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Exercise Science Minor

The Exercise Science minor is a 26-29 credit minor that introduces you 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.

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 
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in each of the classes utilized to complete the minor
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.67 GPA in all courses utilized to complete the minor

Some of the courses you may take:

Human Physiology and Anatomy II | BIOS 106 | 5 credits
A continuation of BIOS 105; focusing on the nervous, immune, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems.

Lifetime Wellness | HESM 270 | 3 credits
Provides the necessary knowledge and skills to develop a personal fitness/wellness program and to achieve greater lifelong health and wellness. Required workouts outside of the scheduled class period.

Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning  | HESM 415 | 4 credits
Examines theoretical and applied aspects of strength and conditioning including exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, sport psychology and training adaptations. Covers exercise technique, flexibility development, testing, resistance training program design, periodization, plyometrics, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and facilities and risk management. 


Kim Armstrong | (262) 595-2512 | armstrok@uwp.edu

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