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Department of Human Movement Sciences:Chair's Welcome


Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Darden College of Education Department of Human Movement Sciences (HMS). The department is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. We advocate a healthy lifestyle that includes human movement as an essential component of the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of all humans across the life span. We seek to expand our understanding of the effects of human movement on the quality of human life. Therefore, we prepare professionals in the following disciplines dedicated to the promotion of health and wellness through human movement: Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education, Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies, and Sport Management.

Our department offers undergraduate degrees in Physical Education with concentration areas in Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education Teacher Preparation and Sport Management. We also offer an undergraduate degree in Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies. At the graduate level we offer a M.S.Ed. in multiple concentration areas including Exercise Science, Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education, Coaching Education, and Sport Management. In addition, we offer a concentration in Human Movement Sciences with emphasis areas in Applied Kinesiology and Sport and Recreation Management.

Please enjoy your review of our department website. If you need more information please contact us at 757-683-4995.

Dr. Lynn Ridinger
Chair, HMS