A Note from the Director
Ellen Glickman
Dear friends:

Over the past few months, our faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to provide an excellent remote and hybrid educational experience for our students. While the pandemic has had many disruptive effects, we have continued to support our faculty and students. I am particularly proud of the dedication and ingenuity of our faculty in delivering their courses, as well as the perseverance and commitment of our students in a remote learning environment.  I am confident in the resilience of our school because of our dedicated faculty and staff and our hard-working students.

Change is a part of Health Sciences; discipline evolves as science evolves. I am very proud to serve the faculty, staff and students as School Director, and as we change and grow, we realize that we must do this to  keep pace with new research-science and the market demand. In athletic training, for example, there is a new undergraduate program (sports medicine); a new online EdD program that is college wide (EHHS) where athletic training has a cognate so that the individuals can pursue academic careers. Lastly, exercise science is adding another concentration option called “Strength and Conditioning” to keep pace with the NSCA/ACSM requirements. Our research laboratories are now open and data collection is beginning once again as we begin too slowly “re-open”.

I want to welcome everyone back and wish everyone health and happiness.


Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., FACSM
Director & Professor
School of Health Sciences

The office of the School of  Health Sciences is housed in Nixson Hall and supports programs in Athletic Training, Exercise Science/Physiology, Health Education & Promotion, Integrated Health Studies, Nutrition & Dietetics, Speech Pathology & Audiology and Sports Medicine.

  • Athletic trainers are health care professionals that work with physicians and other health care professionals to help individuals return safely to sport, recreational, or work activity. Athletic trainers typically work in places where physically active people are found, such as high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, and many more.

  • The Exercise Science/Physiology program is to promote the development of a healthy physically active lifestyle and prepare its graduates for teaching exercise science and fitness professions. Students will acquire knowledge of human movement, requisite skills and competencies in their area of specialization at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels.

  • Health education is a social science that draws from the biological, environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote health and prevent disease, disability and premature death through education-driven voluntary behavior change activities.

  • The College of Education, Health, and Human Services offers a Bachelor of Science degree program with a major in Integrated Health Studies. The program is interdisciplinary and involves a variety of academic areas both from the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as well as other departments at Kent that deal with health and human services.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition provides students with a broad general education and a strong foundation in nutrition, dietetics and the sciences. The emphasis is integrating theory, research and application of knowledge to the profession of dietetics.

  • The Speech Pathology & Audiology Program prepares students to diagnose, treat, and research communication disorders, and provide community service to individuals with communication disorders.

  • The B.S. degree in Sports Medicine focuses on the knowledge and skills that are required for sports medicine and athletic training professionals with specific coursework in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, chemistry, physics, basics of sports medicine, and more.

Contact Information

Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., FACSM
School Director

100 Nixson Hall