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Exercise Science Minor

What is the Exercise Science minor?

The minor is designed to provide students with content from a breadth of disciplines in the exercise science field. The minor is ideal for students who are interested in broadening their experience and knowledge base in the study and analysis of principles related to human movement. Students will acquire new information on key domains of the field including exercise physiology, psychological approach to physical activity, acquisition of motor skills, nutrition principles and injury prevention and treatment strategies. Specifically, the minor provides students with an introductory grounding in physiologic principles that help us understand not only how human systems respond to exercise stress, but also how the body changes with chronic exercise stress.  Students also benefit from applied learning experiences in all classes. Such opportunities allow students to apply course principles and to develop new skills.  

What is the curriculum?

The Exercise Science minor is a total of 18 semester hours in addition to the two prerequisite courses. The minor consists of four required courses and two elective courses. In order to complete the Exercise Science minor students will need a minimum grade of a "C" in each of the six Exercise Science courses.

How can I prepare for the Exercise Science minor?

Students are required to complete successfully two prerequisite courses prior to applying for the Exercise Science minor. The two prerequisites are: Human Biology (BIO 150) and General Psychology (PSY 101). Students interested in the minor will need a minimum grade of a "C" in both prerequisite courses to be accepted into the minor.  

Who can take the Exercise Science minor?

The Exercise Science minor is open to undergraduate, graduate, and non-matriculating students.  

What are the program admissions requirements

  1. A 2.5 GPA is required. 
  2. A change of major/minor form provided by the Dean of your current major. 
  3. Completion of BIO150 and PSY101 with a "C" or better. 

Why should I take the Exercise Science Minor at Shippensburg University?

  • Exercise Science Minor classes at Shippensburg University are small, typically 20 students. 
  • Lectures and labs are taught by seasoned professors; not by graduate students. 
  • Faculty-directed student research is highly encouraged at Shippensburg University. 
  • Faculty are accessible in and out of class. 
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