Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Exercise Science Minor

(Note: Exercise Science Minor goes into effect Fall 2015)

Non-Exercise Science majors who wish to expand their skills in exercise science may pursue a minor in this field. The exercise science minor requires 17 total credit hours in the following courses:

Required EXCM Courses (10 Credit Hours):
EXCM 101* Introduction to Exercise Physiology
EXCM 201 Physiology of Exercise (Pre-requisites: EXCM 101)
EXCM 301 Advanced Physiology of Exercise (Pre-requisites: EXCM 101, EXCM 201 and BIOL 243 or BIOL 153)

Required EXCM Choices (7 Credit Hours): Choose one from Group A and one from Group B.

Group A Choices (3 credit hours – Choose ONE):

EXCM 390 Psychology of Health and Exercise (Pre-requisites: EXCM 101 and EXCM 201)
EXCM 342 Physical Growth, Development, & Nutrition (Pre-requisites: EXCM 101 and EXCM 201)

Group B Choices (4 credit hours – Choose ONE):

EXCM 364 Intro to Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription with lab (Pre-requisites: EXCM 101, EXCM 201 and BIOL 243 or BIOL 153)
EXCM 352 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Strength Training with lab (Pre-requisites: EXCM 101, EXCM 201 and BIOL 243 or BIOL 153)

*These classes fulfill the university experiential learning requirement

Please contact the Academic Advisor for this program if you are interested in pursuing this minor.  For more information, see our Exercise Science Minor brochure.