Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury
Using the mechanical laws of motion, this course analyzes human movement using a systematic approach.
What you can learn.
- Comprehend the forces and moments acting at the major joints of the human body
- Understand how fitness instructors can use laws of motion to prevent injuries in their clients
- Analyze bone, joint cartilage, collagenous tissues through biomechanical systems
About this course:The body is a dynamic organism exhibiting a complex integration of biochemical, mechanical, and physical functions. This course provides a systematic approach to the analysis of human movement based on the mechanical laws of motion. Topics include biomechanical analysis of bone, joint cartilage, and collagenous tissues, as well as a review of forces and moments acting at the major joints of the human body. Practical application of these principles to program design can help fitness instructors prevent injuries in their clients.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury.
Fall 2019 Schedule
These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.
NSCA has approved two CEUs for CSCS, NSCA-CPT, CSPS, or TSAC-F certificants who successfully complete this course.
Full elective credit in Fitness Instruction Certificate.
Enrollment limited to 25 students. Enrollment deadline: September 27, 2019. Internet access required.