Degree Description

The program 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, and sport history. 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 in kinesiology or professional school (physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, etc.).


The Movement & Sport Sciences major prepares high achieving students for graduate or professional school so that they can pursue careers in fields such as:

Changing your major to Movement & Sport Sciences
CODO Process for Students Interested in Health and Human Sciences Majors

Degree Requirement Sheet/Four Year Plan
Movement & Sport Sciences Degree Requirement Sheet Movement & Sport Sciences Four Year Plan

Additional Resources
Pre Physical Therapy Information
Pre Occupational Therapy Information
Boiler Bytes: Students reach out to the community through Pete's Pals
Plan of Study Worksheet
5 Students Who Move the World Forward - Taylor Zike
5 Students Who Are Fun Makers - Brian Frankel
5 Students Who Are Studying Abroad - Sarah Goodwin
5 Students Who Are Culture Makers - Brittany Smith

American College of Sports Medicine
American Society of Biomechanics
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Association for Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology
American Physical Therapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Association