The purpose of this 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 MS 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.

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National Academy of Kinesiology Top Ten

The Ph.D. program in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science has been ranked as a Top 10 program in the country by an independent company (Academic Analytics) and by the National Academy of Kinesiology that benchmark academic and research excellence.