Master of Science in Kinesiology (Emphasis in Biomechanics)

Graduate courses in the Department of Kinesiology are designed to provide qualified individuals with the opportunity to pursue advanced study beyond the baccalaureate level. Biomechanics, exercise physiology, biochemistry, and motor behavior/pedagogy laboratories have been dedicated specifically for teaching and research. 

General Requirements

  • Submission of GRE scores is highly recommended but not required.

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.

Program of Study

The Kinesiology M.S. program with emphasis in biomechanics 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
Advanced Biomechanics
Biomechanics Electives (select 6 sch in consulation with advisor)6
Biomechanical Analysis I: Motion Analysis
Biomechanical Analysis II : Data Acquisition and Instrumentation
Special Topics
Independent Study
Human Motor Control
Motor Learning and Performance
Independent Study
Culminating Experience
KINS 5983Thesis3
KINS 5993Thesis3
Total Semester Credit Hours30

 Professional Option (36 semester credit hours)

Kinesiology Core6
Methods of Research
Applied Statistical Principles
Biomechanics Emphasis12
Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion
Advanced Biomechanics
Biomechanical Analysis I: Motion Analysis
Biomechanical Analysis II : Data Acquisition and Instrumentation
Biomechanics Electives (select 15 sch in consultation with advisor)15
Professional Affiliation
Special Topics
Independent Study
Human Motor Control
Motor Learning and Performance
Independent Study
Culminating Experience3
Professional Paper and Project
Total Semester Credit Hours36

Optional Minor (6 Hours)

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