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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Undergraduate Programs

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Within the undergraduate Physical Education major, students are offered the option of electing the teaching or non–teaching track. An undergraduate major in Physical Education (teaching), given broad major designation at MSU, requires no minor as a prerequisite for graduation. Student may major in Athletic Training within the Human Performance Department. Athletic Training, likewise, has been afforded broad major status. Students pursuing undergraduate majors within Human Performance, however, are encouraged to consider career–related advantages of pursuing specialized preparation beyond the major in one or more of the Department's numerous emphases, minors, and concentrations.

Link to Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology

Exercise Science

Our program helps students understand the physiology of exercise and to learn the technology and techniques that they'll need in a variety of careers, including strength training and conditioning, physical or occupational therapy, exercise physiology and wellness coaching.

Link to Health and Physical Education

Health & Physical Education

This new program replaces the physical education teacher program with a dual approach that enables students to meet the requirements for licensure in both physical education and health.

Link to Sport Management

Sport Management

Our hands-on program emphasizes experiential learning, which allows students to develop professional skills in the business of sports while learning the theories and knowledge needed to succeed in this growing, dynamic field.


Human Performance Minors

Pre-Professional Programs