The fitness specialist minor provides students with an understanding of how physical activity, exercise, and nutrition impact overall wellness. Students will learn anatomy, how the body functions and responds to exercise, and get hands on experience with fitness assessments and programming. Courses will prepare students for careers in health, and fitness-related professions such as strength and conditioning coaching, personal training or corporate wellness. 

Requirements total 22 hours. This includes 4 hours of biology and 18  hours of human performance and health science.  Seven of the required hours may meet general education requirements.

Biology Courses
BIO 140Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology May be used to fulfill a general education requirement4
Human Performance and Wellness Courses
HPW 180Introduction to Health and Wellness May be used to fulfill a general education requirement3
HPW 220Practicum in Sport and Wellness Management3
HS 251Kinesiology3
HPW 334Management of Sport and Wellness3
or HPW 446 Field Internship
HS 201Physiology of Exercise3
HS 202Nutrition3
Total Hours22