(Please click on the hyperlink in each section to review the curriculum for each of the programs.)
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise of prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Clinical hours are incorporated into the program.
Health Information Management & Systems (HIMS)
The field of Health Information Management and Systems (HIMS) is concerned with the management of resources to collect, store, retrieve, interpret and communicate healthcare information that deals with patient care, medico-legal issues, research, and the planning, provision and evaluation of health care services. They also support and/or manage services related to electronic health records, health information technology, database management and data analytics, reimbursement and revenue cycle, privacy and security of healthcare information, quality and patient safety, education, research and public health needs. Internship hours are incorporated into the program.
The Health sciences program is intended for students interested in continuing their education in a graduate field in health care or in pursuing an entry level job in health care. Students receive an introduction to the organization and delivery of healthcare. The program provides the foundation of coursework for students to complete the Certified Health Education Specialist exam. The program requires the completion of a minor (or Associate’s Degree).
- This guide is good for both in person and online students in the traditional four year Health Sciences program.
- This guide is for students who have an Associate’s Degree in a Technical Health-Care field.
- This guide is for students who have an interest in Medical School.
- This guide is for students who have an interest in Physician Assistant grad school.
Dietitians are nutrition experts. They assess nutritional status and recommend foods for fitness, health, and the treatment of diseases. They also are prepared to manage nutrition therapy of patients, to assist in administration of food service systems in hospitals and other health care settings, and to provide nutrition services in community settings. Clinical hours are incorporated into the program.
Medical Laboratory Science
- The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Certification program prepares students to become nationally registered medical laboratory scientists and work in clinical laboratory positions upon graduation. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national examination. Lab hours are incorporated into the program.
- The Medical Laboratory Science Medical Science (Medical Science/Non-Certification) program is designed to prepare individuals for post-baccalaureate professional programs in such area as medicine, veterinary medicine, and others. Graduates from this program are not eligible for the national certifying examination.
- The Medical Laboratory Science Coordinated Graduate program prepares students to become nationally registered medical laboratory scientists and work in clinical laboratory positions upon graduation. Graduates are eligible to sit for the national examination. Lab hours are incorporated into the program.
- The Coordinated Graduate program of the Medical Laboratory Science program is designed for the student who has an undergraduate degree in a major other than Medical Laboratory Science and would like to return to school to pursue a career as a medical laboratory scientist. Students will enter the program, for one academic year, as an undergraduate student. Students will transition to the Graduate School and ultimately earn a Master of Science upon completion of all program requirements. This program is not open to students who have completed a didactic program in medical laboratory sciences.
- The Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) Articulation track was developed to allow certified MLT/CLTs to become eligible for the MLS certification exam. To meet eligibility requirements for the MLS (ASCP) exam, students must be certified as a MLT/CLT, obtain a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, and have at least 3 years clinical lab experience in all areas of the lab within the last ten years. Ohio State’s MLT articulation track allows students to complete the bachelor’s degree requirement in as little as two years.
Radiologic Sciences & Therapy
- Radiation therapy involves treating disease with penetrating beams of high-energy radiation, primarily in the treatment of cancer. Clinical hours are incorporated into the program.
- Radiographers are experts in the performance of examinations requiring the use of x-rays and skilled in the use of highly complex computerized equipment. Training for an additional certification in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, vascular inter-ventional radiology is available. Clinical hours are incorporated into the program.
- A diagnostic medical sonographer is a highly-skilled professional who uses specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body that are used by physicians to make a medical diagnosis. Training for an additional certification in Vascular Sonography is available. Clinical hours are incorporated into the program.
- The AS to BS Degree Post Primary Certification program is designed for individuals holding a certification in radiography, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine technology, or sonography from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB), or the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) who would like to continue their education to the baccalaureate level focusing on primary certification through the ARRT. Clinical hours are incorporated into the program.
- This program requires each student to choose one post primary area of specialization including one of the following: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, vascular inter-ventional radiology, or quality management/administration. Students interested in specializations that are not within the usual scope of practice of their primary area of certification should follow the traditional Radiologic Sciences and Therapy curriculum (above) for their new area of interest.
Respiratory therapists are licensed health professionals who provide care to patients with cardiopulmonary disorders such as asthma, emphysema, prematurity, and trauma. Therapists work in a variety of settings including intensive care units, emergency departments, cardio-pulmonary diagnostic and sleep disorder laboratories, community hospitals, clinics, and home care. They perform cardiopulmonary diagnostic tests, administer medications, monitor cardiopulmonary status, perform CPR, and apply ventilatory life support technology. Clinical hours are incorporated into the program.
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