Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) in Allied Health

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The Public Health Allied Health concentration allows a student to apply the learning they received from their licensure to earn credit toward the Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

The Allied Health concentration in our Bachelor of Science in Public Health seeks to augment the career portfolio of the allied health professional or student. This concentration adds depth to the student’s prior clinical experiences by adding the liberal education and public health components to broaden the professional's career path.

Additionally, students in this concentration will be exposed to broad areas of public health including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, global health and health policy. With a valid state licensure, students can earn 12 credits of undergraduate hours to fulfill the Allied Health concentration. 

The public health bachelor’s degree with a concentration in allied health prepares students to meet the increased demands for a trained and educated public health workforce. This concentration is offered 100 percent online or in person, giving students maximum flexibility when pursuing their public health bachelor's degree.

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Did you know that we offer public health bachelor’s degrees online? The online learning option is a great way for individuals who are unable to get to campus or would have to work around a busy schedule to complete courses. Be sure to reach out today to learn more!

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Requirements to Apply for a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a Concentration in Allied Health

Students interested in this concentration must currently hold or must be actively pursuing a state licensure in an allied health field. Those holding state licensure may be eligible to receive up to 12 hours of upper division credit for their prior experience and demonstrated competency in select areas. 

Upon admission to the College of Public Health, students must submit a copy of their license or certification for verification.

Students will be awarded 12 hours of upper division credit for their license or certification. Students may only receive credit once and cannot receive more than 12 hours of credit, even if multiple licenses or certifications are held.

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Accepted Ohio Licenses and Certifications to Apply to the Public Health Degree Program

The College of Public Health’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Allied Health degree recognizes the following State of Ohio Licenses or Certifications for academic credit:

  • ACPU, Acupuncture Certificate
  • DC, Chiropractic Physician
  • Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist I
  • Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II
  • Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Independent Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Independent Social Worker
  • Independent Social Worker Supervisor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Social Worker 
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Radiographer 
  • Basic EMT
  • Intermediate
  • Paramedic
  • Volunteer Firefighter, Firefighter I, Firefighter II
  • Acupuncturist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant 
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Licensed Dietitian 
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Registered Nurse
  • Diagnostic Optometrist
  • Optometrist
  • Therapeutic Optometrist
  • Licensed Orthodontist
  • Licensed Prosthetist
  • Licensed Pedorthist
  • Licensed Pedorthist – Orthotist
  • Pharmacy Intern 
  • Psychologist
  • School Psychologist
  • Registered Environmental Health Specialist
  • Respiratory Care Professional 
  • Audiologist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist

      

 

If you have a licensure not listed here, contact publichealth@kent.edu to ask if it's accepted. 

 

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