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SPHS507 - Advanced Biomechanics

Course Details

Course Code: SPHS507 Course ID: 4239 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding, appreciation, and ability to analyze human movement using a biomechanics approach. This course will expose the student to the laws and principles governing human motion. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of exercise and sport movements. Research with applications to a variety of sport, exercise, and clinical settings will also be included to provide the student with knowledge of current topics of interest in the field.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

Each student will:

  1. Apply functional anatomy, basic mechanical concepts, and physiological responses to exercise, human movement, and sport skill sets.

  2. Evaluate external biomechanics - external forces and their effects on the body and its movement – to sport specific movements.

  3. Evaluate internal biomechanics – internal forces and their effects on the body and its movement – to sport specific movements.

  4. Analyze the relationships between work, energy, and power within exercise and sport movement.
  5. Interpret human movement of a specific skill performance using advanced video software (e.g. Dartfish, Coach’s Eye, Ubersense, or MaxTraq).
  6. Construct qualitative biomechanical analysis data into practical feedback and sport specific curriculum to improve training and technique, and to prevent injury development.
NameGrade %
Forums 35.00 %
Discussion 1 4.38 %
Discussion 2 4.38 %
Discussion 3 4.38 %
Discussion 4 4.38 %
Discussion 5 4.38 %
Discussion 6 4.38 %
Discussion 7 4.38 %
Discussion 8 4.38 %
Quizzes 25.00 %
Quiz 1. Week #2 6.25 %
Quiz 4. Week #7 6.25 %
Quiz 3. Week #6 6.25 %
Quiz 2. Week #4 6.25 %
Assignments 25.00 %
Week 2- Topic Selection 8.33 %
Week 3- Sources and outline 8.33 %
Week 5- Description of Movement 8.33 %
Final Project 15.00 %
Week 8- Final project 15.00 %

Please note: MaxTraq system comes with your book. You will need to become familiar with the MaxTraq software.

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

In the Course Materials folder there are additional course articles, and up to date APA handouts.

Websites

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

APA Style Homepage

http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx

Book Title:Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement, 4th ed.
ISBN:9781451177305
Publication Info:Wolters Kluwer
Author:Hamill, Knutzen, and Derrick
Unit Cost:$120.39

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.