Program Requirements - Biomechanics

Program Requirements

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.