Health Studies* 3
ELR   44092 Practicum in Integrated Health Studies 3-10
  NURS 45010

46000
Health Care Policy and Delivery Systems
or
Health Care Policy**
3
  PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics 3
  PSYC 21621 Quantitative Methods in Psychology I 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KSS
DD
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (76 credits)
  Health Care Administration and Systems (76)
  Health Sciences (76)
  Health Services (76)
MINIMUM TOTAL 121

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned with to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
**NURS 46000: regional campuses only
 

 

Health Care Administration and Systems

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (42 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
    23021 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KAD   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
    42086 Economics of Health Care 3
  FIN 36053 Business Finance 3
  GERO 44032 Long-Term Care Administration 3
  JMC 28001 Principles of Public Relations 3
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
    24163 Principles of Management 3
    34180 Human Resource Management 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  POL 30301 Introduction to Public Administration 3
  Choose one from the following: 3
  PSYC 41581 Health Psychology (3)  
  SOC 42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (34 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra 4
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)* 6-7
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 21
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
76

*Must select one BSCI course, one CHEM course and include ones laboratory course from either BSCI or CHEM.

 

 

Health Sciences Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (47 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ATTR/EXSC 25057 Human Anatomy and Physiology I* 3
    25058 Human Anatomy and Physiology II* 3
    35054 Biomechanics 3
KAD MATH 11022 Trigonometry 3
  EXSC 45080 Physiology of Exercise 3
  SPA 44111 Neural Processes 3
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KBS   10120 Biological Foundations 4
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I ** 4
KBS   10061 General Chemistry II ** 4
    20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I 4
  Choose one from the following: 3
  PSYC 41581 Health Psychology (3)  
  SOC 42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3)  
  Choose from the following: 6
  ATTR 45040 Pathology and Pharmacology for Allied Health Providers (3)  
  BSCI 20021 Basic Microbiology (3)  
    30030 Human Physiology (4)  
    30050 Human Genetics (3)  
    30140 Cell Biology (4)  
  CHEM 30284 Introduction to Biological Chemistry (4)  
  EXSC 35075 Exercise Programming (3)  
  HDFS 44021 Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)  
  NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development (3)  
  NUTR 33512 Nutrition (3)  
  PEP 25033 Lifespan Motor Development (3)  
  PSYC 40111 Abnormal Psychology (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (29) credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KMC MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus 3
KAD PHY 13001 General College Physics I 4
KBS   13002 General College Physics II 4
KBS   13021 General College Physics Laboratory I 1
KBS   13022 General College Physics Laboratory II 1
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3
  General Elective (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 13
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 76

*Students who have successfully completed BSCI 20020 Biological Structure and Function may use that course in place of ATTR/EXSC 25058 Human Anatomy and Physiology II. They are still required to take ATTR/EXSC 25057 Human Anatomy and Physiology I. Students who have successfully completed BSCI 11010/11020 Anatomy and Physiology in Allied Health I/II may use those courses in place of ATTR/EXSC 25057/25058 Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II.
** Students who plan to pursue graduate studies, take chemistry laboratories CHEM 10062 and CHEM 10063

 

Health Services Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: Introduction to Profession electives
5 credit hours of allied health coursework may be used to fulfill the requirements
4-6
KSS
DD
GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology (3)  
  HDFS 14027 Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies (2)  
    44033 Non-profit Management I (3)  
  HED 21030 Introduction to Health Education (3)  
  HST 11000 Introduction to Human Services (1)  
  NURS 10050 Introduction to Professional Nursing (1)  
    20020 Foundations of Assessment and Communication in Nursing (3) *  
  OCAT 10000 Introduction to Occupational Therapy (3)  
  PTST 10000 Introduction to Physical Therapy Assisting (2)  
  Choose from the following: Human Development 15-16
  BSCI 30030 Human Physiology (4)  
    30050 Human Genetics (3)  
WIC GERO 44030 Adult Development and Aging (3)  
DD HDFS 24011 Interpersonal Relationships and Families (3)  
    24012 Child Development (3)  
    44020 Adolescent Development (3)  
  HED 11570 Personal Health (3)  
    21050 Health Education Theories (3)  
    32530 Drug Use and Misuse (3)  
    32544 Human Sexuality (3)  
    44025 Women’s Health Issues (3)  
    46057 Advanced Human Sexuality (3)  
  NURS 20950 Human Growth and Development (3)  
  NUTR 33512 Nutrition (3)  
  PSYC 41581 Health Psychology (3)  
  Choose from the following: Health Services
9 credit hours of allied health coursework may be used to fulfill the requirements.
14
  HDFS 34031 Cultural Diversity: Implications for the Helping Professions (3)  
    44032 Non-profit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)  
    44034 Non-profit Management II (3)  
  HED 11590 Community Health Education (3)  
    32542 Methods and Applications of Health Education (5)  
    34050 Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education (3)  
    42041 Health Counseling (3)  
  NURS 20030 Foundations of Nursing Interventions (5) *  
  PSYC 40383 Psychological Interventions (3)  
  SOC 42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (43 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra 4
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Science (must include one laboratory)** 6-7
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3
  General Elective (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 24
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 76

*Nursing majors only.
**Must select one BSCI course, one CHEM course and include ones laboratory course from either BSCI or CHEM.