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Undergraduate Exercise Physiology Program

About the Program
Exercise Physiology is an applied science which allows graduates to conduct health assessments, fitness testing and write exercise prescriptions for a variety of human performance goals.  This requires a basic science background (chemistry, physics, and biology (an good understanding of human anatomy, human physiology and exercise physiology.  Our undergraduate program begins with these foundational sciences and gradually adds the applied skills needed to make the applications of this discipline.

Our degree in exercise physiology prepares graduates for professional applications ranging from working with patients with clinical limitations (such as found in cardiac rehabilitation), the average health adult in a community fitness program, to athletes seeking training programs designed to maximize human performance.

As the result of the strong science foundation found in our program many of our graduates use their degree as a professional preparation to continue their education in Medical School, Physical Therapy School, and Physician Assistant Programs.


If you have questions, please contact the undergraduate coordinator:
Sharon Rana, Ph.D.

Exercise Physiology in Ohio University Course Catalog

Exercise Physiology:

American College of Sports Medicine -
National Strength and Conditioning Association -
American Society of Exercise Physiologists -
American College of Sports Medicine – Midwest Chapter -
American Physiological Society -