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 and Speech Pathology & Audiology.
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. Health education is the development of individual, group, institutional, community and systemic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behavior.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University 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.