The minor in Applied Exercise Science may be completed by any DNS undergraduate. The minor is completed through Ithaca College’s Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. This program is helpful to students seeking positions in nutrition and physical fitness or pursuing careers in sports medicine and related fields. Students can choose to complete all the requirements for the minor or take some courses as long as they have met the course prerequisites.

Students who complete all specified courses receive a certification letter from Ithaca College (IC), which is a useful credential for job and school applications. Program completion is good preparation for the examination for Fitness Instructor Certification by the American College of Sports Medicine (a certification that also requires American Red Cross Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification or the equivalent). Most candidates will benefit from also having a course in physical fitness programming.

The Continuing Education website provides more information for those interested.

To read more about the Applied Exercise Science Minor, view the course list, and/or download the required Intent Form, please visit the Minor Fields and Pre-Professional Paths section of the current DNS Roadmap. For questions related to the minor, please contact DNS Academic Affairs at