REAL Program

(Required Experiential Arcs of Learning)

Get off to a good start in the college by participating in experiential learning opportunities that will teach you valuable skills for a successful future!

It’s time to get REAL

If you are a student in kinesiology or public health, you are required to complete 3 credits of experiential learning as lower division credit.

Experiential learning is focused on doing and reflecting, as well as integrating and applying learning. On average at OSU, 61 percent of students graduated in six years, but 91 percent graduated in the same time if they engaged in multiple experiential learning opportunities.

Select what appeals to you and works for you. Make your choices in consultation with your academic advisor and you, too, might be saying, “I'm really grateful I had this opportunity,” which is what one student shared after engaging in the REAL program.

  

CATALYST Mentoring

Engage with a professional mentor in your discipline to explore career options, professional readiness, personal strengths and values, and develop your leadership skills.

  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/work ethic
  • Career management

 3 Credits
 Start term: Fall
 Offered online

 

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Excel in Action

Service learning program that will help you build Excel skills and improve professional communication and collaboration by completing a service project with a real organization.

  • Teamwork/collaboration
  • Digital technology
  • Professionalism/work ethic

3 Credits
 Start terms: Fall Winter Spring
 Offered online

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Industry Awareness

Students will step outside the classroom engaging in a series of dynamic assignments such as shadowing, industry research, and professional networking to build a deep awareness and forward thrust in the industry or professional field of choice.

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Oral/written communication
  • Career management

3 Credits
 Start terms: Fall Winter Spring
 Offered as hybrid

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Know My Career Self

Through the tools and resources provided to you, you will gain a deep understanding of yourself. The better you understand what motives you, what your strengths are, the areas of your interests, and your unique personality traits, the clearer it will get for you to identify suitable career options.

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Oral/written communication
  • Career management

 1 Credit
 Start terms: Fall Winter Spring
 Offered online

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Build My Career Team

You will start building your own team of advisors whose suggestions and feedback are essential for your personal and career development.

  • Oral/written communication
  • Professionalism/work ethic
  • Career management

 1 Credit
 Start terms: Fall Winter Spring
 Offered online

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Ready My Career Search

You will walk through the essential elements of job/internship search including identifying your potential employers, determining the minimal salary you need, polishing your resume and cover letter, and refining your interview and job negotiation skills.

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Oral/written communication
  • Career management

 1 Credit
 Start terms: Fall Winter Spring
 Offered online

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Healthy Meals 101

This experience involves application of healthy eating guidelines and meal planning and preparation strategies using experiential learning activities. A key focus of the course will be applying principles of food and nutrition to promote healthy lifestyles.

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Oral/written communication
  • Teamwork/collaboration

 1 Credit
 Start terms: Winter Spring

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Coaching for Youth Programs

Develop skills applicable to working with youth in sport and recreation, including written and oral communication, project and lesson management, and planning and organizing youth sports.

  • Oral/written communication
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/work ethic

 1 Credit
 Start terms: Fall

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Research

CPHHS and the university offer multiple paths and resources that allow you to explore and be exposed to faculty mentored research and to actively engage in research.

  • Critical thinking/problem solving
  • Oral/written communication
  • Teamwork/collaboration

 Credit: Varies
 Start terms: Fall Winter Spring

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