Spring 2018 - BPK 301 D100

Biomechanics Laboratory (3)

Class Number: 12242

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Jan 3 – Apr 10, 2018: Tue, 8:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2018
    Sat, 8:30–11:30 a.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    PHYS 102 (or 121 or 126 or 141), BPK (or KIN) 201.



A laboratory course on the quantitative biomechanical evaluation of human movement. Students will learn analysis techniques for quantifying kinematics and kinetics of body segments in athletes, normal populations, and special populations during activities such as walking and jumping. Experiments will look at the nature of muscular force generation, and the mechanical impedance properties of the musculoskeletal system, as well as patterns of muscle activation, using surface EMG. Students with credit for KIN 301 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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