We are pleased to announce that the School of Allied Medical Professions is now the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The new name was approved by The Ohio State University Board of Trustees at its December 9 meeting.
The new name resulted from a yearlong evaluation of national naming trends and focus-group discussions that included faculty, students and alumni of the School. We believe the new name better describes the School’s expanding educational programs, will make it more competitive with peer institutions, and will allow for better benchmarking of programs in the future.
Ohio State’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a nationally recognized leader in the fields of Athletic Training, Health Information Management and Systems, Health Sciences, Medical Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, and Radiologic Sciences and Therapy.
Founded in 1966, the School has proudly graduated more than 10,000 students, making it one of the largest providers of allied health professionals in the United States.
The need for our graduates continues to grow. Over the next decade, fully half of the fastest-growing jobs in the United States will be in the health and rehabilitation professions according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ohio State’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is growing and adapting to meet those needs by preparing students for the critical, leading-edge jobs of the future.
Today, we congratulate our colleagues on the faculty and staff of the new School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and wish them continued success as they shape the future of medicine.