Study the effect of physical fitness

Exercise Science Minor

The Exercise Science minor is a 26-29 credit minor that introduces students to the human body, how it works, how it moves, and the effect physical fitness can have on the body. The curriculum covers content like human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and strength training. It can be a great compliment to any major including Applied Health Sciences, Biology, Psychology, or Sport Management.

Learn more about the Health, Exercise Science, and Sport Management Department at Parkside.

Program Requirements

Requirements for the Exercise Science Minor (26-29 credits)

A minor in exercise science allows students to develop knowledge of the basics of the exercise science field including biomechanics and physiology. Students who earn an exercise science major cannot also receive a minor in exercise science. Students who wish to pursue the exercise science minor should utilize MATH 111 to satisfy the university math skill requirement.

To receive the exercise science minor, students must complete the following:

  • Complete all required course work (26-29 credits) shown below for the minor; and
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in each of the classes utilized to complete the minor; and
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.67 GPA in all courses utilized to complete the minor; and

A. Choose one Combination of Anatomy Courses (7 or 10 credits)

BIOS 105

Human Physiology and Anatomy I

5 cr

BIOS 106

Human Physiology and Anatomy II

5 cr

BIOS 300

Human Functional Anatomy

4 cr

BIOS 341

Mammalian Physiology

3 cr

B. Elective Course (3 credits)

Choose one:



HESM 270

Lifetime Wellness

3 cr

HESM 280

Sport and Fitness Nutrition

3 cr

C. Required Courses (16 credits)

PHYS 101

Principles of Physics

4 cr

HESM 353


4 cr

HESM 354

Physiology of Exercise

4 cr

HESM 415

Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning

4 cr

Contact Information

Contact Info
Kim Armstrong
Phone: (262) 595-2512

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345

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