Get to Know the Faculty of Kent State's BSPH in Allied Health
We understand that applying to college is stressful, and you will want to know as much as possible before making a commitment. In order to help you make a decision, we had one of our staff members, Jennifer Miller, answer a few questions so you could get to know the program better!
Keep on reading to learn more about her background and more about the Allied Health Concentration at Kent State’s College of Public Health
1. What degree(s) do you have?
I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), a Master of Education (M.Ed.) and also a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). I also hold an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification in the State of Ohio and am affiliated with National Ski Patrol.
2. Describe your professional background. How have you utilized your degrees to get you where you are today?
My primary field has been working with college students to help them prepare for professional careers. However, my interest in helping others in the medical field has allowed me to serve others in a variety of ways. The combination of my professional and personal interests have guided my journey.
3. What is your favorite part of teaching students pursuing careers in allied health?
I have a passion for helping students achieve and reach their personal and professional goals. I enjoy working with students with varied professional backgrounds and the practical experience they bring to the classroom.
4. What is your favorite class to teach within the Allied Health Program and why?
I teach the Professional Practice II course in the college. This course is a college elective that helps students define their professional personas.
5. Do you have office hours and do you recommend utilizing the office hours for the Allied Health Concentration?
All faculty are required to have office hours or virtual office hours. I would suggest that all students connect with faculty during office hours to advance their knowledge of the field and to network.
6. What would you say is the best piece of advice to do well in the Allied Health Concentration Public Health Program?
Many of our allied health students are working professionals. The best piece of advice would be to find a routine and stay organized.
7. Why you would say that Kent State has the best undergraduate Public Health Program?
Kent State’s undergraduate Public Health Program is accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH). This accreditation ensures that our program maintains a level of excellence in curriculum, faculty qualifications and outcomes.
8. What incentive does this program have for students? Ex: scholarships, credit transfer, etc.
Students who have a state licensure are awarded 12 credits during their final semester in the program. Additional scholarships and grants – including the Dean’s Scholar Award can be searched on the financial aid website. Additionally, Kent State accepts credit from accredited institutions and is a military-friendly institution.
9. How long does it typically take a student to complete their degree?
Typically, a student can complete the Allied Health Concentration in three to four semesters attending full time. However, it is dependent on the need for life balance and self-care for the student. Students who work full time or have multiple commitments may be best served enrolling in fewer hours to ensure academic success.
10. Let us know what your biggest piece of career advice would be for someone going through this program
My suggestion would be to connect with faculty. As an online student it can be challenging to develop these relationships. However, faculty are happy to engage with online students during office hours and for assistance. It is often these connections that help students advance their careers and network with other professionals.
Learn More About Our Program on Our Blog!
We recently wrote a blog post titled “4 Reasons to Get Your Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health in Allied Health Online” – here is a sneak preview of it:
Flexibility is a large part of why our students in the Allied Health bachelor’s degree online program love and succeed in our courses. Whether you are busy working full-time, parenting, or traveling, the flexibility and balance afforded you from online classes will allow you to accomplish school work requirements when it works best for you.
Check out the full post to see the rest!
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