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
Physical Activity and Disability
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Sport and Exercise Pharmacology
Nutrition and Physical Activity
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Chemistry I and II
Physics I and II
Seminar in Kinesiology
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.