The School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness is the home of the Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology and Nutrition degree programs. Our academic programs provide excellent classroom and hands on experiences that prepare students for a variety of health care professions. The mission of the College of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness is to provide distinctive programs that integrate theory, research, and practice. Our faculty and programs foster the development of successful students and graduates who enhance the performance, health, wellness, and quality of life of individuals, families, teams, schools, and communities through prevention, assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. Our graduates work in health care environments including: athletic departments, health clubs, clinics and hospitals, as well as other corporate and industrial settings. The strong science foundation that is a part of all of our majors also makes our programs an excellent pathway for preparation for a variety of other professional programs: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Medical School. Our goal is to assist students reach their professional goals.
There are three student organizations in the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness: Exercise Physiology Club, Student Athletic Trainers' Club and Ohio University Student Dietetic and Nutrition Science Association.
The youngest of Ohio University's academic units, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is home to about 100 staff and faculty members and 2,500 students. The College was launched in 1979 under the name Health and Human Services, and was renamed in 2010 during an academic realignment that migrated several of its programs to other campus units.
The College began with three schools in 1979 and had grown to include six by the time it was restructured in 2010. Today it includes four academic units: the School of Nursing; School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness; School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences; and Department of Social and Public Health.
All four are housed in Grover Center, a state-of-the-art facility that underwent an extensive renovation, completed in 2001, that for the first time brought all of the College’s academic programs under one roof.
While the four academic units form its core, the College over the years has branched into outreach initiatives that serve the surrounding community while providing valuable practical experience for students. These include WellWorks nutrition and fitness center; Ohio University Therapy Associates’ Hearing, Speech, Language and Physical Therapy clinics; Atrium Café; and Kids on Campus afterschool and summer programs.
Established in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio and the first in the Northwest Territory. Admission to Ohio University is granted to the best-qualified applicants as determined by a selective admission policy.