Exercise Science Minor


Understand the body’s response to exercise.

Broaden your understanding of the human body and the role that exercise and physical activity play in cardiovascular and musculoskeletal function improvement, disease prevention, and rehabilitation.

The Exercise Science minor is open to undergraduate students from any major across the university wishing to expand their understanding of the role of exercise in health.

Bouvé students can apply their physiology knowledge to understand the muscular, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, ventilatory, endocrine, and metabolic responses to acute exercise and the physiological adaptations to chronic exercise and physical activity.

Understanding the effects of exercise on the human body could be of benefit to biology majors, or engineering students wishing to pursue future careers in bioengineering.

What kind of students would benefit from this major?

Sample Curriculum

Curriculum subject to change.
For most up-to-date information please refer to the university’s academic catalog.

Program of Study

The minor requires completion of the 5 courses listed below for a total of 21 semester hours (SH). All coursework must be completed at a minimum grade of C and courses may not be taken Pass/Fail.

BIOL 2217/2218 Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1 with lab 5 SH

BIOL 2219/2220 Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2 with lab 5 SH

EXSC4500/4501 Exercise Physiology 1 with lab 5 SH

EXSC 5200 Cardiopulmonary Physiology 3 SH

EXSC 5220 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3 SH

Admissions Requirements

To be admitted to the Minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders, students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 GPA overall).

To declare the minor, please:

  1. Complete the minor declaration form (below)
  2. Set up a meeting with the Program Director, for approval and processing.

Declare the Minor

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Need help?

Contact the Bouvé Office of Student Services for assistance with course registration or if you have questions about the minor.

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