Ripon College offers a minor in health. The wellness revolution, the fitness movement and business opportunities in the world of athletics have necessitated a more science- and business-oriented approach to exercise science. The curriculum includes four tracks of emphasis: physical education teaching K-12, sport management, community recreation, and athletic training. Our exercise science students take science-, recreation-, sports-, and business-oriented classes within the department, as well as courses from the biology, economics, business management, and leadership studies departments. Students acquire valuable “hands-on” job experience through such practicums as assisting high school and college coaches with their teams, helping teach classes at the college and high school level, working in the training room at Ripon Medical Center Rehabilitation Department, teaching at a local fitness club, and helping run the college intramural program.