Human Movement Science, Minor

The Minor in Human Movement Science is open to all majors at the university with the exception of Bouvé Doctor of Physical Therapy students. The minor is designed for students who seek to complement their current studies with a more detailed understanding of the interplay of human anatomy and kinetic forces of movement specific to their chosen career path. It includes three required courses and one elective course with offerings that can be tailored to a student's interest in ergonomics, sport, kinetic movement, or deeper human anatomy knowledge through cadaveric education. Pursuing a Minor in Human Movement Science will complement students’ knowledge in their related fields of science, engineering, and entrepreneurship to provide a baseline understanding of human anatomy, functional demands, and movement analysis as they relate to activities of daily living. To be admitted to the Minor in Human Movement Science, students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.000 GPA overall).

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

PT 3400Human Kinesiology4
PT 3500Motor Control of Human Movement4
BIOL 2217
and BIOL 2218
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 2217


Complete one of the following:4-5
Introduction to Sports Medicine
Introductory Skills for Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Functional Human Neuroanatomy
and Lab for PT 5410
Exercise Physiology 1
Human Gross Anatomy
and Lab for PT 5010
Human Pathology and the Influence on Movement
Multidisciplinary Approaches in Motor Control
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Lab for BIOL 2219

GPA Requirement

All coursework must be completed at a minimum grade of C and courses may not be taken Pass/Fail.

Credit Requirement

A minimum of 17 semester hours is required.