Human Movement Science


Program Degree Major Code Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PhD HMSC Fall* June 11, 2024
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023  (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions Louise Thoma (
Graduate Coordinator Erik Wikstrom (
Address Program in Human Movement Science
CB# 8700,209 Fetzer Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone 919-962-2260
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.

  1. A signed letter or copied email communication from a core faculty member in the HMSC program indicating that he/she is willing to consider mentoring the applicant.  The mentor should be established before an application is submitted.
  2. Prerequisites coursework includes:
    • Statistics, Human anatomy, & Human physiology


    • At least one of the following courses:
      • Physics, biomechanics, chemistry, psychology, exercise physiology, motor learning/motor control/neuromuscular control, or neuroanatomy
  1. Curriculum Vita;
  2. Statement of Purpose outlining both short and long term career interests and how the applicant will contribute to the HMSC program;
  3. Writing Sample

*Only in unusual circumstances and after consultation with the program are other admission terms considered.