The M.S./Ph.D. program is designed for exceptional students who have demonstrated superior ability and a high level of motivation and dedication to research and learning.

This program is expected to span approximately five years. You are expected to meet the requirements of the M.S. degree following the first two years and may elect to complete six hours of integrative/research-related activity to receive this degree should you choose not to complete the requirements of the Ph.D. 

To be eligible for consideration for admittance into the M.S./Ph.D. program, you must complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution by the enrollment date, have evidence of prior research experience, and have the endorsement of the faculty member you plan to study with at UNCG.

Students choose from concentrations

Applied NeuromechanicsDr. Randy Schmitz
Exercise PhysiologyDr. Paul Davis
Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies in Physical EducationDr. Ang Chen
Sport and Exercise PsychologyDr. Jennifer Etnier
Motor BehaviorDr. Louisa Raisbeck

NOTE: Most post-baccalaureate students are not admitted into the combined M.S./Ph.D. program, as it is reserved for students with exceptional academic and/or research backgrounds.

graduate assistantships

The department offers a number of graduate assistantships and opportunities to gain practical experience, both paid and unpaid.

faculty and students using the Anatomage table

Plan of Study

Each student progresses through their degrees based on their individual plan of study. A plan of study must be approved by four committee members chosen by the student and their advisor.

DeAnne Brooks

Dr. DeAnne Brooks
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Graduate Program Director