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2021 - 2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.


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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