Exercise Physiology Minor

The minor in Exercise Physiology is on of the University’s most popular minors. Many physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and other majors find the minor rounds out what they are learning by adding to their skill set and diversifying what they are able to present to potential employers. With its focus on overall well-being, the minor is a natural complement to many of the University’s health sciences-related majors.

Coursework & Duration

The minor in Exercise Physiology requires 18 credits, earned in six courses. We offer a flexible program—students can fulfill the requirements by combining any of the Exercise Science (FT) courses. Students are encouraged to work with their minor advisor to create a program of study that complements their major and furthers their career goals. Students must also consult with their major advisor to determine a timeline for completion.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
FT 200 Exercise Physiology 4 credits
FT 300 Exercise Testing and PRescriptions 3 credits
FT 360 Fitness and Sport Nutrition 3 credits
FT 460 Health and Wellness 3 credits

Elective Courses

Select six additional credits from exercise science courses.

Requirements & Expectations

The minor in Exercise Physiology requires 18 credits, earned in 6 courses.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work.


Monica Taylor, PhD, CSCS, EP-C


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