Central State University adds two new bachelor’s degrees

An aerial view of the campus of Central State University on Brush Row Road in Wilberforce. The historically black university and the city of Xenia announced plans on Aug. 10, 2017, to annex the 600-acre, 36-building campus into the city’s limits. CHUCK HAMLIN/STAFF

Combined ShapeCaption
An aerial view of the campus of Central State University on Brush Row Road in Wilberforce. The historically black university and the city of Xenia announced plans on Aug. 10, 2017, to annex the 600-acre, 36-building campus into the city’s limits. CHUCK HAMLIN/STAFF

Central State University students are seeing their options for bachelor’s degrees expand.

The university announced that it will add two degrees that will be available starting this fall. CSU will add an agricultural education bachelor’s degree and a four-year degree in exercise science.

RELATED: Central State welcomes biggest group of new students in 7 years

The agricultural education degree was created in response to a growing demand for agriculture teachers in Ohio, according to Central State. There are more than 300 agriculture educational programs in Ohio high schools, according to CSU.

The new exercise science degree will focus on sports performance, clinical exercise physiology, organizational health and wellness, according to the school. Graduates of the exercise science program will be trained and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, among other organizations.

RELATED: Central State taken off fiscal watch as Wright State edges toward it

“These two degrees will prepare our graduates for jobs in growing fields, where trained professionals are needed,’’ said Pedro Martinez, CSU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “By adding degrees that address industry needs, we continue to prepare Central State students to contribute to Ohio’s workforce and to the economic development of the state.”

About the Author