The School of Education/Health and Human Performance offers a minor for interested bachelor’s degree students. It is a valuable option for students who have an interest in teaching in their major field (e.g. math, biology, etc.) in the future but do not wish to pursue teacher certification at this time. Students can complete their major with an education minor during the normal four-year sequence and then return to complete the requirements for becoming licensed to teach in their respective field(s).

The Exercise Science minor will equip a student with a fundamental understanding of the bodies acute and chronic responses to exercise. This in conjunction with a Health related major will prepare the graduate for the field of public health.

The Health Science minor program of study provides theoretical and practical training experiences in the study of the human body throughout individual and social growth, development and aging processes. This program provides opportunities to learn about, recognize and respond to the physical and social problems associated with a variety of addictions.

The library science program is designed for students who desire a minor that will prepare them for positions in public, academic, and special libraries, and students who are interested in preparing for graduate study in librarianship. Other students, regardless of subject interest, can profitably elect courses from Library Science offerings.

The ORL program at Fairmont State University meets an important, strategic need to offer outdoor recreation opportunities focused on leadership training and lifelong physical activity.  Experiential education is a critical part of the ORL curriculum which focuses on useable knowledge and real life experiences.