• Movement Science

    Bachelor of Science in Movement Science

    The Movement Science Program at the University of Charleston offers students interested in pursuing a career in fitness/wellness, strength & conditioning, and rehabilitation sciences an interdisciplinary approach to health-care. Academic coursework in biology, exercise physiology, motor development, movement analysis, fitness and strength & conditioning provide students a strong educational foundation followed by real-world hands-on experience. 

    Program Benefits

    • Graduates are prepared for a broad range of health-related careers and graduate study in allied health and medical disciplines such as physical therapy, athletic training, and occupational therapy
    • Students will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with Strength & Conditioning Coaches and a Human Movement Specialist from the University of Charleston and the surrounding area during practicum experiences and immersed internships
    • Eligible for certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
    • Enrolled students have the opportunity to work with clientele of all ages, athletic ability and motivation

    Admission Requirements

    Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston

    Program Requirements

    To progress in the Movement Science Program and graduate, students must pass their required courses with a C or better and meet all institutional academic requirements of maintaining a 2.0 GPA. The Movement Science Program consists of 120 credit hours that includes a combination of major courses, core courses, elective credit course, and liberal learning outcome courses.

    Additional Requirements

    Students must meet all Liberal learning outcomes required for graduation by the University of Charleston.