Bachelor of Science Biomechanics

Degree Requirements

University General Education Requirements

Fundamental Academic Skills (12 hours)

            English 1150 (3 credit hours)

            English 1160 (3 credit hours)

            Math 1310 (3 credit hours)

            Public Speaking 1120 or 2120 (3 credit hours)

Advanced Writing in the Major (0 credit hours) This requirement is satisfied by writing required in PE 4630 and PE 4940

Distribution Requirements (25 credit hours)

Natural & Physical Sciences (minimum 7 credit hours from at least two different disciplines and with at least one laboratory course)

Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours taken from at least two different disciplines/curriculum designations)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credit hours taken from at least two different disciplines/curriculum designations)

Cultural Diversity (6 credit hours) 

Cultural Diversity coursework may satisfy distribution requirements in Humanities/Fine Arts or in Social/Behavioral Sciences.

            Global (minimum 3 credit hours)

            US (minimum 3 credit hours)

NOTE:  14 hours from the professional core fulfilling the University General Education requirements include: eight hours in natural/physical sciences, three hours in mathematics (MATH 1320 will supersede Math 1310), and three hours in the social/behaviors sciences (PSYC 1010). The 120 hour degree also assumes that students select coursework in humanities/fine arts area and the social/behavior sciences area that satisfy requirements for U.S. diversity and global diversity. 

Required Professional Core Courses

Natural Sciences (45 credit hours)

BIOL 1450 Biology I (5 credit hours-Lecture with Lab)*

BIOL 1750 Biology II (5 credit hours-Lecture with Lab)

CHEM 1180 General Chemistry I -Lecture (3 credit hours)*

CHEM 1184 General Chemistry I -Lab (1 credit hour)*

CHEM 1190 General Chemistry II -Lecture (3 credit hours)

CHEM 1194 General Chemistry II -Lab (1 credit hour)

CHEM 2250 Organic Chemistry I -Lecture (3 credit hours)

EMEC 2230 Engineering Statics (3 credit hours)

EMEC 3730 Engineering Dynamics (3 credit hours)

PE 2400 Human Physiology and Anatomy I (4 credit hours)*

PE 2500 Human Physiology and Anatomy II (4 credit hours)

PHYS 1154 General Physics I -Lab (1 credit hour)*

PHYS 2120 General Physics II -Lecture (4 credit hours)

PHYS 1164 General Physics II -Lab (1 credit hour)

                *  Eight hours of courses marked with asterisks can be counted in fulfilling university general education requirements in the natural science distribution area.

Mathematics (20 credit hours)

MATH 1320 College Algebra (3 credit hours)**

MATH 1330 Trigonometry (3 credit hours)

MATH 1950 Calculus I (5 credit hours)

MATH 1960 Calculus II (5 credit hours)

MATH 1970 Calculus III (4 credit hours)

** Three hours for College Algebra exceeds the MATH 1310 course required in general education.

Behavioral Science (6 credit hours)

PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)***

PSYC 4440 Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)

*** Three hours for Introduction to Psychology can be counted in fulfilling university general education requirements in the social/behavioral science distribution area.

Movement Sciences Core (9 credit hours)

PE 4150 Adapted PE Theory/Practice (3 credit hours)

PE 4630 Biomechanics (3 credit hours)

PE 4940 Physiology of Exercise (3 credit hours)

Practica (12 credit hours)

PE 4010 Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science (6 credit hours)

PE 4910 Internship in Exercise Science (6 credit hours)