Still wondering what a concentration in biomechanics can do for you? We’re here to answer your questions.
The perfect springboard for doctoral studies and research careers
Biomechanics is the science of how people move. Our biomechanics concentration focuses on developing an understanding of human motion, with additional recommended coursework in human locomotion, tissue mechanics, motor control and motor learning.
Although there are no specific perquisites required for the biomechanics concentration, the ideal candidate has some experience in a research laboratory and has successfully completed course work in biomechanics, statistics, physiology, anatomy and experimental design during their undergraduate studies.
Our concentration is aimed primarily at students interested in scientific research.
Advanced degree paths include:
- Allied health clinical fields such as physical therapy
- Physician’s assistant
Career paths include the following:
- Research coordinator/lab manager
- Biomechanics or gait lab scientist/research assistant
- Industry (ergonomics consultant, scientific instrumentation development)
|KN 500||Evidence-Based Practice in Kinesiology and Nutrition|
|KN 410||Aging and the Motor System|
|KN 472||Movement Neuroscience|
|KN 561||Biomechanics of Human Locomotion|
|KN/PT 571||Biomechanics of Normal and Abnormal Movement|
Completion of the KN MS degree requires the following credits at the graduate level:
- 40 credits for coursework only. Students who complete the coursework only option are required to take at least 12 hours at the 500-level. All students are automatically admitted into the coursework-only track.
- 32 credits for project option. Students who complete the project option are required to take at least 9 hours at the 500-level as well as at least 5 hours of KN597 Master’s Project Research.
- 32 credits for thesis option. Students who complete the project option are required to take at least 9 hours at the 500-level as well as at least 5 hours of KN598 Master’s Thesis Research.
*Only 500-level classes with A-F grading are counted towards this required minimum (thus KN596, KN597, KN598 and any other class with satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading do not count). Moreover, only 400- and 500-level classes count towards the MS. Any 100-, 200- or 300-level class (for example classes taken to fulfill prerequisites) will not count towards the required total credits or GPA calculation.