Students learn how to connect human anatomy with exercise and everyday movements.
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About the course (KINE 30623): Biomechanics is the physics-based study of how the human body moves and interacts with external forces. By the end of the semester, students will know how to develop therapeutic procedures and use equipment, such as force plates and electromyography, to improve the body’s musculoskeletal functioning.
Instructor: Adam King, assistant professor of kinesiology in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Class times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 to 8:50 a.m. or 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Class size: 30 junior and senior kinesiology majors
Text: Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise by Peter McGinnis (Human Kinetics, 2013)
Classwork: Students work in teams of four or five. The course has eight modules, each focusing on a specific topic. Each module has reading, testing and in-class activity phases.
Source: Adam King, assistant professor of kinesiology in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
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