Biomechanics

Learn how the laws of mechanics apply to physical functions and musculoskeletal health

Tuition Fee
US $169.00

Biomechanics

Learn how the laws of mechanics apply to physical functions and musculoskeletal health

Tuition Fee
US $169.00

Course Overview  

Biomechanics is the study of the mechanics of a living body, and the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure in order to produce movement. This course provides a fundamental understanding of how the joints and muscles of the human body interact during motion.

This course begins with a comprehensive review of the musculoskeletal anatomy. Concepts of statics and dynamics for human activities as well as the mechanics of tissues, help students grasp the principles of biomechanics. Special emphasis is placed on the advanced anatomy, mechanical properties and structural behaviours of the spine and major joints.

Main topics include structure and function relationships in tissues and organs, the application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues, analysis of forces in human function and movement, as well as energy and power in human activity. 

Course Curriculum

Estimated completion time of the course is 40 hours.

Biomechanics is an online course delivered through 3 interactive lectures, covering ‘structure’ and ‘function’ relationships in tissues and organs, fundamentals of human kinetics/biomechanics, analysis of forces in human motion, as well as energy and power in human activity. By the completion of the course, students acquire an understanding of:

  • Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscle
  • Biomechanics of Skeletal Articulations
  • Biomechanics of Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Biomechanics of the Trunk and Spinal Column

Materials:

Recorded lectures, printable presentations, handouts, readings

Online Textbook Provided:

Basics of Biomechanics by Margareta Nordin

Evaluation:

3 quizzes. Final exam. Passing Grade is 70%.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 4
1 CE= 10 study hours
Completion of this course requires 40 hours

Course Lectures

Lecture 1.

Lecture 2.

Lecture 3.

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Course Reviews

Roman Levitsky
Yoga instructor
Poland
Concise and very informative course. I liked the ability to download and print the lectures and study at my own pace was very nice.
Roberto Sovierro
Pilates intsructor
Italy
I liked that the course explained challenging concepts in a clear and concise format. It made it easy to absorb new information and learn a lot.
Marieke Schwabs
Yoga Therapist
Denmark
Very good course! Watching video tutorials was most helpful in understanding the basics of biomechanics.

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