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College of Health Sciences and Professions

College of Health Sciences and Professions

Commit to Care at One of the Nation’s Largest Health-Focused Colleges

Improving health and providing health care to communities takes many hands and hearts — it is a very “human-to-human” endeavor. Our collective challenge is to leverage technological advancements and progress to make the most of them without losing that spirit of “care.”

It requires a thoughtful effort to think bigger about health.

That’s where you come in.

During your educational experiences with us, you’ll contribute your time and talents in ways that are unique to you through your choice of major and focus areas. You’ll also learn how to lend your individual skills to help move health care forward through collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts.

You’ll be prepared to serve communities, big and small, and to join a thriving 21st century workforce busy creating scalable solutions to solve today’s biggest health challenges while creating positive health outcomes across Ohio and the world.

Ready to commit to care?

Serve. Solve. Succeed.

Now more than ever, we recognize that health is much bigger and more complex than simply treating disease. Health impacts every facet of life, from the economy to education. At Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions, we’re one of the nation’s largest health-focused colleges. But more importantly, our innovative approach to addressing health — what affects it, who provides it and how to improve it — is big.


Our experiential and interdisciplinary approach prepares CHSP students for careers as tomorrow’s best nurses, social workers, nutritionists, sports trainers, physical therapists, hospital administrators and more. And, as a leader in population health, we embrace community partnerships to build collaborative, scalable solutions capable of meeting the era’s biggest crises and challenges.


We teach students to think big while not losing sight of the details, so they can build practical solutions that meaningfully improve health outcomes, from the front lines of a major city trauma unit to the most remote corners of Appalachia — one person and one community at a time.

Nursing white coat ceremony 2023

Schools and Departments

  • School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

    The School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness includes the divisions of Athletic Training, Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship, Exercise Physiology and Food and Nutrition Sciences.

  • School of Nursing

    The School of Nursing is proud to be the home of some of the fastest growing programs in the college, including an online RN to BSN, online MSN and online DNP degrees as well as traditional on-campus BSN programs on the Athens and regional campuses.

  • School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

    The School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences includes three divisions: Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Practice.

  • Department of Social and Public Health

    The Department of Social and Public Health is where personal passion meets public good, with programs including Child and Family Studies, Community and Public Health, Environmental Health Science, and Health Services Administration.

  • Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies

    From a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Healthcare Studies to healthcare leadership courses and certificates, we offer health-minded students an opportunity to broaden their horizons and gain new skills.

  • Department of Social Work

    The Social Work program at Ohio University offers a wide variety of degree programs, including an on-campus bachelor’s degree in social work and on-campus and 100% online versions of its Master of Social Work degree.

Upcoming CHSP Events

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Thursday, April 11 Ohio University Student Expo 7:00 AM — 4:00 PM Convocation Center

Wednesday, April 24 Road to Malaria Elimination: Experiences from Ghana and Ecuador 12:00 PM — 1:00 PM Grover Center

Friday, April 26 Audiology White Coat Ceremony 1:00 PM — 4:00 PM Baker University Center