Movement Science Option — University Park
The Movement Science option in Penn State’s B.S. in Kinesiology program focuses on understanding the use of movement for prevention and treatment of chronic disease, promoting health, or the rehabilitation and treatment of injury. This option requires interdisciplinary training in academic areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology, motor behavior, neuroscience, sports history, and philosophy.
Upon graduation, you’ll be well prepared for a broad range of careers in biomedical and health-related fields, as well as graduate study in allied health, wellness, and medical fields, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, chiropractic, cardiac rehabilitation, or pre-medicine.
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, 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 include the capstone course in the major: Kines 495B for the Movement Science Option; Kines 495F for the Athletic Training Major; Kines 495A or Kines 495B for the Applied Exercise and Health Option; 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.