Ch 11: AEPA Phys Ed: Movement Concepts & Biomechanics

About This Chapter

Brush up on movement concepts and biomechanics with the study materials in this chapter. Our instructors have assembled the information you need to answer questions on this topic on the AEPA Phys Ed exam.

AEPA Phys Ed: Movement Concepts & Biomechanics - Chapter Summary

Among other topics, the AEPA Phys Ed test will test your knowledge of movement, kinesiology, and biometrics. This chapter will help you brush up on these concepts with brief lessons on the following:

  • Fundamental movement concepts
  • Motor skills and movement biomechanics principles
  • Applications of biomechanics to exercise
  • Locomotor and non-locomoter skills
  • Skills used for object control
  • Activities for developing movement skills
  • Similar movement concepts across different tasks

Lessons can be completed at your own pace and revisited as many times as you'd like. Use the bold keywords to identify essential concepts. We include a corresponding quiz with each lesson to test your understanding, as well as a more comprehensive chapter exam.

8 Lessons in Chapter 11: AEPA Phys Ed: Movement Concepts & Biomechanics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Fundamental Concepts of Movement & Physicality

1. Fundamental Concepts of Movement & Physicality

What are the fundamental movement skills? Why are they useful? Can movement based instruction help with other skills? These are some of the ideas we will be discussing in this lesson.

Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns

2. Principles of Biomechanics & Kinesiology Related to Motor Skills & Movement Patterns

In this lesson, we review how biomechanics and kinesiology relate to both motor skills and movement patterns. We also discuss some of the basic principles of each and how they relate to human movement, the brain, muscles, and the body.

Using Biomechanics for Safe & Efficient Exercise

3. Using Biomechanics for Safe & Efficient Exercise

In this lesson you explore ways to use biomechanics for safe and efficient exercise. You define biomechanics and you learn how they apply to some of the most popular sports in the world. You also learn about types of muscles and muscle movements.

What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

4. What Are Locomotor Skills? - Definition, Instruction & Examples

We are about to get a move on, literally! This lesson describes the difference between locomotor and non-locomotor skills and explains the vital role each plays in the development of a child's physical abilities.

What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics

5. What Are Non-locomotor Skills? - Definition & Characteristics

There are three fundamental body movement skills typically taught in elementary physical education. They are locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills. This lesson defines and explains non-locomotor skills.

Object Control Skills: Characteristics & Critical Elements

6. Object Control Skills: Characteristics & Critical Elements

In this lesson we will review object control skills and manipulative skills. We will identify specific characteristics and crucial elements of the skills, as well.

Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

7. Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

In this lesson, we will discuss ways to develop movement skills. These will include locomotor, nonlocomotor, and object control skills, used separately or in combination.

Promoting the Use of Similar Movement Concepts

8. Promoting the Use of Similar Movement Concepts

If you are a PE teacher, then you want your students to be able to practice and perform the same skills in a variety of contexts. This lesson discusses what you can do to promote the use of similar movement concepts.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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