Frequently Asked Questions

Students are typically assigned an advisor based on their academic or career goals.

See any member of the Exercise Science and Sports Studies faculty. The department chair, Don Fischer, is especially helpful concerning administrative issues in the minor.

You may declare minor at any time in your four years at CSB/SJU. Forms for declaration of a minor are available from the registrar here.

Medical schools will accept students for any major if they have completed the prerequisite courses and do well on the MCAT exam. Contact the pre-med advisors, Dr. Manuel Campos (biology) or Dr. David Mitchell (biology).

Physical Therapy schools will accept students from any major if they have completed the prerequisite courses and do well on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). See the Pre-physical Therapy Program website or contact the pre-physical therapy advisor, Don Fischer (Exercise Science and Sports Studies).

The Exercise Science and Sport Studies department faculty are involved in a variety of research projects. Visit the faculty profiles to learn about the faculty’s research interests.

Above all, talk to your instructor at the first sign of trouble. Do not wait until it is too late. Ask for study tips, exam tips, etc. Studying in groups is often helpful. The CSB/SJU Advising Offices and Counseling Services can also help. Your lab T.A. may also be available to help you.

The Allied Health Club is a student organization that provides a fun atmosphere to explore the career paths of allied health professions, including physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, and more by exploring and discussing issues and topics associated with each career field. The club also assists in developing relationships with professional organizations, graduate programs in all allied health field, and local health care facilities in order to promote service and learning opportunities for club members. If you are interested in becoming a member, contact the Allied Health Club: [email protected].

Complete ESSS 203 (2 credits) Coaching Methods, ESSS 230 (2 credits) Sports Injury Management l, ESSS 231 (2 credits) Sport Injury Management ll, current CPR/First Aid certification, Concussion training, and you will be eligible to coach in Minnesota. We also suggest you take as many of the other coaching courses as possible: ESSS 205 (2 credits) Sport Administration, ESSS 202 (2 credits) Sport Psychology and ESSS 204 (2 credits) Sport Nutrition, as well as complete ESSS 397 (1-4 credits) coaching practicum/internship.