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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: SPHS507 Course ID: 4239 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding, appreciation, and ability to analyze human movement using a biomechanics approach. This course will expose the student to the laws and principles governing human motion. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of exercise and sport movements. Research with applications to a variety of sport, exercise, and clinical settings will also be included to provide the student with knowledge of current topics of interest in the field.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

Each student will:

  1. Apply functional anatomy, basic mechanical concepts, and physiological responses to exercise, human movement, and sport skill sets.
  2. Evaluate external and internal biomechanics to sport specific movements.
  3. Analyze the relationships between Newton’s Laws in terms of work, energy, and power within exercise and sport movement.
  4. Interpret human movement of skill performances using advanced techniques in Biomechanical Analysis.
  5. Construct qualitative biomechanical analysis data into practical feedback and sport specific curriculum to improve training and technique, and to prevent injury development.
  6. Evaluate Paralympic sports skills through biomechanical analysis to improve skill execution.

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

In the Course Materials folder there are additional course articles, and up to date APA handouts.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.