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Exercise and Movement Science, B.Sc.

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Develop the hands-on and technological skillset necessary to succeed in the rapidly growing world of fitness, health and wellness, sport and human movement.

The field of Exercise and Movement Science is rapidly expanding, both from professional athletes looking for enhanced performance to individuals looking for an enhanced quality of life. As new technologies begin to mainstream the “quantified self” movement, a multitude of career opportunities are opening up for individuals with degrees in exercise and movement science and a sophisticated understanding of human movement performance.

The innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum from Lewis University combines anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, motor behavior, nutrition, technology, data analytics, and more, through which you will:

  • Develop deep anatomical and physiological understandings of the body’s response to exercise and movement
  • Learn to measure human performance through use of video and computer-based assessment paradigms
  • Understand the complex nature of nutrition and its variable effects on human performance
  • Examine the ways biomechanical movements are acquired, performed and controlled through neural and behavioral mechanisms
  • Learn to gather data and utilize analytics to discover insights on training and sports performance
  • Develop best practice methodologies for athlete assessment, functional analysis and performance improvement
  • Conceptualize innovations and trial new strategies and technologies within the fitness, sport, and movement-related fields.

Career options:

Graduates with a degree in Exercise and Movement Science can go straight to work in clinics, hospitals, sport performance facilities, and worksite health and fitness facilities through positions including:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Director
  • Sport Performance Specialist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Strength Training and Conditioning Specialist
  • Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Health Navigator
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Health Fitness Professional
  • Corporate Wellness Professional
  • Activity Coordinator
  • Sport Biomechanist
  • Athletic Coach

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Exercise and Movement Science
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • History and Sociology of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Motor Behavior
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Movement Science
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Strength Training and Conditioning
  • Exercise and Movement Science Senior Capstone
  • Exercise Prescription

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application Form
  • Official high school transcript or GED score
  • ACT or SAT test results
  • $40 application fee
  • Although not required, Lewis encourages students to submit a personal statement or letters of recommendation to improve their admission possibilities.
International undergraduate applicants:
  • Undergraduate Application
  • Secondary School score report and graduation certificate
  • English Test Score Report (see more information below)
  • Copy of passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33270 USD/full
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    33270 USD/full
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
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