shrs Majors - The Ohio State College of Medicine

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The Ohio State University
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
453 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Appointment Line: 614-292-1706
http://medicine.osu.edu/hrs
SHRS STUDENT SERVICES TEAM
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Lisa Terek
o Director of Student Affairs
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Shannon Peltier
o Pre-Major Advisor
 [email protected]
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Breanna Trautman
o Pre-Major Advisor
 [email protected]
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Christie Lukegord
o Health Sciences Advisor
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Jennifer Hicks
o Graduate Studies Advisor
o
Judy Froling
o Office Associate
INTRO TO SHRS
WHAT IS THE FIELD OF
HEALTH & REHABILITATION SCIENCES?
• Health and rehabilitative professionals are clinical and
administrative health care professionals distinct from
medicine, dentistry, and nursing.
• Health and rehabilitative professionals make up 60% of
the total health workforce.
•They work in health care teams to make the healthcare
system function by providing a range of diagnostic,
technical, therapeutic, and direct patient care that are
critical to the other health professionals they work with
and the patients they serve.
SHRS MAJORS
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Athletic Training (AT)
Health Information Management & Systems (HIMS)
Health Sciences (HS)
Medical Dietetics (MD or Med Diet)
Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)
1) Certification
2) Medical Science (Pre-Med)
Radiologic Sciences & Therapy (RST or Rad Sci)
1) Radiography
2) Diagnostic Medical Sonography
3) Radiation Therapy
Respiratory Therapy (RT)
WHAT MAKES SHRS
MAJORS DIFFERENT?
SOME DIFFERENCES
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Minimum 2.5 GPA to declare / remain a SHRS student
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Additional fee per term
◦ Students have access to free printing in Atwell’s computer labs,
weekly drop-in hours with advisors, & a weekly pre-major email
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Different General Education requirements
◦ No foreign language requirement
◦ Waive Global Studies requirement for students who transfer
15+ credit hours into OSU
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Pre-major/major student body structure
◦ Competitive Admissions Majors
COMPETITIVE ADMISSIONS MAJORS
Start college with the desire to enter a SHRS major; at
OSU consider declaring a SHRS pre-major
Consult curriculum guides to find prerequisites to enroll in
(earn at least a C- or better) & complete GEs, have a good
GPA, do shadowing/observation/volunteering
Apply online to desired major through the Professional
Admissions Office (one application cycle per year- not all
applicants are accepted)
If admitted, complete professional coursework and
clinical/lab hours or grad school prerequisites
Graduate and sit for certification or apply to graduate
school
APPLYING TO THE
MAJORS
ABOUT APPLICATIONS
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Applications are accepted once a year and
you must apply online.
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Each major has a significant number of prerequisites so it is important to get an early
start on these courses.
◦ Application to major depends on how many
prerequisites are done & which ones they are
◦ May be delayed if your Math placement is not
high enough to start a science in your 1st term
SHRS PREREQUISITES
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Admission Pre-requisites: minimum prerequisites for eligibility to be
accepted to the major
◦ 3 years to graduate
◦ Generally the professional courses are taken in the final 2 years
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Program Pre-requisites: minimum prerequisites for eligibility to begin the
professional program
◦ Some professional program courses require additional prerequisites beyond
the admission prerequisites in order to be eligible to enroll
◦ Usually 2 years to graduate
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Prerequisites are listed on the curriculum guides (found on the SHRS
website under the Current Students tab) along with application
deadlines and a proposed schedule of classes
WHEN TO APPLY
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Usually:
◦ AT, Med Diet, Rad Sci, Respiratory Therapy
 During the 1st year
◦ HIMS, Health Sciences, MLS During the 2nd year
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Students don’t wait until all prerequisite
courses are done to apply
◦ Like applying to college from high-school
WHEN DO PREREQUISITES
NEED TO BE DONE?
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Usually:
◦ AT, Rad Sci, Respiratory Therapy
 End of Spring semester
◦ HIMS, Health Sciences, Med Diet, MLS
 End of Summer semester
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GEs do not need to be done before
applying to the major
WHO IS ACCEPTED?
Faculty are interested in academically prepared, eager
students who are excited to join their program and have
knowledge of the profession.
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Cumulative GPA = around a 3.0 or higher
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Science and Math grades = usually A’s and B’s
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Good Writing and Interviewing skills
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Related observation, volunteer, or internship
experience
Who, What, Where, Why, and How
SHRS MAJORS
Athletic Training
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Certified Athletic Trainers provide sports medicine
care to competitive athletes in professional,
college, and high-school sports as well as other
physically active persons
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Working side-by-side with physicians, they
specialize in the prevention, treatment and
rehabilitation of athletic injuries
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It is a three year program once admitted
Who are Athletic Trainers
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People who like working outdoors &
working with their hands, & who are active
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People who like to help others & are
assertive communicators
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People who like to solve problems
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NOT: #1 sports fans, athletes, celebrity
worshipers, or gossips
What’s unique in AT?
