Curriculum

  • Degree Requirements
    Completion of the degree requires satisfactory completion of a minimum of 32 credits of course work at the 500 level or above, a research project (BKN 559 and 590), and a comprehensive examination administered with the chair of the Biokinesiology Committee acting as the examination advisor.

    Required Courses
    A minimum of 32 units is required for the Master of Science degree.

    Course #
    Course Title
    # of Units
    Neurobehavioral Basis of Movement
    4
    Musculoskeletal and Biomechanical Basis of Movement
    4
    Physiological Basis of Voluntary Movement
    4
    Readings in Biokinesiology
    4
    Directed Research
    4
    Principles of Biostatistics
    4

    Students must complete the three Biokinesiology core courses (BKN 550, BKN 551, BKN 552) before sitting for their comprehensive examination. Substituting a course for one of the core courses may be allowed after receiving approval from the Biokinesiology Committee prior to the beginning of the course.


    Research Project Requirement
    In order to fulfill the research project requirement, the following plan is suggested, however each plan can be individualized based on the needs of the student and/or advisor:

    Select a research professor (from the Division) whose work interests them. This should be done by the end of the first year of study.

    After receiving the professor’s approval, sign up for BKN 559 (4 units) and complete a semester reading the literature pertinent to the professor’s work.

    The following semester, sign up for BKN 590 (4 units) and participate in an ongoing research project, which is being conducted by the professor. The research paper must be completed within the semester for which BKN 590 units are being given.