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Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

Applied Health Sciences and Wellness

Where High-Tech Meets Healing Touch

The School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness is the home of the divisions of Athletic Training, Combined Master of Science and Dietetic Internship, Exercise Physiology, and Food and Nutrition Sciences. Our academic programs provide excellent classroom and hands-on experiences that prepare students for a variety of healthcare professions. 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, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant and medical school. Our goal is to help students reach their professional goals.

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military testing of acl injury

Ohio University study intends to improve rehabilitation techniques of ACL injuries in the military and beyond

While ACL injury rehabilitation programs often focus on the physical recovery of the knee and the muscle groups around it, research from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions indicates the brain also plays a major role in successful returns after an ACL injury.

Dustin Grooms, PhD, associate professor in OHIO’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, and his team recently completed the first phase of a $750,000 research grant from the United States Department of Defense with the goal of improving the orthopedic healthcare for the war fighter and civilian populations.

Phase II of Grooms’ research project is underway; upon completion of the study, Grooms believes rehabilitation techniques will “drastically” change and its results will benefit many population types.

Learn more about this intriguing study

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