Degree type(s): Bachelor's
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.

Students who are in the Biomechanics degree must maintain the following criteria:

  • Grade of "B" or higher in required all PED, BMC, and KIN courses
  • Grade of "C-" or higher in BIO, CHE, PHY, PSY courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.5

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.


Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Rachel Johnson Krug, MS, LAT, ATC
Department of Athletic Training Program and Kinesiology Chair
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Janelle Olson, MA
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