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Exercise Science Minor

William Brewer, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-2476, wsbscl@rit.edu

The exercise science minor includes foundation sequences in anatomy and physiology upon which the basic principles of exercise physiology, fitness assessment, and the preparation of fitness programs are built. The minor prepares students to sit for professional certification examinations for work in the fitness industry, provides understanding of sports physiology for those interested in sports equipment design and technology, and complements and enhances personal fitness.

Course
Prerequisites
Choose one of the following sequences:
   BIOL-101, 102    General Biology I, II
   BIOL-121, 122    Introduction to Biology I, II
   MEDG-101, 102    Human Biology I, II
Electives
Choose five of the following:
   MEDS-250    Anatomy and Physiology I
   MEDS-251    Anatomy and Physiology II
   MEDS-295    Sports Physiology and Life Fitness
   MEDS-296    Fitness Prescription
   MEDS-297    Exercise for Special Populations
   MEDS-350    Exercise Physiology
   MEDS-298    Strength Training for Performance
   MEDS-413    Training the High Performance Athlete
   MEDS-407    Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries
   MEDS-410    Kinesiology
   NUTR-300    Sports Nutrition

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The exercise science minor includes foundation sequences in anatomy and physiology upon which the basic principles of exercise physiology, fitness assessment, and the preparation of fitness programs are built. The minor prepares students to sit for professional certification examinations for work in the fitness industry, provides understanding of sports physiology for those interested in sports equipment design and technology, and complements and enhances personal fitness.

Prerequisites:
1001-201 General Biology I
1001-202 General Biology II
1001-203 General Biology III
or
1001-251 Introduction to Biology I
1001-252 Introduction to Biology II
1001-253 Introduction to Biology III

Required Courses:
1026-350 Anatomy and Physiology I
1026-360 Anatomy and Physiology II
1026-305 Sports Physiology and Life Fitness
1026-306 Fitness Prescription and Programming

Elective Courses—Choose one of the following:
1026-307 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
0620-300 Sports Nutrition