• Movement Science


    Why UC

    You will be prepared for a broad range of health-related careers and graduate study.

    Opportunities to work in collaboration with Strength & Conditioning coaches and Human Movement Specialists from UC and the surrounding area.

    Strong Foundation for careers in areas including physical therapy, athletic training, and occupational therapy.

    You can become eligible for several certifications, and have the opportunity to work with clientele of all ages, athletic ability and motivation.

    About Movement Science

    The Movement Science program offers a unique approach to a career in health care. It is a great choice for students interested in pursuing a career in fitness/wellness, strength & conditioning and rehabilitation sciences. You will be 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).


    What You'll Learn

    Your coursework will include biology, exercise physiology, motor development, movement analysis, fitness and strength and conditioning. Beginning in your sophomore year, you will begin performing clinical rotations, which will lead to a 12-credi internship in your senior year. You will develop an understanding and the ability to apply concepts from fitness management, biomechanics and nutrition to promote healthy living across the lifespan.

    Movement Science

    Admission Requirements

    Students must gain general admission to the University of Charleston to purse the Movement Science degree.

    Download the course catalog for complete details.


    How Much Will it Cost Me?

    View our Tuition & Fees page for detailed information.

    Fact Sheet

    Download the Health Promotion Fact Sheet

    Find out more about this program by downloading our Fact Sheet – a brief view of what our program is all about.

    Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Download the Curriculum & Course Catalog

    Learn more about the course, curriculum, and graduation requirements.


    Job Opportunities

    • Strength and Conditioning Specialist/Coach
    • Fitness/Personal Trainer
    • Corrective Exercise Specialist
    • Wellness Coordinator
    • Health and Fitness Educator
    • Go on to graduate programs in related fields, including UC’s Master of Science in Athletic Training


    Program Faculty



    Nicolette Bell
    Nicolette Bell

    Program Director, Assistant Professor