Exercise Science Minor

Exercise Science
Shirk Fitness Center

An undergraduate degree in exercise science helps to prepare students for entry-level exercise science careers in the four main health-fitness sectors: sport, industry, health and education.

An undergraduate exercise science degree also serves as a great foundation for advanced study in exercise science and other areas such as exercise physiology, medicine, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports nutrition, sports biomechanics or other health-related disciplines.

The Exercise Science minor prepares students to:

  1. Become effective managers and leaders in the wellness industry
  2. Analyze critical factors that drive the health and wellness industry
  3. Apply knowledge of current fitness and wellness programs and opportunities
  4. Develop valuable skills in communication, problem solving and management
  5. Become innovators in the health and wellness field
  6. Develop independence and positive self-image

Exercise Science Careers:

  • Camp Director
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Chiropractor
  • Community Program Director
  • Dietitian
  • Fitness Coach
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Fitness Manager
  • Health Care Aide
  • Health Care Consultant
  • Health Educator
  • Kinesiologist
  • Message Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physiologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Recreation and Leisure Supervisor
  • Recreation and Sports Director
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Research Assistant
  • Spa Manager
  • Sporting Goods Sales Representative
  • Sport Agent
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Facility Manager
  • Sports Medicine Physician
  • Sports Nutritionist¬†
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • University Professor
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Activity Specialist
  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Anatomist
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Scout
  • Athletic Therapist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Ergonomist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Orthopedic Technician
  • Osteopathic Physician

Exercise Science Minor Sequence:

The following courses are recommended for the minor. Those marked with an asterisk meet the minimum requirement.

  1. Human Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 107 *    
  2. Nutrition HLTH 230 *
  3. Kinesiology PETH 325 *
  4. First Aid and Athletic Training PETH 326 *
  5. Essentials of Strength and Conditioning PETH 327 *
  6. Exercise Physiology PETH 330 *
  7. Personal Fitness I PEC 129X
  8. Personal Fitness II PEC 131X
  9. Weight Lifting PEC 135Y
  10. Human Anatomy and Physiology BIOL 108
  11. Special Topics in Health HLTH 310
  12. Internship in Exercise Science PETH 397
  13. Sport and Exercise Psychology 329