Exercise physiology

Undergraduate minor

Develop a deeper understanding of the motivational, psychosocial and lifespan factors affecting human behavior.

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With an emphasis on movement and the functioning of human body due to long- or short-term exercise, the Exercise Physiology minor is an excellent addition for students interested in incorporating fitness/wellness into their major, or for those who love to exercise and be active and just want to understand more about how the body responds.

Students pursuing this minor develop a deeper understanding of the motivational, psychosocial, and lifespan factors affecting human behavior within the context of sport and physical activity settings. A theory-to-research-to-practice approach is followed in the core course work, with supplemental course work focusing on the individual needs and interests of the students.

 

Eligibility Requirements

KINESIOLOGY MAJORS may not add the Exercise Physiology minor. Only non-KIN majors are eligible for this minor.

  • Have a minimum OSU GPA of 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter (A-F) grade
  • No more than two attempts at any course or pre-requisite
    • As of Fall 2017, non-PHHS students will be required to have a minimum C- grade in any course or pre-requisite

The following courses must be competed satisfactorily (see above) to fulfill the Exercise Physiology minor:
 

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Course Credit hours
KIN 321 Biomechanics of Human Movement
Pre-req: BI 231, 241 or equivalent; MTH 112 (or 251)
4
KIN 324 Exercise Physiology
Pre-req: BI 231-233 and 241-243 (or equivalent); CH 121-123
4
KIN 325 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
Pre-req: KIN 324
3
KIN 406 Projects
Pre-req: approval by practicum/internship coordinator or research faculty
3
KIN 434 Applied Muscle Physiology
Pre-req: KIN 324
3
KIN 437 Physical Activity, Aging, and Chronic Disease
Pre-req: KIN 324, KIN 325
4
KIN 474 Exercise Physiology Lab Methods
Pre-req: KIN 324, KIN 325
3

Select one of the following groups

Group A
BI 231, BI 232, BI 233. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3) and
BI 241, BI 242, BI 243. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (2,2,2)

or

Group B
BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3) and
BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (2,2,2)

 

Total = 39 credits

 

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  Also see academic catalog page for this undergrad minor.