A minor in Health and Exercise Science provides students in other majors with an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills specific to health and exercise science. Students in the minor program will gain core knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of exercise science, including anatomy, physiology, neurophysiology, and biomechanics. Additionally, students can select electives that provide a further understanding of health, and healthy behaviors as they relate to decreasing the risk of chronic disease and disability. The minor may be of special interest to students pursuing graduate programs in medicine and other health professions and health promotion fields.

Learn more about the Minor in Health and Exercise Science on the Department of Health and Exercise Science website.

Effective Fall 2023

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

HES 145Health and Wellness3
HES 202Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
HES 207Anatomical Kinesiology4
HES 303Biomechanics and Neurophysiology3
Select 9 credits from the following courses:9
Physiology for Clinical Health Professions
Biomechanical Principles of Human Movement
Methods of Coaching
Neuromuscular Aspects of Human Movement
Exercise Prescription
Population Health and Disease Prevention
Theory of Health Behavior
Psychology and Sport
Physiology of Exercise
Electrocardiography and Exercise Management
Virtual Coaching for Wellness
Physical Activity Throughout the Lifespan
Introduction to Human Clinical Medicine
Environmental Exercise Physiology
Bioethics--Concepts and Controversies
Total Credits22