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Minor in Fitness

Contact Person:
Kathleen O'Rourke, Chair
101A Dunn, (315) 267-3392,

20-23 credit hours required.

The Fitness Minor will provide students with an understanding of the role of behaviors (including diet and physical activity) in human health, as well as an in-depth examination of fitness.

A minimum of 20 hours of credit is required of all students seeking a Fitness minor. Students must earn at least a 2.0 in each course to receive credit for the minor. This minor is open to all students regardless of major. Students may use (i.e., “double count”) only two courses to fulfill requirements for both the minor and their major.

To declare the Fitness minor, contact the chair of the Department of Community Health.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted. Credits are divided as follows:

Core Courses (Credits 15)
HLTH 165 Health: A Lifestyle Approach
PE 305 Personal Training Fundamentals (4 credits)
HLTH 333 Human Nutrition
HLTH 425 Exercise Physiology
HLTH 478 Minor Seminar: Fitness Section (2 credits)

Activity Courses: two of the following (Credits 2-5)
PE 108 Aerobic Kick-Boxing (1 credit)
PE 116 Hatha Yoga (1 credit)
PE 123 Jogging and Conditioning (1 credit)
PE 131 Swim for Fitness (1 credit)
PE 136 Weight Training (1 credit)
PE 155 Weight Loss (1 credit)
DANC 114 Beginning Kripalu-Style Yoga (2 credits)
DANC 116 Pilates Practice (2 credits) OR
  DANC 212 Pilates-Based Conditioning (3 credits)
WILD 160 Introduction to Rock Climbing (1 credit) OR
  WILD 170 Rock Climbing (2 credits)

Cognate: one of the following (Credits 3)
BIOL 107 Human Biology
BIOL 210 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology - Lecture

Recommended Elective
HLTH 430 Human Disease: Patterns, Prevention and Intervention

For CH Majors: The HLTH electives you choose for the CH Major can not be HLTH 333 or HLTH 425.