The program will consist of at least 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours that will be taken in a prescribed sequence to be developed by the student’s graduate committee advisor. Students without a background in biomechanics will be advised to take additional foundational biomechanical courses.
The Master of Science program consists of the following course work (Required):
- EDF 517 Statistical Methods
- ESS 670 Research in Physical Education
- HS 610 Advanced Biomechanics
- HS 615 Mechanical Analysis
- HS 635 Research Methods for Biomechanics
- HS 650 Gait
- HS 681 Thesis or (HS 660) Internship
Electives (12 hours) – these are only suggested courses. Some courses may require permission from the professor prior to enrollment. All prerequisites must be met.
- ESS 578 Exercise Metabolism
- ESS 601 Advanced Exercise Testing
- ESS 621 Exercise Physiology I
- ESS 636 Structural Kinesiology
- ESS 642 Devising and Implementing Training and Conditioning Programs
- ESS 651 Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills
- ESS 670 Research in Kinesiology.
- HP 605 Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems
- ESS 644 Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology
- ESS 645 Respiratory Exercise Physiology
- ACB 620 Gross Anatomy/Embryology
- BMS 600 Foundations of Biomedical Science
- BMS 628 Neuroscience I
- BMS 629 Neuroscience II
- BMS 630 Neuroscience
- BMS 632 Neuroscience Research Techniques
- DTS 670 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy I
- EDF 616 Advanced Studies in Human Development
- EDF 617 Multiple Regression
- MTH 518 Biostatistics
- MPNA 724 Evidence-Based Research Methods I
- MPNA 725 Evidence-Based Research Methods II
- MPNA 726 Statistical Methods for Research.
- SFT 560 Fundamentals of Ergonomics
- SFT 610 Concepts in Occupational Safety and Health
- SFT 630 Research in Occupational Safety and Health
- SFT 645 Safety Engineering and Equipment Design
- SFT 660 Human Factors in Accident Prevention
The thesis project is a collaborative academic effort between the student and the faculty of the School of Kinesiology. The student can receive up to 6 credit hours toward their 36 credit hour degree requirement. The thesis project and oral defense of the student’s thesis project must occur prior to the completion of the student’s final semester in the Post-professional Masters of Athletic Training program. The thesis project needs to reflect an effort that is at least equivalent to the 6 credit hours and is to be completed over 2 or more semesters. As an alternative to a thesis project, a student can chose to take a written/oral comprehensive examination. The comprehensive examination will consist of responses to written and verbal questions that are prepared by select faculty members of the School of Kinesiology.