Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Course Description

This course covers the concepts and theory necessary to understand the nature of human motion, forces acting on the body and the methods available to collect, analyze, and interpret biomechanical data in a clinically meaningful way. The course will involve the traditional lectures, discussions (whole class and subgroup discussions) and activities that will solidify the understanding of the concepts.

Student Outcomes

Students will be able to: 1. Identify biomechanical principles/concepts and describe the impact of biomechanics research on daily life 2. Use basic technology behind biomechanical instrumentation to solve practical biomechanical problems 3. Identify the planes of motion and axes of rotation involved in a given human movement pattern 4. Solve biomechanical problems related to exercise, sport, and health