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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

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


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Major code BS8122

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 Physical Therapy 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. The student then develops 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 (Pre-Exercise Physiology). To be admitted into 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.

Admission criteria and processes are:


  1. 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 Pre-Exercise 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 by the end of the second week of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements to the Exercise Physiology program coordinator.
  2. All other majors:

    For students in any other major seeking admission into the Exercise Physiology 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 by the seventh day of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements to the Exercise Physiology program coordinator.

Upon review and verification of your 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)


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