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.
A Note of Caution
Be aware that the exact same 1-credit course cannot be repeated multiple times to accrue 3 credits of experiential learning. For example, a 1-credit course such as Know My Career Self can only be completed once, and then the remaining 2 credits earned via different approved courses.
You can complete a 3-credit course across multiple terms, which is how some courses are structured such as CATALYST Mentoring and Wellness Agents. Also, you can register for research credits across multiple terms because supervised research experiences are unique to the work agreement created each term between a student and faculty member.