This program is designed to assist students in the development of comprehensive knowledge of human movement science, functional anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, as well as functional assessment and program design. Graduates of the ATSU Human Movement (M.S.) program will receive the highest quality education in human movement, performance enhancement, and corrective exercise through a flexible distance education format that enables healthcare providers and those practicing human movement, fitness, and wellness to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide leadership in advanced human movement services.
Students can choose from 2 specialty tracks: Sports Conditioning and Geriatric Exercise Science. Each track consists of 4 specialty courses, which can also be completed as a post-graduate certificate. Thus, fitness professionals have the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and skills while maintaining their current employment.
The Corrective Exercise Track is a partnership program between ATSU-ASHS and the National Academy of Sports Medicine® (NASM®) and will prepare individuals to obtain certification as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) or Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the NASM®.
This program includes a one-week residency course In Mesa, Arizona that will include presentations and lab-based interactions between students, faculty, and leading professionals in health and fitness. This course is required for graduation and will be offered annually during the spring quarter.