An Exercise Science Minor is available for Non-Exercise Science majors. Students from many disciplines such as Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Graphic Arts, Nursing, and Nutrition have pursued the Exercise Science Minor. This is a great Minor for students looking to enhance their career objectives and goals who may be considering work (full-time or part-time) in the allied health, wellness or fitness world.
Students who complete the Exercise Prescription course will be well prepared (additional study is required) to sit for the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Health Fitness Instructor’s Certification. The ACSM is considered the leading organization in the world in the area of human performance.
Students who complete the Principles of Strength and Conditioning course will be prepared (additional study is required) to sit for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or the NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) exams. The NSCA is considered to be the leading organization in the world on strength and conditioning
The Department of Kinesiology & Dance highly encourages students to pursue minors. This increases a student’s knowledge base, enhances qualifications, provides for a greater competitive edge in the job market and builds individual credibility.
Curriculum requirements for the Exercise Science Minor are available at the above link and/or can be obtained in the Activity Center Room 204. Once all the curriculum requirements have been met, students should have the Exercise Minor signed and approved by the Department Head or Program Director and then officially filed with their advising office. It is important for students to understand that the paperwork must be filed on the computer system through advising otherwise Minors will not be recorded on final transcripts. This is true for all minors on campus