Department Chair: Xihe Zhu

The Department of Human Movement Sciences (HMS) is dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. We advocate a healthy lifestyle that includes human movement as an essential component of the physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being of all humans across the life span. Courses of study include health and physical education, sport management, recreation & tourism studies, and special education.

In Fall 2023, the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies reorganized some of its programs. Special Education was added to the Department of Human Movement Sciences, and the Exercise Science program in HMS began its move to the College of Health Sciences.

Publications listed here are either copyright of the ODU author, open access, or those for which publishers allow a version to be available in an institutional repository.


Browse the Human Movement Sciences and Special Education Collections:

Human Movement Sciences Faculty Books

Human Movement Sciences Faculty Publications

Human Movement Sciences Theses & Dissertations