Graduate Programs - BiomechanicsBiomechanics
Students may choose to specialize in Biomechanics at either the masters or doctoral levels. Typically, these students come from areas such as Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, or Exercise Science, and many have specialized in biomechanics at the master's level. They complete courses on topics such as Human Biomechanics, Biomechanical Instrumentation, Human Locomotion, Kinesiological Electromyography, Exercise Physiology, and Research and Statistics. In addition, they typically select cognate courses from Anatomy, Mechanical Engineering, and Industrial Hygiene. The research focus in the Applied Biomechanics laboratory is on the application of biomechanics to the solution of applied problems. Thus, the student's research is often an extension of a problem that they may have encountered through their own professional and clinical experience.