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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Careers in Movement and Sport Sciences

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:

  • Professional and collegiate sports
  • Secondary and intermediate schools
  • Sports medicine clinics
  • Hospital emergency rooms and rehab clinics
  • Occupational settings
  • Performing arts
  • Law enforcement and military 
  • Physician offices

Graduate/Professional School Options

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

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