Course Descriptions - Biomechanics

Course Descriptions

HS 610  – Advanced Biomechanics

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the application of Newtonian mechanics to human movement analysis. Biomechanical models using three-dimensional video and force plate data will be used to analyze human movement.


HS 615 – Mechanical Analysis of Activity

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how to use various technologies in a biomechanics lab for measuring kinematics. Along with making measurements, students will also learn how to perform the calculations involved in analysis of collected data.


HS 635 – Research Methods in Biomechanics

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how to 1) use various technologies in a biomechanics lab for measuring kinematics and 2) develop effective methods to answer the research questions within a study. Along with making measurements and method development, students will also learn how to perform the calculations involved in analysis of collected data.


HS 650  – Human Gait

Gait analysis is the systematic study of human walking. It provides the potential to determine those impairments and functional limitations that probably contribute to the waking disability. This course attempts to provide students a systematic introduction on this subject, including fundamental terminology, technique, and data interpretation used in gait analysis.  Abnormal gait patterns will be investigated after an understanding of the normal gait pattern is established.