SAMUEL C.K. LEE, Ph.D.
DIRECTOR & ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Dear Alumni and Friends,
Welcome to the Biomechanics and Movement Sciences Interdisciplinary Program! The Interdisciplinary Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science includes faculty from three colleges: Health Sciences, Engineering, and Arts & Sciences who all use an interdisciplinary approach to research and graduate education.
The NFL. The NCAA. U.S. Soccer. The news media. Hollywood. The topic of concussions in sports has reached an unprecedented fervor and the University of Delaware’s concussion research team, led by Tom Kaminski and Thomas Buckley, is conducting research that puts UD front and center. More…
I chose UD because of the interdisciplinary focus of the BIOMS program and the research expertise of the faculty, as well as the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses.
I found all of the courses to be relevant to the development and progression of my dissertation project!Doctoral Student
What’s New in BIOMS
Professor invites patients to ‘Physical Activity Party‘
The University of Delaware’s Daniel White wants people to think about the entire physical activity spectrum, from dancing to going on a walk to playing Pokémon Go. Weight control, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, stronger bones, stronger muscles, improved mood – the benefits of physical activity are many, yet it is the most underutilized intervention by health professionals, which is somewhat surprising.
Tom Buchanan is director of the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, which brings together faculty across the UD campus to study physical rehabilitation. His work in biomechanics has applications to osteoarthritis, stroke and sports medicine.
Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death for both men and women across the United States. The state of Delaware is in the bottom half of states for coronary heart disease death rates. Dave Edwards, associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and BIOMS, is the principal investigator.