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About Department


The Department of Movement Sciences is the only place on campus where you can study physical activity and play for a healthy, productive, and sustainable lifestyle. Our approach to activity and play is interdisciplinary and involves all of you – your whole being – permeating your study, your work, and your leisure time. We want to inspire you to develop a healthier you through play and to learn how to take a playful and active spirit to your family, your workplace, and your community.

We promote healthy active living though our undergraduate programs in dance, exercise science & health, physical education teacher education, and recreation. All of our undergraduate students begin their study in our Core Curriculum to learn a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to healthy active living. At the graduate level, our students can choose to study recreation, exercise science, sport pedagogy & character education, or athletic training, where they work side-by-side with nationally and internationally renowned faculty to impact the health of our society through research and community engagement.

Explore our website and learn about the opportunities that we create for healthy active living – through our academic programs…through the work we do in our communities…and through the research that we conduct.