Biomechanics and Movement Science (MS, PhD)
Telephone: (302) 831-6174
Faculty Listing: https://sites.udel.edu/bioms/faculty/
The Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program offers programs leading to master’s and doctoral degrees. It is an interdisciplinary program that combines faculty and physical resources from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Health Sciences, as well as from the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute and the Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research. By implementing an interdisciplinary approach, the availability of faculty members with backgrounds in sport biomechanics, physical therapy, applied physiology, engineering, and computer science, affords students a much more diverse educational environment. In addition, the collective research laboratories of the participating units provide exposure to outstanding facilities. The laboratories of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, Physical Therapy, Mechanical Engineering, the Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research and others present an array of equipment for the study of human movement and exercise, cytomechanics, and rehabilitation, as well as the biomechanical and physiological alterations observed as a consequence of injury, disease, and various intervention strategies.
Requirements for Admission
Applicants to the BIOMS program should meet the recommended GRE requirements of 300 on combined quantitative and verbal scores, and an undergraduate grade point index of 3.0. Applicants are expected to have course experience in Calculus, Anatomy/Physiology, and 12 credits of related laboratory science. See Graduate Admissions for additional information.
Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty, funding, and facilities. Those applicants who meet the stated minimum academic requirements for admission are not guaranteed admission, nor are those applicants who fail to meet those minimum requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.
Applicants are required to identify a faculty member with appropriate expertise who will serve as their advisor throughout the degree program. Once a potential faculty member has agreed to be the applicant advisor, formal consideration for admission to the BIOMS program will proceed, provided that they 1) meet all admission requirements of the Graduate College and the BIOMS program, 2) are successful in securing a faculty advisor, and 3) are approved by the BIOMS Executive Committee.
Financial assistance for students in the BIOMS program is obtained from a variety of external sources and will therefore vary in form and availability. Assistance will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants best fitting the needs of the granting agencies and sponsoring faculty. Students receiving full stipends will be expected to work up to 20 hours per week on contract responsibilities, and are expected to maintain full-time status. Please refer to Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships for more information.