Exercise Science Minor

The exercise science minor is designed to provide students with the option to tailor the curriculum to your desired career plans and areas of interest within your major.

What Will I Learn?

The exercise science minor is for students interested in learning about human movement, how the body responds to exercise and the benefits of an active lifestyle.

What are the requirements for this degree?

The exercise science minor is open to undergraduate, graduate and non-matriculating students. Interested students must have a GPA of 2.0 or above. The minor requires 19 credits across six courses and you must earn a grade of C or higher in all courses to complete the minor successfully.


Majors that could benefit from completing an exercise science minor include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Human communication studies
  • Psychology

Students who also have an interest in coaching may complete an additional 12 credits across four courses to earn a coaching minor.

What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Depending on one’s career interests, the exercise science minor can support a number of different majors and is also useful for satisfying graduate school prerequisites.

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

This minor is unique in that it offers a variety of choices, allowing you to tailor the program to your specific interests and career plans. Regardless of which courses you select, this minor gives you content and hands-on experiences from a variety of disciplines within the field of exercise science. You may also choose to join the Exercise Science Club.