The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is excited to announce a degree name change, effective Aug. 2021, for the Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biomechanics and Kinesiology, previously the Doctorate in Exercise Science.
The Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Kinesiology is a joint program between the School of Health and Kinesiology and the Department of Biomechanics. Candidates can select from one of four concentrations, designed to meet their career goals:
- Motor Development and Control
- Physical Activity
- Physiology of Exercise
The name change reflects national trends in the fields and more accurately represents the innovative research and vast range of opportunities offered by the program. The name will also better encompass a new and expanding area of research for the Department of Biomechanics, cardiovascular biomechanics and advanced materials.
"This exciting partnership between two of our academic units is designed to cultivate interdisciplinary scientists who are working to improve human health through cutting-edge research in biomechanics and kinesiology. This provides students with hands-on experiences in developing new devices, materials, treatments, and interventions," said Dean Nancy Edick.
"UNO is known for being at the forefront of research in health and human sciences, and this degree name change will help us attract prospective students and partners. The new name also aligns with recent changes in our college including the completion of the $11.6M expansion to the Biomechanics Research Building, the name change to the School of Heath and Kinesiology, and our own college name change which recognizes the decades of innovation by our faculty and alumni."