Minor in Exercise Science

College of Health Sciences

The Exercise Science minor is designed to impart fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities in the theories and practice of exercise science. The minor will also provide learning experiences that lead to a basic understanding of exercise techniques, exercise testing, and exercise prescription. Students who wish to minor in exercise science must complete and submit a minor selection application to the Office of the Registrar. To enroll in this minor, students also must have permission from their major department and from the Department of Kinesiology.

Students should make course selections in consultation with the minor program adviser. A minimum grade of C- is required in each of the minor courses taken before clearance for graduation with a minor will be granted.

A minor in Exercise Science requires students to complete six core courses in the exercise science (EXS) curriculum - four required courses and two electives, as noted below - for a total of 21-23 credits. Prerequisites related to individual courses apply.

Required Courses
EXS 262Biomechanics3
EXS 370Motor Learning3
EXS 380Exercise Physiology3
EXL 380Exercise Physiology Lab1
Select two of the following:6-7
Lifetime Fitness Concepts
Introduction to Sport Exercise & Performance Psychology
Exercise Techniques and Physical Condition
Exercise Prescription - Special Population
Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription
Total Credits16-17