Academics

A strategic priority of the University is to ensure that standards of academic excellence and student success are prominent throughout colleges, schools, departments, programs and majors. This is a central mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences and the Department of Human Performance and Leisure Studies. The Department of Human Performance and Leisure Studies is committed to the success of our students while they are enrolled in our programs and as graduates. Our goal is to offer a supportive academic and intellectual environment for all students that engages them in multiple and creative ways of learning. An important goal is to cultivate habits of thinking and behaving that are critical to success, and, to facilitate growth in discipline-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. We are committed to cultivating leaders of tomorrow by supplementing academic experiences with co-curricular activities obtained through student development opportunities in student organizations and in university, college and departmental experiences.  Our goal is to instill in our students the reality that they are on a journey, one in which they realize, every day, they are better than they were yesterday and not as good as they will be tomorrow - because that’s what Aggies DO!

Overview of the Bachelors of Science Degree in Sport Science and Fitness Management (SSFM)

The Sport Science and Fitness Management degree will prepare undergraduate students for careers in a variety of sport, fitness or recreation environments. Graduating seniors apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems through internships in a variety of health, wellness, sports and other recreational settings. Graduates of the program possess the knowledge and skills needed to conduct and interpret assessments of health and fitness, as well as to determine safe and effective exercise programs.  Employment opportunities for the SSFM major may include:
  • Personal training                             
  • Fitness instruction
  • Wellness coaching
  • Strength and conditioning coaching
  • Fitness specialists in cardiac rehabilitation facilities
  • Sales representatives in pharmaceuticals and medical and fitness supplies

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The Journey Toward the Degree: N.C. A&T Students Share their Stories

On Saturday, Dec. 9, more than 950 North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students will be awarded degrees across many different disciplines. Today and throughout the week, the university will highlight and share a few of their stories.

N.C. A&T Junior Honored for Community Service

Political science student Tylik McMillian is a believer of the Shirley Chisolm quote, “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” So much so that he rises every morning with a specific goal in mind.