Exercise Science, Minor
The minor in exercise science is for undergraduate students from any discipline wishing to expand their understanding in this area. Exercise science is a discipline that examines the short- and long-term responses to exercise and benefits of exercise training for healthy persons as well as persons with chronic diseases such as heart disease, pulmonary diseases, diabetes, and obesity. Through this minor, undergraduate students have an opportunity to broaden their understanding of exercise and physical activity in health promotion, disease prevention, and interventions. Students who elect a minor in exercise science may then apply to the MS in exercise science upon graduation.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Exercise Science Requirements
A minimum grade of C is required in all courses taken toward the minor.
and BIOL 1118
|Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1|
and Lab for BIOL 1117
and BIOL 1120
|Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2|
and Lab for BIOL 1119
and EXSC 4501
|Exercise Physiology 1|
and Lab for EXSC 4500
Complete either the cardiovascular focus (open to all students) or the musculoskeletal focus (open to physical therapy students only):
|Cardiovascular Focus—Open to All Students|
|EXSC 5200||Cardiopulmonary Physiology||3|
|EXSC 5220||Advanced Exercise Physiology||3|
|Musculoskeletal Focus—Open to Physical Therapy Students Only|
|EXSC 5230||Physical Activity and Exercise: Effects on Musculoskeletal Health and Disease||3|
and PT 5134
and Lab for PT 5133
2.000 GPA required in the minor