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 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.

  • 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 Neurodiversity Research Initiative of the Brain Health Research Institute is a consortium of researchers, educators, health and service professionals, and neurodiverse individuals, whose goal is to stimulate and support inclusive and innovative interdisciplinary research and education leading to a broader and deeper understanding of neurodiversity.

  • 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.

A Note from the Director

Ellen Glickman
Dear friends:

We are a School that extends beyond our boundaries and the city of Kent - we are full of promise and opportunities for our students and faculty to reach their fullest potential. Our focus has been student success, global engagement, diversity, securing our financial future, lifelong learners, and expanding breakthrough research and creative endeavors. Each of the aforementioned is reflective of key areas that are involved in Strategic Priorities in the Golden Road to Student Success.

We have all been faced with great challenges throughout the pandemic. When the call came for assistance, faculty and staff in the School of Health Sciences quickly pivoted to remote teaching and communication.

As we move forward to this exciting new year, we and ask what’s next?  At Kent State University and the School of Health Sciences, in this post-pandemic period, we are now at a unique position to enhance the already strong research and teaching programs that we provide for the campus community.  This is very exciting and invigorating. 

In health,

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

Contact Information

Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., FACSM
School Director

100 Nixson Hall