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.