2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Exercise Science Minor

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Tiago Barreira, Director of Undergraduate Programs, 430F Barclay Hall, 315-443-5588 or tvbarrei@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 to the program, students must submit a Declaration of Minor form to their academic advisor, the undergraduate program director for Exercise Science, and their home college dean’s office. 

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 EXE 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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