Health and Wellness
Help others improve their health and wellness with a degree combining your passions for helping people with real-world experiences. You’ll gain the skills for a successful career straight out of college, helping people in all phases of life. You also can build a competitive portfolio for your education in medicine or other allied medical professions.
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 hand-on experiences in areas that interest you most.
Health Promotion, Nutrition and Exercise Science (HPNES) combines human nutrition and kinesiology for a flexible, rigorous and exciting major that provides you the skills necessary to educate individuals, groups and communities on issues related to all aspects of health promotion, with emphasis on nutrition and physical activity.
As the only program at Ohio State with a primary focus on family and human development, you will learn how humans develop physically, emotionally and socially throughout the lifespan in the context of the family. This broad-based interdisciplinary degree provides students with the knowledge and expertise to shape an interesting and impactful career helping individuals, families and communities. And the personalized attention from the HDFS faculty makes a large university seem small, where students feel understood, challenged, encouraged and supported.
Combining your love of physical activity, building relationships and working with children and youth is possible with a bachelor's degree in sports coaching, recreation and physical education. With two specializations, you can become a teacher licensed in Ohio or a specialist who builds unique programs that give children and youth a love of a physically active lifestyle.
The comprehensive and accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) at Ohio State will help you develop into a food and nutrition expert. You’ll influence others at many levels and facilitate lifestyle changes and choose food for optimal health. Our comprehensive approach to food, nutrition and diet will help you become an expert, teaching people how to make healthful food choices to maintain healthy minds and bodies. The program is your first step to becoming a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).
Prepare for a career that unites the fields of business and nutrition. The Nutrition in Industry program combines a major with a business minor to learn the fundamentals of human nutrition and food science while gaining critical insight into the world of business from the highly ranked Fisher College of Business.
Make nutrition the strength of your healthcare career aspirations. Whether your goal is a career in medicine or becoming an expert in food for health, specializing in nutritional sciences will help you understand metabolism, how nutrients influence health and disease and the potential for a healthy diet to improve lives.