Biomechanics Laboratory

Master's Degree

With the world moving at an ever-faster pace, it’s more important than ever to understand the mechanics of how people move. That’s what biomechanics is all about, and a master’s degree in biomechanics will move you along the path toward doctoral study or a career in clinical, industrial, or academic settings.

Our program blends rigorous classroom learning with the kind of hands-on experiences for which Ball State is known. You’ll learn about the analysis of movement, skeletal disorders, lab techniques, general research methods, and other topics important to your understanding of biomechanics and how it relates to other fields. You’ll further your expertise through thesis research and advance your skills through collaborations in the Biomechanics Laboratory.

Required courses will prepare you for research and laboratory work in exercise science and biomechanics, including lab techniques specific to the field as well as statistical methods useful in research. You’ll build upon those core studies with electives ranging from clinical and advanced biomechanics to studies in exercise science and physiology, resistance training, statics, and dynamics. You’ll also complete a 6-credit thesis with guidance from your graduate advisor.

If you’re interested in our program, consult the graduate program checklist to familiarize yourself with the process, which includes completing the application for the biomechanics program as well as applying for admission to Ball State’s Graduate School.