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Minor in Fitness

Contact Person:
Kathleen O'Rourke, Chair
101A Dunn, (315) 267-3392, orourkkm@potsdam.edu

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:

    Credits
Core Courses   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 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 3
BIOL 107 Human Biology
BIOL 210 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology - Lecture
   
Recommended Elective
HLTH 430 Human Disease: Patterns, Prevention and Intervention