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Health Fitness Minor, B.A., B.A.A., B.S., and B.S.A.T.

This minor is designed for the Exercise Science major (Clinical Exercise Science or Kinesiology options), or Athletic Training/Sports Medicine or Athletic Training (BSAT) majors preparing to work in the fitness or sports performance industry, and intending to obtain certifications available in the field of health fitness, e.g., personal training, health fitness professional and strength and conditioning.

Note: Exercise Science majors selecting the Health Fitness Option may not minor in Health Fitness.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Students intending to minor in Health Fitness must meet the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a grade of C (2.0), or better, for each graded HSC course on the minor;
  2. Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5, and a GPA of 2.8 for all classes on the minor.

Program Requirements

Core Courses (9 hours)

HSC 211Human Anatomy and Physiology


HSC 212Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology


HSC 308Physiology of Sport and Exercise


Required Courses (12 hours)

HSC 219Exercise Conditioning for Health Fitness Professionals


HSC 420Fitness and Performance Assessment


HSC 421Training for Fitness and Performance


HSC 423Practicum in Personal Training


HSC 424Practicum in Health Fitness


Electives (3 hours)

Select in consultation with an advisor.

Total: 24 semester hours