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Biomechanics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Omaha, NE, United States
Biomechanics from University of Nebraska Omaha is the study of forces that act on the body and the effects they produce. It is an intersection of biology, physiology, anatomy, physics, mathematics, and chemistry. 
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The mission of the Biomechanics program from University of Nebraska Omaha:

  • Quantitatively characterize the complex behavior in healthy and abnormal movement patterns via innovative analyses.
  • Educate and train students, clinicians, and basic scientists so they may apply concepts of human movement variability in their careers as educators and researchers.
  • Improve our understanding of basic healthy and abnormal movement patterns using an interdisciplinary approach in clinically oriented research.
  • Develop new diagnostic and prognostic tests and related biotechnology for a variety of movement disorders and aging.
  • Provide biomechanically related services to interested parties as well as to University and community partners.
  • Participate in community outreach activities that involve biomechanically related educational opportunities.

The B.S. in Biomechanics is an excellent choice for students planning to:

  • pursue graduate education and careers in research
  • work in biomechanically related industry and hospital laboratories 
  • pursue graduate education in professional schools for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other science-based programs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    99 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biology
  • Human Physiology and Anatomy
  • General Chemistry
  • General Physics
  • Trigonometry
  • Calculus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Once students are admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Biomechanics they will be in the College of Education and will be required to maintain a cumulative college GPA of 2.5/4.0 scale and grades of "C-" or better in the core courses to remain in good standing in the College of Education.
  • The department highly encourages students to engage in undergraduate research with a faculty mentor. A list of Biomechanics faculty can be found on our website. There are also many undergraduate volunteer and student worker opportunities available in the Department.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21244 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Omaha

  • 985 - 1520 USD/month
    Living Costs

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