Students who earn the bachelor’s degree in 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 ESS 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 ESS graduates with health and physical education licensure have secured a job in teaching or obtained a graduate school assistantship their first year out of college.

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

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 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.