Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Healthcare
Location(s): Bismarck, ND; Main Campus
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Biomechanics Bachelor's Degree Program
Four year degree or 2.6 year degree with Year-Round Campus option: Bachelor of Science (BS)
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Biomechanics is a 2.6 or four year degree program that focuses on functional 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 a preparation for furthering their education in a master's degree program in athletic training, kinesiology, clinical exercise physiology, and doctorate degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy or other allied health disciplines.
Biomechanics Degree Program Highlights
With this Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology-Biomechanics students will be able to:
- Utilize in-depth knowledge of the musculoskeletal system to relate anatomy to kinesiology.
- Analyze osteokinematic and arthorokinematic movements and the mechanical principles of biomechanics to human movement in order to analyze motions, skills, and tasks.
- Use evidence from the movement science literature to solve problems and generate new questions.
- Explore various career options related to kinesiology.
- Eligible to take the NSCA CSCS exam within 3 months prior to graduation or upon completion of graduation.
Career Outlook for Biomechanics Majors
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, sports science specialist and sales to name a few.
A grade of “B” or higher is required for all prerequisiste courses except BIO 207, which requires a grade of “C-.”
- BIO 207 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO 207L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
- HPS 206 - Medical Terminology
- KIN 121 - Introduction to Kinesiology
- KIN 235 - Motor Development
- KIN 238 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
- PED 157 - CPR/AED First Aid
- PED 159 - Personal and Community Health
A grade of "B" or higher is required for all ATH, EXS, PED and KIN courses. A grade of "C-" or higher in BIO, CHE, PHY, and PSY courses. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- BIO 208 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
- BIO 208L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
- BMC 305 - Motor Learning
- BMC 310 - Functional Anatomy
- BMC 320 - Applied Motion Analysis
- BMC 330 - Strength & Conditioning Practicum
- BMC 410 - Assessment & Design
- BMC 420 - Field Experience
- BMC 470 - Assessment & Design Practicum
- BMC 480 - Capstone
- BMC 490 - Advanced Biomechanics
- IPE 401 - Interprofessionalism in Healthcare
- KIN 151 - Introduction to Athletic Taping Techniques
- KIN 302 - Concepts of Strength and Conditioning
- KIN 304 - Strength and Conditioning Program Design
- KIN 317 - Sports Nutrition for Health and Performance
- KIN 316 - Basic Pharmacology for Human Performance Sciences
- KIN 320 - Research I
- KIN 336 - Exercise Physiology
- KIN 340 - Research II
- KIN 360 - Biomechanics and Kinesiological Studies
- KIN 420 - Research III
- KIN 436 - Administration
- MAT 180 - Elementary Statistics
- PHY 203 - Introduction to Physics
- PHY 304 - Intermediate Physics
- PSY 201 - General Psychology
- PSY 207 - Life Span Development
- PSY 310 - Sport and Injury Psychology
- HUM 499 - Senior Competency Testing
Students may declare a major in Biomechanics during their freshman or sophomore year. Students will apply to the program during the spring semester of the sophomore year. Minimum criteria for selection is a 2.5 grade point average in the prerequisite courses along with a letter of intent.
Students applying into the biomechanics program must meet the following requirements. These requirements include:
- Grade of "B" or higher is required in the following courses:
• KIN 121, 235, 238, HPS 206, PED 157, 159
- Grade of "C-" or higher in BIO 207
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.5
Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.
We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.
Dr. Rachel Johnson Krug
Athletic Training and Kinesiology Department Chair
Associate Professor, Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Biomechanics
Phone: (701) 355-8206
Office: Lower Level LVUC
Email: [email protected]
Biomechanics Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics
Phone: (701) 355-3701
Office: RTC 112
Email: [email protected]
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