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Effective Term:
Fall 2018 through Summer 2020
Course Number:
FT 106
Course Title:
Analysis of Movement
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Examines human motion in physical activity and sports and the integration of anatomy and biomechanics. Explores the anatomical movements involved in a wide variety of motor and balance tasks, postural stability exercises, and exercise program design. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of kinesiology and biomechanics to functional movement and exercise including but not limited to: directional terms, osteokinematics, kinematics, forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion, lever systems, work-energy relationships, pulleys and mechanical advantage.
  2. Define the six motor skill-related physical fitness components: agility, balance, coordination, reaction time, speed and power.
  3. Identify joint range of motion specific to each major muscle group.
  4. Analyze the structure and function of the major joints of the vertebral column, upper extremity and lower extremities.
  5. Identify and analyze the gait cycle including: stance and swing phases, center of mass displacement, joint kinematics and muscle activity.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Written Assignments, Quizzes & Exams

Case Studies

Group Work

Exercise and Sport Movement Analysis

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Joint structure, location, limitations, and functions

Skeletal muscle location and function

Synergistic properties of skeletal muscle during various movements

Planes of Motion

Analysis of various sport and life skill movements

Design effective and safe exercise programs

Differentiate joint structure, location, limitations, and functions