May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 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: Deborah Doherty , PT, Ph.D.

Exercise Science Director: Daniel Goble

Physical Therapy Director: John R. Krauss

Professors Emeriti: Alfred W. Stransky, Robert W. Jarski, Brian Goslin

Professor: John R. Krauss

Associate professors: Sara Arena, Douglas S. Creighton, Deborah J. Doherty, 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, Terry Dibble

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Sheri Brown

Clinical professors: Barry A. Franklin, Steven J. Keteyian, Beth C. Marcoux, Jose Miguel Tricas Moreno

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

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

Clinical instructors: Linda Costello, Kathleen Jakubiak Kovacek, Peter R. Kovacek, Sheldon Levine, Mary Anne Mikus, Kimberly Schwartz, Janet Siedell, Angela Strong, David A. Tomsich, Michael Vito

Special Lecturers:  Mary Bee

Lecturers:  Cody Bonte, Clinton Brawner, David Fausone, Dennis Kerrigan, Kathleen Jakubiak Kovacek, Bryan Kuhlman, Jillian Prantera, Kimberly Schwartz, Jacob Siebert, David Tomsich, Stacy Zousmer


The Exercise Science program offers a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, a minor in Exercise Science, a minor in Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies, a specialization in Orthotist and Prosthetist Assistant Studies, 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.  High-achieving students who would like to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time than would be required if the two degrees were done independently should pursue the Exercise Science B.S. to M.S. 4+1 plan combined bachelor/master degree program.

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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