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Exercise Science (Minor)

About the Program

This minor emphasizes that physical activity is inextricably linked to longevity and disease prevention. Individuals with an exercise science minor will be better prepared to pursue a career in personal training, corporate fitness, strength and conditioning, or graduate school in applied exercise, physical therapy, kinesiology, or clinical exercise physiology. Students with an exercise science minor will be better equipped to successfully pass highly recognized certifications in the strength and conditioning industry.

About the Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department

334 Caudell Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5913
Fax: (716) 878-5834

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours (21 cr)

Required courses (15 cr)

BIO 100 Principles of Biology
BIO 101 Human Biology

HEW 279 Physical Adaptation to Exercise
HEW 302 Exercise Principles and Techniques
HEW 330 Principles of Personal Training
HEW/HPR 301 Kinesiology

Electives (6 cr)

Choose two courses

HEW 307 Exercise, Fitness, and Nutrition
NFS 102 Introductory Nutrition
HPR 335 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
HEW 310 Health Standards and Emergency Care

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