Minor in FES

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    Contact

    Contact name: Quoc Tu, MS, Chairperson
    Phone: (201) 200-3315
    Fax: (201) 200-3516
    E-mail: qtu@njcu.edu  
    John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center, Rm. 218

    The mission of the Fitness, Exercise and Sports Department is to provide students the opportunity to gain specific knowledge pertaining to exercise and sport studies, develop a variety of movement skills, and adopt values that facilitate the attainment of autonomous behavior in lifetime fitness and wellness activities. The Department offers a variety of aerobic and strength training classes, with the potential of earning a Fitness Minor.

    Minor in Fitness

    Students who minor in Fitness, Exercise and Sports must complete the following requirements. (Minimum 23 Credits)

    Required Courses 

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
      

    Required  

    15 
    FES 202 Introduction to Physical Fitness 3
    FES 320 Sports Nutrition 3
    FES 407 First Aid/CPR/AED 3
    FES 420* Foundations of Kinesiology 3
    FES 422* Exercise Physiology 3

    Elective Courses -Select a minimum of 8 credits of FES courses, grouped as the options below.

    Aerobic Conditioning Option: Courses are designed to help students become familiar with the foundations of cardio-respiratory conditioning and the components of fitness, principles of exercise, heart rate monitoring, basic nutrition, and issues related to health and wellness. 

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
      

    Required  

    8

    FES 104
    or,
    FES 123

    Spinning 2
     or,
    Step Aerobics

    2

    3

    FES 124 Cardio-Training I 3
    FES 190 Weight Training Methods 3


    Strength Training Option: Courses are designed to help the students become familiar with the foundations of weight training and basic principles of strength and conditioning, musculature and development, principles of progression, basic nutrition and issues related to health and wellness, along with components of cardio-respiratory conditioning.

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
      

    Required  

    8

    FES 124

    Cardio-Training I

    3

    FES 190 Weight Training Methods 3
    FES 191
    or,
    FES 211

    Weightlifting/Free Weights
    or,
    Abdominal and Core Fitness

    3

    2

      * Courses have prerequisites, see the course description for more information