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Movement Sciences

Email: Movement Sciences
College of Education
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401
Phone: (208) 885-7921
Fax: (208) 885-5929


Movement Sciences outreach activities span the gamut of healthy active lifestyles.

Athletic Training:

  • Students do clinicals each semester
  • Provide a free Athletic Training Sports Medicine Clinic located in Memorial Gym.


  • Provide movement clinics for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival each year with over 30 sessions offered.
  •  Free K-12 matinees on our main stage dance performance each semester.
  •  The Dance Theatre through Center for Dance provides two main concert weekends(three performances) each year Through grant outreach: Latin Dance pedagogy workshop for northwest, Jazz Dance 2 day pedagogy workshop with northwest, Motif Description 2 class seminar with Moscow Junior High, Master class on Bill T. Jones and the dance Continuous Replay with Moscow Senior High. 
  • A continuing collaboration with the Dance Notation Bureau in NYC on notating Jean Erdman's solo Passage here at UI.

Exercise Science:

  • Students are required to complete three 40 hour practicum placements and one 360 hour internship.

Physical Education and Teacher Education (PETE):

  • Students engage in numerous outreach activities with the Moscow School District and the City of Moscow 
  •  PETE students and faculty have also provided assistance to the State of Idaho Dept. of Education and Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) through a variety of scholarship activities that include: Statewide surveillance of the BMI of k-12 students in all regions of the state, Statewide surveillance of the quantity and quality of physical education offered in k-12 schools, Numerous professional development activities at the state IAHPERD conferences.


  • REC 365 Leisure and Aging requires 20 logged hours with the senior centers, Gritman's Adult Day Health, Gritman's Wellness Center, active/assistive living communities, a number of the nursing homes and/or the VA hospital among others).
  • In REC 424 Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with a Disability the students must log 30 hours work in a variety of agencies which include the Special Olympics, Center for Disabilities and Human Development, Families Together and/or other organizations or agencies that service individuals with a disability.
  •  In REC 487, in cooperation with the Recreation Student Organization and in partnership with the City of Moscow Parks and Recreation the students coordinate and run the Ice Fishing Derby in February on Spring Valley Reservoir. The course also coordinates the annual Recreation Program Awards and Scholarship Banquet.
  • In REC 125 Outdoor Leisure Pursuits, REC 224 Whitewater Rafting, and REC 226 Whitewater Canoeing the students participate in an environmental clean up project along the river banks of the rivers that class paddles.
  •  In REC 227 Mountain Biking and REC 320 Outdoor Recreation Leadership, the students do trail building and maintenance projects.
  • All Recreation majors are required by the accreditation standards of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to complete a 400 or more internship.
  • Recreation students have taken internship overseas though Camp Adventure which is service based program administered by the University of Northern Iowa and funded by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Division of the US Armed Forces.