The body, movement & culture

Study the endlessly fascinating ways we move and why

Blue running sneakers against a white background representing our Exercise Science minor

Your primary focus may be elsewhere, but movement is important to you. Our Exercise Science minor pulls the highlights from three related majors: Exercise and Health Promotion, Exercise Physiology, and Sport Administration. You don’t have to give up your educational goals to academically fuel your love of the human body and the way it works. You can have your cake and eat it, too. A healthy cake, that is.



You will take 25 – 32 credits of courses in: Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, Sociology of Sport, Kinesiology and Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology. Get the full details in the Course Catalog, but here’s a preview.

  • Core courses
  • Minor electives
  • Auxiliary courses
Core courses

Complete these three course:

  • ES 150 - Sociology of Sport Credits: 3
  • ES 335 - Kinesiology and Biomechanics Credits: 4
  • ES 360 - Exercise Physiology Credits: 4
Minor electives

Complete two of the following courses: 

  • ES 310 - Exercise Testing and Prescription Credits: 4
  • ES 337 - Sport Ethics Credits: 3
  • ES 340 - Motor Learning and Control Credits: 3 f
  • ES 345 - Legal Aspects of Sports/Physical Education Credits: 3
  • ES 353 - Sport Nutrition & Weight Management Credits: 3
  • ES 375 - Sport and Exercise Psychology Credits: 3 f
  • ES 480 - Administration Program: Exercise Science Credits: 3
  • ES 490 - Personal Training Professional Preparation Credits: 3
Auxiliary courses

BIO 233 - Human Anatomy Credits: 4
BIO 234 - Human Physiology Credits: 4

What can you do with a minor in Exercise Science?

Adding an Exercise Science minor to your studies gives you greater range of motion in your pursuits after graduation. Regardless of your major, you'll have a foundation in the mechanics of the human body and the ways we contextualize movement and sport in society.