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Minor in Exercise Science

Students will be given an opportunity to establish a strong foundation in understanding the human body with emphasis on the relationship of skeletal, muscular, and neurological anatomy and function as it relates to sport and human performance.

Having established a strong understanding of the human body students will participate in hands-on learning on how external forces impact human movement and the significance of these internal and external forces on sport performance.

Exercise Science Minor Related Courses 26 hours

  • EXS 1300 Foundations of Exercise Science
  • EXS 2301 Anatomical Basis for Physical Activity
  • EXS 3100 Biomechanics Laboratory: Prerequisite
  • EXS 3300 Biomechanics: Prerequisite
  • EXS 4111 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Prerequisite
  • EXS 4311 Physiology of Exercise: Prerequisite
  • Any three hours of 3000 or 4000 level Exercise Science (EXS) any one hour activity course School of Education/Kinesiology

Additional related requirements (Will satisfy GEC science requirement)

  • BIO 2301 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO 2101 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO 2302 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
  • BIO 2301 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

Students are highly encouraged to complete EXS 4330 internship of their choice or under the direction of program manager.  Students will need to complete the Internship Packet agreement and must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be of senior standing.(92 earned credits)
  2. Must be within 9 hours of completing all KIN requirements of the Exercise Science Degree (or have special background experience)
  3. Have a 3.0 GPA in ALL KIN required courses for the fulfillment of the B.S. in Kinesiology undergraduate degree (listed in course catalog)

Applicant must start the pre-internship application process and have an established internship site one semester before anticipated start of internship.

Exercise Science Minor Related Courses Descriptions

EXS 1300 Foundations of Exercise Science: An introduction to the profession of sport and exercise sciences. An examination of career possibilities; a thorough historical background; and a look at the physiological, psychological, and sociological foundations of the field.

EXS 2301 Anatomical Basis for Physical Activity: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141 A study of the gross structure of the human body with emphasis on the relationship of skeletal, muscular, and neurological anatomy and function as it relates to sport performance and injury evaluation. 

EXS 3100 Biomechanics Laboratory: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141, EXS 2301, and EXS 3300 or concurrent enrollment This laboratory course is designed to be an addition to the Biomechanics lecture course by providing the student with hands-on learning relating to the laws of physics relevant to human movement and the skills used in teaching and analysis of general and sport specific movement patterns. For maximum benefit, this course must be taken concurrently with the lecture (EXS 3300). Students who have previously completed the lecture with a grade of “C” or better may take this laboratory independently.

EXS 3300 Biomechanics: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141 and EXS 2301 Analysis of internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects of these forces. Special emphasis is placed on teaching motor skills in a physical education and athletic setting.

EXS 4111 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Prerequisite: EXS 4311 or concurrent enrollment The application of physiological basis of exercise and activity with special attention to energy demands and the general effects of exercise on human organ systems.

EXS 4311 Physiology of Exercise: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, BIO 1140, BIO 1341, BIO 1141, EXS 2301 Analysis of physiological basis of exercise and activity with special attention to energy demands and the general effects of exercise on human organ systems. 

Any three hours of 3000 or 4000 level Exercise Science (EXS) any one hour activity course School of Education/Kinesiology

Additional related requirements

BIO 2301. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (1440): This course will be dedicated to “constructing the human organism” beginning with the basic building block of the body, the cell. Subsequently, other systems vital to the construction process will be examined including, but not limited to, the skeletal, muscular, nervous, gastrointestinal and integumentary systems.

BIO 2101. Human anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory: The course will consist of laboratory observations, data collection and analysis about human cell structure and function body, the structure of bone and the organization of the skeleton, the skin, muscles of the upper and the lower body, the spinal cord and nerves and the brain and cranial nerves, as well as the digestive system. Students will keep records of observations in a laboratory notebook.

BIO 2302. Human anatomy and Physiology II (1440): Prerequisite: BIO 1340, 1140. The course is dedicated to the “integrative systems” of the human body that facilitate nutrient delivery, waste removal, and the proliferation of life. Topics that will be examined include, but are not limited to, the respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, renal, and reproductive system.

BIO 2102. Human anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory: Prerequisite: BIO 1340, 1140. This course will cover scientific method and measurement and involve laboratory observation and data collection about respiratory volumes and capacities, structure of the heart, the cardiac cycle, pulse rate and blood pressure, the functional anatomy of the lymphatic system, humoral factors governing homeostasis, the structure and function of the kidney and male and female reproductive biology. Students will keep records of observations in a laboratory notebook.