Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6312
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- Department and Contact Information
Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted 2047 2003-07-03 Department College Budget Account Number Physical Education ED 173200000 Contact Person Phone Dr. Ellery 9743443 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information
Prefix Number Full Title PET 6312 Applied Biomechanics Is the course title variable? N Is a permit required for registration? Y Are the credit hours variable? N Is this course repeatable? If repeatable, how many times? 0 Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option 3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum) Applied Biomechanics Course Online? Percentage Online -
Department Approval/Permission of Instructor
The course involves the integration of advanced kinesiological foundations to exercise science. Topics include: physical growth and neuro-muscular control, laws of physics in human movement, and effects of exercise on the muscular and skeletal systems.
A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.
This course is part of a new Plan III Program of Study in Exercise Science that has just been approved by the College of Education Graduate Program Committee and the College Council.
B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?
This course would be open to students from other colleges interested in exercise science and health. This is a new course that has not been offered in the past, but enrollment is anticipated to be approximately 15 to 20 students per class.
C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?
D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
All faculty teaching this course have completed at least 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline and hold at least a masters degree.
- Other Course Information
By the end of this course, the student should have the following competencies:
6.1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of mechanics and how they impact human movement.
6.2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze selected motor patterns.
6.3. Demonstrate application of mechanical principles by preparing laboratory experiences.
6.4. Evaluate and conduct research in biomechanics.
6.5. Interpret data obtained from various testing instruments and prescribe remedial physical activity based on those results.
B. Learning Outcomes
Exam I will be given in midsemester and will encompass all of the information covered in class up to that point. The exam may include multiple choice, true/false, matching response, short and long answer formats.
Exam II will be given during finalsí week and will encompass all of the information covered in class up to that point. The exam may include multiple choice, true/false, matching response, short and long answer formats.
Students will have to complete a research project that will allow them to familiarize themselves with research studies in the area of biomechanics and how it affects skill levels. Evaluation will be based on the following itemized list which will be converted and total 25% of the final grade.
American Psychological Association (APA) format [4pts]
2 Scientific Journals [12pts]
Students will have to research a subject in biomechanics and present it to the rest of the class. Students will be encouraged to present their research to regional or national conferences. Evaluation will be based on the following itemized list which will be converted and total 20% of the final grade.
Comfort and confidence with material [14pts]
Ability to describe subject-matter [14pts]
Ability to respond to questions [12pts]
Students will be given assignments and have adequate time to complete and present to faculty. Evaluation will be based on the following itemized list which will be converted and total 15% of the final grade.
C. Major Topics
7.1. Biomechanics as an interdiscipline
184.108.40.206. Historical Highlights
220.127.116.11. Understanding Movement
7.1.2. Measurement, Description, Analysis, and Assessment
18.104.22.168. Measurement, Description, and Monitoring
22.214.171.124. Assessment and Interpretation
7.1.3. Biomechanics and its Relationship with Anatomy and Physiology
7.2.1. Kinematic Conventions
126.96.36.199. Absolute Spatial Reference System
188.8.131.52. Body Segments in Space
7.2.2. Direct Measurement Techniques
7.2.3. Imaging Techniques
184.108.40.206. Basic Lens Optics
220.127.116.11. Field of Focus
18.104.22.168. Various Kinematic Systems
7.2.4. Data Conversion Techniques
22.214.171.124. Other Techniques
7.2.5. Processing of Raw Data
126.96.36.199. Smoothing, Theorems, and Techniques
188.8.131.52. Signal versus Noise
184.108.40.206. Limb and Joint Angles
220.127.116.11. Velocity and Acceleration
7.3.1. Scope of Anthropometry in Movement
18.104.22.168. Segment Dimensions
22.214.171.124. Center of Mass
7.3.3. Direct Measures
126.96.36.199. Location of Anatomical Center of Mass
188.8.131.52. Joint Centers
7.3.4. Muscle Anthropometry
184.108.40.206. Mechanical Advantages
220.127.116.11. Multijoint Muscles
7.4.1. Biomechanical Models
18.104.22.168. Link-Segment Model
22.214.171.124. Joint Reaction Forces
7.4.2. Free-Body Diagram
7.4.3. Force Transducers and Force Plates
126.96.36.199. Multidirectional Force Transducers
188.8.131.52. Force Plates
184.108.40.206. Synchronization of Force Plate and Kinematic Data
7.5. Mechanical Work, Energy, and Power
220.127.116.11. Positive Work
18.104.22.168. Negative Work
22.214.171.124. Muscle Mechanical Power
7.5.3. Inefficient Movement
126.96.36.199. Isometric Contractions against Gravity
7.6. Synthesis of Human Movement
7.6.1. Mathematical Formulations
7.6.2. External Forces and Torques
7.7. Muscle Mechanics
7.7.1. Motor Unit
7.7.2. Force-Length Characteristics
7.7.3. Force-Velocity Characteristics
7.8.1. Muscle Contraction
7.8.2. EMG Recording
7.8.3. EMG Processing
Nordin, M., & Frankel, V.H. (Eds.). (2001). Basic biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases
F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy
G. Assignments, Exams and Tests
H. Attendance Policy
I. Policy on Make-up Work
J. Program This Course Supports
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