Jump to other news and events
Purdue signature
 

Movement and Sport Sciences

The Movement & Sport Sciences major is based on the idea of studying human movement and sport from the point of view of sub-disciplines in kinesiology. The curriculum includes courses in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, motor development, and sport and exercise psychology. Students take advanced courses in three of these areas. After completing the foundational and advanced courses, students can work with a professor to conduct research. This major offers excellent preparation for students who plan to attend graduate school in an area of kinesiology or professional school. Examples include physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), medicine, chiropractic, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, motor development, etc.

Potential Job Titles

  • Sport Instructor/Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Manager/Coordinator/Specialist
  • Health Promotion Specialist

Experiential Learning

  • Hands-on lab activities in most of the foundational courses
  • Designing & implementing a program to improve balance and motor function in older adults
  • Participate in a departmental study abroad opportunity during the summer to Beijing Sport University
  • Learn the process of conducting research in a lab with a professor

Potential Career Fields with Additional Education

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Development / Motor Learning
  • Sport Psychology / Sport Sociology
  • Sport History
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
  • Product Research and Development
  • University Faculty
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Chiropractic

Coursework

Sample Degree Requirements