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2 sequence introductory AT class (2000,
2010)- both halves will be required &
cannot be taken out of sequence
◦ These are good introductory courses
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May Term of first year: AT 2200 (3 credits)
Health Information
Management and Systems (HIMS)
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Health information management professionals possess the
skills necessary to manage the staff and systems used to
collect, store, retrieve, interpret and communicate
healthcare data
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Healthcare data is used for the planning, delivery,
reimbursement, protection and evaluation of patient care
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HIMS skills enable professionals to work in a variety of
healthcare organizations and other health-related or
commercial industry settings
Who are HIMS professionals?
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People who are organized, understand
systems, like office settings, and have
leadership qualities
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People who like to help others and
communicate clearly
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People who want to be involved in health
care but not direct patient care; advocates
What’s Unique in HIMS?
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Sciences must be biology and chemistry
◦ Biology can be lower level
◦ Sequence is your choice
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Required to take Medical Terminology, not
Scientific Terminology
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Good introductory courses:
◦ Economics and Accounting
Health Sciences
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The rapidly changing health care world call for
broadly educated professionals with extensive
knowledge of health care and service related
issues
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Health Sciences was established to prepare
students for a broad range of career
opportunities in health care and services or for
entry into graduate and professional programs
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Over 80% of students pursue graduate programs
after graduation
Who Majors in Health Sciences?
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People who want to help others
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People who like solving problems and
working in a variety of workplace settings
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People who are self-motivated, who want
to be leaders in their fields, and who
typically plan to pursue further education
What makes Health Sciences unique
among SHRS majors
Only major that can be done part-time
 Requires a minor
 No required clinicals = scheduling
flexibility
 Requires 12 credits of major electives
 Good introductory courses:
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◦ Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology
Medical Dietetics
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Dietitians use their knowledge of practice and research in
food, nutrition and health to provide the tools, education
and information patients need to live healthier lives
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They assess patients' nutritional status and make
individualized recommendations about diet and food
choices that affect each patient's fitness, health and
disease treatment
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They also assist in administration of food service systems
in hospitals and other health care settings, provide
nutrition services in community settings, and manage
nutrition services in long-term care and sub-acute and
rehabilitation centers
Who are Registered Dieticians?
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People who like to solve complex
problems within defined boundaries
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People who like to help others in a
variety of work contexts
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People who like to persuade and educate
others
What’s Unique in Med Diet?
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Integrated internship
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Good introductory courses:
◦ Biology, Chemistry, Human Nutrition
Medical Laboratory Science
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Medical laboratory scientists are among the most
important members of the medical team
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They perform a full range of laboratory tests, from blood
tests to complex tests that detect such diseases as cancer,
AIDS and diabetes
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More than half of all critical detection, diagnosis and
treatment decisions rely on the work of these highly
trained professionals and their ability to perform and
validate test results and to communicate these results to
all members of the healthcare team
Who are Medical Laboratory
Scientists?
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People who like solving puzzles
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People who enjoy working with their
hands and using tools & technology
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People who are organized, dependable, and
who enjoy office/laboratory work and
managing data
What’s Unique in MLS?
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Two options: Certification (students who want to
become Medical Laboratory Scientists) or Medical
Science (students who want to pursue graduate
studies in any medical field)
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Lab experience in class
◦ Six specialization areas
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Good introductory courses:
◦ Chemistry, Microbiology
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Good fit for students who want to work in health
care but do not want direct patient contact
Radiologic Sciences and Therapy
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Skilled professionals trained in keeping radiation exposure as low as
possible while creating images of the body's internal structure
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Radiographers, Sonographers, and Radiation Therapists use radiation
for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
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Three different programs:
◦ Radiographers produce a quality X-ray image of the internal body parts for
diagnostic interpretation by a physician (radiologist)
◦ Diagnostic Medical Sonographers use specialized equipment (transducers)
to create images of structures inside the human body
◦ Radiation Therapists are part of the team in treating cancer
Who are Radiologic Scientists?
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People who like to help others
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People who like to develop creative
solutions to problems & thinking critically
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People who like to work with their hands
and manipulating tools or operating
technology
What’s Unique in Rad Sci?
