Chair's Welcome


Hello and welcome to the Department of Movement Science at Grand Valley State University!

The Department of Movement Science offers three Bachelor of Science degree options providing students with a liberal arts education coupled with a major in Exercise Science (Clinical Exercise Science emphasis, Health Fitness Instruction emphasis),  Health & Physical Education (K-12 Professional Instruction emphasis), and Sport Management. The Department also offers a Master of Athletic Training degree. 

Movement Science students critically examine and apply scientific, clinical, educational, and cultural aspects of sport and movement to promote healthy living across the lifespan.

Our programs prepare students for career options as health & physical education teachers (K-12), athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, corporate fitness and wellness specialists, personal trainers, intramural directors, athletic officials and administrators. Other professions include community wellness and fitness leaders, exercise physiologists, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation specialists, adapted physical activity specialists, sports information, sports marketing, and sports management.

Our faculty and students are engaged in high impact experiences including innovative teaching, research, community integration promoting healthy living and active engagement across the lifespan. Graduating students are well prepared for employment, graduate study in our field, and allied health professional programs (i.e., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant).  Many of our alumni hold highly respected career positions throughout Michigan and the nation and are considered leaders in their chosen professions. 

We hope that our website helps you learn more about our dynamic programs, outstanding faculty, students, facilities, the Movement Science Living and Learning Community, and alumni!


Best wishes in your studies at Grand Valley!

2019/20 Athletic Training Graduates: 12
2019/20 Exercise Science Graduates: 249
2019/20 Health & Physical Education Graduates: 16
2019/20 Sport Management Graduates: 22

Page last modified September 24, 2020