Application Forms

Please visit the graduate admissions page for the step-by-step guide and online application.

For assistance with the admissions process, please email Ms. Cindy Atkins at atkins@email.unc.edu

 

Required

  • ALL applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably with a major in Exercise and Sport Science, Physical Education, or Kinesiology.
  • Academic Transcripts must prove completion of the following 5 prerequisite courses by the application deadline:  Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Exercise Physiology with Labs, and 2 other related health-fitness courses (e.g., exercise test/prescription, nutrition, public health, epidemiology, psychology, medicine, biomechanics, etc). It is recommended that a B- or better be achieved in all of these prerequisite courses.
  • Applicants who possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution but in an unrelated field (i.e., do not have one of the above-named undergraduate majors),  may also apply providing that the same 5 prerequisite courses noted above are completed prior to the application deadline.
  • Certifications and life experiences cannot substitute for any of the required prerequisite courses.
  • Prior to the application deadline, all applicants must have completed an undergraduate statistics or research and statistics design course (3 hour credit or greater) with a final course grade of B-minus or better.
  • A personal statement of goals, research interests and relevant experiences.  Within this statement, please mention which exercise physiology faculty best reflect your research interests. Due to being a research thesis program, we try to “match” students to faculty based upon mutual interests as part of the acceptance process.
  • Three letters of recommendation, two of whom can attest to academic achievement.

STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and MINIMUM GRE scores  at/above the 50th percentile on all scores (older scoring system: 1000 for the combined verbal and quantitative scores).
  • A minimum score of 4.0 on the writing portion of the GRE.

FORMAL INTERVIEWS

The top candidates (those with complete applications meeting all the admission requirements and recommended scores (GRE, GPA, Writing) will be invited for formal on-campus interviews (dates TBA).  Qualified applicants unable to visit campus will be offered a telephone interview.

 

INFORMAL CAMPUS VISITS

Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the campus and tour the Fetzer Hall facilities at their convenience throughout the year,however, faculty/staff may not be available to answer questions or provide guided tours.  Prospective students must contact faculty to determine if a meeting is feasible. Please note informal visits do not substitute for the formal interview process.

For additional information, please contact Claudio Battaglini, the Coordinator for the Exercise Physiology Graduate Specialization at claudio@email.unc.edu If he cannot answer your question, he will route your email to the appropriate personnel.