Sports Science

Program Coordinator

dereuDarrin DeReu – Lecturer

2016-A Carmichael Gym
919.515.1057
darrin_dereu@ncsu.edu

Program Description

The Department of Health and Exercise Studies offers a 16 credit hour Sports Science Minor designed for students who desire a greater understanding of the physiological and biomechanical principles of exercise and fitness. The minor provides coursework in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, biomechanical principles, prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, exercise leadership, and health behavior.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of 16 – 17 credit hours
  • A grade of “C-” or better required in each course.
  • There are 5 required courses totaling 13-14 credit hours.
  • The remaining courses (3 credit hours) consist of elective courses selected from a list of specific offerings.
  • The minor will require a minimum of 10 credit hours taken at NC State University including HESM 303 Practicum.
  • Prior to completing HESM 303 Practicum students must be CPR/First Aid certified. Students can take HESM 280 or 281 or may get certified from an accredited source, such as American Red Cross, American Heart Association, etc.

Required Minor Courses (Minimum 13-14 Hours)

Elective Courses (Minimum 3 Hours)

Admission Process

  1. Read over all information regarding the minor program
  2. Contact the minor program coordinator
  3. Begin taking the required and/or elective courses in the minor program
  4. Complete and submit the Declare Minor Form to Registration And Records
  5. Meet with the minor coordinator prior to enrolling in the minor practicum