OSU Strength and Conditioning Mission Statement

The primary goal of The Ohio State University Strength and Conditioning Program is to produce highly skilled athletes through designing and administering structured programs, which improve athletic performance and reduce the occurrence of athletic injuries.

Each program is designed for sport-specific training to achieve peak physical performance. Methods used include strength, flexibility, aerobic, anaerobic and plyometric exercises.

The staff develops training programs based on physical evaluations in order to bring about desired results. Factors such as body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance and cardiovascular endurance are taken into consideration.

The Ohio State University's student-athletes benefit from a comprehensive and individualized strength and conditioning program designed to ensure the highest level of athletic performance.

The OSU Strength and Conditioning coaches provide instruction specific to the individual, both in and out of season, and in collaboration with the Ohio State athletic training and medical staffs.

The Ohio State University Strength and Conditioning Program challenges our athletes in the aspects of leadership, work ethic, winning attitude, attendance and the above average ability to follow instructions. The five-point criteria are used when determining the athlete(s) chosen for the annual Buckeye Power Club Award. Athletes that exemplify the highest levels of achievement also become eligible for National Strength and Conditioning All-America honors.