Andrew M. Busch
Assistant Professor of Health & Human Kinetics
B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania
Ed.D., United States Sports Academy
Andrew Busch is an alum from Ohio Wesleyan University who went on to play professional baseball with the San Francisco Giants organization for 3 years. During his baseball career, he became interested in injury prevention, and focused that interest during his Master's program in exercise science.
Busch began teaching in 2009 at Columbus State Community College, and began teaching at OWU as an adjunct in 2010. His doctoral research involved studying pre-participation movement screens and their relation to injury prevention in athletes. His research proved strong correlations between identifiable deficits in movement with an increased risk of overuse injuries throughout a competitive season in collegiate baseball.
Busch has also worked in the fitness industry since 2004 and has helped individuals of all abilities achieve their goals, whether it be dietary, behavioral, or fitness related. He is very passionate about health, wellness, fitness, and specializes in improving functional movement through the use of corrective exercises.
Areas of Interest / Expertise
- Exercise Science/Physiology
- Injury Prevention
- Sports Nutrition
- Personal Health
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
- Functional Movement Specialist (FMS & SFMA)
- Olympic Weightlifting Coach (USAW)
- Kettlebell Instructor (RKC)
- Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
- Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
- Busch A, Clifton D, Onate J, Ramsey V, Cromartie F. Relationship of Preseason Movement Screens with Overuse Symptoms in Collegiate Baseball Players. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017;12(6): 960-966.