Masters in Biomechanics

Program Overview

At the Master's level, students can choose to specialize in biomechanics as part of a general program in human performance. Biomechanics students take course work in the other areas within Human Performance and in general tool skills, such as statistics. In addition, they may choose to specialize further by taking a larger proportion of courses in biomechanics, and carrying out research projects within biomechanics.

The Department of Kinesiology offers thesis and non-thesis Master's degrees. The thesis option is more demanding than the non-thesis option, and is strongly recommended for students who may wish to continue on to a Ph.D. degree in biomechanics. Admission to the thesis option is limited, and requires approval by the thesis chairperson.

Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Kinesiology
Emphasis in Biomechanics
35 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 GPA required for graduation
Minimum 20 credits in the Department of Kinesiology


For more information about admissions and application materials please contact:

Allison Gruber
Assistant Professor
1025 E. 7th Street, PH 174
(812) 856-2447

Tim Mickelborough
Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Kinesiology Department
School of Public Health-Bloomington
1025 E. 7th Street, PH 036
(812) 855-0753