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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Exercise Science

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**NEW**The Exercise Science major requires a secondary application process as of the 2014-2015 bulletin. It is a competitive application and not all students will be admitted to the major. Learn more here (broken link).


Advising Sheet (2014-15) (pdf) (broken link)

Exercise Science (General Emphasis, 2015-16) (pdf) (broken link)

Exercise Science (Pre-PT Emphasis, 2015-16) (pdf) (broken link)

Application for Upper Division Permission

Exercise Science Program Application

Internship Permission Form

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Student progress
Tracking Your Progress to Graduation (pdf) (broken link)
About internships (pdf) (broken link)

About the program
Program Highlights (pdf) (broken link)
Scholarships/research support (pdf) (broken link)


Program Overview: our BS in exercise science is regarded as one of the top programs in the country. We cater to students with wide range of interests. Our program prepares students for certifications offered by the National Strength & Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Exercise Science/Sports Medicine Faculty (2016-17)

Dr. Jessica Albers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office: HCN 170; Phone: (507)-389-1471
Interest/Research: physical activity and fitness assessment in youth populations, development and evaluation of physical activity after-school programs, jump rope programs for youth, high intensity interval training, physical activity interventions for special populations



Dr. Mary F. Visser, PhD
Professor and IFO President
Office: HCN 181; Phone: (507)-389-2672

GraduateAssistants, Research Assistants,
Graduate Adjuncts (2016-2017)

Mr. Michael Brasch (GA, MSU Strength and Conditioning)
Mr. Tia Dupont (GA, Wellness, South Central College)
Ms. Courtney Ferry (GA, Athletic Training)
Ms. Alexandra Hartman (GA, Athletic Training)
Ms. Emilie Hauser (Viola Holbrook Laboratory)
Ms. Whitney Jensen (Worksite Wellness, Blue Earth County)
Mr. Michael Kantor (TA, Biological Sciences)
Mr. Spencer Klaven (Adjunct, Human Performance)
Mr. Luke Krynski (GA, Viola Holbrook Laboratory)
Mr. Chris Malaske (RA, Octane Fitness Studies)
Ms. Ker Lor (GA, LGBT Center)
Mr. Slater Powell (GA, Viola Holbrook Laboratory)
Mr. Cody Ptacek (GA, St. Clair Athletics/Strength and Conditioning)
Ms. Emilee Traxler (TA, Biological Sciences)
Ms. Kate Weed (RA, Force Science Institute)

Contacting the HP Lab GA’s

GA Office is in Highland Center Rm 1300. The phone number is (507)-389-5988

Updated Dec 2016