2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Apr 01, 2023  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Exercise Science Minor

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Tom Brutsaert, Chair, 201 Women’s Building, 820 Comstock Avenue, 315-443-9696or suexsci@syr.edu

Students pursuing major degrees in other program areas may enroll in a minor in exercise science. The exercise science minor requires 18 credits. Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA. To be admitted into the exercise science minor, students must submit a petition to their respective advisor, the chair of the exercise science program, and to the assistant dean for academic and student services in the School of Education.

Please note: BIO 216 - Anatomy & Physiology I  & BIO 217 - Anatomy and Physiology II  are prerequisites for many of the courses in this minor.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate understanding of human and physiological function and anatomy
  2. Students will illustrate how metabolic, muscle, cardiovascular, and pulmonary systems underlie human physical performance
  3. Students will show familiarity with basic exercise testing protocols that are used to measure human performance in the laboratory
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge in 2 or more advanced areas of focus within exercise science

Program Requirements

Section I: The following courses are required (6 credits):

Or Any 3 credit 500-level or higher course such as:

  • Exercise in the Cell (3 credits)
  • Obesity and Body Composition (3 credits)
  • Metabolic Aspects of Exercise (3 credits)
  • Control of Ventilation in Exercise (3 credits)

Section III: One of the following courses is required (3 credits):

Total Credits: 18

Time to Completion Requirement:

The undergraduate minor in exercise science must be completed within five years of declaration if the student is enrolled in an undergraduate degree granting program.

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