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2023-2025 - Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2025 - Undergraduate Catalog

Exercise Science Minor

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The Exercise Science Minor is for students interested in learning about human movement, how the body responds to exercise, and the benefits of an active lifestyle. The minor offers students many choices for which classes to take, allowing you to tailor the minor to your specific interests and career plans. Regardless of which courses you select, the Minor gives students content and hands-on experiences from a variety of disciplines within Exercise Science.

Admission Requirements

Students interested in declaring the Exercise Science Minor must meet the following criteria:

  • Undergraduate Student
  • Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher

Note: It is strongly recommended that students complete BIO 150: Human Biology as one of their Natural World & Technology General Education courses because it is a prerequisite for ESC 343, which is required for the minor. Completion of Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II (BIO 237 and BIO 238) or Human Physiology (BIO 350) is also acceptable. Other biology courses are not adequate substitutes. While this is not a requirement for declaring the minor, it is necessary to progress through it.

Course Requirements (19 credits)

The Exercise Science Minor is 19 credits across 6 courses and students must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to complete the minor successfully.

The two required courses are:

  • ESC 150: Introduction to Exercise Science Credits: 3
  • ESC 343: Foundations of Exercise Physiology Credits: 4

Students must also take four elective courses from the following options:

  • ESC 244: Movement Science & Skill Analysis Credits: 3
  • ESC 260: Principles of Nutrition Credits: 3
  • ESC 278: Medical Terminology Credits: 3
  • ESC 336: Motor Behavior Credits: 3
  • ESC 340: Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries Credits: 3
  • ESC 348: Group Exercise Techniques & Leadership Credits: 3
  • ESC 350: Nutrition for Sport & Fitness Credits: 3
  • ESC 352: Psychology of Physical Activity Credits: 3
  • ESC 375: Exercise Testing & Programming Credits: 3
  • ESC 425: Exercise Metabolism & Weight Control Credits: 3


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