For more information about this program, contact the Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department, Houston Gym 202, (716) 878-6501.
This minor emphasizes that physical activity is inextricably linked to longevity and disease prevention. Individuals with an exercise science minor will be prepared to pursue a career in personal training, corporate fitness, strength and conditioning, or graduate school in applied exercise, physical therapy, kinesiology, or clinical exercise physiology. Students with an exercise science minor will be equipped to successfully pass highly recognized certifications in the strength and conditioning industry.
Total Required Credit Hours (21 cr)
Required courses (15 cr)
BIO 100 Principles of Biology
BIO 101 Human Biology
HEW 279 Physical Adaptation to Exercise
HEW 302 Exercise Principles and Techniques
HEW 330 Principles of Personal Training
HEW/HPR 301 Kinesiology
Electives (6 cr)
Choose two courses
HEW 307 Exercise, Fitness, and Nutrition
NFS 102 Introductory Nutrition
HPR 335 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
HEW 310 Health Standards and Emergency Care