Description

Increased interest in allied health professions, sports, physical fitness, exercise, and wellness has produced diverse career options beyond the more traditional role of physical educator in schools and colleges. Completing the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts with a major in EXSS provides the student with the background necessary to pursue a variety of careers.

Course requirements for the major in Exercise and Sport Science General Track are fulfilled by successful completion of the nine three-hour courses listed below (NOTE , the EXSS curriculumn has been altered for incoming first year students – Effective Fall 2016).  Student entries prior to 2016 may choose the pre-2016 or 2016 curriculum.

 

Students entering UNC as first year students after to Fall 2016 will follow this curriculum.

2016 Curriculum:

REQUIRED COURSES

  • EXSS 175 Human Anatomy
  • EXSS 180 Physical Activity in Contemporary Society
  • EXSS 181 Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • EXSS 273 Research in Exercise and Sport Science
  • EXSS 276 Human Physiology
  • EXSS 288 Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries & Illnesses
  • EXSS 376 Physiological Basis of Human Performance
  • EXSS 380 Neuromuscular Control and Learning
  • EXSS 385 Biomechanics of Sport

 

IMPORTANT

  • At least 6 courses (18 hours) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • NO EXSS course may be taken Pass/Fail by an EXSS major.
  • A maximum of 45 hours in EXSS courses may be applied toward the B.A. degree.
  • EXSS requires BIO 101/101L as a Physical and Life Science course with a lab.
  • Math 110 (prerequisite for EXSS 273, 376, 385)

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Students entering UNC prior to 2016 may elect to pursue pre-2016 curriculum or the 2016 curriculum.

Pre-2016 Curriculum:

  • Four required core courses (must earn a grade of C or better)
    • EXSS 175 Human Anatomy
    • EXSS 276 Human Physiology
    • EXSS 288 Emergency Care of Athletic Injuries & Illnesses
    • EXSS 220 Fitness Management -OR- EXSS 221 Intro to Sport and Recreation Administration
  • Other required courses
    • EXSS 180 Physical Activity in Contemporary Society
    • EXSS 273 Research in Exercise and Sport Science
    • EXSS 376 Physiological Basis of Human Performance
    • EXSS 380 Neuromuscular Control and Learning
    • EXSS 385 Biomechanics of Sport