Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2017-49


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Caroline Harrison, Chair

Date of First Reading: March 27, 2017

Date of Second Reading: April 24, 2017

Title of Motion: Request from the College of Health Solutions – School of Nutrition and Health Promotion– for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Biomechanics

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.   

Rationale: This graduate degree program is designed for advanced study of human movement through the implementation of mechanical principles. Specifically, the curriculum will heavily focus on the application of biomechanical concepts with regard to both clinical and research applications by transitioning the students to intensive hands–on, experiential learning during the second year of the program. The program will prepare students to continue to a doctoral program or seek employment in a clinical, research, or industry setting.