Exercise and Sport Science Minor

Exercise and sport science examines the anatomy, physics, physiology, and psychology of sport and exercise. The minor offers a more brief look into the opportunities for careers in exercise and sport.


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 cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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
Fundamentals of Sports Medicine 1
Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses
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
IDEAs in Action General Education logo Principles of Biology
and IDEAs in Action General Education logo Introductory Biology Laboratory H, F
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.


FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.


Please note that some EXSS courses require prerequisites.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Exercise and Sport Science

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209 Fetzer Hall, CB# 8700

(919) 962-2021


Darin A. Padua

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Meredith Petschauer