Undergraduate Minor in exercise and sport science

The minor in Exercise and Sport Science (ESS) Education is for undergraduate students majoring in other disciplines. The minor provides an excellent opportunity for students to broaden their knowledge of the social and behavioral aspects of improving human performance. In addition, the program enhances career prospects and establishes a solid base for pursuing a Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Science.


To be eligible to apply for the ESS Minor, students must have a minimum of cumulative grade point average of 2.5.

Course Requirements

The Exercise and Sport Science Minor consists of a minimum of fifteen credit hours. The electives allow students to further develop exercise and sport science skills and knowledge by applying them to specific aspects of the sport industry.

All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the University governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees. All major, minor, and education courses, must be completed with grades of 'C' or better and an overall 2.5 grade point average, to meet College graduation requirements.


Required Courses

Course Cr. Hrs. Offered
KIN 3000 Professional Perspectives in Kinesiology and Exercise Science 3 F,W

KIN 5100 Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Physical Activity Or
BIO 2870
Anatomy and Physiology


Choose 9 Credits (Prerequisite coursework may be required for the below courses)

Course Cr. Hrs. Offered
KIN 3400 Lifespan Growth and Development 3 F,W,S
KIN 3550 Motor Learning and Control 3 F,W,S
KIN 3580 Biomechanics 3 F,W,S
KIN 6100 Methods of Group Training 3 F,W
KIN 6120 Strength and Conditioning 3 F,W,S
KIN 6300 Exercise Physiology I 3 F,W,S
KIN 6310 Exercise Physiology II 3 F,W,S
KIN 6320 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription3 3  F,W,S

F = Fall, W = Winter, S = Spring/Summer

A three-credit elective within Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies approved by the academic advisor that focuses on the core learning outcomes of the ESS minor.


Patrick Mason
Assistant professor (teaching) and program coordinator

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Phone: 313-577-4249