Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.
Exercise Science Minor (for non-exercise and sport science majors)
The exercise science minor is designed to provide students with a foundation and theory base in the movement sciences for the physically active. Additionally, the program offers courses for the student who is interested in the physiological, biomechanical, and psychological aspects of human function in response to exercise and physical activity. The primary goal of this program is to supplement academic knowledge for students to study in the exercise science sub-disciplines (biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor behavior) and promote entry into professional programs. The minor is available to PALS (day) students only. This minor can be combined with any major and minor except the exercise and sport science major. When combining this minor with the athletic training major, a minimum of 8 credits must be exclusive to the minor and cannot be counted toward the major.
Exercise Science Minor Requirements (18 credits)
Core Courses (10 credits)
- ATTR 1400 Health and Fitness (3 credits)
- ATTR 2400 Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
- EXSC 3820 Exercise Prescription with Lab (4 credits)
Minor Electives (8 credits)
Select 8 credits from the following courses:
- ATTR 2300 Sports Nutrition (3 credits)
- EXSC 3700 Kinesiology (3 credits)
- EXSC 3740 Exercise Physiology with Lab (4 credits)
- EXSC 3760 Biomechanics of Human Movement with Lab (4 credits)*
- EXSC 4100 Adapted Physical Education (3 credits)*
- EXSC 4220 Motor Learning with Lab (4 credits)*
*Athletic training majors are required to select only these elective courses to complete the minor requirements.
The academic program and curriculum requirements listed on this page are from the 2014-2015 edition of the NSU Undergraduate Student Catalog. Students are bound by policies and curricula published in the catalog in effect the semester they enter the university, unless an agreement is made with appropriate NSU administration officials allowing them to abide by policies published in a later catalog.