Exercise and Sports Science
University Transfer Options
The Associate in Arts (AA)
The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.
Students whose long-term goal is to become an occupational or physical therapist should view our pre-professional programs page, which lists the admissions requirements for post-baccalaureate professional degrees.
Course Selection Guide
This course selection guide shown below has been developed by referencing the Baccalaureate Degree plans or the student plans for the Bachelor of Arts degrees at the universities listed below. Note that many other colleges and universities also offer Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business.
- North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University (NC A&T) - BS in Kinesiology
- North Carolina Central University (NCCU) - BS in Kinesiology, Sports Medicine Concentration
- UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) - BA in Exercise and Sport Science, Fitness Professional Concentration
- UNC-Greensboro (UNC-G) - BS in Kinesiology
There are many concentrations within this major, and the requirements may vary. Students should print out and save the for their major and intended transfer university.
General Education â€“ 45 SHC (â€śSemester Hours of Creditâ€ť)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (31-32 SHC)
UGETC courses are courses which are guaranteed to fulfill a general education component at every public university in North Carolina and the private colleges that are signatories to the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
English Composition (6 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp / UGETC Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)
Select three courses from at least two disciplines
˛Ężâ±¦µäapp / UGETC Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112 Any COM 231 Any COM 231 PHI 215 or PHI 240 PHI 240 Any Any Any One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242 Any Any Any Any Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)
Select three courses from at least two disciplines
˛Ężâ±¦µäapp / UGETC Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132 HIS 111 or 112 HIS 112 Any Any ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210 PSY 150 PSY 150 Any PSY 150 One additional course from above Any Any Any Any Mathematics (3-4 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp / UGETC Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171 MAT 171 MAT 171 MAT 171 Any Natural Science (4 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp / UGETC Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/A BIO 110 or 111 CHM 151 BIO 110 BIO 110
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp Gen Ed Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish
FL 112 Must be taken with accompanying lab. Foreign Language must be at 112 level or higher for ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp requirements.
FL 112 FL 112 FL 211 FL 112 Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp Gen Ed Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: There are prerequisites for these courses that must be met. MAT 172 MAT 172 Any Any
MAT 172 at NCAT is listed here as a prerequisite for PHY 151.
Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp Gen Ed Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110A CHM 131/A or 151 CHM 152 CHM 151 CHM 131/A or
UNCCH requires CHM 151 only for Fitness Professional track.
One Additional Course (3-4 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp Gen Ed Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG One additional course MAT 152 PSY 281 Any Any
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
Students should consult their advisor. The listings vary based on the requirements of the selected university and the student's intended major.
College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the studentâ€™s first semester.) ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 Foreign Language (0-8 SHC) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisites As Needed As Needed As Needed As Needed Additional Major Course(s) ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp Requirement NCAT NCCU UNCCH UNCG Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement. BIO 163 or BIO 168 and 169
Any BIO 155
Guaranteed Admissions Pathways
˛Ężâ±¦µäapp has partnered with several universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a ˛Ężâ±¦µäapp university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.
View more information about Guaranteed Admissions Pathways and the list of universities.