Ergonomics & Biomechanics PhD Degree Requirements
Requirements for completing the degree for the PhD in Ergonomics and Biomechanics are as follows:
- Each doctoral candidate must complete 72 points of coursework that include ergonomics and biomechanics core courses (32 points), Principles of Toxicology (4 points), Environmental Health (4 points), Independent Study (up to 12 points), and Doctorate Research (up to 12 points).
- Each doctoral candidate must successfully pass comprehensive examinations.
- Each doctoral candidate must successfully complete and defend a proposal and thesis.
During your time in the program, you may have the opportunity to participate in laboratory and applied research work. These projects may include the utilization of advanced instrumentation in the laboratories, clinical research through NYU Langone Occupational and Industrial Orthopedic Center, epidemiological work, biomechanical modeling, or high-technology evaluation procedures. Individual guidance in the specialized area of interest is made available to every student.
The following are required courses for the PhD:
- EHSC-GA 1004 Environmental Health
- EHSC-GA 2100 Independent Study: Ergonomics and Biomechanics
- EHSC-GA 2101 Biomechanics
- EHSC-GA 2111 Physical Biomechanics
- EHSC-GA 2112 Applied Biomechanics in the Analysis of Human Performance
- EHSC-GA 2121 Practicum in Ergonomics and Biomechanics
- EHSC-GA 2131 Ergonomics Issues I: Physical Factors in the Workplace
- EHSC-GA 2132 Ergonomics Issues II: Environmental Factors in the Workplace
- EHSC-GA 2303 Introduction to Biostatistics
- EHSC-GA 2310 Principles of Toxicology
- EHSC-GA 2323 Research Methods in Ergonomics and Biomechanics
- EHSC-GA 3002 Doctorate Research
- BMSC-GA 2000 Scientific Integrity and Responsible Conduct in Research
See course descriptions for more information.
The following is a sampling of some of the electives available to you:
- EHSC-GA 2035 Environmental Hygiene Measurements
- EHSC-GA 2045 Methods for Categorical Data Analysis
- EHSC-GA 2304 Advanced Topics in Biostatistics
- G89.2221 Perception, Attention, and Cognition
- G89.2223 Perceptual and Sensory Processes
- G89.2224 Human Factors of Computer System
- G89.2241 Work Attitudes and Motivation