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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers coursework leading to a Ph.D. in Human Movement Science. This program is a joint effort among faculty in the areas of Athletic Training, Biomedical Engineering, Exercise Physiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Physical Therapy. The curriculum has four areas of concentration: Behavioral Studies (motor learning, motor development, and psychological factors), Biomechanics, Physiology, and Neuromuscular Control.

Athletic Training students enrolled in the program will take coursework related to the management and rehabilitation of orthopaedic and neuromuscular injury: conduct research through the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory; and teach in a CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training education program. Additional opportunities may be available through the UNC Athletic Department. Certified athletic trainers holding a Masters Degree in an Athletic Training related area are welcome to apply.


For additional program information related to sports medicine, please contact:

Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Exercise and Sport Science CB# 8700 Fetzer Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8700

Phone: 919-962-2260