Students who earn the bachelor’s degree in Health, Exercise and Sports Science – Health and Physical Education concentration are prepared as educators who may seek North Carolina K-12 licensure. Health and physical education teachers are in an ideal position to help tackle the nation’s growing problem with obesity and its associated health risks, especially among school-age youth. After successful completion of all major requirements in HESS and the professional education program including a semester of student teaching, students are qualified for licensure to teach at all levels (K-12) in North Carolina and many other states.

Currently, 100% of Meredith HESS graduates with health and physical education licensure have secured a job in teaching or obtained a graduate school assistantship during their first year out of college.

Health, Exercise and Sports Science with a Concentration in Health and Physical Education – 58-65 hours

Health, Exercise and Sports Science Core Courses – 38 hours

Concentration Requirements

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See the Education department for listings on ESS 743, ESS 746, ESS 747, EDU 460, EDU 490.
Prior to graduation, students must show valid proof of First Aid/CPR certification

Exercise and Sports Science Program

Majoring in ESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.

Majoring in HESS at Meredith College will prepare you for a career in your field whether you plan to go to work right after graduation or pursue graduate or professional school.

Contact Information
Dr. Stephanie Little
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Health, Exercise and Sports Science
122 Martin
(919) 760-8176
littlest@meredith.edu

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