Department of Kinesiology at Greensboro College
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Department of Kinesiology

We are dedicated to fostering students’ passions for health, wellness, and science.

With a career-ready curriculum that integrates different courses of study, Department of Kinesiology students complete their major or minor having undergone internships, certifications, and practical learning experiences such as research and lab work, caring for patients, coaching others, and designing a fitness program. Whether your path leads to a great career or graduate school, you will graduate with the experience and confidence needed to thrive in your next chapter in life.

Majors and Minors


  • Coaching Minor

    The minor in Coaching is a course of study designed to give students an understanding of the social and behavioral approaches to coaching. The minor will prepare students to have further knowledge that will aid them in their preparation for a coaching profession.

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  • Exercise and Sport Studies (B.A., B.S.) Major

    This major is for students with a passion for sports and a desire to work in an athletic-related environment, either on the business side or directly involved with physical activity. Available concentrations include Sports Management, which focuses on athletic direction, sport ownership, and team organization.

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  • Exercise Science Minor

    The minor in Exercise Science is a course of study designed to provide students with an understanding of the science of exercise and its effect on the athlete and exerciser alike.

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  • Health and Physical Education (B.S.) Major

    Students should choose this area of study if they enjoy enhancing the lives of children through teaching and coaching.

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  • Health Science (B.S.) Major

    Designed to prepare students interested in working in upper-level athletics, rehabilitation, or health care, this major is ideal for students with a natural desire to help people through health and wellness and learn how the body works.

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  • Health Sciences Minor

    The minor in Health is a course of study designed to provide students with an understanding of up-to-date knowledge on a variety of health topics that will benefit students both personally and professionally.

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Memberships & accreditations

Our Department of Kinesiology is part of and accredited by organizations that establish and support national standards for health and wellness disciplines. These groups include:

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
Department of Kinesiology Memberships & accreditations

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.