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A minor in Kinesiology provides students with an opportunity to explore the broad field of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. Students can create a program of study which can complement their major and diversify their career path.

Students can select from a variety of courses within the various fields of Kinesiology, which include aquatics, exercise science, physical education and health, and sport administration. The courses will provide students with hands-on learning experiences and include the most current evidence-based knowledge and skills. Instructors have or are currently working in the industry.

This minor works well with majors in:

What You Will Learn:

The program emphasizes:

  • Fitness and performance training
  • Hands-on labs
  • Skill development

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop foundational knowledge of Kinesiology
  2. Develop an understanding of physical fitness over the life span.
  3. Develop foundational knowledge and skills regarding the Aquatics, Exercise Science, Physical Education and Health, and Sport Administration fields.

Program Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Maintain 2.0 GPA in minor courses
  • Completion of EXSC 190 Introduction to Kinesiology

Total Credits: 15


A few of the classes you can take include:

  • Resistance Training Leadership / Group Fitness Instructor
  • Fitness Management
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Sport Marketing / Administration
  • Aquatic Fitness Instructor
  • Introduction to Adapted Physical Education / Activity

See Course Catalog


 If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Mary Winfrey-Kovell.

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