While I've long dismissed my interest in zoology as something I can pursue as a hobby, I'm wondering if it is possible to combine my interests? I've always been fascinated by animals and the way they move/fly. A teacher actually suggested that I read Principles of Animal Locomotion by R.M Alexander... which I found to be very interesting. After reading it, I am wondering if there is a field or niche or something out there that I can combine my interest for building/designing/optimizing and my interest in studying animals. I'm still in high school right now, so I have a lot of choices still. But for the next year at least, I will be enrolled for general first year engineering at a local university. I've thought about taking the dual degree with medical biophysics since they do offer some courses in the biomechanics of human/animal movement. Does this field/area of research exist? What kind of degree should I be getting to pursue this field other than zoology? Do they even need engineers in this field?