Students practicing Yoga

Yoga Studies Minor

A minor in yoga studies provides students with a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology from which to build yoga postures, as well as a strong background in yoga philosophy. The history and theory of this ancient practice will be combined with in-depth training and applied learning opportunities for students to apply the practice and teaching methodologies.

This unique program is one of only two yoga studies minors in the country. It will provide the knowledge needed to teach yoga as a career or use yoga as a tool when working with clients as physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, personal trainers, social workers, teachers and more.

You will also personally benefit from the minor!

  • Course Requirements

    Course Requirements


    • WPA 220: Introduction to Yoga Teaching and Methodology
    • EXS 216: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and EXSL 216: Lab OR BIO 240 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIOL 240: Lab
    • HFE 387: Physical Activity Pedagogy II (prerequisite is HFE 235, but waived for Yoga Studies Minor students)
    • PAR 232: Asian Religions
    • WPA 420: Advanced Yoga Teaching and Methodology


    One of the following (3 credit hours)

    • HEA 325: Health and Aging
    • CHHS 210: Creating Happiness and Wellbeing
    • SWK 425: Mindfulness: Implications for Personal Wellbeing and Professional Practice
    • ATR 220: Functional and Structural Kinesiology
    • WPA 210: Plant-Based Living for Wellness

    Total: 20 hours