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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

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


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Major code BS8122

College of Health and Human Services
School of Recreation and Sport Sciences
Grover Center E160
Phone: 740.593.4656
Fax: 740.593.0284
rsps@ohio.edu
http://www.ohiou.edu/rsps/

Roger Gilders, 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, you must apply and be accepted after successful completion of the following courses and achieving an accumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher:

Physical Education and Sport Sciences


Physical Education and Sport Sciences includes three major areas of specialization: physical education with an emphasis on teaching PreK-Grade 12, exercise physiology, and sport management.

In order to be granted a degree in any of these areas of specialization, you must be a declared major for at least one academic year (three quarters) immediately before graduation. No more than three quarter hours of credit in each of the following courses will count toward the 192 hours needed for graduation:

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 Recreation and Sport Sciences (Grover E160) or from the program coordinator. 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 Recreation and Sport Sciences (Grover E160) or from the program coordinator. 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 C or better grade and cannot be taken more than 3 times (initial registration, plus 2 retakes).

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


The College’s policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and senior internship requires that you be registered for the experience in the quarter(s) that you are actually fulfilling the requirements for the course. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case you may register for the course during either fall or winter quarter.

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