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:

Core Courses

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

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