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Exercise Science

Minor in Exercise Science

Students are required to complete five Exercise Science courses for the minor. Students who have passed Anatomy & Physiology I & II need only three Exercise Science courses to fulfill the requirements of the minor. This minor is available to any enrolled full-time RIT student except students who are enrolled in the Exercise Science Program.  The curriculum is designed to prepare students to take an accredited certification exam and to become a professionally credentialed personal trainer. The following table is a sample of courses that would fulfill the requirements of the Minor in Exercise Science.

Courses Credit Hours When Offered
EXSC 205 Sports Physiology & Life Fitness 3 Fall & Spring
EXSC 206 Fitness Prescription 3 Fall
EXSC 207 Exercise For Special Populations 3 Spring
EXSC 270 Group Exercise 3 Fall
EXSC 280 Strength Training for Performance 3 Fall
EXSC 320 Coaching Healthy Behaviors 3 Spring
EXSC 350 Exercise Physiology 3 Fall
EXSC 360 Worksite Health Promotion 3 Fall
EXSC 370 Senior Adult Fitness 3 Fall
EXSC 380 Sports Psychology 3 Spring
EXSC 410 Kinesiology 3 Fall
EXSC 420 Biomechanics 3 Spring
EXSC 430 Theory of Athletic Injuries 3 Fall
EXSC 440 Cardiac Rehabilitation 3 Spring
EXSC 480 Training High Performance Athletes 3 Spring
NUTR 300 Sports Nutrition 3 Fall & Spring
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