Movement Science


The study of Movement Science provides a comprehensive understanding of human movement — applied, health-related, clinical, and theoretical aspects of how the body functions. You can enter a variety of settings where you’ll work with people to improve and maintain their health and function through physical activity.

  • Gain a body of knowledge about human movement and prepare for graduate study, leading to careers in movement-based allied health professions.
  • Study and research all areas of kinesiology: adapted physical activity, motor behavior, exercise physiology, sport psychology, and biomechanics.
  • Supplement your classroom learning with internships in physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness.
  • Get hands-on experience and conduct research side-by-side with faculty in one of the five departmental laboratories.

Course Examples by Year


Introduction to Kinesiology
Anatomical Kinesiology


Physical Activity and Disability
Exercise Psychology
Anatomy and Physiology I and II


Motor Behavior
Sport and Exercise Pharmacology
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Motor Development
Chemistry I and II


Physics I and II
Exercise Physiology
Neuromuscular Pathophysiology
Seminar in Kinesiology
Senior Research

Where Graduates Go

Recent Movement Science graduates are pursuing graduate study in exercise science and physical or occupational therapy, and are studying to be physician assistants. Others are working as exercise specialists, fitness directors, strength and conditioning coaches, and personal trainers.