School Of Sciences & Mathematics

School Dean: Dr. Jessica Sharpe
Department of Kinesiology
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Mr. Derek Beeler, instructor of athletic training education and clinical-education coordinator
Mr. Andrew Graham, acting program director
Dr. Randy Hunt, Chairperson
Prof. Jean Lojko
Mr. Lance Pickeral '10

Majors: Health Sciences, Exercise & Sports Studies, Health & Physical Education, Athletic Training
Minor: Health

Department of Mathematics
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Dr. Stuart Davidson, Chairperson
Dr. Adam Pennell

Majors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education
Minor: Mathematics

Department of Natural Sciences
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Dr. Cal Bond
Dr. Wayne Harrison, Chairperson
Dr. Richard Mayes
Dr. Jessica Sharpe

Majors: Biology, Biology/Allied Health, Chemistry, Secondary Comprehensive Science Education, Urban Ecology; Minors: Biology, Chemistry

Department of Kinesiology


Health Sciences

Health Sciences is a program designed to meet the needs of students interested in preparing for graduate work in health-related professional programs such as athletic training, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. Health Sciences is an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science program that includes courses from all departments in the School of Sciences and Mathematics, based on graduate-school admissions requirements. It is housed in the Department of Kinesiology.

The college strongly recommends that students minor in Biology, Chemistry or Health to enhance their opportunities to be admitted to graduate school. In some cases students may have to take one or more additional courses to meet the specific admission requirements of the graduate school of their choice.

Coursework in Major (48 hours total):
  • BIO 2300: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory (4) (Fulfills BS requirement)
  • BIO 2400: Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory (4) (Fulfills BS requirement)
  • CHM 1100: General Chemistry I and Laboratory (4)
  • CHM 1200: General Chemistry II and Laboratory (4)
  • PHY 1100: General Physics I and Laboratory (4)
  • PHY 1200: General Physics II and Laboratory (4)
  • HLT 3250: Human Nutrition (4)
  • KIN 3390: Biomechanics (4)
  • KIN 3395: Biomechanics Laboratory (0)
  • KIN 3350: Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KIN 3355: Exercise Physiology Laboratory (0)
  • HLT 3800: Internship (4) (This course is cross listed with KIN 3800)
  • ESS 4360: Exercise Physiology for Special Populations (4)
  • HLT 4640: Assessment and Treatment of Medical Conditions (4) (This course is cross listed as ATH 4640)
Required Related Courses (26 hours total):
  • BIO 1100: General Biology and Laboratory (4) (Gen. Ed. requirement) OR:
  • BIO 1300: Intro to Animal Biology and Laboratory (4) (Gen. Ed. requirement)
  • HLT 2100: Medical Terminology (2)
  • KIN 1100: Personal Fitness and Wellness (4)
  • MAT 1050: Functions and Their Applications (4) (Gen. Ed. requirement)
  • MAT 2360: Statistics (4) (Fulfills the BS requirement)
  • PSY 1100: General Psychology (4) (Gen. Ed. requirement)
  • PSY 2100: Child and Adolescent Development (4) OR other PSY course
Recommended course:
  • THE 2010: Public Speaking

It is also recommended that all students majoring in Health Sciences complete a minor in Biology, Chemistry or Health.

Exercise & Sport Studies

The Exercise and Sport Studies Program at Greensboro College is an undergraduate, Bachelor of Science program. It supports the long-standing tradition of offering educational excellence in the liberal arts. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in health promotion, health fitness and the sport industry. Students are also prepared to enter graduate programs in related disciplines. This program challenges students to study various dimensions of sport and physical activity in our society. Students are given opportunities to explore career paths and employment settings by completing internships during their junior and senior years.

Health & Physical Education

The Health & Physical Education Teacher Education Program is focused on the preparation of health and physical educators. The program provides experiences that enable students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to teach comprehensive health education and developmentally and instructionally appropriate physical education. Graduates of the program have a sincere interest in promoting the health of all people and are personally committed to an active, healthy lifestyle. Upon completion of the program, students will obtain the initial dual licensure in Health & Physical Education, grades K-12.

"My name is AJ, and I'm a member of the Class of 2018 here at Greensboro College.  I am also the first in my family to actually go to college and I'm so glad I chose Greensboro! Being an athletic training major, I've found the small working environments here allow me to have a more hands-on experience and because of that I'm really able to excel in my studies.  Greensboro was my first choice from the moment I toured campus.  I felt welcomed by everyone I met and just knew that by attending this college, I would be able to gain the tools needed to succeed in life."
Greensboro College was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I couldn’t imagine myself at any other college! One thing I love about Greensboro College is how small the class sizes are. This allows you to know the teacher personally as well as receive one-on-one instruction if needed. In the classroom the professors know you by name and not just a number. All the professors I have worked with have been very flexible and understanding not only of school, but life events as well. Greensboro College has prepared me to become a great Physical Education teacher and has enabled me to have confidence in my course of study.
-- Nathan Dodson
There are several reasons why I enjoy Greensboro College’s Physical Education program and would recommend it to future students. The small class sizes allow for more personalized learning, so  you are not a number in a lecture hall; you know the teachers and your classmates on a personal level. The classes are interactive and engaging. The faculty and staff do a great job accommodating students’ needs and requests. It is a school that truly cares about its students and creates an environment for student success.
-- Meryssa Wacholder
I think that a Greensboro College education has provided huge value for me in my teaching career, and I have learned so much more than I ever could have hoped. The Greensboro College name is well recognized in the community, and I know it will have a positive impact on my career.
-- Will Heiligenthaler

Areas of Study

Major: Health & Physical Education (B.A., B.S)


(Teacher Licensure students only!)

