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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomechanics and Movement Science (MS)

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Requirements for the Degrees

Individualized plans of study in one of the five approved Areas of Study: Applied Anatomy and Biomechanics, Applied Physiology, Motor Control and Behavior, Rehabilitation Engineering, and Tissue and Molecular Biomechanics, are created to serve the interests of both the student and sponsoring faculty member. Core courses for all areas of study include 2 (MS) or 3 (PhD) semesters of BIOMS seminar, an experimental design/statistics course, a course in computing, laboratory instrumentation or engineering applications, and two courses outside the principal area of study.

The master’s degree program requires 24 credit hours of coursework (including BMSC 865  and BMSC 868 ) plus 6 credit hours of thesis. The student is expected to submit a plan of study by the end of the first semester, created with their primary advisor. This program of study must be reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee of the BIOMS Program. The thesis committee must consist of at least three BIOMS faculty members, and at least one of the committee members must be from a different department than that of the advisor. Prior to conducting the thesis research, the student must successfully defend the thesis proposal before the BIOMS faculty. The final thesis defense must then be approved by the thesis committee.

Last Revised 2016-2017 Academic Year

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