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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Human Movement Science

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Human Health Building

433 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester, MI 48309-4452

(248) 370-4041

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Chairperson: Kristine A. Thompson, Ph.D.

Exercise Science Director: Charles R.C. Marks

Physical Therapy Director: John R. Krauss

Professors Emeritus: Alfred W. Stransky, Robert W. Jarski

Professor: John R. Krauss

Associate professors: Sara Arena, R. Elizabeth Black, Douglas S. Creighton, Deborah J. Doherty, Jacqueline S. Drouin, Daniel Goble, Melodie D. Kondratek, Charles R. C. Marks, Kristine A. Thompson

Assistant professor: Myung D. Choi, Joshua Haworth, Christopher Wilson

Special instructors: Jacqueline Scully, Christine Stiller

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Sheri Brown

Clinical professors: Barry A. Franklin, Steven J. Keteyian, Beth C. Marcoux

Clinical associate professor: Jeffery H. Declaire, John F. Kazmierski, Cathy Larson

Clinical assistant professors: Clinton A. Brawner, Scott Eathorne, Johnathan Ehrman, Dennis Kerrigan, Frederick D. Pociask,

Senior clinical instructors: Robert S. Burns, Jamie Janes, David A. Tomsich

Clinical instructors: Kathleen Jakubiak Kovacek, Peter R. Kovacek, Sheldon Levine, Mary Anne Mikus, Kimberly Schwartz, Janet Siedel, Michael Vito


The Exercise Science program offers a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, a minor in Exercise Science, and a concentration in pre-Physical Therapy as well as elective courses for students interested in the relationship among physical activity, weight control, disease prevention, stress management and nutrition for optimal health and performance.

Opportunities exist for students to establish personal programs of exercise, weight control, nutrition, stress management and substance abuse avoidance. Disease prevention and quality of life are components of many of the course offerings. Selecting courses in exercise science can be especially meaningful to students entering a health-related career, with the current emphasis placed on health promotion and disease prevention within the health care delivery system.

The exercise science major allows students opportunities for practicum, research, and laboratory experiences. The major prepares graduates for positions in the field and for competitive graduate degree programs. There is also an option for a concentration in pre-Physical Therapy. The pre-physical therapy concentration is designed to prepare students for the traditional application requirements for the Oakland University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

Schedule of classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.


    Bachelor of ScienceNon Degree


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