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SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Glen Gilbert, Dean, 60 Minges Coliseum
Sharon Knight, Associate Dean, 79 Minges Coliseum

The School of Health and Human Performance is dedicated to the promotion of health and well-being through  basic and applied research, service, and professional training of its students.  Programs of study in the school provide a foundation for professional practice in the fields of health education, exercise and sport science, and recreation.  The School of Health and Human Performance offers baccalaureate and master's degree programs through its Departments of Health Education, Exercise and Sport Science, and Recreation and Leisure Studies.

DEPARTMENT OF EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE

Steven G. Estes, Chairperson , 176 Minges Coliseum

BA IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE

A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA is required for admission to exercise and sports science as a major. Each exercise and sport science major must successfully complete physical fitness requirements as specified in the advising packet. A minimal score will be a prerequisite for official admission to the exercise and sports science major program. This test will be given twice yearly. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education requirements (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below. .
BIOL 1050, 1051. General Biology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC
CHEM 1020. General Descriptive Chemistry (4) (GE:SC
42 s.h
2.
Foreign language through level 1004.
12 s.h.
3.
Core.
EXSS 2202. Motor Learning and Performance (3) (F,S,SS)
EXSS 2323. Principles of Physical Education (2) (F,S,SS
EXSS 3805. Physiology of Exercise (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; health and human performance major or minor or consent of dept chair
EXSS 3850. Introduction to Biomechanics (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; PHYS 1250, 1251; or consent of instructor
EXSS 4300. Program Development and Management in Physical Education and Sports (2) (F,S,SS) (P: Upper division status; EXSS 2323
HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3,0) (F,S,SS)
HLTH 3010. Health Problems I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131)
Choose 12 s.h. approved EXSS electives
31 s.h.
4.
Cognates.
BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101)
BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
5 s.h.
5.
Minor and electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

BS IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND FITNESS

This program provides competencies and knowledge for students to develop and conduct health and fitness programs in commercial, corporate, hospital, and public agency settings. Guidelines from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which set criteria for programs in these areas, have been employed in designing this program. A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA is required for admission including the successful completion of the fitness requirements as specified in the advising packet. A minimum grade of C in all required EXSS courses is required to complete the degree. Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education requirements (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below.
BIOL 1050, 1051. General Biology (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
CHEM 1120. Basic General, Organic, and Biochemistry I (4) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) 
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
PSYC 3206. Developmental Psychology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: PSYC 1000 or 1060)
SPCH 2510. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:FA) or SPCH 2520. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:FA)
42 s.h.
2.
Core.
EXSS 1101. Physical Conditioning (1) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 1000)
EXSS 1114. Aerobic Dance (1) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 1000)
EXSS 2202. Motor Learning and Performance (3) (F,S,SS)
EXSS 2323. Principles of Physical Education (2) (F,S,SS)
EXSS 3805. Physiology of Exercise (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; health and human performance major or minor or consent of dept chair)
EXSS 3850. Introduction to Biomechanics (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; PHYS 1250, 1251; or consent of instructor)
EXSS 4806. Exercise Evaluation and Prescription (4) (WI) (F,S,SS) P: EXSS 3805; health and human performance major or minor; or consent of chairperson)
EXSS 4850. Exercise Leadership (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 3805)
EXSS 5020. Exercise Adherence (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 1000; P/C: EXSS 4806; health and human performance major or minor; or consent of chairperson)
EXSS 5800. Physical Activity and Aging (3) (F,S,SS) (P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor)
HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3,0) (F,S,SS)
HLTH 2220, 2221. Basic Athletic Training (3,0) (F,S,SS)
HLTH 4200. Planning and Evaluation in Worksite Health Promotion (3) (F,S,SS) (P: Completion of core courses)
HLTH 4604. Applied Principles of Health Promotion (3) (F,S) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; NUHM 2105; PSYC 1000; or consent of instructor)
Choose a minimum of an additional 2 s.h. approved EXSS electives
40 s.h.
3.
Cognates.
ASIP 2112. Introduction to Information Processing Technology (3) (F,S,SS) or DSCI 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F,S,SS)
BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101)
BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
CHEM 1121. Basic General and Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1) (F,S) (GE:SC) (C: CHEM 1120)
GERO 2400. Introduction to Gerontology (3) (GE:SO)
NUHM 2105. Nutrition (3) (F,S,SS)
PHYS 1250. General Physics (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (P: MATH 1065)
PHYS 1251. General Physics Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350)
PSYC 2101. Psychological Statistics (4) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or MATH 2127)
23 s.h.
4.
Internship.
EXSS 4800. Internship in Health/Fitness Leadership (12) (F,S,SS) (P: Satisfactory completion of all other degree requirements or consent of dept chair)
12 s.h.
5.
Electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

