Integrated Health Studies - B.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2197
www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Health Studies is designed for students interested in pursuing studies related to the health and medical professions. The primary mission of the program is to educate individuals to serve present and future needs of an increasingly diverse society in the professional fields associated with health and/or medical services. Fundamental to its mission is the education of students to excel as practitioners and provide leadership to their respective disciplines.

The major comprises three concentrations:

  • The Health Care Administration and Systems concentration prepares students for administrative positions in the health care industry. In addition, students may wish to pursue graduate study in such fields as business administration, health administration, exercise/leisure/sports administration and public health. A business minor can be obtained with additional coursework and GPA requirements.
  • The Health Sciences concentration includes a strong basic science core (biology, chemistry, physics), as well as an applied science core (physiology of exercise, nutrition). Graduates are prepared for science-based graduate programs, especially physical or occupational therapy, and other advanced study options such as physicians assistant programs.
  • The Health Services concentration provides comprehensive study of health professions, human development and human services.. Graduates are prepared for careers in the service-delivery sector of the health care industry, such as non-profit and/or government agencies (e.g., health departments, national/state/local health organizations). This program is designed to offer more flexibility in coursework selection for pre-nursing coursework or minors or certificates (eg. health educator, non-profit management, psychology). The program also provide students in associate degrees in the allied health areas (e.g., physical or occupational therapy assisting technology) with the opportunity to obtain a highly relevant bachelor’s degree.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Integrate and apply knowledge, values and skills from their coursework across the health and human services fields to applicable work settings.
  2. Identify, present and critique the role of health care professionals and policies/issues facing the health and human services fields in order to better meet the needs of individuals, communities and society in the provision of services.
 
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
HED 14020MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
IHS 10000CAREERS IN HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES 3
IHS 40091SEMINAR FOR PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES 2
IHS 44010RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICAL METHODS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS 3
IHS 44091PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (WIC) 13
IHS 44092PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (ELR) 23-10
NURS 45010HEALTHCARE POLICY AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS 3
or NURS 46000 HEALTH CARE POLICY
PHIL 40005HEALTH CARE ETHICS 3
PSYC 21621QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)12
Concentrations
Choose from the following:63
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

2

State or Federal background checks may be required for practicum/internship experiences.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000

Health Care Administration and Systems concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-IHS-HCAS]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ACCT 23021INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 42086ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE 3
GERO 44032LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 3
JMC 28001PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 3
MIS 24053INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
MIS 24163PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MKTG 25010PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
POL 30301INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3
PSYC 41581HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 3
or SOC 42563 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
MATH 11009MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
Biology (BSCI) Course from Kent Core Basic Sciences 13-4
Chemistry (CHEM) Course from Kent Core Basic Sciences 13-4
Kent Core Additional3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)14
Minimum Total Credit Hours:63
1

Minimum one course must include a laboratory.

Health Sciences Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-IHS-HLSC]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ATTR/EXSC 25057HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) 13
ATTR/EXSC 25058HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB) 13
ATTR/EXSC 35054BIOMECHANICS 3
BSCI 10110BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
CHEM 10060GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 24
CHEM 10061GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 24
CHEM 20481BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
EXSC 45080PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (WIC) 33
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
PSYC 41581HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 3
or SOC 42563 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
SPA 44111NEURAL PROCESSES 3
Health Sciences Electives, choose from the following: 46
PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
BASIC MICROBIOLOGY
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
HUMAN GENETICS
CELL BIOLOGY
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
EXERCISE PROGRAMMING
FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
NUTRITION
LIFESPAN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
MATH 11010ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) (min C grade)3
PHY 13001GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
PHY 13002GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS) 4
PHY 13021GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PHY 13022GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:63
1

Students who have successfully completed BSCI 11010/BSCI 11020 may use those courses in place of ATTR 25057/ATTR 25058.

2

Students who plan to pursue graduate studies are recommended to also take laboratories CHEM 10062 and CHEM 10063.

3

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

4

Students must complete a minimum of one upper division course (30000 or 40000 level) to fulfill this concentration elective requirement.

