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Students must complete at least 15 unique credit hours for each of the three minors. Courses may not overlap. 

Students may only complete one of the following minors:
  • Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Management
  • A dventure Sports Leadership
  • Weight Conditioning
  • Athletic Coaching Education
  • Group Fitness
Common minors:
  • Advertising
  • Biology
  • Business administration
  • Child development and family studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Leadership studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical trainer
  • Political science
  • Public relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sports and exercise physiology
For more information on minors offered, see the Undergraduate Catalog.


Textbooks for MDS courses will be selected using the following criteria:
  • Quality of content
  • Accuracy of content
  • Comprehensiveness of content
  • Cost effectiveness (cost vs. quality)
Where possible, students will be assigned monographs, which provide academic material in a single-subject area and are generally more affordable than commercial textbooks. All faculty teaching in the MDS program may recommend textbooks. The faculty will make final decisions regarding textbook policy according to the above criteria. The faculty will vote on their textbook choices with the program coordinator breaking any ties. A record of all textbooks covered by this policy will be maintained in the office of the program coordinator.