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Ohio University Majors

Performing Arts Health and Wellness Certificate Program

Program Overview

The certificate provides a foundation in the health and wellness aspects of participating in performing arts. There are two primary target groups: [1] performing arts students desiring added qualification in health and wellness to meet the increasing attention of arts organizations to the wellbeing of artists, and [2] healthcare and other health science students (e.g., athletic training, exercise physiology, nutrition) desiring added qualification in health and wellness for performing artists as a means of entering the field of performing arts medicine. The certificate equips a student to engage with the field of performing arts medicine by understanding how the human body functions and how performing arts induce substantial physical demands on artists. These demands are effectively managed through proper artistic technique, exercise, nutrition, stress reduction, and appropriate healthcare. The health and healthcare of performing artists is receiving rapidly increasing attention today. Because of its program in Science and Health in Artistic Performance, including the Clinic for Science and Health in Artistic Performance (SHAPe Clinic), Ohio University is an international leader in performing arts medicine.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students attaining this certificate will be qualified for positions such as: Performing arts faculty member with special expertise in artistic health and wellness; Healthcare professional desiring to enter the field of performing arts medicine; Health and wellness professional desiring to work with performing artists.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



College of Health Sciences and Professions 
Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, School of
Grover Center E160
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.566.0470
Fax: 740.593.0289

Administrative Contact

Jeff Russell, contact person

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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