Department of Movement Science


NEW ONLINE PROCESS: Department of Movement Science Student Registration Forms

NEW ONLINE PROCESS: Department of Movement Science Student Registration Forms

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The Department of Movement Science is a multidisciplinary unit which encompasses programs in Physical Education, Health Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Sport Leadership bound by the common theme of movement as the basis for healthy living. The department contributes to the enrichment of society through excellent teaching, scholarly activity, and service which reflect the department's commitment to university, community, state, national, and global issues related to healthy, active lifestyles.







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    Movement Science House in the GV Lanthorn (Sept 2012)


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Exercise Science Student Emily Machiela Qualifies for Ironman Competition

Emily Machiela qualified for the IronMan competition in Kona, Hawaii. She qualified in Louisville with an official time of 12:02. Emily has been an active member in the department and last year she was chosen as Major of the Year. She is planning on continuing her education in medical school after graduation.

Reddick named Student Senator for Athletic Trainers' Society





Alison Reddick was recently named a Student Senator for the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Society. Alison explains, "The privilege of representing Michigan as a GLATA student senator is an unparalleled experience that opens doors well beyond the GVSU campus. I have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills I have obtained through education and experience and to interact with professionals and students throughout the region." The Movement Science Department and all of the College congratulate Alison on this honor.


MATS Student Seminar F11

Movement Science Life


Adjunct Instructor Dale Berry was given the IAHPERD Honor Award CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Adjunct Instructor Dale Berry was given the IAHPERD Honor Award



Football and Swahili

Dr. John Kilbourne was recently featured in the NY times article entitled "Football and Swahili." This article debated the role of the college athlete and how the current educational system potentially limits the options for student athlete learning. For a link to the full article click here


Fitnessgram Grant Awarded to K-12 Faculty

Led by Dr. Ingrid Johnson students Tanya Emelander, Jennifer Large, Matt Borst, Megan Lloyd, and Taylor Kirkwood of GVSU's Physical Education program gave Fitnessgram testing to students at Zinser Elementary School. The event was part of the ING Run For Something Better grant that was awarded to GVSU's Physical Education program.

Science Day 2011

The Movement Science department partnered with the Grand Rapids Griffins for Science Day and had over 4,000 elementary and middle school students attend. Science Day gave students a unique hands on experience to learn about science. For more pictures click here

Not Just a Game: Politics and Power in American Sports

Dr. John Carlos, one of the truly iconic figures in the world of sport, and Dave Zirin, renowned sportswriter, gave a presentation in conjunction with their recently published book, The John Carlos Story: The Sports Movement That Changed the World. The event also marked the universitys first Intersections program hosted by Grand Valleys Office of Multicultural Affairs, Womens Center and LGBT Resource Center

Students with Zirin


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