Students gather in the Biomechanics Lab

Biomechanics is where the fundamentals of physics, engineering and technology intersect. We study human movement—investigating the development and control of muscular contractions across a wide range of ages and abilities.

Our research, and its practical applications, advances our understanding of the mechanical and neuromuscular characteristics of human motion. We work in tandem with physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, coaches, and athletes to improve performance, recovery time, and reduce the likelihood of injury.

Two students look-on as a man runs on a treadmill.

Master’s Degree

Our master’s program in biomechanics will prepare you to excel in a range of clinical and educational settings through a blend of engaging course work and experiential opportunities.

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Our People

Biomechanics faculty


Our faculty are frequently published researchers in mechanical and neuromuscular characteristics of human movement. Read more.

Jason Avedesian, M.S. in Biomechanics 2018, recipient of the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award 2018-2019.

Biomechanics graduate assistants

Graduate Assistants

Join a small, select group of students from around the country who work with our dedicated and talented faculty. Read more.

Nathan Edwards, Biomechanics graduate program student, awarded for being a finalist in the 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition 2019.

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The best way to get a true feel for campus life is to spend some time here. So we encourage you to visit Ball State to meet with our faculty and staff and take a tour of our laboratory to learn more about how our program can meet your professional aims. Contact us to schedule a visit.

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If you’d like to learn more about our program, graduate assistantships, research, or other services we provide, please call or email us.

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