Springfield College has a reputation for being a leader in the field of movement studies. And, we can back it up.

Our movement and sports studies major offers a comprehensive understanding of the scientific and social foundations of movement and its cultural forms of dance, sports, games, and exercise.  Students engage in self-selected and career-focused fieldwork in settings that may include YMCAs, fitness centers, colleges/universities, before/after school programs, and more.

Graduates of the movement and sports studies program work in school and community-based agencies, including YMCAs and recreational facilities. Graduates also pursue graduate education in physical education, athletic administration, advanced level coaching, sport management, adapted physical education, health promotion, and sport and exercise psychology.

Springfield College physical education and health education students presented at the recent MAHPERD Convention in Worcester, Mass.

Students Present at MAHPERD 2016

Our students are making an impact on the field before graduation.

Springfield College students presented on differentiated learning at the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. The students cited their fieldwork as a benefit when presenting because they already had industry knowledge and experience on what they were presenting.

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American Kinesiology Association Membership

The School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

An advocate for kinesiology at the national and international levels, the American Kinesiology Association supports educational opportunities in the fields of exercise science and sport studies, health education and physical education, and sport management and recreation management.