Ashland University Develops Unique Undergraduate Communication Program

Published on October 1st, 2013

Ashland, Ohio October 01, 2013 - Ashland University has developed the only undergraduate health and risk communication program in the U.S. The program is for people interested in health and safety careers, giving them the necessary skills to effectively message to publics who are vulnerable, at risk or in crisis situations.

Ashland University has developed a new undergraduate degree program in health and risk communication, the only program of its kind in the nation.

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  1. Posted by Corey Liberman on October 1st, 2013, 21:22 [Reply]

    After seeing this press release, it is clear that the Department of Communication Studies at Ashland University has created and implemented an undergraduate program that is unparalleled. They have taken two extremely salient areas within the field, health communication and risk communication, and combined them to educate today’s students about the mutual influence between health and risk. The combination of theory, practice, and empiricism truly makes this program stand out among its competitors and, based on a review of the curriculum, and the ultimate goals of the degree program, students majoring in Communication Studies at Ashland University will be amazingly well-equipped to begin their post-graduate careers in the health and risk industries.

  2. Posted by E. Phillips Polack, MD,MA, F.A.C.S. Clinical Professor of Surgery West Virginia University on October 1st, 2013, 22:59 [Reply]

    Congratulations to Professor Avtgis and Ashland University for adressing what is the third leading cause of death in this county (after heart and cancer) that being error. Seventy percent of those errors are related to communication. It is about time that we are educating people in health and risk. You are to be commended for your vision.