Minor Programs

Coaching Education

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 17 credit hour Coaching Education minor designed for undergraduate students wishing to pursue careers in coaching team or individual sports and for students that may become involved in coaching athletic teams on a volunteer or supplemental basis. Students obtaining a minor in coaching education develop a foundation of essential coaching skills in a variety of sports areas and knowledge in related topics such as athletic training, sport management and sport science. Students will also apply their knowledge and skills in a coaching practicum.

Sports Science

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 16 credit hour Sports Science Minor designed for students who desire a greater understanding of the physiological and biomechanical principles of exercise and fitness. The minor provides coursework in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, biomechanical principles, prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, exercise leadership, and health behavior.

Health

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 15 credit hour Health Minor that is designed for undergraduate students wishing to pursue careers in health-related professions and for students wishing to gain in-depth knowledge in various contemporary health-related topics for their own personal development. The minor provides students with theories, concepts, and practical skills concerning health behavior and includes a practicum to apply theory to practice.

Outdoor Leadership

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 16 credit hour Outdoor Leadership Minor that is designed for undergraduate students desiring to pursue careers as outdoor leaders of adventure-based programs or for those who wish to enhance their personal development and enjoyment. Students will develop a foundation of essential leadership skills and experience through course work focusing on outdoor skills and leadership training. Students will also have an opportunity to apply theory to practice through a practicum.

Dance

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 16 credit hour Dance Minor that is designed for students who wish to delve deeper into dance studies in an intellectual, creative, and practical capacity to propel them forward in career, service, and artistry. The coursework is balanced between theory courses, creative inquiry, and technical proficiency. The student has the opportunity to select the specific courses which best fulfill his/her needs while maintaining an overall balance. A student in the dance minor may be preparing for graduate study or for work as a performer, choreographer, educator, or dance therapist. The dance minor also enhances students’ studies as they prepare for careers and service as arts entrepreneurs or administrators, physical therapists, physicians, or in disciplines such as Africana studies, design, film, and engineering.