Program Contact: Todd Botto (203-582-3380)

Through the scientific understanding of human anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics, our Minor in Human Movement positions students to explore a variety of methods used to assess and maintain healthy movement and prevent disability.

By pursuing a Minor in Human Movement, you’ll gain a strong foundational understanding of normal human movement as compared to pathological movement across the lifespan. Courses will allow you to develop the early thought processes and disciplinary content necessary for careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, prosthetics and orthotics, biomechanics and kinesiology. This minor serves as an excellent on-ramp to many healthcare career pathways.


  1. Apply medical knowledge to common and typical scenarios to guide patient care

  2. Describe scientific knowledge for general and pathologic human movement

  3. Describe basic human movement across the lifespan

  4. Describe basic anatomy of the peripheral nervous system

  5. Correlate under guidance the clinical presentation with basic anatomy and pathophysiology of movement disorders

The human movement minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits.

Required courses (6 credits)6
HSC 290Introduction to Kinesiology3
HSC 309Human Motor Development3
Elective courses (choose 12 credits)12
HSC 205Age-Related Community Engagement Youth (HSC 505)1
HSC 206Community Engagement: Leaving a Legacy Service Learning Seminar: International (HSC 506)1
HSC 280Adaptive Recreation and Sports2
HSC 317Nutrition Across the Life Cycle3
HSC 326Therapeutic Exercise3
HSC 334Clinical Skills Patient Communication1
HSC 390Introduction to Eval and Treatment I3
HSC 391Intro to Evaluation and Treatment II2
HSC 397Pre-Health Professions Clinical Affiliation3
HSC 398Health Professions Career Practicum1-3
HSC 405Biomechanics3
BMS 310Neuroanatomy3