Oct 17, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-12 [Archived Catalog]

Exercise Physiology Major (B.S.Sp.S.)


Major code BS8122

College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, School of 
Grover Center E317
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.566.0470
Fax: 740.593.0285
ahsw@ohio.edu
http://www.ouchsp.org/exercise-physiology

Sharon Rana, contact person

The Exercise Physiology major prepares students for the application of exercise physiology in health and fitness, clinical diagnostics, rehabilitation, and performance settings. This program also prepares students for graduate programs in exercise physiology and health related disciplines. Students often pursue certification through the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association to enhance employment opportunities. The program curriculum meets most admission requirements for the Physical Therapy program and is an integral part of the Athletic Training curriculum.

This degree includes a solid background in basic sciences to allow the student to develop an understanding of how the body responds and adapts to exercise stimuli. Students also develop the applied skills to evaluate physical fitness, and to design and administer population-appropriate exercise prescriptions.

Students interested in the Exercise Physiology program will enter Ohio University with a premajor code of ND8839 (Preexercise Physiology). To be admitted to the major, students must apply and be accepted after successful completion of the following courses and achieving an accumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher:

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions .

Admission criteria and processes are:


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course:

Select one from the following:


Upon successful completion of the above requirements, you must seek admission to the major.


  1. For Preexercise Physiology Majors:

    The Exercise Physiology program application is available in the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness (Grover E317) and on the program web page. The completed form and a current DARS report must be submitted to the student’s Exercise Physiology academic advisor by the end of the second week of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements.
     
  2. All other majors:

    For students seeking admission into the Exercise Physiology major who are in any other major, the Exercise Physiology program application form is available in the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness (Grover E317) and on the program web page. The completed form, a current DARS report, and the Application for Update Program(s) must be submitted to the Exercise Physiology program coordinator by the seventh day of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements.

Upon review and verification of GPA and course requirements, applicants meeting the requirements will be admitted to the program. Students are advised to make a decision about a major as early as possible in order to apply to the program in a timely manner.

Exercise Physiology Major Core


The courses in the core must be completed with a grade of C (or better) and are subject to retake limits set by the department offering the course.

Select one from the following:


Skill Development


You must complete 6 hours with a minimum of 2 hours required in each of the three categories.

Aquatics (2 hours minimum)


Sport Activities (2 hours minimum)


Lifetime Activities (2 hours minimum)


Internship, Practica, Field Experience, Senior Internship Registration Requirements


Generally, the policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and senior internship requires registration for the experience in the quarter(s) that the requirements for the course are actually fulfilled. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case registration for the course may occur during either fall or winter quarter. Be sure to work closely with your adviser/program coordinator to ensure proper registration and fulfillment.