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 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, occupational therapy, medicine, etc.).

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Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

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


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