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Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science in Education

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The exercise science program at The Ohio State University shows you how and why health and performance are affected by exercise. You'll discover why some athletes are faster or stronger than others and why certain people adapt to exercises differently. At its core, the bachelor’s program strongly emphasizes exercise physiology, utilizes multiple elements of kinesiology and gives you ample opportunities to get involved in research and evaluation, along with hands-on experiences in areas that interest you most.

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Student Opportunities

Undergraduate Research

Actively participate in cutting-edge research with world-renowned faculty with access to state-of-the-art equipment that evaluates athletic performance, body composition and cardiorespiratory and comprehensive fitness.

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Our program prepares you for professional certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

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Career Paths 

With a bachelor's degree specializing in exercise science, graduates have many opportunities to achieve the career they want. Many others use our program to springboard themselves into exercise science graduate programs or professional healthcare schools.

*Career path requires additional education and training. 

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Degree Requirements


Minimum 2.75 GPA; C- or higher in: Biology 1113, Chemistry 1210 and 1220

Minimum program hours


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Deadline to apply

November 1,

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