Introduction to the Department

The Health and Human Kinetics Department has created innovative courses for each major and minor, helping you prepare to move on to diverse work environments. You will have good options for graduate school or starting a career immediately after graduation.

Department Features

  • You may choose to find an internship to gain professional experiences in the area of your choice. Students have interned at NBC Sports, the New York Knicks, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Columbus Crew, the Columbus Blue Jackets, local golf courses, fitness centers, newspapers, and physical therapy clinics.
  • The Health and Human Kinetics Program oversees OWU’s student-taught Cooking Matters classes. These classes teach Delaware-area participants how to prepare the food they receive from local pantries.

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OWU hosted the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Ohio State Conference October 5, 2019

NSCA State Conferences are an exceptional way to learn cutting-edge research and application techniques, along with breakthrough performance methods used by top professionals around the world. Come learn, participate, and network October 5 with fellow colleagues in the Ohio and Midwest region while earning CEUs. All NSCA conferences provide CSCS® and NSCA-CPT® Continuing Education Unit (CEU) opportunities.

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A Research Splash August, 2020

Ohio Wesleyan Study Designed to Keep Athletes in the Swim of Things

Andrew Busch ’07, Ed.D.
DELAWARE, Ohio – One of the latest research articles published by the peer-reviewed Sport Journal is authored by four Ohio Wesleyan University alumni – three members of the Class of 2020 and their professor, 2007 OWU graduate.

The 2020 graduates – Morgan Barnard, Tyler Mansfield, and Liz Mayio – were all Health and Human Kinetics/exercise science majors and members of the Battling Bishop women’s swimming and diving team. Busch, Ed.D., was an OWU sports and exercise major and currently is an assistant professor of Health and Human Kinetics.

Their co-written journal article is an exploration of how the Ohio Wesleyan swim team’s 2018-2019 season affected the shoulder strength of both its male and female members. The article, “Gender Differences in Shoulder Strength, Range of Motion, and Functional Movement across a Division III Collegiate Swim Season,” appears in the journal’s July 17 edition. The Sport Journal, founded in 1998, is published by the U.S. Sports Academy in Alabama.

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Edwards Gymnasium
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3725
F 740-368-3751

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Department Contact

Chair: Christopher Fink
Associate Professor of Health and Human Kinetics
Edwards Gymnasium 107-D
740-368-3768
clfink@owu.edu

Academic Assistant: Wendi Kay
Edwards Gymnasium #107-A
740-368-3982
wwkay@owu.edu