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School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

Workout room with wall of weights and exercise ball

Human Movement Science

Advancing and restoring physical function

Emphasizing foundational knowledge in physics and biology, Human Movement Science explores the causes and consequences of human movement across the lifespan, including the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic conditions that cause disorders of movement. The department offers programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and post-professional levels. 

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science explores the interrelationships among lifestyle, physical activity and health, and the science of improving human performance. A concentration in Pre-physical Therapy prepares students with coursework that meets the application requirements for graduate programs in physical therapy. The Master of Science in Exercise Science emphasizes the role of exercise in health improvement and in the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. The Doctor of Physical Therapy prepares graduates to become physical therapists who help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. The post-professional Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy is designed for physical therapists who received a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physical therapy and are interested in obtaining an academic doctorate. Several post-professional certificates in the fields of exercise science and physical therapy are offered for career advancement.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE).

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Contact Us
Dr. Deborah J. Doherty
Associate Professor and Chair
Human Movement Science
3154 Human Health Building
doherty@oakland.edu

Lisa Staudt
Office Assistant
3068 Human Health Building
lstaudt@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8855