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  • Master of Science in Exercise Science 

    Graduates of ODU's Master of Science in Exercise Science program leave with the knowledge, skills and experience to practice and lead in their chosen career.
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    Why Choose ODU for your Exercise Science Degree?

    Students in Ohio Dominican University’s Master of Science in Exercise Science program have the advantage of small class sizes, personal interaction with faculty, research opportunities and the chance to work with partners in the greater Columbus area.

    Faculty Highlights

    Dr. John Thistlethwaite, Ph.d. 

    John Thistlethwaite, Ph.D., assistant professor of Anatomy and Physiology, is the creator and director of Ohio Dominican’s Exercise Science program. He also chairs the Natural Sciences department. His research interests include cardiopulmonary and metabolism regulation, particularly pertaining to obese and type II diabetic individuals. 

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    Dr. Brad Nelson, PH.D. 

    Brad Nelson, Ph.D., assistant professor of Exercise Science, has authored or co-authored 14 articles and 20 abstracts. His research interests include the investigation of pathways of skeletal muscle disuse atrophy, specifically, diaphragmatic atrophy resulting from mechanical ventilation. Other research interests include postural regulation of fluid balance and nitric oxide mediated skin blood flow. 

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