Health & Sport Science Minors

Minors in nutrition and sport management are offered in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor on adding a minor.

Minor in Nutrition

The Nutrition Minor provides a deeper understanding of the role of nutrition in promoting healthy lifestyles. Students gain a scientific nutrition foundation and apply nutrition principles to health, wellness, obesity and weight management programs; disease prevention; and sports performance.

Students will be prepared to critically evaluate nutrition research, theory and popular nutrition media messages as it relates to their chosen major.

The current trend in health care emphasizes wellness and prevention. Adding a nutrition minor to your degree will give you valuable credentials as the demand for nutrition-savvy health professionals is increasing.

The study of nutrition science also lays a solid foundation for graduate school work in nutrition, dietetics, public health, allied health, exercise physiology, and other related health fields. In addition, students pursuing graduate degrees in nursing can strengthen their nutrition knowledge and application by taking additional nutrition courses.


Students will typically enroll in the first course for the Nutrition Minor, Foundations of Nutrition, during their sophomore year. The remaining courses can be taken during either their junior or senior year to accommodate for internships and other course requirements for their major. Upon completion of the required semester courses (20 credit hours), students will be candidates for the Minor in Nutrition.

EXSC 1111 Anatomy & Physiology (Or BIO 1810) – 4 semester hours

EXSC 1112 Anatomy & Physiology  (Or BIO 1820)  – 4 semester hours

HLED 2100: Fundamentals of Nutrition – 3 semester hours
Pre or co-requisite EXSC 1111 or BIO 1810

HLED 3440: Weight Management – 3 semester hours
Pre-requisite HLED 2100

HLED 3200: Applied Performance Nutrition – 3 semester hours
Pre-requisite HLED 2100

TOTAL: 17 hours

Minor in Sport Management

Sport Management is an interdisciplinary field of study which emphasizes a broad understanding of both sport and business. The goal of the Sport Management minor is to encourage the development of this interdisciplinary knowledge base and provide the students with the practical skills necessary for successful careers in management, promotion, administration, marketing, organizing and leading a sport business or organization.

SMGT 1800 Professional Perspectives in Sport Management – offered in Fall – 3 semester hours

SMGT 4800 Leadership & Ethics – 3 semester hours

Choose  4:

SMGT 1400 Sport Law – offered in Fall – 3 semester hours

SMGT 2450 Sociology of Sport – offered in Fall (Writing Intensive) – 3 semester hours

SMGT 2550 Psychology of Sport – offered in Spring – 3 semester hours

SMGT 2600 Global Perspectives in Sport – offered in Fall (Pre-req SMGT 2450) – 3 semester hours

SMGT 2900 Practicum in Sport Management – offered in Fall, Spring and Summer–3 semester hours

SMGT 3550 Finance and Economics of Sport – offered in Fall–3 semester hours

SMGT 3850 Sport Marketing – offered in Spring–3 semester hours

SMGT 3920 Special Event Planning – offered in Spring (Writing Intensive) – 3 semester hours

SMGT 3930 Sport Facility Design and Management – offered in Fall– 3 semester hours

TOTAL: 18 hours