Movement Sciences and Health


Our department is home to academic programs that focus on movement sciences and health. We prepare students to be competent and prepared professionals in their selected careers in athletic training, exercise science, fitness and sport coaching, physical education teacher education, and health promotion.

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It is exciting to announce that as of January 7, 2019, we are now the Department of Movement Sciences and Health.

Our new name better reflects the programs we offer in the dynamic fields of Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness & Sport Coaching, Physical Education, Teacher Education, and Health Promotion.  Students in our department have exceptional opportunities in their program/major to engage with faculty who are leaders in their fields to gain theoretical knowledge and practical workplace-ready skills. 

Follow us on our college's Facebook @UWF.COH and Twitter @UWFHealth and our Department social media sites @UWF Biomechanics@UWFSHEP to learn more about department laboratories, community outreach, co-curricular activities, and research opportunities as being a part of the newly name Department of Movement Sciences and Health. 

MSH provides student-centered, quality education through innovative teaching and research, high impact experiences, professional preparation, and community engagement.

Our graduates are employed in variety of settings including schools, universities, clinics, and sport/fitness industry.  Students also have opportunities to work in state and local health departments, hospitals, corporate settings, military, and federal government.  The Department of Movement Sciences and Health is a member of the American Kinesiology.


B.S. Exercise Science

B. S.  Athletic Training

B. S. Fitness & Sports Coaching

B.S. Health Promotion 

B.S. Physical Education Teacher Education


M.S. Exercise Science Specialization

M.S. Physical Education and Human Performance Specialization

M. S. Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness

Ed. D. Curriculum and Instruction, Specialization in Health & Physical Activity 


Health Promotion


The Department of Movement Sciences and Health is an international leader in education and research in exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical activity, and health promotion in the following teaching and research laboratories affiliated with our department:

Department Laboratories

    • Applied Anatomy & Physiology
    • Athletic Training Skills
    • Sports Medicine & Neuromechanics
    • Clinical Exercise Physiology
    • Molecular & Cellular Exercise Physiology
    • Dual-energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA)
    • Health & Physical Activity