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Bachelor of Arts in Health and Movement Studies

Hanover College
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Bachelor of Arts in Health and Movement Studies

About this program

Bachelor of Arts in Health and Movement Studies

Human fitness is a personally rewarding and increasingly important field of study in today's world. Health and Movement Studies takes a practical, hands-on approach. Combining courses in exercise science, psychology, and health and fitness, this major will help you arrive at a complete, real-world understanding of your field.

You'll develop a broad-based understanding of the human body and explore how you can use that knowledge to help others achieve higher levels of fitness. You'll also learn how to analyze a person's fitness level and teach or correct a movement. By investigating the psychology of motivation, you'll be able to inspire people to reach their goals.

Admission requirements

As a selective liberal arts college, Hanover is looking for those students who have completed a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have completed the following high school courses:

  • Four years of English (literature and composition)
  • At least two years of foreign language
  • At least two years of mathematics, including Algebra II

The following courses are recommended as part of a well-rounded college-preparatory curriculum:

  • At least three years of laboratory science
  • At least three years of social studies
  • At least one year of fine or performing arts

Students who have taken AP, IB and dual-credit courses may be eligible for Hanover College credits.Hanover College has adopted a test-optional admission policy. If you choose to submit test scores as part of your application, there is no preference for either the SAT or ACT. Hanover College's school code for the SAT is ""1290"" and our ACT code is ""1200"". For international applicants, the TOEFL, IELTS or SAT-I score minimums must be met.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Lifetime Health and Fitness

Examines patterns of exercise, fitness attitudes, nutrition, and other issues of health, with special focus on analyzing one's own person health patterns, designing a health and fitness plan, and evaluating health-related information.

Essential Mvmnt for Elem. Children

The rationale and methodology for guiding children in motor skills and activities, including creative movement. Includes designing a program for elementary school children as well as experience in a public school.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Tuition fee for the course is $39,400 per academic year. Visit the university's website for more information.


Hands-on Training

Get valuable, hands-on experience working as a personal trainer in the campus-wide Wellness Program. Under the guidance of an American College of Sports Medicine health and fitness professional, you'll work one-on-one with participants to set and meet their fitness goals over time.

Go to work in the outstanding Horner Health and Recreation Center. This state-of-the-art facility includes a 6,000-square-foot weight room, running track, training rooms and even an underwater weighing tank, the most accurate way to measure body fat.

Areas of Concentration

  • Personal training
  • Education
  • Business management

Career paths

Students in Health and Movement Studies have several options:

  • Teach physical education
  • Become a personal trainer
  • Enter the business of fitness or athletics

Unlike the Exercise Science major, you can use this major to earn state certification for teaching health and physical education. If you wish to pursue a career in business, you can incorporate courses from the Business Scholars Program.

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Hanover College

Hanover College is small, private college located in Hanover, Indiana. Established in 1827 as Indiana’s first private college, Hanover has a longstanding history within the state and recognition for Alumni success. With about 1,100 undergraduate students, over 600 acres of...

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Why study at Hanover College

Hanover College gives students the best of all worlds. There are renowned professors at the top of their discipline, but classes small enough to get 1:1 interaction and mentoring from those professors.

We are located in a small midwestern area near one of Indiana's most historic small towns (Madison, IN), but less than an hour away from some of the largest and most touristic cities of the Midwest.

We have a one-of-a-kind naturally beautiful campus with over 600 acres of space, hiking trails, over 30 waterfalls, and endless hammocking spots. Hanover is also Indiana's first and oldest private, liberal arts, college. Hanover is also a global institution with about 18 different international partner universities and a variety of study abroad options to participate in during your 4 years here.

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Hanover College

517 Ball Drive
47243 Hanover IN
United States of America (USA)

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