The mission of Ohio Dominican University’s Exercise Science program is to produce quality students with outstanding background knowledge in the area of exercise science. Graduates will have a true appreciation for the dynamics of the human person, which will enable them to contribute to their respective field and fulfill Ohio Dominican University’s mission of lifelong learning.
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 opportunities to work with other local universities and partners in the greater Columbus, Ohio area.
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.
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.