Primary Purpose of Position
The selected candidate’s primary duties and responsibilities in the Human Performance and Leisure Studies (HPLS) Department include a) teaching undergraduate courses, b) serving as an academic advisor, c) serving on academic or administrative committees, and d) keeping abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, collaborating with colleagues, and participating in professional organizations and conferences.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The mission of the Human Performance and Leisure Studies (HPLS) Department is to prepare sport science and fitness management professionals who serve as: a) catalysts for learning with a comprehensive knowledge base; b) decision-makers who are able to choose and use the most effective strategies to meet the needs of candidates or clients; c) practitioners who are able to apply their theoretical knowledge gained in a variety of practical settings. In addition, the HPLS Department provides a variety of lifetime activities for the general education program. The vision of the HPLS Department is to continue to evolve as a leader in developing professionals who are well-prepared and are sensitive to changes in technology, are receptive to diversity, and are able to meet health and fitness needs of a changing society at the local, state, national, and international levels.
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The candidate must have a Master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science or a related field. The ability to teach courses such as human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, applied anatomy, principles of strength and conditioning, fitness assessment-exercise prescription, and sports nutrition is desired. The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellence in teaching diverse populations and have two or more years of college/university level teaching experience.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
PhD in Exercise and Sport Science.
ACSM and/or NSCA professional certifications are desired.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is an 1890 land-grant doctoral research university dedicated to learning, discovery, and community engagement. The University provides a wide range of educational opportunities from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees in both traditional and online environments. With an emphasis on preeminence in STEM and a commitment to excellence in all its educational, research, and outreach programs, North Carolina A&T fosters a climate of economic competitiveness that prepares students for the global society. N.C. A&T graduates the nation’s largest number of African American engineers at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels as well as the most African American psychology undergraduates. Through our College of Business and Economics, we are also among the largest producers of African American certified public accountants.
True to its heritage, N.C. A&T is home to the largest agricultural school among historically black colleges and is the nation’s second largest producer of minority agricultural graduates.
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