Master of Science in Kinesiology (Emphasis in Biomechanics and Motor Behavior)

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

The Kinesiology M.S. program with emphasis in biomechanics and motor behavior is a 30 or 36 semester credit hour program.

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Biomechanics Emphasis12
Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion
Human Motor Control
Biomechanical Analysis I: Motion Analysis
Biomechanical Analysis II : Data Acquisition and Instrumentation
Biomechanics Electives (select 6 sch in consulation with advisor)6
Special Topics
Independent Study
Advanced Biomechanics
Motor Learning and Performance
Independent Study
Culminating Experience
KINS 5983Thesis3
KINS 5993Thesis3
Total SCHs30

 Professional Option (36 semester credit hours)

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Biomechanics Emphasis15
Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion
Advanced Biomechanics
Human Motor Control
Biomechanical Analysis I: Motion Analysis
Biomechanical Analysis II : Data Acquisition and Instrumentation
Biomechanics Electives (select 12 sch in consultation with advisor)12
Professional Affiliation
Special Topics
Independent Study
Motor Learning and Performance
Independent Study
Culminating Experience3
Professional Paper and Project
Total SCHs36

Pre-Requisites

  • Anatomy (Functional Anatomy)
  • Kinesiology & Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology

Pre-requisite courses may be taken during the program but will not be counted toward the degree.

Optional Minor (6 Hours)

Students pursuing MS with Biomechanics specialization typically do a minor in Math.