MinorExercise Science

A minor in exercise science from Wichita State will give you skills and knowledge you can apply to a variety of degrees and careers. The minor is an asset for students entering graduate or professional programs such as medical school, physical and occupational therapy, physician assistant and many others.

Learn how exercise science is the right fit for you.

Exercise Science students performing a test in the Human Performance lab.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To take courses in the College of Applied Studies, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Get real-world experience in high-tech research lab

In WSU's Human Performance Lab, you'll get to choose your path. As a student researcher, you'll work alongside faculty and be fully supported as you pursue a project or niche that suits your interests.

As you prepare for a career in exercise science, you'll be continuously exposed to research projects, including opportunities to work within local, state and regional companies. Many students who have come before you have gone on to full-time jobs with those very businesses.


The 15-credit-hour minor provides minimum knowledge for careers in the exercise industry and includes the following courses:

  • Applied Human Anatomy
  • Exercise & Sport Nutrition
  • Biomechanics in Human Movement
  • Concepts in the Prescription of Exercise
  • Physiology of Exercise


An exercise science degree from Wichita State will equip you with the knowledge, skills and professional connections that’ll prepare you for diverse roles. Graduates work as wellness directors, teachers, cardiology technicians, exercise gerontologist, personal trainers and more.

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