Dec 06, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 

Health Studies (AHLS, HLTH, NUTR, PHHE)

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Admission to the major in medical laboratory sciences is limited. See “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” in the front part of this catalog. 

General Information

The School of Health Studies offers majors in medical laboratory sciences (B.S.); nutrition, dietetics, and wellness (B.S.); and public health (B.S.). In addition, the school offers minors in nutrition, health, and wellness; and public health; and baccalaureate degree completion programs. Students interested in one of the school’s majors or minors should contact the college advising office as early as possible. Failure to do so could result in delayed graduation.

Majors in the School of Health Studies who are preparing for professional practice may be dismissed from a program on the basis of either academic deficiencies or nonprofessional performance. Specific criteria relating to these areas are made known to each student at the time the professional phase of a program is initiated.

A practicum is required for all students majoring in medical laboratory sciences and public health as a part of the curriculum. Students pursuing the health and wellness area of study of the nutrition, dietetics and wellness program are also required to have a practicum experience. Students are advised that they are responsible for their own transportation to and from the practicum facilities and all costs associated with these activities. 

Policy on Dismissal 

University policy requires that students be informed of the possibility of being dismissed from practicums, internships, and early field experiences. In the School of Health Studies, such a possibility exists in NUTR 295, NUTR 395, and NUTR 497. A statement of grounds for dismissal is available from the coordinator of each internship. 

Health Studies Faculty

James R. Ciesla, Ph.D., University of South Carolina, professor, interim chair 
Nailya Almagambetova, Ph.D., Syracuse University, assistant professor 
Jaeyong Bae, Ph.D., Emory University, assistant professor 
Sheila Barrett, Ph.D., Florida International University, assistant professor
Carolinda Douglass, Ph.D., RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies, professor 
Josephine Ebomoyi, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, assistant professor
Sarah Geiger, Ph.D., West Virginia University, assistant professor 
Priyanka Ghosh Roy, Ph.D., The University of Georgia-Athens, assistant professor 
Jennifer Gray, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, associate professor 
Beverly Henry, Ph.D., Loyola University, associate professor 
Lynn Herrmann, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, assistant professor 
Jeanne M. Isabel, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor 
Arlene Keddie, Ph.D., University of Texas, associate professor 
Jinsook Kim, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, associate professor 
Judith Lukaszuk, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, professor 
Tomoyuki Shibata, Ph.D., University of Miami, associate professor 
Masih Shokrani, Ph.D., Meharry Medical College, associate professor 
Josephine Umoren, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, associate professor 
Ping Yao, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, associate professor

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