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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Exercise Science

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Department Human Performance
College Allied Health & Nursing
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description The undergraduate Exercise Science major is designed to prepare a student for a career in exercise programming and supervision for individuals or groups across the lifespan. It does not require a minor area of study, however, many students choose to pursue minors in related areas such as biology, chemistry, business, food and nutrition, or health sciences. A wide range of electives are included allowing students to prepare for a variety of careers or graduate programs in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Cardiac Rehabilitation, or Sports Psychology.
Students who wish to prepare for admittance to professional programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical school, or physician's assistant, may choose to complete the requirements for the appropriate pre-professional program of study in conjunction with this program.
The Exercise Science major prepares students to take two major certification examinations. The first is either the Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) or Personal Training certification offered through the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) or Personal Trainer.
Admission Requirements Admission to major is granted by the department. Minimum university admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Human Performance
College of Allied Health and Nursing
Department of Human Performance
1400 Highland Center
Phone: 507-389-6313
College Advising Allied Health Advising
Shirley Murray, Student Relations Coordinator
124 Myers Fieldhouse

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