Movement and Sports Sciences

If you're applying for Fall 2017, select Kinesiology on the application.


Movement and sports sciences is based on the idea of studying human movement and sport from the point of view of the subdisciplines in kinesiology. The curriculum includes courses in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, motor development, sport and exercise psychology, sport history, and sport sociology. Students take advanced courses in three of these areas of study. After completing basic and advanced courses in the sub-disciplines of kinesiology, the student works with a professor to conduct research in one of these areas. This major is an ideal preparation for graduate study (exercise physiology, sport psychology, etc.) or professional school (physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, etc.).

Movement and Sports Sciences Website

Plan of Study

Movement and Sport Sciences, BS

Related Career Interests

Careers in Movement and Sports Sciences

Typically, the employment rate for graduates from the Department of Health and Kinesiology is 94%.

Careers include:

  • Sport Instructor/Coach
  • Personal Trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Fitness Manager/Coordinator/Specialist
  • Health Promotion Specialist

Transfer to Movement and Sports Sciences

Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: One semester of college-level biology, chemistry or physics with a grade of C or higher.

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