Biomechanics is a multi-disciplinary field that studies the mechanical laws related to movement.  Biomechanists may work in a clinical gait lab, perform sport analysis to prevent injury and improve performance, conduct research & create new products (shoes, equipment), or teach at a University in Exercise Science, Engineering, or Physical Therapy program.  Biomechanists may come from Engineering, Health care professional, or Exercise Science background.  Typical skills needed include: utilize lab instrumentation, work with team of professionals, conduct reliable procedures for analysis, learn new technology, maintain current knowledge in literature, and educate others.



  • Undergraduate degree (B.S. or B.A.) in Exercise science or related field (minimum)
  • Masters degree (M.S.) in Biomechanics program (recommended)


  • American Society of Biomechanics


  • Familiarity with Lab equipment (force plates, EMG, 3D motion capture)
  • Work with spreadsheets
  • Hands on skills (palpating landmarks, taking measurements)
  • Good oral communication
  • Ability to apply Functional Anatomy and Physics
  • Internship in Biomechanics




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