Movement Science

Movement Science applies the principles of mechanics to human movement as it relates to areas such as exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology, motor behavior, and neuroscience. Movement Science understands how to use movement to prevent and diagnosis chronic disease, rehabilitation and treatment. A degree in movement science includes topics such as anatomy, physiology, motor control and the mechanics of motion.

Careers in the field of Movement Science include:

Orthopedic Surgeon
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Sports Psychologist
Exercise Physiologist
Athletic Trainer
Massage Therapist
Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor


Here’s some recent work done in the field of Movement Science:

Diabetes drug could help those living with Parkinson’s disease, research reveals

A drug commonly used to treat diabetes could help those living with Parkinson’s disease, research has revealed. By 2020 it is predicted that 162,000 individuals in the UK will be living with the condition. While existing drugs help to control its symptoms, there are currently none available which slow or halt its progression.

How soccer players are getting smarter with science

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A comprehensive guide to the new science of treating lower back pain

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin’s back pain started when she was 16, on the day she flew off her horse and landed on her right hip. For the next four decades, Ramin says her back pain was like a small rodent nibbling at the base of her spine.

UTSA professor wants to prevent shoulder and elbow injuries in adolescent baseball pitchers

According to Oyama, baseball pitchers ages 14 through 18 are often susceptible to shoulder and elbow injuries due to overuse and stress on their bones and muscles. The prevalence of these injuries among teen players has even given rise to the terms “little league shoulder” and “little league elbow.”