Abstract: Anatomical Terminology to Analyze Movement

Title: Anatomical Terminology to Analyze Movement

Authors: Tamara Bories, PhD and Miguel Narvaez, PhD

Affiliations: Western Illinois University

Primary author contact information: Tamara Bories, PhD, Professor

Resources available with this module: iRAT/tRAT, application exercise, and facilitation notes

Abstract: Biomechanics is a required, core course for all Kinesiology majors and most minors (majors include Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Education; minors include Coaching and Kinesiology). Pre-requisites for the course include Anatomy and Physiology, as well as a math course that provides, at minimum, an introduction to trigonomic functions. The class meets twice a week for 110 minutes. The extended amount of time is because this is a lab-based class, 110 minutes is designated in the catalog for lecture and the other 110 minutes for lab activities. The class size usually is maxed around 30 students per class. This is one of 6 modules used in the semester-long course.

Target audience: Undergraduate students