Health Services Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-IHS-HLSV]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
Introduction to Professional Electives, choose from the following: 14-6
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (ELR)
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH EDUCATION
FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN SERVICES
INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE
FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT AND COMMUNICATION IN NURSING
FOUNDATIONS IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT
Human Development Electives, choose from the following:15-16
HUMAN GENETICS
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC)
INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD)
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT
PERSONAL HEALTH
HEALTH EDUCATION THEORIES
DRUG USE AND MISUSE
HUMAN SEXUALITY
WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES
ADVANCED HUMAN SEXUALITY
HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
NUTRITION
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
Health Services Electives, choose from the following: 114
CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION
METHODS AND APPLICATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION (WIC)
PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION
HEALTH COACHING
FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING INTERVENTIONS
INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
MATH 11009MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
Biology (BSCI) Course from Kent Core Basic Sciences 23-4
Chemistry (CHEM) Course from Kent Core Basic Sciences 23-4
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)11
Minimum Total Credit Hours:63
1

Allied health coursework may be used to fulfill the requirements for the Introduction to Profession Electives (maximum 5 credit hours) and Health Services Electives (maximum 9 credit hours).

2

Minimum one course must include a laboratory.

Roadmaps

 

Health Care Administration and Systems Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
IHS 10000 CAREERS IN HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES 3
MATH 11009 MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
HED 14020 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
Biology (BSCI) or Chemistry (CHEM) Course from Kent Core Basic Sciences 3-4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ACCT 23020 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
JMC 28001 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
ACCT 23021 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MIS 24053 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 3
Biology (BSCI) or Chemistry (CHEM) Course from Kent Core Basic Sciences 3-4
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
MIS 24163 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MKTG 25010 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
POL 30301 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 3
PSYC 21621 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
ECON 42086 ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE 3
NURS 45010
HEALTHCARE POLICY AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS
or HEALTH CARE POLICY
3
PSYC 41581
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
or SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
!GERO 44032 LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 3
IHS 44010 RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICAL METHODS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS 3
PHIL 40005 HEALTH CARE ETHICS 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!IHS 40091 SEMINAR FOR PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES 2
!IHS 44091 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (WIC) 3
IHS 44092 PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (ELR) 3-10
General Electives 8
 Credit Hours16
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Health Sciences Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
BSCI 10110
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
4
IHS 10000 CAREERS IN HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES 3
MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
BSCI 10120
BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
4
HED 14020 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
MATH 11022 TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
ATTR 25057
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
3
BSCI 10110
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
4
PSYC 21621 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
ATTR 25058
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB)
or HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB)
3
BSCI 10120
BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
4
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 5
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
ATTR 35054
BIOMECHANICS
or BIOMECHANICS
3
PHY 13001 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS) 4
PHY 13021 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours14
Semester Six
NURS 45010
HEALTHCARE POLICY AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS
or HEALTH CARE POLICY
3
PHY 13002 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS) 4
PHY 13022 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PSYC 41581
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
or SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
3
Health Sciences Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Seven
CHEM 20481 BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
!IHS 40091 SEMINAR FOR PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES 2
IHS 44092 PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (ELR) 3-10
!SPA 44111 NEURAL PROCESSES 3
Health Science Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
EXSC 45080 PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE (WIC) 3
!IHS 44091 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (WIC) 3
IHS 44010 RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICAL METHODS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS 3
PHIL 40005 HEALTH CARE ETHICS 3
General Elective 1
 Credit Hours13
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Health Services Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
IHS 10000 CAREERS IN HEALTH SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES 3
MATH 11009 MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
HED 14020 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 3
Biology (BSCI) or Chemistry (CHEM) Course from Kent Core Basic Sciences 3-4
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Human Development Electives 6-7
Introduction to Professions Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
PSYC 21621 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I 3
Biology (BSCI) or Chemistry (CHEM) Course from Kent Core Basic Sciences 3-4
Human Development Elective 3
Introduction to Professions Elective 1-3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
Health Services Electives 6
Human Development Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
NURS 45010
HEALTHCARE POLICY AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS
or HEALTH CARE POLICY
3
Health Services Elective 3
Human Development Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
IHS 44010 RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICAL METHODS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS 3
PHIL 40005 HEALTH CARE ETHICS 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!IHS 40091 SEMINAR FOR PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES 2
!IHS 44091 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (WIC) 3
IHS 44092 PRACTICUM IN INTEGRATED HEALTH STUDIES (ELR) 3-10
Health Services Electives 5
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120