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Where Innovation is Valued and Leaders Emerge

The world is always changing, but if you want to learn to respond with commitment and fortitude, grace and style, laughter and friendship, service above and beyond, with skill and insight, with a sense of hope and justice, with love and honor, enroll in the College of Education, Health, and Society (EHS). Here is where our students become their best selves.

Impactful Degrees. Engaged Students.

Built around hands-on experience, Miami’s College of Education, Health, and Society (EHS) programs equip you with holistic knowledge about the human experience to succeed and affect change. From education, social work, and public health to nutrition, kinesiology, and sport leadership, EHS alumni impact the world in unique and powerful ways.

KNH students using the meta man to check vital signs

Experiential Learning Through Dynamic Partnerships

Your goal is to launch a fulfilling career or get into the right graduate school. Our community connections provide unparalleled access to relationships and experiences that are designed to do just that.

Through our framework of experiential learning across a variety of fields, you can spend the summer researching at the Cleveland Clinic or teaching in Cincinnati with Miami’s Urban Cohort. Or, you can jump into the action interning with a professional sports team or local community recreation center. You can even access the exact kinds of nonprofits, government agencies, and private sector businesses that will set you up to pursue your dream.

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Want to Know What it’s Really Like as an EHS Major at Miami? Hear from Current Students and Alumni:

Grace Chaney

Grace Chaney '21

After a career-ending injury derailed her plans to play college soccer, Grace Chaney used the experience as an opportunity to find her true passions in biomechanics, orthopedics, and medicine.

Jason Meggyesy '22

Jason Meggyesy ‘22, the new host of Major Insight, is interested in using a variety of media and communications platforms to build and strengthen connections with people. And on this episode, he also speaks about overcoming a fear of failure, and about all the illuminating and life-changing opportunities that college can offer.

Olivia Ferrazza

Olivia Ferrazza '21

Olivia Ferrazza seamlessly connects her interests in nutrition, food insecurity, and environmental sustainability. But it didn’t happen overnight. Olivia began college on a very different path before she learned how to put all the pieces together.

Megan Cremeans

Megan Cremeans '20

Megan Cremeans wants to cause social and political change by exploring the ways in which democracy and education are inseparably intertwined. As an integrated social studies education and political science major, she uses applied policy to find practical ways to fight inequality and injustice, especially in schools where she researches public school funding disparities in Ohio.

Lauren Askew EHS Study Abroad

Taking part in a study abroad or teach abroad experience will allow you to learn, develop, and practice skills in leadership, communication, and global mindedness. Opportunities exist for every major to enhance their Miami degree and experience.

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What can you do with a major from EHS? Sure, our majors become educators and health professionals, but they are also prepared for numerous other positions. In this fast-changing world, you need to be ready for the careers of today and tomorrow. At Miami, we’ll make sure you have a solid liberal arts background AND the specialization you need. You’ll gain the academic know-how and the hands-on experience to prepare for the next step in your career no matter where you want to go.

STEM student teaching

Teacher education and social work majors are part of a very select group of students at Miami who are also preparing for professional licensure as part of the major (others include accounting and nursing). Advisors and faculty will assist you with this critical step in your educational journey. Behind the scenes, Miami faculty and staff are working hard on extensive self-study and on-site visits by nationally recognized professionals to maintain various accreditations and certifications. Miami's accreditation by these national organizations provides added assurance to students and prospective employers that our degree programs meet the highest standards and that our curriculum is preparing you for success on the licensure exams.

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Providing a Link Between Campus and Community

Our Centers work with community organizations, private sector businesses, government agencies, and the public to assess problems and apply the latest thoughts and best practices to address the issues at hand.

Bringing research to practice. Acclaimed EHS faculty are constantly exploring and pushing the boundaries in their fields. As a student – undergraduate or graduate – you will have the opportunity to collaborate with EHS faculty on various projects. Some of our students even present at conferences and co-author publications with their faculty mentors.

Changing Your Community, Your Industry, and the World

Discover how a Miami degree shapes your future.

2+

points higher success rate on licensure exams compared to Ohio averages

#1

Kinesiology and Exercise Science Department in Ohio based on universities.com rankings

29,000+

hours of community service contributed by Family Science and Social Work students

96%

of SLAM graduates employed or enrolled in graduate school within one year of graduation

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College of Education, Health, and Society

210 E. Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056
513-529-6317
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