College of Health Sciences South Campus

Within the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, research provides an evidence-based foundation for the education of the next generation of leaders and healthcare professionals.

Our College is also a place where partnerships play a key role in promoting health research and education. High-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, research seed grant programs, and clinical research projects enable us to provide our students with rich classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences.

Our programs encompass a broad and dynamic collection of specialties, including medical laboratory sciencekinesiologyapplied physiologynursingphysical therapybehavioral health and wellness, and nutrition. In each of our programs we create an experience that shapes and progresses young men and women into practice-based learning models on scientific evidence. Our approach is to translate our strong platform in interdisciplinary science into health practices, therapies, and interventions that result in immediate improvements in people’s lives.

Our students receive early immersion into practice settings and our faculty’s world-class research programs. As a result, our graduates are well prepared to pursue careers in various health professions, as well as to continue their education in one of the medical fields or enter a field of graduate study to pursue scientific investigation. Our ultimate goal is to help our students excel in their chosen profession in the arena of health.


Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS)

GSAC Team Representative: Daniel Whitney

The Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program offers programs leading to master’s and doctoral degrees. It is an interdisciplinary program that combines faculty and physical resources from several different units including the Department of Biological Sciences, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute, and the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research. By implementing an interdisciplinary approach, the availability of faculty members with backgrounds in sport biomechanics, physical therapy, applied physiology, engineering, and computer science, affords students a much more diverse educational environment. In addition, the collective research laboratories of the participating units provide exposure to outstanding facilities. The laboratories of the Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, the Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and others present an array of equipment for the study of human movement and exercise as well as the biomechanical and physiological alterations observed as a consequence of injury, disease, and various intrvention strategies.  Laboratories in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering provide equipment for the study of tissue and molecular biomechanics as well as rehabilitation.

To learn more, visit the UD catalog listing for Biomechanics and Movement Science.


Kinesiology and Applied Physiology

GSAC Team Representative: Daniel Whitney

The Department  of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology offers graduate programs leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Applied Physiology and the Master of Science degree in Exercise Science. Students in the Exercise Science program select a major area of study in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Clinical Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, or Sports Medicine. Students in each master of science program may complete degree requirements on a full-or part-time basis.

To learn more, visit the UD catalog listing for Kinesiology and Applied Physiology.


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