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BS in Exercise and Sport Sciences


The major in Exercise and Sport Sciences at Queens University of Charlotte is the application of scientific principles to better understand and improve the outcomes of exercise and sport performance. The Liberal Arts curriculum ensures a holistic foundation for students interested in the scientific aspects of exercise and sport.

An interdisciplinary field of study, students are prepared to examine human movement from the perspective of a performer (e.g., gymnast, soccer athlete, runner, etc.), practitioner (e.g., fitness leader, exercise rehabilitation specialist, coach, etc.), and scientist (researcher).

Students graduating with an Exercise and Sport Sciences major may find employment opportunities in Fitness and Wellness (Corporate, Hospital, University), Cardiac Rehabilitation, Strength and Conditioning Instruction, Coaching, or pursue further advanced study in Physical Therapy, Sports (i.e., Sport Psychology, Sport Physiology, Sport Sociology), or Exercise (Exercise Physiology).


Exercise and Sport Sciences (58 hours):

BIOL 213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 hrs.)
BIOL 214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 hrs.)
CHEM 111 Chemistry Principles I (3 hrs.)
CHEM 111L Chemistry Principles I Lab (1 hr.)
KINS 220 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Sciences (3 hrs.)
KINS 432 Exercise and Sport Physiology (3 hrs.)
KINS 446 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (3 hrs.)
KINS 450 Exercise and Sport Psychology (3 hrs.)
*KINS 466 Legal Issues in Sport (3 hrs.)
KINS 472 Senior Seminar in Exercise and Sport Sciences (3 hrs.)
INTE 297, 498, & 499 - Exercise and Sport Sciences Internship (6 hrs. total - Hayworth students enroll in 6 hours of INTE 496 instead of INTE 297, 498, and 499)
MATH 106 Introductory Statistics (3 hrs.)
PHYS 101 General Physics (4 hrs.)
PSYC 201 General Psychology (3 hrs.)
PSYC 303 Social Psychology or PSYC 320 Developmental Psychology (3 hrs.)

* This course meets the writing intensive course requirement.

Plus 9 hours in KINS courses chosen from:

KINS 340 Sport History (3 hrs.)
KINS 346 Fitness Training Principles and Applications (3 hrs.)
KINS 452 Sport in Cinema and Television (3 hrs.)
KINS 460 Sport Governance and Administration (3 hrs.)
KINS 470 Sport Sociology (3 hrs.)
KINS 489 Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Sciences (1 - 6 hrs.)

Suggested minors: Sport Management, Business Administration, Sociology, or Psychology


For more information please contact Dr. Amy Knab, 116F Levine Center, Kinesiology Department, Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28274, telephone: (704) 688-2853,

E-mail: .

General Education Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.

  • The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program. 
  • The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.

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