Our program is designed for advanced scholarly study and research related to the application of mechanical principles to human performance.
The purpose of our program is to give you a balanced background in the science of human movement, skills useful in research and occupational settings, and an in-depth understanding of biomechanics.
Your degree may lead to careers in allied health occupations, corporate biomechanics laboratory research, teaching and college/university teaching and research.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
You will gain hands-on experience in our well-equipped biomechanics and sport-related concussion labs and work with special populations, including athletes or people with scoliosis and joint replacements.
You will also have the opportunity to present your research at national and international meetings and attend professional conferences.
Most students apply to two different assistantships and teach either physical education or a biomechanics lab.
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The Graduate School handles admission for all graduate programs at the University of Georgia, including those in the College of Education. The Graduate School website contains important details about the application process, orientation, and many other useful links to guide you through the process of attending UGA at the graduate level.
Admission to the program is competitive and considers a number of factors. In most cases, you should already have completed a master's degree and thesis. In some cases, candidates with only a bachelor's degree will be admitted if they meet the following formula: undergraduate GPA x 1000 x GRE verbal + GRE quantitative = 4300.
Applicants also must have a minimum of:
International students must score at least 213 on the Internet Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam.
We also expect you to have a background in physical and biological science, including: - College physics - Introductory college chemistry - Biology - Physiology - Exercise science - Math through integral calculus, engineering mechanics, and computer science knowledge are also desirable
Completed application due: