About Sport and Movement Science

Welcome to the Sport and Movement Science department at Salem State University. We offer a variety of courses for the SMS major and also for any student interested in the discipline.


It is our philosophy to promote lifelong wellness by providing students with the opportunity to learn and participate in lifetime activities, and acquire knowledge in fitness and health.


We offer a variety of half-semester and full-semester courses which can fulfill the core requirement in physical education. A selection of health courses (SMS 194, SMS 361, SMS 362) meet the core requirement in health. We are housed in the O'Keefe Center, which features a swimming pool, skating rink, dance studio, several gymnasiums, and the Wellness Center.