School of of Nursing & Kinesiology


Minors in the School of Nursing and Kinesiology are open to all students but may require additional courses if your major is in another department. We have provided the typical coursework below to give you a good idea of what topics you will get the chance to study with each minor.

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Athletic Coaching

15-hour Minor

The Athletic Coaching minor is a program for non-teaching majors who want to become a coach in a youth sport setting. This program combines sports theory classes, risk management, sport psychology and sport participation.

Health Teaching License (Grades 6-12)


Students who are earning a primary teaching certification in physical education may wish to add a second teaching certification in health.To do so, a student may take a cluster of courses that seek to meet the national standards for health education. They must also pass the Praxis II examination in health and do a portion of their student teaching experience in a health classroom.


16-hour Minor

The nutrition minor is designed to provide a sound background in nutrition but without courses that stress clinical chemistry and dietetics. A minor in nutrition is an excellent choice for students who wish to enter the fitness, medical, health and human services related professions.

Physical Education

16-hour Minor (non-teaching)

The Physical Education minor is designed for persons who wish to supplement another major with a background in physical education. This program may be of interest to individuals who are planning to work in recreation or youth ministry positions.

Sports and Recreational Leadership


The minor in Sports and Recreational Leadership aims to complement majors in areas such as exercise science, youth leadership development, criminal justice, and other fields focusing on leadership and community-building.