MVS 330 Course Description
The principles of classical mechanics are applied to the
study of human motion to provide students with an
understanding of the internal and external forces acting on
the body during human movement. The role of muscle in
generating force and controlling movement is emphasized.
Students participate in a team project to compare the
biomechanics of two motions by collecting and analyzing
motion data. After completing this course, students will be
able to describe motions of the body during typical
activities, predict which muscles are responsible for
controlling movement, quantify the forces acting on the body
during movement, understand the limitations of different
experimental and analytical techniques used to quantify
human movement, interpret motion data accurately, and
evaluate studies of human movement. Students will also learn
the computer skills necessary to perform a biomechanical
analysis of human movement.
MVS 330 Awards and Media Coverage
Smithsonian Award Program Laureate
©1996 Melissa Gross, Ph.D.