Academic Catalog


Department of Human Movement Sciences

2006 Student Recreation Center
757 683-4995 (phone)
757 683-4270 (fax)

Xihe Zhu, Chair

The Department of Human Movement Sciences offers graduate programs leading to Master's degrees in three disciplines, which includes Health and Physical Education, Park, Recreation & Tourism Studies, and Sport Management. Within Physical Education, there are concentrations in Adapted Physical Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Coaching Education, and Initial Virginia Teaching Licensure in Health & Physical Education.  Additionally, students can earn a graduate certificate in Adapted Physical Education. We also offer a Doctoral degree (PhD in Education - Human Movement Sciences concentration) with emphasis areas in Health & Sport Pedagogy, and Sport & Recreation Management.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and Commonwealth licensure regulations, the programs in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in the catalog. Students should obtain current program information from their advisors and the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies website at

Please Note:  The following programs are being managed by the College of Health Sciences - Dean's Office.  The program content has been moved.  

  • Master of Science, Exercise Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Education with a Concentration in Applied Kinesiology