Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences!

We Are Focused on Education

The Department of Applied Physiology, Health, and Clinical Sciences at UNC Charlotte is fully committed to providing our students the highest quality, most relevant degree programs at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.  From exciting opportunities for career advancement in Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science and Respiratory Therapy, to our traditional Undergraduate major in Exercise Science, our Master's degree in Kinesiology and the new Master's in Athletic Training students will find opportunities to interact with faculty in a variety of programs that will lead to exciting careers.  For students interested in earning a doctoral degree, there is the opportunity to engage with our exceptional research faculty in an interdisciplanary Ph.D. program in Biology.  Please take time to explore our webpage, so you can learn more about degree options

We are Scholars

In addition to our degree programs, the Department continues to fulfill its mission by conducting research and disseminating this work in the most respected journals in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine and Genomics Research. Research conducted by our nationally and internationally known scholars utilizes a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach in trying to better understand the physiological effects and genetic influences of physical activity, aging, cardiovascular function, as well as the neuromechanical consequences of lower extremity joint pathology. Faculty within the Department have developed meaningful and productive areas of research that continue to be well-funded by various agencies within the National Institutes of Health and other funding sources.

We are Community Focused

We're also committed to providing courses and services to the University community and the Charlotte region that encourages life-long movement, while also advocating and promoting healthy living through activity. Our vision is to continue to expand upon our quest for knowledge through research, and insistence upon excellence and professional preparation with our educational programs.

Again, welcome!

Dr. David Bellar, Chair