Movement Science (BS)

Health and Behavioral Sciences
Health and Physical Education
HEGIS Number: 0835

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

The Movement Science major provides an opportunity to specialize in areas of recreation, athletic coaching, athletic training, cardiovascular fitness, athletic administration, and physical education for people with special needs. A specialization in cardiovascular fitness prepares the student for fitness leadership jobs in business and industrial fields and in private agencies such as the YMCA, YMHA, and cardiac exercise programs. It also gives the student a broad knowledge base to pursue graduate study.

A specialization in recreation offers the student opportunities for careers in community recreation; in Federal, State, and City agencies; and in private organizations, such as nursing homes. Activity specialists coach community and school teams and work in Park Departments. Recreation directors organize and administer recreation programs for groups of people, and for communities. A major in Movement Science can prepare the student for work as a perceptual-motor therapist and/or a physical educator for the physically or emotionally challenged, or with the elderly. Movement Science majors choose which discipline they will study to complete the Interdisciplinary Requirement. Students are encouraged to seek academic advisement in the Department as early as possible.

Movement Science BS

 

Required Courses

48 

Skills courses*

Select 6 credits from any 100-200*- level course and/or from Physical Education, 311, 312, 313  

Required Major Discipline Courses

22 
PE150 Fitness for Living 
PE215 Basics of Motor Development and Motor Learning 
PE350 Principles and Foundations of Physical Education 
PE358 Physiology of Exercise 
PE362 Kinesiology 
PE363 Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education 
PE365 Research and Writing in Health and Physical Education 
PE452 Cardiovascular Fitness 

Concentration Areas

Choose one of the following Consentration Areas
 

Community Coaching/Personal Training

20 
Choose 14 Credits from the following PE courses  
PE322 Recreation, Organization, and Leadership 
PE353 Physical Activity for Special Populations 
PE361 Sport Psychology and Coaching 
PE487 Adult Fitness Programs 
Three Credits of the following:  
PE471 Field Work in Physical Education and Recreation 
PE472 Field Work in Physical Education and Recreation 
PE473 Field Work in Physical Education and Recreation 
PE474 Field Work in Physical Education and Recreation 
Proof of a current First Aid/CPR certification   
Interdisciplinary Requirements
6 credits in one of the following categories 200 level or above:Natural science (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) Behavioral Sciences (Psychology or Political Science) Social Science (Sociology, Anthropology) Business and Economics Health Education   

Athletic Training

20 
PEAT310 Introduction to Athletic Training and Sports Medicine 
PEAT318 Field Work: Introduction to Athletic Training and Sports Medicine 
PEAT320 Therapeutic Exercise and Evaluation 
PEAT328 Field Work: Therapeutic Exercise and Evaluation 
PEAT330 Scientific Basis in Athletic Training 
PEAT338 Field Work: Scientific Basis in Athletic Training 
PEAT340 Modalities and Management Strategies in Athletic Training 
PEAT348 Field Work: Modalities and Management Strategies in Athletic Training 
Proof of a valid First Aid/CPR certification.   

*200-level Independent Study courses do not fulfill the skills courses requirements

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