Your Kinesiology Connection
Those interested in health, fitness, and the human body should consider studying Movement Science! This program is excellent preparation for a career in health. The curriculum includes coursework, laboratory research opportunities, and out-of-class activities. The program culminates with a B.S. degree in Movement Science with emphasis in three disciplines:
Biomechanics applies principles of mechanics to human movement. Biomechanics courses offer good preparation for graduate studies in biomechanics, ergonomics, prosthetics, physical therapy or rehabilitation medicine.
Exercise Physiology focuses on the body’s response to exercise and movement. The curriculum lays a foundation for graduate studies and certifications in personal fitness training, athletic training, strength and conditioning, coaching, and worksite wellness.
Motor Control examines the ways movement is learned and controlled through neural and behavioral mechanisms. Motor control knowledge can be applied in physical and occupational therapy careers, as well as physical education, coaching, music and the arts, and ergonomics.
Top 5 Reasons to Study Movement Science at U-M
5. Study abroad in an exchange program
4. Small class sizes
3. Conduct research for academic credit
2. Excellent graduate school preparation
1. Engaging faculty
The Movement Science (MOVESCI) major strives to fully develop the intellectual abilities of each student during their learning experiences in the School of Kinesiology. The program emphasizes the study of human movement from biological and behavioral perspectives across the lifespan. The Movement Science Department achieves their mission by offering a diversified program that includes introductory and advanced course work, research, and laboratory experiences. Success is evaluated by the academic and professional placement of graduates.
The Movement Science major comprises coursework that emphasizes the causes and consequences of human movement from biomechanical, motor control and development, and physiological perspectives. The requirements include courses both in and outside of Kinesiology.
The Movement Science curriculum emphasizes competencies in these areas:
Students will gain these competencies by mastering concepts in courses, by exposure to research in laboratory sections of courses and in independent study and research courses.
MOVESCI Course Offerings:
- Exercise Physiology
- Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy
- Motor Control
- Exercise, Nutrition, and Weight Control
Sample 4-Year Curriculum
American College of Sports Medicine
American Physical Therapy Association
American Physiological Society
American Society of Biomechanics
National Strength and Conditioning Association
National Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
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