BS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA, passing scores on the Praxis I Series (PPST or CBT), successful completion of the EXSS health-related fitness test, and successful completion of the computer competency requirement are required to declare a major in the BS in physical education degree. The health-related fitness test is administered near the beginning and the end of each semester. See Section 7, Degree Programs, School of Education, Licensure, for NC teacher licensure requirements. Minimum degree requirement is 128 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education requirements and special requirements for students preparing to teach and for certification (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below.
BIOL 1050, 1051. General Biology, General Biology Lab (3,1) (F)(S)(SS) or BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology I (4,0) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
PHYS 1250. General Physics (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (P: MATH 1065)
PHYS 1251. General Physics Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350)
42 s.h.
2.
Core.
EXSS 2122. Motor Development (2) (F,S) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; C: EXSS 2123)
EXSS 2202. Motor Learning and Performance (3) (F,S,SS)
EXSS 2323. Principles of Physical Education (2) (F,S,SS)
EXSS 2500. Dance in the Schools (2) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 1000)
EXSS 2600. Children's Movement Patterns (2) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 1000)
EXSS 2700. Gymnastics in the Schools (2) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 1000)
EXSS 2900. Teaching Skillful Movement (3) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 2323; P/C: EXSS 2202)
EXSS 3510. Lifetime Activities (1) (F,S,SS) (P: Declared EXSS major; EXSS 1000)
EXSS 3520. Team Sports (1) (F,S,SS) (P: Declared EXSS major; EXSS 1000)
EXSS 3530. Field Sports (1) (F,S,SS) (P: Declared EXSS major; EXSS 1000)
EXSS 3540. Track and Field/Physical Conditioning (1) (F,S,SS) (P: Declared EXSS majors; EXSS 1000)
EXSS 3805. Physiology of Exercise (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; health and human performance major or minor or consent of dept chair)
EXSS 3850. Introduction to Biomechanics (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; PHYS 1250, 1251; or consent of instructor)
EXSS 3900. Elementary School Instruction in Physical Education (3) (F,S) (P: Upper division status; EXSS 2122, 2500, 2600, 2700, 2900)
EXSS 3906. Physical Education for Special Populations (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: Upper division status; EXSS 2323; SPED 2000; or consent of instructor)
EXSS 4300. Program Development and Management in Physical Education and Sports (2) (F,S) (P: Upper division status; EXSS 2323; or consent of instructor)
EXSS 4804. Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science (3) (F,SS) (P: Upper division status; EXSS 2323; MATH 1065; health and human performance major or minor or consent of dept chair)
37 s.h.
3.
Cognates.
BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101)
BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
5 s.h.
4.
Professional studies.
EDTC 4001. Technology in Education (2) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
EDUC 3200. Introduction to American Education (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: Early experience course or consent of instructor)
EDUC 4400. Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to upper division)
EXSS 2123. Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher (1) (F,S) (C: EXSS 2122)
EXSS 4323. Middle and High School Instruction in Physical Education (3) (F,S) (P: Upper division status; EXSS 3510, 3520, 3530, 3540, 3900; P/C: 4804)
EXSS 4324. Internship in Exercise and Sport Science (10) (F,S) (P: Upper division status; completion of upper-division courses, except READ 3990, EXSS 4325; C: EXSS 4325)
EXSS 4325. Internship Seminar: Issues in Physical Education (0) (F,S) (P: Upper division status; C: EXSS 4324)
READ 3990. Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School (2) (F,S,SS) or READ 5317. Reading in the Junior and Senior High School (3) (F,S)
SPED 2000. Introduction to Exceptional Children (2) (F,S,SS)
26 s.h.
5.
Academic concentration (See School of Education, Academic Concentration. A maximum of 6 s.h. may count toward general education requirements.).
24 s.h.

