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Send enquiries related to the graduate programs in Biomechanics to ykwon@twu.edu.
Young-Hoo Kwon, Ph.D. Young-Hoo Kwon, Ph.D.
Professor
Biomechanics
Office: PH 123A
(940) 898-2598 
YKwon@twu.edu

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General Requirements and Information

Doctoral students specializing in biomechanics are required to have the following undergraduate courses on their transcript or complete these courses while enrolled at Texas Woman’s University before the degree program starts:

  • Anatomy (Functional Anatomy)
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physics
  • Calculus I & II
  • A computer programming language

A GRE score is required for all Biomechanics applicants.

The biomechanics program consists of five blocks of course work: (a) Basic KINS Requirements (22 hrs); (b) Biomechanics Requirements (30 hrs); (c) Electives (17 hrs); (d) Related Studies (15 hrs); and (e) Research Tools (12 hrs).

Program

KINS Core Courses (22 hrs)

  • Statistics (3 hrs * 2)
  • Research Design (3 hrs)
  • Individual Studies (1 hr * 4 times) with the Research Committee members
  • KINS 6111 Research Seminar (1 hr * 3 times)
  • KINS 6983 & 6993 Dissertation (6 hrs)

Biomechanics Requirements (30 hrs)

  • KINS 5513 Mechanical Analysis of Human Motion (3 hrs)
  • KINS 6523 Advanced Biomechanics (3 hrs)
  • KINS 6623 Biomechanical Analysis I - Motion Analysis (3 hrs)
  • KINS 6643 Biomechanical Analysis II - Data Acquisition (3 hrs)
  • KINS 6813 Advanced Research in Kinesiology (3 hrs * 4 times)
  • KINS 6903 Special Topics (3 hrs * 2)

Electives (17 hrs)

  • KINS 5553 Advanced Exercise Physiology
  • KINS 5613 Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
  • KINS 5663 Strength and Physical Fitness Development
  • KINS 5783 Learning and Teaching Styles in Physical Education and Sport
  • KINS 6903 Special Topics
  • KINS 6913 Individual Study
  • Gross Human Anatomy (Cadaver-based)
  • Neuromuscular (motor) Control

Individual study should be directed toward the development of the student’s ability to collect and analyze biomechanical data. Additional courses may be approved by student’s Advisory Committee.

Related Studies (15 hrs)

Related areas commonly selected by students are Math and Computer Sciences. At least 9 hours must be taken outside the department.

Related-area courses include, but not limited to:

  • Linear Algebra
  • Matrix Method
  • Differential Equations
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Methods of Numerical Computation
  • Software Engineering
  • Introduction to Algorithms
  • Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
  • Engineering Mechanics

Research Tools (12 hrs)

Students must have two research tools, 6 hours each. Typical research tools for biomechanics students include computer programming and statistics.

Research tool courses include, but not limited to:

  • Programming for Windows
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Programming Languages
  • Statistical Programming
  • Statistical Computer Packages
  • Statistical Analysis with Computers

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