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Allied Health Concentration

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (42 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  COMM 26501 Introduction to Health Communication 3
  PH 10001 Introduction to Public Health 3
DG   10002 Introduction to Global Health 3
    20001 Essentials of Epidemiology 3
    30002 Introductory Biostatistics 3
    30004 Public Health Research 1 3
    30005 Social and Behavioral Science Theories in Public Health 3
    30006 Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety 3
    30007 Prevention and Control of Diseases 1 3
    30012 Communicable Diseases 3
    30014 Strategies for Prevention in Public Health 3
    30033 Public Health Policy and Decision-Making 1 3
WIC/DD   44000 Health Disparities 2 3
 ELR   49000 Capstone Experience in Public Health 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (21 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)
Students pursuing Global Health concentration should take GEOG 22061
6
IV.  CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (57-62 credits)
  Allied Health (56)
  Environmental Health Science (59)
  Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (61)
  Global Health (56)
  Health Promotion and Education (56)
  Health Services Administration (56)
  Pre-Medicine, Dental, Osteopathy (56)
  Prevention and Preparedness (60) Admissions suspended
MINIMUM TOTAL 
120-125

1. Students in the nursing [BSN-NURS] major may substitute NURS 40020 for PH 30007, NURS 40045 for PH 30033 and NURS 40872 for PH 30004.
2. A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Special Major Note:
Some concentrations in this major require more than 120 credit hours. Students can stay on track for graduation by:

  • Declaring their major as freshmen and completing all courses in sequence (bear in mind that switching majors may cause a delay in graduation);
  • Prioritizing required courses above electives;
  • Meeting regularly with their academic advisors to stay on track;
  • Passing each required course the first time attempted and maintaining the minimal GPA for the major;
  • Successfully completing more than 15 credit hours of relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during academic semesters; and/or
  • Completing relevant coursework (field-based work, internship) during summer sessions

Allied Health Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  State Licensure 1 12
 II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (44 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  General Electives 29
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
56

1. Students must submit a copy of their state licensure at the time of admission into the program to an academic advisor in the College of Public Health
 

 

Environmental Health Science Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (25 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  PH 30009 Environmental Health and Safety Regulations and Policy 3
    30101 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 3
    30102 Air Quality and Pollution Control 3
    30103 Food Protection 3
    30105 Water and Wastewater Management 3
    30106 Environmental Toxicology 3
    41000 Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management 3
ELR   42092 Environmental, Occupational, Health and Safety Internship 4
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (34 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KBS  BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30171 General Microbiology 4
KBS  CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 4
KAD    10061 General Chemistry II 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
    20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I 4
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
KAD GEOL 21062 Environmental Earth Science 3
KMC  MATH 11022
12001
Trigonometry (3)
or Algebra and Trigonometry (5)
3-5
KAD PHY 13001
12021
23101
General College Physics I (4) and
General College Physics Laboratory I
or General University Physics I (5)
5
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 59

 

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (13 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  EVHS 30002 Environmental Issues II 3
    30020 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 4
    40006 Fire Prevention and Control 3
  TECH 43080 Industrial and Environmental Safety 3
 II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (48 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KAD   10120 Biological Foundations 4
KBS CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
KBS   10052 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2
  COMT 11000 Introduction to Computer Systems 3
  EVHS 10001 Environmental Technology I 3
    10004 Toxicology 3
    10010 Industrial Hygiene I 4
    20001 Environmental Law 3
    20008 Environmental Safety Administration 3
ELR   20092 Environmental Technology Internship I 3
ELR   21092 Environmental Technology Internship II 3
KSS/DG
KAD
GEOG 17063
21062
World Geography
or Physical Geography
3
KBS GEOL 21062 Environmental Earth Science 3
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra 4
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
61

 

Global Health Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
ELR PH 41092
40092
Field Experience in Meeting the Basic Health and Human Needs
or International Health Practicum
3
    44003 Environmental Health Issues in Low- and Middle-Income Countries 3
  Choose from the following: 6
  ANTH 48250 Culture and Curing (3) 1  
  COMM 35852 Intercultural Communications (3)  
  GEOG 31070 Population and the Environment (3)  
    42052 Medical Geography (3) 1  
  HED 47070 AIDS: Issues, Education and Prevention (3)  
  PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics (3)  
  POL 30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3) 1  
    30511 Problems of International Organization (3)  
    30810 Politics of the Global Economy (3) 1  
    40450 Health Care and Social Policy (3) 1  
    40470 Women, Politics and Policy (3) 1  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (44 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Foreign Language (Elementary I and II; and Intermediate I and II)
Must be Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish
14-20
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  General Electives
(Minimum 12 credit hours of Study Abroad Semester courses count as general electives)
6-15
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
56

1. Course has prerequisites outside of the program requirements, please check course descriptions in this catalog.

 

Health Promotion and Education Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  Choose from the following: 12
  HED 21050 Health Education Theories (3)  
    32565 Marketing in Health Education (3)  
    34050 Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education (3) 1  
    42041 Health Coaching (3)  
  PH 31005 Social Determinants of Health and Health Behavior (3)  
    32005 Emerging Issues in Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (44 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  General Electives 29
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 5

1. Course has prerequisites outside of the program requirements, please check course descriptions in this catalog.

 

Health Services Administration Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (21 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  PH 30015 United States Health Care System 3
    44005 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management 3
    44010 Public Health Planning and Finance 3
    44015 Public Health Management 3
    44020 Public Health Ethics in Practice, Policy and Research 3
    44025 Principles of Public Health Leadership 3
  Choose one course from the following: 3
  ECON 42086 Economics of Health Care (3) 1  
  PH 40195 Special Topics in Public Health (1-3)  
    44092 Internship in Public Health (3)  
  PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics (3)  
  POL 30301 Introduction to Public Administration (3) 1  
  SOC 42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3) 1  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (35 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  General Electives 20
MINIMUM  SUBTOTAL 
56

1. Course has prerequisites outside of the program requirements, please check course descriptions in this catalog.

 

Pre-Medicine, Dental, Osteopathy Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (56-60 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity 4
KAD    10120 Biological Foundations 4
    30140 Cell Biology 4
    30156 Elements of Genetics 3
    30171 General Microbiology 4
    30030
40430
Human Physiology (4)
or Animal Physiology (3)
3-4
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I 1 4
KAD   10061 General Chemistry II 1 4
KBS   10062 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 1
KBS   10063 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 1
    20481
30481
Basic Organic Chemistry I (4) 2
or Organic Chemistry I (3) 2
3-4
    20482
30482
Basic Organic Chemistry II (2) 2
or Organic Chemistry II (3) 2
2-3
    30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 1
KMC MATH 12002
12021
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)
or Calculus for Life Sciences (4)
4-5
    12022
30011
Probability and Statistics for Life Sciences (3)
or Basic Probability and Statistics (3)
3
KBS PHY 13001
13021
23101
General College Physics I (4) and
General College Physics Laboratory I (1)
or General University Physics I (5)
5
KBS   13002
13022
23102
General College Physics II (4) and
General College Physics Laboratory II (1)
or General University Physics II (5)
5
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL  56

1. General Chemistry series may be substituted with honors General Chemistry (CHEM 10960, 10961)
2. If Chem 20481 is taken student must take CHEM 20482. If CHEM 30481 is taken student must take CHEM 30482

 

Prevention and Preparedness Concentration-Admissions suspended

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (12 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  PH 30040 Public Health Laboratory Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness 3
    40020 Disaster Preparedness 3
    40040 Forensic Epidemiology 3
    40050 Public Health and First Responder Linkages 3
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (51 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  General Electives 36
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 60