Feb 09, 2023  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EXSS 4005 - Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement


4 cr. 5 hr. Day course offered every semester.

This course involves the study of the mechanical aspects that underlie human motion. Mechanical considerations include describing motion in terms of levers, linear and angular acceleration, velocity, and projectiles, and the determination of motion by studying force, inertia, mass, momentum, impulse, drag, lift, buoyancy, center of gravity, and stability. Application of anatomical and mechanical principles is related to the improvement of performance in selected sports. Students will also be presented with an overview of the study of motor learning & control associated with human movement. Selected motor learning & motor control theories and determinants of skill acquisition are covered. Topics include differences in motor control based on age, gender, pathology & skill level. EXSS majors only.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1200 , BIOL 1300  and EXSS 2050  



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