English: For decades the teaching of human movement studies (previously physical education) at universities has been the subject of debate. Various adjustments are currently being made in respect of subject content, names of departments, and their allocation to certain faculties. In this study, a critical analysis was performed in order to determine which component(s) of the subject content have remained constant over the years. Next, the international situation was considered, followed by a sharper focus on the RSA, to determine the current state of affairs regarding the subject content of human movement studies and its place in the contemporary university context. In conclusion a possible guideline for the future positioning of human movement studies at universities is provided.