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Division of Health and Exercise Science

Minors in Health, Physical Education and Sports Leadership

Promoting healthy lifestyles and communities.

Health Minor - 27 credits

This minor should be planned with a health adviser. The Health minor consists of 27 hours of courses with a HE

prefix, of which at least 15 credits must be upper division.

Physical Education Minor - 27 credits

PE 230 Foundations of Exercise Science - 4 credits

Electives selected from PE offerings as approved by adviser. Of these 23 credits, at least 15 must be upper division (300 to 400 level) with a maximum of 2 credits of “coaching theory” courses counted toward the upper division minimal requirement.

Sports Leadership Minor - 27 credits

HE 252 First Aid, CPR and Safety - 3 credits

PE 361 Coaching Youth Sports - 3 credits

PE 375 Athletics: Coaching and Administration - 3 credits

PE 359 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries - 4 credits

PE 310 Motor Learning OR PE 420 Motor Learning for Coaches - 4 credits each

PSY 415 Psychology of Sport - 4 credits

Choose 6 credits of sport or coaching related courses and/or coaching practicum with adviser approval.


Division of Health and Exercise Science
College of Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

Fax: 503-838-8370

Phone: 503-838-8908

Diana McAlpine
Administrative Program Assistant


Peggy Pedersen, Ph.D.
Division Chair

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