Why Study Movement Science?

    You’ll get quality education in the biological sciences while focusing on a movement science career-centered track, specifically designed for students looking to pursue careers in biology. Whether you want to work as a dance therapist, an athletic coach, or a somatic movement educator, you’ll be in good shape. The movement science concentration gives you a jump on graduate school, immersing you in research in areas like sports medicine and exercise physiology. All of these concentrations can also lead to programs in osteopathy, nursing, or other medical professions with some additional courses.

    Why Study Movement Science at MMC?

    The Movement Science concentration is a unique program that gives you the opportunity to explore many different subjects in biology while also choosing a pathway towards a career in movement science. You’ll have a personalized, hands-on learning experience due to small class sizes, particularly in biology and chemistry labs. You’ll interact with and learn from faculty across the College—including social sciences, dance, psychology, and politics—in this multi-disciplinary major. The Natural Sciences department will help you connect to local internship opportunities and a vast network of alumni with successful careers in the biological sciences.

    What you Will Learn

    In the Movement Science concentration, you’ll learn to:

    • Explain the multiple determinants of human health and well-being from a multidisciplinary perspective.
    • Apply the principles of human biology to the physiological and biochemical aspects of human health.
    • Display competency in career-related skills needed to enter the workforce.
    • Demonstrate appropriate training and preparedness for the pursuit of post-baccalaureate careers, advanced degrees, or professional programs.
    • Effectively communicate scientific information orally and in writing.


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    Program Highlights

    Students in Biochemistry
    Students work closely with top neuroscientists in cutting-edge New York City research facilities such as the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Mt. Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
    Deirtra Hunter-Romagnoli, Ph.D. during 2019 Psychology class
    Our small class sizes provide the opportunity for individualized learning. You’ll interact with faculty and fellow students, both in and out of the classroom, sharing ideas and concerns, and making close friendships. You’ll become part of a close-knit group of faculty and students.
    Listening to a presentation on Honors Day 2013
    Put your own hypotheses to the test. The labs in our campus are available to you for your own independent research. Our faculty members will become your mentors as they guide you through your projects.


    Careers and Outcomes

    The Movement Science concentration can help get you ready for careers including:

    job titles

    • Athletic Therapist
    • Physiologist
    • Ergonomist
    • Dance Therapist
    • Somatic Movement Educator

    Graduate Schools

    • New York University Graduate School of Public Health
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Midwestern University’s College of Health Sciences
    • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
    • Hunter College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
    • University College of London
    • CUNY School of Law
    • King’s College London
    • Touro College of Pharmacy

    Take a Tour of the Natural Sciences Department

    Current students Elizabeth Scott ’21 and Jade Johnsamson ’22 take you on a virtual tour of the labs and classrooms that make up the Natural Sciences Department. See why our facilities and small class sizes give you the kind of practical lab experience you want.

    Take a tour of the Natural Sciences Department

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