BS IN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

This program provides competencies and knowledge in the field of exercise physiology.   Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue further academic training in exercise physiology, physical therapy, medicine, and other allied health careers.  A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, 32 s.h. general education, and successful completion of the health-related physical fitness requirement is required for admission.  A minimum grade of C is required in BIOL 1050, 1051 or 1100, 1101; CHEM 1150, 1151; ENGL 1100, 1200; MATH 1065.  Majors must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C is required in BIOL 2130, 2131; CHEM 1160, 1161; and all required EXSS courses.  Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education requirements (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below.
BIOL 1050, 1051. General Biology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) or BIOL 1100, 1101. Principles of Biology I (4,0) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
CHEM 1150, 1151. General Chemistry and Laboratory I (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (P: Chemistry placement test or passing grade in CHEM 0150; P/C: MATH 1065)
EXSS 1000. Lifetime Physical Activity and Fitness Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (GE:EX)
HLTH 1000. Health in Modern Society (1) (F,S,SS) (GE:HL)
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
PSYC 1000. Introductory Psychology (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
42 s.h.
2.
Core.
EXSS 2323. Principles of Physical Education (2) (F,S,SS)
EXSS 3805. Physiology of Exercise (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; health and human performance major or minor or consent of dept chair)
EXSS 3850. Introduction to Biomechanics (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; PHYS 1250, 1251; or consent of instructor)
EXSS 4806. Exercise Evaluation and Prescription (4) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 3805; health and human performance major or minor; or consent of chairperson)
EXSS 4991. Independent Research in Exercise Physiology (3) (WI*) (F,S,SS) (P: EXSS 3950, 4806; or consent of exercise physiology option coordinator)
EXSS 4992. Research Internship in Exercise Physiology (12) (F,S) (P: Completion of all other requirements for the exercise physiology option or consent of internship coordinator)
EXSS 5020. Exercise Adherence (3) (F,S,SS) (P: PSYC 1000; P/C: EXSS 4806; health and human performance major or minor; or consent of chairperson)
HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3,0) (F,S,SS)
HLTH 2220, 2221. Basic Athletic Training (3,0) (F,S,SS)
Choose 3 s.h. approved electives
39 s.h.
3.
Cognates.
ASIP 2112. Introduction to Information Processing Technology (3) (F,S,SS) or DSCI 2223. Introduction to Computers (3) (F,S,SS)
BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101)
BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
BIOL 5800. Principles of Biochemistry I (3) (F,S) (P: CHEM 2760, 2762) or BIOL 3310, 3311. Cellular Physiology (4,0) (F,S,SS)  (P: 1 organic or biochemistry CHEM course)
BIOS 1500. Introduction to Biostatistics (3) (F,S) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or consent of instructor) or MATH 2228. Elementary Statistical Methods I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent) or MATH 2283. Statistics for Business (3) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or 1066 or equivalent) or PSYC 2101. Psychological Statistics (4) (F,S,SS) (P: MATH 1065 or equivalent or MATH 2127)
CHEM 1160, 1161. General Chemistry and Laboratory II (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (P: CHEM 1150, 1151; RC: MATH 1075 or 1085)
CHEM 2750. Organic Chemistry I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: CHEM 1160, 1161; C: CHEM 2731)
CHEM 2753. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1) (F,S,SS) (C: CHEM 2750)
CHEM 2760. Organic Chemistry II (3) (F,S,SS) (P for 2760: CHEM 2750)
CHEM 2763. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1) (F,S,SS) (P: CHEM 2750, 2753; C: CHEM 2760)
NUHM 1000. Contemporary Nutrition (3) (F,S,SS)  or NUHM 2105. Nutrition (3) (F,S,SS)
PHYS 1250, 1260. General Physics (3,3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (P for 1250: MATH 1065 or 1066; P for 1260: PHYS 1250)
PHYS 1251, 1261. General Physics Laboratory (1,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC) (C for 1251: PHYS 1250 or 2350; C for 1261: 1260 or 2260)
38-39 s.h.
4.
Electives to complete requirements for graduation.
Recommended electives:
BIOL 5821. Principles of Biochemistry Laboratory (1) (F,S) (P/C: BIOL 5800 or 5810)
EXSS 3950, 3951, 3952. Practicum in Exercise Physiology (1,1,1) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of exercise physiology coordinator)
EXSS 4500, 4501, 4502. Independent Study in EXSS (1,2,3) (P: Consent of instructor)
EXSS 5800. Physical Activities for the Aged (3) (F,S,SS) (P: GERO 2400 or consent of instructor)
NUHM 3105. Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: BIOL 1050, 2130, 2131; CHEM 2650, 2651; or equivalent; NUHM 2105; a statistics course; P/C: NUHM 3104; C: NUHM 3106)
NUHM 3106. Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism Laboratory (1) (WI) (F,S) (P: BIOL 1050, 2130, 2131; CHEM 2650, 2651; or 2750, 2751; NUHM 2105; a statistics course; C: NUHM 3105)
 

EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE MINOR

Minimum requirement for the exercise and sport science minor is 38 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
Core.
EXSS 2202. Motor Learning and Performance (3) (F,S,SS)
EXSS 2323. Principles of Physical Education (2) (F,S,SS)
EXSS 3850. Introduction to Biomechanics (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; PHYS 1250, 1251; or consent of instructor)
EXSS 4300. Program Development and Management in Physical Education and Sports (2) (F,S,SS) (P: Upper division status; EXSS 2323)
EXSS 4805. Physiology of Exercise (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131; health and human performance major or minor or consent of dept chair)
HLTH 2125, 2126. Safety Education and First Aid (3,0) (F,S,SS)
HLTH 3010. Health Problems I (3) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 2130, 2131)
Choose 6 s.h. HLTH or EXSS electives
25 s.h.
2.
Cognates (BIOL 1050, 1051; CHEM 1020 may count toward general education requirement.):.
BIOL 1050, 1051. General Biology and Laboratory (3,1) (F,S,SS) (GE:SC)
BIOL 2130. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy (4) (F,S,SS) (P: BIOL 1050, 1051; or 1100, 1101)
BIOL 2131. Survey of Human Physiology and Anatomy Laboratory (1) (F,S,SS) (P/C: BIOL 2130)
CHEM 1020. General Descriptive Chemistry (4) (F,S) (GE:SC)
13 s.h.

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