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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
    
2021 - 2022 Catalog

Biomechanics Major


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Faculty: Johnson Krug (Chair), J. Olson (Program Coordinator)

Degree Types: Bachelor of Science (default) or Bachelor of Arts (alternative)

Biomechanics is a 2.6 or four-year degree program that focuses on anatomy and human movement. The year-round campus option is a great route for those students wishing to pursue a graduate degree.

Students are encouraged to consider Biomechanics as preparation for furthering their education in a master’s degree program in athletic training, kinesiology, clinical exercise physiology, and doctoral degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other allied health disciplines. The undergraduate Biomechanics degree, along with a minor, will meet most of the prerequisites for the Master of Science in Athletic Training, Doctor in Physical Therapy, and Doctor in Occupational Therapy programs. There are a number of careers available with a BS in Biomechanics and Human Movement, such as motion analysis, ergonomics specialist, researcher, coach, strength and conditioning specialist, activities specialist, activities or athletic director, and sales to name a few.

Mission

The mission of the University of Mary Biomechanics program is to develop leaders in the world of movement analysis in the evolving field of kinesiology.

Admission Requirements

Students may declare a major in Biomechanics during their freshman year. Students will apply to the program during the spring semester of the sophomore year. Minimum criteria for selection include a 2.5-grade point average in the prerequisite courses along with a letter of intent.

Students applying to the biomechanics program must meet the following requirements:

Major Requirements


Prerequisite Requirements:


Grade of C- or higher is required for all prerequisite courses 

Required Courses:


  • Grade of a “C-” or higher required in all courses
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Total: 124 Semester Credits


Program length: 4 academic years / 128 weeks

Optional Concentration:


Biomechanics majors can choose to add one or more of the following concentrations in order to round out their program of study:

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