The minor program in kinesiology introduces students to the concepts, theories, research and careers related to the four major subdisciplines of kinesiology (motor behavior, exercise and health psychology, biomechanics and exercise physiology). Students in the minor select one of these four subdisciplinary areas as the area of emphasis on which to focus in the upper-division requirements for the minor.
At A Glance
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BS in kinesiology; BS in exercise and wellness (CES); BS in sports science and performance programming
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.
A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop additional knowledge and skills, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide. A kinesiology minor can enhance a student's knowledge of human movement, and this information is valuable for those pursuing careers in the health and medical field.