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 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:

When I began my academic career, my mentor asked me my “goals” for the upcoming academic year, and then queried at the end of the year, “what did I accomplish”.  As we turn the page on another academic year, we all reflect on the past academic year and review our accomplishments, reflect and celebrate the opportunities/accomplishments as we move forward. Did we accomplish our goals and if not, why? What were our obstacles and challenges and how can we develop and re-focus our goals moving forward?

It is important to reflect on the past academic year and the incredible accomplishments worth celebrating and those of our colleagues. We also must pause to regain a sense of balance in our lives and enjoy time for friends and family.  We must show one another grace, connect with one another, in a positive caring respectful manner to help us re-focus.

Learning is an ongoing process. As we grow and develop, we strive to improve and reflect every day on how our actions may impact others. Transformative, transparent leadership, mentorship, is important to develop meaningful relationships. Creating a nurturing community of colleagues is an accomplishment worth celebrating in this diverse academic environment.

Success is measured in many ways.  We can measure it by the growth and development of the community of learners we have engaged and have served. This time of year, we can reflect on the difference that we have made throughout the year.  Respecting one another, with grace and compassion to reflect, celebrate and look forward to the next academic year full of promise with new goals.

In health,

Ellen Glickman

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

Contact Information

Ellen Glickman, Ph.D., FACSM
School Director

100 Nixson Hall