Biomechanics Graduate Certificate Courses
The purpose of the course is to learn to look at biomechanics as a scientific basis for the analysis of human musculoskeletal function. Specifically, to understand the descriptions and the cause/effect components of human movement.
In this course students will develop an understanding of clinical biomechanics and demonstrate the ability to apply these principles to the analysis of selected human movements and pathological conditions, with an emphasis on the musculoskeletal system.
This course is designed to explore the field of injury biomechanics, which is also called impact biomechanics or trauma biomechanics, and focuses on understanding the behavior of human beings and our organs, bones, and other tissues at the point of mechanical or functional failure, which corresponds to injury.
The overarching goal of this course is to develop students’ knowledge and appreciation of the instrumentation used to evaluate human motor function. We will provide a general overview of data collection techniques in biomechanics, electrophysiology of muscle, and functional imaging related research.