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MOVMTSC-BS - Movement Science


Official Name of Program

Movement Science

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

02906 - MOVMTSC-BS

CIP Code


The Movement Science Major in the Department of Health and Human Performance at York College is dedicated to providing a rigorous and informative environment that promotes education and practical applications of exercise science, in order to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.

Program Goals:

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of principles of physical fitness and the importance of lifelong physical activity.

  2. Students will be able to administer and interpret health-related physical fitness assessments.

  3. Students will be able to develop and implement individualized fitness programs.

  4. Students will be able to utilize exercise counseling and behavioral techniques to optimize exercise programs.

  5. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of organizational and administrative techniques for running an exercise-related facility.

  6. Students will be able to demonstrate professional competencies in an internship experience.


The Movement Science major demonstrates academic excellence as the first in CUNY to obtain accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences (CoAES).

Description of the Profession:

Graduates of the Movement Science program are trained to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercise and fitness programs for individuals who appear healthy and those with controlled disease. They are skilled in evaluating health behaviors and risk factors, conducting fitness assessments, writing appropriate exercise prescriptions, and motivating individuals to modify negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. A Movement Science graduate demonstrates competence as a leader in health and fitness programs in university, corporate, commercial, and community settings, where clients participate in health promotion and fitness-related activities.