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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Cooperative Extension at N.C. A&T Hosts 2018 Grassroots Leadership Conference

Cooperative Extension at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and its Strategic Planning Council, will connect real people with real issues and strategies during an upcoming forum in Greensboro. The 2018 Grassroots Leadership Conference, will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center, 200 N. Benbow Road, in Greensboro and will focus on the theme, “Access Granted: Healthy Outcomes for Our Communities.”

N.C. A&T to Participate in NC Free College Application Week

Prospective students from North Carolina high schools and community colleges can apply to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University free of charge, Oct. 15 – 19, 2018. The opportunity comes as a part of the College Foundation of North Carolina’s (CFNC) annual campaign to support college access. 

Holder Visits N.C. A&T for Conversation on Voting

While some North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University students were away from campus for fall break, a group of students from N.C. A&T and other area universities talked politics with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.