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Exercise Physiology Minor

As one of the University’s most popular minors, the Exercise Physiology minor complements the physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, and other majors by adding foundational tools to your skillset and diversifying your science-based knowledge—improving your competitiveness on the job market. Faculty feature nationally certified specialists.

With its focus on overall well-being, this minor is also excellent preparation for students looking to apply to medical school, physical therapy school, other professional programs, or graduate school.

Interested students should apply to the minor 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.

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 and 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.

Suggested Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
FT 300 Exercise Testing & Prescription 3 credits
FT 340 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology 3 credits
FT 360 Fitness & Sports Nutrition 3 credits
FT380 Introduction to Kinesiology 3 credits
FT 460 Health & Wellness 3 credits

Elective Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits
FT 411
Advanced Strength & Conditioning 3 credits
FT 430 Children in Sports and Exercise 3 credits
FT 432 Pediatric Clinical Exercise Physiology 3 credits
FT 441 International Health and Wellness 3 credits
FT 442 Ex Rx for Special Populations 3 credits
FT480 Fitness, Sport & Health Management 3 credits


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