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The policy concerning waivers for the one-semester physical education (PHYA) requirement is as follows:

  • Students with at least one year of active military duty receive a full waiver.
  • Older students (older than 50 years of age) receive a full waiver.
  • Students for medical reasons can be excused from the requirement upon the recommendation from UNC Student Health Service.

There are no waivers for those students who are required to complete a Lifetime Fitness (LFIT) course.