A recent research project published in The Journal of Emergency Management supports Ohio Christian University’s approach to educating tomorrows emergency managers. The research highlighted the need of students to understand the concept of emergency exercises and the average emergency manager needing more experience with emergency exercises.
This is an area where the program at Ohio Christian University shines. “The requirement for emergency exercises is a part of our core course load for emergency management students,” said Dr. Thad Hicks, Head of the Emergency Management Program and Certified Emergency Manager. “In addition, the students learn to design exercises and participate in delivering them.”
In the past year, the emergency management program at OCU has facilitated exercises for multiple private and governmental entities across the state. Most recently, students helped design and facilitate a simulated flu epidemic drill with the local health department.
“The emergency management program at OCU is leading the way when it comes to preparing tomorrow’s emergency management leaders for the career field,” said Hicks. Explore programs below.
Undergraduate Campus Programs:
 Goff, Steven, J. (2019). Insights for Emergency Management Undergraduates About the Importance of Exercises in Their Chosen Profession. Journal of Emergency Management, Volume 17, No. 6 November / December 2019, Weston Publishers, Weston, MA
Articles of Interest
Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Ray
Published: April 26, 2020
Emergency Management Graduates and Students Fight COVID-19
Published: March 25, 2020
Online Emergency & Disaster Management Program Ranked #2 in the Country
Published: March 18, 2020
Emergency and Disaster Management Partner with Mennonite Disaster Service
Published: November 8, 2019
Emergency Management Degree Now Offered Online
Published: June 17, 2019
Archived Articles of Interest
Ohio Christian University Ranks #3 of Online Emergency Management Programs!
Published: August 6, 2018
EM Exercise Design Program Gives Students Hands-on Experience
Published: July 30, 2018
What is Going to Stop the Salvation Army? Nothing!
Published: December 8, 2017
Graduate Profiles: Ethan Allen and Dustin Hube Serve Where Disaster Strikes
Published: August 27, 2019