Movement and Sport Sciences

College of Health and Human Sciences

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.).

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Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

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


Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-8533


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

Certified Athletic Trainers work in a variety of settings including, but not limited to the following areas:

Graduate/Professional School Options

About 88% of graduates from the Department of Health and Kinesiology who to graduate/professional school earn a spot.

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Healthcare Services

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