Movement and sports sciences is based on the idea of studying human movement and sport from the point of view of the sub-disciplines 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 a student completes basic and advanced courses in the sub-disciplines of kinesiology, he/she 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, law, etc.).
Points of Pride
- The Purdue Department of Health and Kinesiology is housed in Lambert Fieldhouse, a facility named after Ward Piggy Lambert, the creator of the fast break in basketball.
- Many of our students go on to careers in allied health professions and a few go on to medical school.
- This major emphasizes levels of analysis of movement from the cellular to the cultural.