Exercise Sciences

Kinesiology and Biomechanics

Kinesiology and Biomechanics
The influence of physical laws on human movement. Physical laws that will be discussed include linear and angular motion, force and torque, center of mass, fluid mechanics, and tissue mechanics.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedMATH 110 or equivalent; Phscs 105 or 121; PDBio 220
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining EXSC 362
Course Outcomes: 

Course Purpose

Students will be able to analyze human movement mechanics and generate recommendations for improvement or intervention.

Physical Laws and Human Movement

Demonstrate understanding of physical concepts (linear and angular motion, and forces), and corresponding equations, related to human movement.


Apply the aforementioned physical concepts to human movement mechanics.


Deconstruct movement mechanics via direct observation and video.


Evaluate biomechanical scientific literature.


Communicate effectively regarding human movement mechanics.


Generate recommendations (as individuals and small teams) for human mechanics improvement or intervention.