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Exercise Science Minor



The Exercise Science Minor provides students with essential skills and knowledge to successfully enter the growing fitness industry. The minor combines the scientific background with the hands-on experiential skills necessary to effectively lead fitness programs for individuals and groups in public, private, corporate, or commercial settings. Students are required to complete a practicum in the Community Fitness Testing program. Students are eligible for ACSM certification after completion of the minor.

Required Courses (14 hours):

EXSS 122       Lifetime Fitness and Physical Activity (3)

EXSS 350       Exercise Physiology and 350 Lab (4)

EXSS 385       Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)      

EXSS 398       Practicum in Fitness (1)      

EXSS 415       Personal Fitness Leadership (3)

Approved Electives (6 hours):

EXSS 330       Injury Management  

EXSS 340       Sport and Exercise Behavior  

EXSS 390       Strength and Conditioning  

EXSS 400       Biomechanics and 400 Lab (4)  

EXSS 405       Exercise Testing & Prescription for  Diverse Populations  

EXSS 410       Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation  

EXSS 420       Exercise and Aging  

HPRO 347      Consumer Health Education  

HPRO 404      Nutrition  

PSYC 423      Psychology of Aging


* Consult the Catalog for Course Prerequisites of  Minor Courses

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054


843-349- 2808 (Phone)
843-349-2875 (Fax)

Williams-Brice 111


Cheryl Smith
Administrative Assistant

Dr. Gregory Martel
Department Chair

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