Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Health Care
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 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 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 MAJOR Concentrations

Strength and Conditioning

This concentration is for those interested in becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). CSCS professionals apply scientific knowledge to train athletes and improve performance. They conduct sport-specific testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs and provide guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. 

Applied Research

This concentration is for those interested in completing a research project and gaining a solid foundation in the theory and practice of research. Research involves the collection, organization, and analysis of information to increase the understanding of a topic or issue.

Sports Medicine

This concentration is for those interested in pursuing sports medicine or want to continue their education in a health care program. Sports medicine deals with physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. 

Biomechanics Degree Program Highlights

With the Bachelor of Science in Biomechanics degree, 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 three months prior to graduation or upon completion of graduation.

Career Outlook for Biomechanics Majors

There are a number of careers available with a bachelor’s in Biomechanics such as motion analysis, ergonomics specialist, researcher, coach, strength and conditioning specialist, activities specialist, activities or athletic director, sports science specialist, and sales.

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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.