Undergraduate Programs

The School of Health Sciences offers a wide selection of undergraduate majors, concentrations and minors to prepare you for a successful career.

Gain access to hands-on research opportunities and dedicated faculty to support you every step of the way. Check out our majors, explore the courses you'll take and see possible career paths for that program below.

Undergraduate Programs

Community Health Education

Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education

The Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education gives students the necessary tools to plan, implement and evaluate health education programs for individuals, communities and groups. The major features a capstone internship experience during which the student works with a health educator in a community setting. The program qualifies students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Exam administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.

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Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

The Exercise Science B.S. program focuses on the scientific study of human movement and exercise, preparing students for careers in fields such as sports performance, rehabilitation, fitness and health promotion.

Personalize your degree by choosing from one of four concentrations: Exercise Physiology, Exercise Specialist, Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy/Podiatric Medicine, and Strength and Conditioning.

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Integrated Health Studies

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Health Studies

The primary mission of the Integrated Health Studies program is to educate individuals to serve the 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. 

The knowledge and understanding gained from the core coursework are applied within the context of a specific concentration, selected by the student based upon the student's interests and career goals: health sciences, health services and health care administration and systems.

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Nutrition

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition provides students with a broad general education and a strong foundation in nutrition, dietetics and the sciences, preparing students for careers as registered dietitians in medical and health care centers, public health agencies, industries, and universities. The emphasis is integrating theory, research and application of knowledge to the profession of dietetics. The curriculum meets the Didactic Program in Dietetics requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and graduates are eligible for admission to accredited internships.

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School Health Education

Bachelor of Science in Education in School Health Education

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in School Health Education prepares individuals to teach health education in the schools. Graduates are eligible to pursue the state's multi-age licensure. Students complete a variety of field experiences and a culminating student teaching experience.

The Health and Physical Education optional concentration allows students to seek Ohio teacher licensure in both health education and physical education. The program is designed to be completed in five years, and can allow students to satisfy up to 12 credit hours of program requirements with graduate courses.

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Speech Pathology & Audiology

Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology & Audiology

The Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology is a pre-professional program focusing on the basic sciences of human communication, as well as the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders. This program provides a firm foundation for obtaining a master's degree in speech-language pathology or a doctorate degree in audiology.

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Sports Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine

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. Focus on cognitive content and applied skills related to the human body, human performance and human movement and develop research skills and integrate theory to practice through experiential learning activities, including laboratories and internships.

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Minors

Community Health Education

Minor in Community Health Education

The Community Health Education minor is for students seeking to have increased understanding of health issues in the community setting. This minor complements students with a major or an interest in the social sciences, or who plan to work in community settings, such as non-profit or voluntary agencies.

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Human Sexuality

Minor in Human Sexuality

The Human Sexuality minor gives students an opportunity to study a range of issues—basic, in-depth and controversial—that covers women’s health, HIV/AIDS and the teaching of sexuality in age and developmentally appropriate ways. The flexible nature of the minor allows students to design their program to align with their interests and primary study.

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Speech Pathology and Audiology

Minor in Speech Pathology and Audiology

Through the Speech Pathology and Audiology minor, you'll explore the intricacies of speech-language pathology and audiology, learning from our expert faculty in the field. Whether you plan to pursue graduate studies or want to work in a clinical setting, our program will provide you with the foundational knowledge and hands-on experience you need to succeed.

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Sports Medicine: Administration

Minor in Sports Medicine Administration

The Sports Medicine Administration minor provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the sports medicine industry, including injury prevention and treatment, athletic training, rehabilitation and program management. Through coursework and hands-on experiences, students gain valuable skills and knowledge that can be applied to a variety of careers in the sports industry.

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Sports Medicine: General Medical and Emergency Care

Minor in Sports Medicine General Medical Emergency Care

The Sports Medicine: General Medical Emergency Care minor provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist athletes and patients in emergency situations. You will learn how to evaluate, diagnose and treat common injuries, as well as how to provide basic life support and emergency medical care. With hands-on training and real-world experience, you'll be well-prepared to work in a variety of settings, from athletic training rooms to emergency rooms.

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Sports Medicine: Orthopedic Patient Care

Minor in Sports Medicine Orthopedic Patient Care

The Sports Medicine: Orthopedic Patient Care minor offers students the opportunity to explore the intersection of these two fields and gain hands-on experience in providing care for orthopedic injuries. With a focus on clinical skills and knowledge of therapeutic exercises and rehabilitation techniques, graduates are prepared for careers in sports medicine, physical therapy and more.

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Undergraduate Certificates

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention

Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention - Undergraduate Certificate

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention undergraduate certificate prepares graduates to sit for the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services exams to become a certified prevention specialist assistant in the state of Ohio.

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