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Biomechanics, Minor

Overview

Add to your degree with a minor in Biomechanics.

A minor consists of 6 courses and will be indicated on your permanent record. 

Sport Exercise Balls

Curriculum

A minor consists of 6 courses and will be indicated on your permanent record. 

  1. Sport and Exercise Physiology 370 
  2. Sport and Exercise Physiology 480 
  3. Physics 203 or Physics 201 

Any three of the following: 

  • Sport and Exercise Physiology 320, 375, 461 
  • Mathematics 121, 122 
  • Computer Science 111, 121, 211

Facilities

Human Performance Laboratory

Located in the Priscilla Payne Hurd Science Center, the human performance lab provides hands-on, state-of-the-art technology. The lab boasts instruments for measuring lactic acid, glucose, electrolytes, and gas concentrations in tiny samples of blood. Our Computrainer system is the same equipment used by the U.S. cycling team for controlled testing and training. It allows competitive cyclists to bring their own bikes into the lab for computer-controlled exercise testing.

In laboratory and practicum experience, you'll become proficient in the use of current testing methods like: 

  • graded stress tests using the Marquette CASE-15 stress EKG systems
  • assess and interpret measures of aerobic and anerobic capacity using the Medgraphics CPX/D and Sensormedics 2900 metabolic measurement systems
  • assess joint and muscle function on the Kin-Com 125E dynamic muscle testing system
  • treadmill, bicycle, cycloid and exercise modalities both in testing and in training programs
  • assess body composition in several ways including skinfold, bio-impedance analysis, and by underwater weighing — the widely recognized "Gold Standard" for assessment of body composition.

DeSales Sport Exercise Physiology

In addition to the Human Performance Lab, the DeSales Sport Exercise & Physiology program also has a dedicated lab in Dooling Hall where students get hands on learning experience. 

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Tuition & Fees

DeSales can help make your college expenses affordable through a combination of grants, loans, student employment, and scholarship resources.

Cost of attendance for undergrads for 2019-2020

Resident Students

Direct Costs Tuition - $37,200

Room and Board - $13,000
Mandatory Fees - $1,500
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200

Total = $51,900 (including freshman/transfer fees)
Indirect Costs
Books - $1,466
Personal Expenses - $2,808
Total cost for resident students: $56,174

Commuter Students

Direct Costs
Tuition - $37,200
Mandatory Fees - $1,200
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200
Total = $38,700
Indirect Costs
Books - $1,466
Personal Expenses - $2,304
Transportation Costs - $2,808
Total cost for commuter students: $45,278

Off-Campus*

Direct Costs
Tuition - $37,200
Mandatory Fees - $1,200
One-time Orientation Fee for Freshmen and Transfers - $200
Total = $38,700
Indirect Costs
Books - $1,466
Personal Expenses - $2,808
Transportation Costs - $2,304
Living Expenses - $7,048
Total cost for off-campus students: $52,326
*First year students are required to reside on campus or commute from home.

Parking Fee - $75

Dual Degree Undergraduate-to-Graduate Programs

If you are enrolled in an undergraduate-to-graduate degree program — for example a 5-year, 3+2, 3+3, program — the undergraduate tuition and fees apply only to the undergraduate portion of the program. As you progress into the graduate phase of your program, graduate tuition and fees apply. Please see your respective graduate program for more information. 

The financial aid process may appear overwhelming at first glance, but don't worry, we'll help you through it.

Accepted students are automatically be considered for scholarships upon receipt of a completed application and are awarded regardless of financial need. Funds for scholarships are limited, so we do encourage students to apply early.

Our comprehensive financial aid packages carefully explain the types and amounts of assistance —including federal, state, and institutional — that you may be eligible for to help cover education related expenses.

Total cost of attendance includes estimates for tuition, fees, room, board, books, and personal, transportation, and living expenses.

You can estimate your total cost of attendance with our Net Price Calculator