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Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Health Sciences at Ohio State Lima 

What is the Health Sciences Program?

The Health Sciences Program is offered by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (formerly School of Allied Medical Professions) at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.  Because health care is rapidly changing, there is a need for broadly educated graduates with extensive knowledge of health care and service-related topics.

At The Ohio State University at Lima, students can complete the Health Sciences Program and earn a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Professions. Along with the Health Sciences curriculum, student will choose a minor or approved focus area. The opportunity for an internship also gives students a way to gain experience, further self-development and apply learning toward achievement of practical goals and skills under the supervision of a preceptor and the internship coordinator.

Beginning in Autumn Semester 2012, there will be three ways to navigate through the Health Sciences Program. The first (Plan A) is for students who want to attend professional or graduate school. This plan requires a higher level of math and chemistry than the other two. The second (Plan B) is for Lima students who are looking at the program as a finite degree and not planning to go to graduate school. The second plan requires an internship. The third (Plan C) is for students who have an associate degree in a related healthcare field. There is no minor required as the area of their associate degree is substituted. Transfer credit in equivalent and/or related coursework is acceptable for the major electives.

Career Opportunities

The Health Sciences Program prepares graduates for many career opportunities, beginning in a variety of entry-level positions in all sectors of the health care industry.  These may include managed care organizations, hospitals, clinics, sub-acute and ambulatory care facilities, physician group practices, non-profit agencies, and insurance or commercial companies.  Students who choose Plan A and take the higher levels of math and chemistry will be prepared for entry into graduate and professional programs. For students who have an associate degree in a related health field, completion of a bachelor’ degree program may provide opportunities to advance in their careers.

Faculty and Staff

The Health Sciences Program draws upon the resources of the faculty and staff of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as those here at Ohio State Lima. 


Admission to the Health Sciences Program is a selective process.  Students need a 2.5 GPA to apply and must have completed the following prerequisites with a C- or better. 

Plan A
Course Title
Credit Hours
Psychology 1100 3 hrs
Math 1150 4 hrs
Three GEC science courses: Chemistry 1210 and 1220  and Biology 1113 14 hrs


Plans B & C
Course Title
Credit Hours
Psychology 1100 3 hrs
Math 1148 4 hrs
Three GEC science courses: Chemistry 1110 and Biology 1113 and 1114 13 hrs


Application deadlines:

Applications for admission to this program at Ohio State Lima are accepted twice per year. For consideration, applications must be submitted by the following deadlines:
Autumn Semester: by March 1
Spring Semester: by December 31

Students interested in applying must complete the online application used by all the undergraduate programs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Application forms are available from the OSU Professional Admissions website at this URL- Click on "Applications and Deadlines," then the program, Health Management – Lima, in order to access the application.
Applicants should read the School application instructions before applying. You can access the instructions at this URL- 
A complete application includes all of the following:

  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Admission Application and Schedule of Current Planned Courses to be completed
  • Personal Statement
  • Official and complete transcripts of each non-OSU college attended, sent directly from each institution.
Ohio State Lima Contacts

Mary Jo Ferda, MS,CHES

Program Coordinator

Suite 222 F Public Service Building



Wendy Hedrick, MS Ed

Academic Advisor

145 Public Service Building



For Columbus campus program information:

For more information on a major in Health Sciences at Ohio State Lima:

The Ohio State University at Lima Admissions Office

Visitor and Student Services Center

4240 Campus Drive

Lima, OH  45804

Phone: 419-995-8391

FAX: 419-995-8384