Biomechanics Graduate Program Description
The purpose of the Biomechanics concentration is to prepare students for advanced studies in human movement science, medical career paths such as physical therapy and medicine, and employment in areas of exercise science (research associates, laboratory technicians, academia).
This M.S. concentration is designed with an emphasis on learning about the scientific process (hypothesis testing, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation) and acquiring clinical skills. That is, instead of teaching the science of biomechanics in lecture-based format, an emphasis is placed on learning about the science of biomechanics in a laboratory setting. With this approach, students receive a very marketable education consisting of specialized competencies in biomechanics as well as general competencies in data management, computer skills, and people skills. Admission in the Biomechanics Concentration is for the Fall semester.