32 units are required
Required Courses (22 units)
Elective CourseS (8 units)
Summative Research Experience (2 units)
The required courses ensure that graduates are 1) conversant in physiological, biomechanical and neurological basis of movement, 2) able to conceptualize all aspects of experimental design across several levels of analysis and 3) are able to apply conceptual principles to practical settings.
BKN 550 Neurobehavioral basis of movement (4 units)
BKN 551 Musculoskeletal and biomechanical basis of movement (4 units)
BKN 552 Physiological basis of voluntary movement (4 units)
BKN 553 Experimental methods for the study of human movement (4 units)
BKN 600 Sports Science internship (2 units)
PM 510 Principles of biostatistics (4 units)
BKN 590 Directed research~ Summative Research Experience (2 units)
Elective courses give students advanced skills necessary to excel in a specialized area related to sport and exercise. The following are examples of electives offered in the program.
BKN611: Technology in Sport: Physiological Assessments
BKN610: Technology in Sport: Field Assessment of Athlete Performance
BKN599: Technology in Sport: Biomechanical Assessments
BKN630: Resistance Training Techniques for High Performance Athletes
BKN599: Advanced Data Analysis for Movement Science
BKN563: Biomechanics of Human Motion
* Electives in relevant course offered in Marshall School of Business, Dornsife’s Departments of Biology and Psychology may apply toward degree.