Exercise and Sport Science Minor

Department of Exercise and Sport Science

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209 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700

(919) 962-2021

Darin A. Padua, Chair

Meredith Petschauer, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Exercise and sport science examines the physics, physiology, and psychology of sport and exercise; the recognition and treatment of athletic injuries; and the administration of athletics.

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Graduate Program


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
Five courses chosen from:15
Physical Activity in Contemporary Society
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses 1
Sports Nutrition 1
Physiological Basis of Human Performance 1
Neuromuscular Control and Learning 1
Biomechanics of Sport 1
Theory and Application of Strength Training and Conditioning for Fitness Professionals 1
Additional Requirements
BIOL 101
Principles of Biology
and Introductory Biology Laboratory H
Total Hours19

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

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