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Sport & Exercise Science: Biomechanics, MS

Students in the Masterís program will study biomechanics research, laboratory techniques, and have options to study in affiliated areas. Involvement in ongoing laboratory research projects is expected. The Biomechanics Lab is a state-of-the-art research facility with a 10-camera motion analysis system, instrumented force measuring treadmill, 16 channel telemetered EMG system, metabolic cart, TekScan pressure measurement system, isokinetic dynamometer (Biodex) and computers with multiple software packages. Students in the Masterís program choose between a Thesis Option or Non-Thesis Option.

There are three areas of emphases in the Sport and Exercise Science program at UNC:

  1. Biomechanics
  2. Exercise Physiology
  3. Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

The Sport and Exercise Science program is not designed to have students major in two areas of emphasis within the program. Instead, each emphasis has elective credits that can be used to gain knowledge of other areas that are not part of your declared emphasis. For example, it is common for graduate students in the Biomechanics emphasis to use elective credits to learn more about Exercise Physiology.

Therefore, rather than completing two master's degrees within Exercise Science, it is recommend that you pursue one master's degree and then, if you are interested in furthering your education, pursue a Ph.D.

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33 Credit Hours

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