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Exercise Science Minor

The Kinesiology and Sport Performance minor nicely complements other majors such as Applied Health Sciences, Sport Management, and Psychology. Minor coursework introduces one to how the human body works when at rest and during physical exertion. The impact of regular exercise on mental and physical well-being is emphasized. The Minor curriculum covers content including human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport nutrition, motor learning, sport psychology, and strength and conditioning training.

A minor in Kinesiology and Sport Performance allows students to develop knowledge of the basics of the field including biomechanics and physiology. Students who wish to pursue the Kinesiology and Sport Performance 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. 

PROGRAM CONTACT INFO

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

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