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Movement Science Minor

Movement science is the study of physical activity, which is central to the pursuit of optimizing health and wellness across all populations and ages.

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Program Overview

This minor provides you with a broad perspective on the value of sports and exercise as it relates to maintaining overall health and wellness. It provides foundational knowledge in the cultural, historical, and philosophical dimensions of physical activity, its role in health and wellness, scientific foundations, and practice.

Open to all except exercise science, sport management, or health and physical education majors.

Why Study Movement Science at Grand Valley?

  • Recognize the benefits of physical activity on the spectrum of health, spanning physical, mental, emotional, and social factors.
  • Engage in courses that promote inclusion across race, gender, age, and ability.
  • Choose from a variety of related courses to tailor the program to your own interests and goals.
  • Learn using state-of-the-art equipment and instructional materials.
  • A minor adds another credential to your transcript, enhancing your degree and resume.

Location & Format

Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

  • Face To Face


The minor consists of a minimum of 24 credits. Required:

  • EXS 210 - The Science of Human Movement and Exercise
  • FIT 100 level courses, minimum of two, no more than three
  • HPE 207 - Personal Health and Wellness
  • MOV 101 - Foundations of Human Movement Science
  • SPM 202 - Social/Cultural Dimension of Sport

In addition, you must take a minimum of four elective courses totaling at least 10 credit hours, see details.

Career Options

The movement science minor is designed to appeal to student interest in personal health and wellness. Skills can be applied to and merged with a variety of professional fields, including human resources, social services, health sciences, sports, and business.

For More Information

Department of Movement Science

4400A KHS
(616) 331-3515

Admissions and Recruitment Office