Fast Facts


In 1923, NC State’s Board of Trustees authorized the establishment of the Department of Physical Education. Since that time, the university has developed and expanded its unique physical education program under the leadership of eight department heads and numerous faculty. HES works closely with University Recreation to provide NC State students with diverse opportunities for student learning both inside and outside the classroom. The name of the department was changed in May 2012 to reflect its current focus.



Carmichael Gymnasium Complex


  • Minor Programs – Five programs (Coaching, Health, Outdoor, Sport Science, and Dance)

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