Health and Movement Science Department

The Health and Movement Science Department includes majors that relate to the health and well-being of individuals within the context of social development all grounded in the liberal arts.

These programs incorporate evidence-based practice and theory, extensive internships, fieldwork, and practical application related to their specific disciplines. The Allied Health degree prepares students pursuing pre-professional programs including pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-chiropractic, athletic training, sports medicine, sports performance, strength and conditioning coaching, and research. The health and movement science major prepares students for careers in coaching, health, health education, physical education, recreation, teaching and wellness.


Graceland has been ranked #7 by Zippia amongst the best health and wellness programs in Iowa for 2019