Sports Medicine Minor

There are many medical professions that have a sport focus (physical therapist, athletic trainer, physician, physician assistant, nurse, occupational therapist). The sports medicine minor is designed to expose students to the various injuries and rehabilitation techniques that are specific to sport. Students will learn the foundations of anatomy and physiology and then use this knowledge to understand basic evaluation, management and prevention techniques for sport related injury.

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
EXSS 175IDEAs in Action General Education logo Human Anatomy F3
EXSS 276Human Physiology3
EXSS 265Fundamentals of Sports Medicine3
EXSS 366Foundations of Sports Medicine Rehabilation3
EXSS 393IDEAs in Action General Education logo Sports Medicine Clinical2-3
One of the following courses:1-3
Human Anatomy Laboratory
Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries and Illnesses
Sports Nutrition
Total Hours15-18

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.

Students will have the opportunity to obtain clinical experience through working with a health care professional in an athlete health care facility. See the program page here for additional 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