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Dr. Randall Gearhart Jr.
Professor of Health Sciences, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program Coordinator
245, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6198
rgearhar@ashland.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

When you complete this program, you will:

  1. Understand the physiology of the human body at rest and during times of physical stress, with the goal of improving human performance;
  2. Be able to assess the fitness level of apparently healthy individuals and those with known pathology; and
  3. Be able to prescribe and develop appropriate exercise and lifestyle modification programs to assist clients in achieving their fitness and/or rehabilitation goals.

Curriculum Guide

The Exercise Science program coursework reflects the standards established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Sample classes include:

  • Physiology of Exercise. Take part in applied study of body system function during exercise.
  • Wellness in Special Populations: From Pediatrics to Geriatrics. Examine common pathologies across the lifespan and their implications for exercise participation.
  • Sport Nutrition/Substance Abuse. Study scientifically based research on nutrition and diet, weight control and physical conditioning and the foundations of substance abuse

Contact Us

Dr. Randall Gearhart Jr.
Professor of Health Sciences, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Applied Exercise Science Graduate Program Coordinator
245, Rybolt Sport Sciences Center
419.207.6198
rgearhar@ashland.edu

Student Learning Outcomes

When you complete this program, you will:

  1. Understand the physiology of the human body at rest and during times of physical stress, with the goal of improving human performance;
  2. Be able to assess the fitness level of apparently healthy individuals and those with known pathology; and
  3. Be able to prescribe and develop appropriate exercise and lifestyle modification programs to assist clients in achieving their fitness and/or rehabilitation goals.

Curriculum Guide

The Exercise Science program coursework reflects the standards established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Sample classes include:

  • Physiology of Exercise. Take part in applied study of body system function during exercise.
  • Wellness in Special Populations: From Pediatrics to Geriatrics. Examine common pathologies across the lifespan and their implications for exercise participation.
  • Sport Nutrition/Substance Abuse. Study scientifically based research on nutrition and diet, weight control and physical conditioning and the foundations of substance abuse

Student Organizations

Elevating Exercise Science

Are you interested in helping individuals of all ages become healthier and happier through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition? Consider the Exercise Science program offered by Ashland University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

The Exercise Science program is a comprehensive major that provides invaluable opportunities for you to develop the essential proficiencies needed for a career in exercise sciences—or for admission to graduate profession schools (physical therapy, medicine, etc.) if you’re looking for an advanced degree.

What to Expect in the Exercise Science Program

Exercise is vital to human health and well-being, and the documented health benefits of physical activity have made exercise programs, personal training, and other health and wellness initiatives fundamental aspects of preventive medicine.

The Exercise Science program at Ashland University will help you build a solid foundation of the sciences including exercise physiology, kinesiology, anatomy, and more in order to benefit the health of others no matter your career objective.

Exercise Science Program Benefits

In the Exercise Science program, you’ll have the opportunity to study with accomplished and well-respected professors with backgrounds in:

  • Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Public health

In this program, you’ll:

  • Study all aspects of exercise to prepare you for a job after graduation or additional academic work
  • Use interdisciplinary skills—from fitness and nutrition to physiology and clinical research—to achieve successful outcomes in a variety of scenarios
  • Work side-by-side with passionate faculty and other experts in our human performance lab
  • Gain real world experience by applying classroom learnings to real people seeking help

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