Major: Exercise and Sports Studies (B.S.)

Minor: Health

Concentrations: In Exercise and Sport Studies, students may concentrate
in one of the following three areas: Exercise Science, Sport Administration, or Sport Coaching.

Memberships & Accreditations

  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education

Link to Greensboro College Athletics website

Athletic Training

The Greensboro College; Board of Trustees, the President, the Academic Administrative and Dean’s Council, and faculty announce that athletic training will no longer be offered as a major effective August 2016. The college's decision to voluntarily withdraw its accreditation was a decision which was not made in haste. The college has submitted the necessary documentation to the CAATE Executive Committee and is awaiting their response. The teach-out plan for all current students has been submitted for approval through procedural communications to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Committee on Colleges (SACSCOC). Copies of the aforementioned documentation are available upon written request through the President’s office pending approval from the Board of Trustees.

NOTE: On July 21, 2015, the following excerpt to the college was electronically received from CAATE: "The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has received and reviewed the progress report your program submitting addressing non-compliance(s) from the 2013-2014 Annual Report. The Commission has voted to accept  your progress report as complete." Out of the 109 standards, Greensboro College was noncompliant on one standard. Thus, the 99% score that Greensboro College has received is missing standard No. 11, which calls for all programs to be at a 70% first-time pass rate regardless of the cohort or institutional size.

Amended Note: The following excerpt was received from CAATE on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. “Greensboro College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program has been placed on Probation as of February 19, 2016 by the CAATE, 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101.”

The college is currently non-compliant with;

-      Standard 3, three pages which were inadvertently not sent with the annual report

-      Standard 11, a first-time pass rate of the BOC exam that is greater than 70% over a three-year aggregate,

-      Standard 23, ensuring that the Clinical Educational Coordinator (CEC) has the appropriate amount of release time from a full teaching load in order to perform duties and responsibilities of this position on and off campus while maintaining availability to all student and preceptor needs.

-      Standard 30, Hiring a full-time CEC

Action and Progress reports are respectively due on April 5th and June 1st of 2016 to CAATE.

CAATE Standard 11: Three-year aggregate first-time pass rate

Year Number of program graduates who voluntarily took the BOC exam Number and percentage who passed the examination on the FIRST attempt Overall number and percentage of students who passed the exam Cumulative percentage of students who passed the exam
2014 5 5/5
2015 3 1/3
2016 9 7/9

For more information, contact:

Andrew Graham, MHA, ATC, LAT, CEAS
Acting Interim Athletic Training Program Director
Clinical Coordinator, ATP
336-272-7102, ext. 5380

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Department of Mathematics

The Mathematics curriculum is designed to meet the undergraduate preparation of students who are seeking to:

  1. pursue careers in industry as engineers, actuaries, statisticians or mathematicians;
  2. enter graduate school in mathematics, statistics, engineering, computer science or operations research; or
  3. teach mathematics on the elementary or secondary level.

Areas of Study

Major: Mathematics (B.A., B.S.)
Major: Mathematics Education (B.A., B.S.)

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Department of Natural Sciences

Biology and Chemistry

The Natural Science faculty is committed to helping students understand humanity’s quest for patterns and structures that govern or explain how the natural world works. Our courses help all students to analyze scientific information critically and to understand the natural world in a scientific fashion. Our major programs in biology and chemistry are designed to prepare students for 1) careers in industry (such as biotechnology), 2) entrance into graduate and professional training programs in science (such as medical school), or 3) careers in science education.

Biology/Allied Health Combined Degrees

Greensboro College offers the B.S. degree to students who complete the liberal arts academic portion of the degree requirements at Greensboro College and allied health clinical training and certification elsewhere. Our Combined Degree focuses on Radiologic Technology. Greensboro College maintains affiliations with institutions from which certification may be obtained either before or after attending Greensboro College. Neither the College nor its affiliated institutions guarantee admission from the clinical to liberal arts portions of the programs or vice versa.

Radiologic Technology Combined Degree Info (from the Catalog, pg. 129)  

Urban Ecology

The Urban Ecology major is an undergraduate, interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science program designed to provide students with an understanding of the key elements of urban ecosystems. A sound background in basic biology, ecology, chemistry, and the liberal arts will allow students to develop a clear appreciation of the ecological and sustainability problems facing urban areas in the 21st century. This program will provide majors with practical experience needed for entry-level, ecology-based positions in state and local governments, or to continue their studies in graduate school in related disciplines.

Learn more about the Urban Ecology curriculum (Catalog, 191)  

Areas of Study

Major: Biology (B.A., B.S.)
Major: Biology with Teacher Licensure (B.A., B.S.)
Major: Biology/Allied Health (B.S.): Radiological Technology
Major: Chemistry (B.S.)
Major: Secondary Comprehensive Science Education (B.A., B.S.)
Major: Urban Ecology (B.S.)
Minors: Biology / Chemistry

Memberships & Accreditations

  • Southern Association of College and Schools
  • Beta Beta Beta (National Honor Society for Biology)

Our department is special because...

The small size of our classes and the firm commitment of our faculty help insure student success in comprehending the natural world of which we are a part. Faculty members, not teaching assistants, run all courses and laboratory sessions. Our courses reflect the wide-ranging interests of our faculty: our teaching and research interests include natural phenomena that range from chemical reactions through entities and processes at the cellular, organismal, and ecosystem levels.

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