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Yoga Studies Minor

 Program Description

The Yoga Studies curriculum promotes a sequential approach to the study of yoga history, literature, philosophy and practice and includes an accredited 200 & 300-hr YOGA ALLIANCE® Teacher Training Program.


Admissions Requirements

New freshmen, also, transfer students from all USU majors who have at least a 2.5 overall GPA, qualify to enter the Yoga Studies Minor. Please note, there are class fees associated with this minor beyond tuition costs, regardless of whether or not you pursue certification. For specifics, please consult your advisor or the program director.

Program Requirements

The minor requires a total of 19 credits.

The 200 hour foundation of teacher training is the first step for a student’s yoga education through yoga alliance. To receive this certification, students must complete the 16 credits of Core Program Requirements.

The 300 hours teaching program is for students who have already completed a 200 hour teacher training elsewhere and would like to continue yoga education at USU. To receive this certification, students must complete 16 credits of Core Program Requirements, and 6-9 more credits from the Elective list.

There may be additional program requirements that students need to complete on a case-by-case basis. Meet with your advisor to discuss program requirements and your progress towards graduation. 

For more information visit the USU Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

All graduates, regardless of the type of degree, must satisfy University Studies general education and depth education requirements.

Tracking Sheets

The purpose of the tracking sheet is to monitor the progress of students as they work through the degree requirements working towards graduation. The sheet consists of a consolidated course information and requirements. The department uses the tracking sheet, located online, as a working tool and updates the sheet yearly. Students are encouraged to use this sheet and degree works as they plan their schedules.

To access the tracking sheet for the kinesiology program please visit the tracking sheet page.

Program Faculty

Haley Hayes Emily Perry  
Haley Hayes Emily Perry  



Peer Academic Advisor
Name: Ryan Hannig
Phone: 435-797-1278
Appt: Schedule
Prgms: KHS Minors
Program Director
Name: Emily Perry
Office: HPER 102A