Movement Science Option
The Movement Science option provides interdisciplinary training in academic areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology, motor behavior, neuroscience, and sport history and philosophy to understand the use of movement for prevention and diagnosis of chronic disease, rehabilitation and treatment, and/or theoretical study. Students are prepared for a broad range of careers in biomedical and health-related fields as well as graduate study in allied health and medical fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, cardiac rehabilitation, or pre-medicine.
Forms and Documents
Please see the documents below for recommended and required courses in the Movement Science option.
- Movement Science Support Courses
- KINES/MOVSC Recommended Academic Plan (University Park)
- KINES/MOVSC Recommended Academic Plan (Commonwealth Campuses)
- Movement Science Option Degree Audit
- Graduation Plan Worksheet (blank)
Each Kinesiology option culminates in a practicum experience, as part of the curriculum. Read more about Kinesiology practicum experiences.
Limitation on the number of transfer courses used for KINES 300-Level core:
Effective FA15, out of the Kines 300-level core courses (Kines 321, 341 soon to be a new course, 345, 350, 360, and 384), only up to two courses (6 credits) can be transferred in and used towards graduation for the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.
Policy 83-80 limitations on source and time for credit acquisition:
In accordance with Policy 83-80.5, the Department of Kinesiology requires at least 24 credits of Kinesiology courses required for graduation to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. The 24 credits includes the capstone course in the major: Kines 495B for the Movement Science Option; Kines 495F for the Athletic Training Major; and Kines 495C for the Exercise Science Option. Students who are earning the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Major at University Park may not count courses taken at other Penn State Campuses towards this 24 credit minimum.