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The program encourages students to have a
solid grasp of science
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Good introductory courses:
◦ Physics, Biology
Respiratory Therapy
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Respiratory therapists treat patients with cardiopulmonary
disorders such as asthma, emphysema, infant prematurity,
and trauma
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They evaluate patient needs, develop respiratory care plans,
educate patients and manage their respiratory care
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Therapists work in intensive care units, emergency
departments, diagnostic laboratories, community hospitals,
clinics, and in home care where they perform
cardiopulmonary diagnostic tests, administer medications,
assure lung inflation and airway hygiene, and provide
ventilatory life support
Who are Respiratory Therapists?
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People who like to help others and
working with patients & their families
across a lifespan
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People who like to figure out solutions to
problems
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People who like working with tools in a
variety of work settings
What’s Unique in RT?
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Students have the option to work as a
Respiratory Technologist during Senior
year
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One of the top programs in the country!
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Good introductory courses:
◦ CPR, Biology
NEXT STEPS
WHAT TO SCHEDULE NEXT TERM
FOR CURRENT OSU STUDENTS
1. Review your Degree Audit
2. Compare to the required
prerequisites and GE’s to determine
which courses you have taken and
what you still need to take
3. Consult with an advisor
WHAT TO SCHEDULE NEXT TERM
FOR NON-OSU STUDENTS
Review the curriculum guide
1.
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http://medicine.osu.edu/hrs/current-ohio-statestudents/curriculum-guides/pages/index.aspx
2.
Consult with the
http://admissions.osu.edu/standards to
determine transfer credit – from other
Ohio institutions
3.
Consult with an advisor
IMPORTANT!!!!!
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Be sure to review online curriculum guides
regularly for the most up to date information
regarding application dates, prerequisites, and
other admission requirements for HRS
programs.
On the HRS website under the “Current
Students” tab
http://medicine.osu.edu/hrs/current-ohio-statestudents/curriculum-guides/pages/index.aspx
If there is a conflict with the Degree Audit,
follow the curriculum guide & consult an
advisor
FINDING ALTERNATIVES
TO A SHRS PROGRAM
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Research a Plan B major
◦ Find another program at OSU that will meet your needs
◦ Consider transferring to another institution that offers a similar
program to SHRS
◦ Most Important……begin researching now!!!
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Additional Resources available to OSU students:
◦ Exploration Advising Office
 http://exploration.osu.edu/
◦ Career Connections Office
 http://careerconnection.osu.edu/
GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM:
IMPORTANT NOTES
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Major pre-requisites overlap with many GE categories
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GEs do not need to be completed prior to starting the
major
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Since pre-requisites overlap with many GE categories,
students already know what most of their GE courses are
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Students are generally only responsible for History GEs and
Arts & Humanities GEs beyond their prerequisite courses
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Medicine
Dentistry
Optometry
Veterinary Medicine
Pharmacy
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
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Nurse Practitioner
Physician’s Assistant
Master of Science/PhD of
Health and Rehabilitation
Sciences
Public Health/Health
Administration
POPULAR GRADUATE
PROGRAMS
NEXT STEPS
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Remain in current major or at current university
◦ May still apply to the HRS Program
◦ Application Deadlines for Admission
 www.professional.osu.edu
 Refer to your Curriculum Guide
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OSU students may become a pre-Health &
Rehabilitation Sciences student for next term by
meeting with an advisor to declare the pre-major
◦ Complete one full term at OSU; if you are freshman or
transfer student, you can not be switched until your first term
grades are posted
◦ Need at least 2.5 minimum to apply for all of our programs
◦ Pre-major students must still apply to the professional program
of interest
NON-OSU STUDENTS WHO INTEND TO
TRANSFER TO OSU PRIOR TO APPLYING TO
SHRS PROGRAM:
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Indicate on the Common App that you are
interested in a SHRS major when you apply
to Ohio State
◦ Or apply directly to the professional program via
http://professional.osu.edu
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For students in the state of Ohio please visit
the http://admissions.osu.edu/standards to
find transfer course equivalents
HOW TO MAKE AN ADVISING
APPOINTMENT
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Once you have completed the MIS, you may schedule an
appointment with a pre-major advisor
◦ You may call 614.292.1706 to schedule the appointment
 PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL to schedule an appointment
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OSU students:
◦ Once switched to pre-HRS, your advisor will also have drop-in
hours every week.
◦ Please pay careful attention to the weekly email you will receive
for updates and a list of drop-in hours
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR
ADVISING APPOINTMENT
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Bring unofficial transcripts or a transfer
credit report for all university credit
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Bring syllabi or course descriptions if
available for transfer courses (if applicable)
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Write down any questions you have
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Have a pen and paper handy for note taking
This Power Point is available for download for future
reference
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO
EMAIL THE SHRS PREMAJOR ADVISORS
WITH QUESTIONS!

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