Sports Science

Program Coordinator

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HES Minor Spotlight: Sports Science

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.

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. Declare the minor through CODA in MyPack portal.
  4. Begin taking the required and/or elective courses in the minor program.
  5. Meet with the minor coordinator prior to enrolling in the minor practicum.

Recent Practicum Projects

  • U.S. Soccer Development Academy
  • Duke Center for Living
  • NC State University Nutrition
  • Wendell Murphy Football Center
  • NC State Strength and Conditioning
  • Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic
  • Athletic Performance Center
  • NC State Student Health Center Physical Therapy
  • Holt Physical Therapy