Movement Science (BS)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
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

Mission:

The Movement Science Major in the Department of Health and Physical Education, Gerontological Studies and Services at York College is dedicated to providing a rigorous and informative environment that promotes education and practical applications of exercise science, in order to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.

Major Program Goals:

  1. Students will be able to discuss principles of physical fitness and the importance of lifelong physical activity.
  2. Students will be able to utilize principles and procedures for developing and implementing individualized fitness and wellness programs.
  3. Students will be able to apply effective coaching techniques.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate resource management skills.
  5. Students will be able to initiate critical thinking skills as consumers of health and fitness products.
  6. Students will be able to employ competencies required to succeed in pursuing an advanced degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Training.

Accreditation

The Movement Science major demonstrates academic excellence as the first in CUNY to obtain accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES).

Description of the Profession:

Graduates of the Movement Science program are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for individuals who appear healthy and those with controlled disease. They are skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. A Movement Science graduate demonstrates competence as a leader in health and fitness programs in university, corporate, commercial, and community settings, where clients participate in health promotion and fitness-related activities.

Effective Fall 2017 

Movement Science BS

 

I. Required Courses

11 
BIO120Principles of Inheritance and Human Reproduction 
BIO281Human Structure and Function 
MATH111Introduction to Statistics and Probability 

II. Required Major Discipline Courses

30 

A. Skills Courses

PE141Weight Training 
Select any two (2) credits from among the following: 
Any 100-200 level Physical Education course except PE 291, 292, 293, 294 
PE311Creative Rhythms and Dance for Children 
PE312Educational Gymnastics for Children 
PE313Games and Sports for Children 

B. Foundation Courses

27 
PE150Fitness for Living 
PE215Basics of Motor Development and Motor Learning 
HE314Nutrition & Health 
PE350Principles and Foundations of Physical Education 
PE358Physiology of Exercise 
PE362Kinesiology 
PE363Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education 
PE365Research and Writing in Health and Physical Education 
MS375Biomechanics 
PE452Cardiovascular Fitness 

III. Choose One Concentration Area (A or B)

19 

A. Exercise Professions

 
MS322Recreation, Organization, and Leadership 
PE353Physical Activity for Special Populations 
PE361Sport Psychology and Coaching 
MS487Adult Fitness Programs 
MS488Field Work in Movement Science I 
MS489Field Work in Movement Science II 
MS490Certified Exercise Physiologist Workshop 
Interdisciplinary Requirements
3 credits in one of the following categories 200 level or above:  
1. Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics  
2. Behavioral Sciences (Psychology or Political Science  
3. Social Science (Sociology, Anthropology  
4. Business and Economics  
5. Health Education  
6. Public Health  
Proof of a current First Aid/CPR certification 

B. Sports Rehabilitation

 
MS490Certified Exercise Physiologist Workshop 
PE353Psychical Activity for Special Populations 
MSSR310Introduction to Sport Rehabilitation and Sport Medicine 
MSSR320Therapeutic Exercise and Evaluation 
MSSR328Field Work in Sport Rehabilitation I 
MSSR338Field Work in Sport Rehabilitation II 
Interdisciplinary Requirements
6 credits in one of the following categories 200 level or above:  
1. Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics  
2. Behavioral Sciences (Psychology or Political Science  
3. Social Science (Sociology, Anthropology  
4. Business and Economics  
5. Health Education  
6. Public Health  
Proof of a valid First Aid/CPR certification 
Credit Totals 
Total Movement Science Program credits60 
Total Core Curriculum credits33-42 
Total free elective credits18-27 
Total credits for the BS in Movement Science120 

Notes

  1. BIO 120 may also be taken to fulfill the Flexible Core: Scientific World requirement.
  2. BIO 234 and 235 may be substituted for BIO 281.
  3. MATH 111 may also be taken to fulfill the Required Core: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
  4. PE 365 may also be taken to fulfill the College Option Core Writing Intensive Requirement.

Admissions Criteria

All students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Students interested in the Movement Science program should contact the Movement Science program coordinator.