Feb 08, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Community Health Services Major (B.S.H.)


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Major code BS8105

College of Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences
Grover Center E317
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4675
Fax: 740.593.0555
http://www.ohio.edu/healthsciences/

Tania Basta, contact person

 

This program prepares health professionals for positions in community/public health. A community health educator might be employed at a health department, service organization, volunteer agency, state or federal health agency, or a work place. The goal is to improve the health of their clients/employees and to lower healthcare expenditures. The health educator is responsible for assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs. In addition to these responsibilities, the health educator is expected to coordinate health programs, as they communicate effectively and serve as a resource in the community. A Bachelor of Science in Health will be awarded to those students completing the prescribed course of study and officially applying for degree conferral.

After the completion of the degree requirements, students are eligible to sit for the National Certified Health Specialist (CHES) examination. Once passed, this certification enables them to work as a Health Educator in a multitude of work settings.

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Internship, Practica, Field Experience, Senior Internship Registration Requirements


The College’s policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and senior internship requires that you be registered for the experience in the quarter(s) that you are actually fulfilling the requirements for the course. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case you may register for the course during either fall or winter quarter.

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