About This Chapter
Kinesiology & Biomechanics - Chapter Summary
The entertaining video lessons in this chapter can help you review important terminology and concepts related to kinesiology and biomechanics. You'll examine human movement, motor skills and injuries in the context of these fields. Instructors also discuss kinesiological analysis and its major components. You should be able to do the following after completing the chapter:
- Share the importance of kinesiology in the study of human movement
- Identify the key components of kinesiological analysis
- Explain the applications of biomechanics
- Discuss the kinematics of human motion
- Recognize the relationship between kinetics, performance and injury
- Explain the biomechanics and kinesiology principles related to movement and motor skills
We make studying kinesiology and biomechanics a simple and fun experience. Our video lessons are just a few minutes long and contain tags that you can use to jump to key points. You also have access to lesson transcripts, which highlight key terms in bold. The multiple-choice lesson quizzes offer a convenient way to check your understanding of the covered topics.
1. The Importance of Kinesiology in the Study of Human Movement
In this lesson, you will learn about kinesiology and how it plays a role in the study of human movement. The importance of an understanding of kinesiology will also be discussed.
2. Kinesiological Analysis: Description & Major Components
In this lesson, we will define and describe the major components of kinesiological analysis to provide safe and effective ways for physical therapists, physical education teachers, and coaches to improve motor skill performance.
3. What is Biomechanics? - Definition & Applications
Exactly what is the study of biomechanics? In this lesson we'll define the field and explore just a few of the applications biomechanics has in our everyday lives.
4. Kinematics of Human Motion
Are you fascinated by watching the seemingly endless variety of human motions? In this lesson, we discuss the kinematics of human motion, including translatory and rotational motion, the three major planes of motion, and several anatomical terms of motion. These include flexion versus extension, circumduction, and pronation and supination.
5. Human Kinetics & Its Relationship to Performance & Injury
In this lesson, we will examine the role of human kinetics as it relates to both performance and injury. We will explore five major milestones in human kinetics, and we will also discuss the role of stretching and nutrition.
6. 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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Praxis Physical Education (5091): Practice & Study Guide course
- Introduction to Physical Education
- Physical Development, Health & Fitness
- Motor Skills & Movement Activities
- Physical Education & Weight Management
- Functions of the Cardiorespiratory System
- Muscular System Functions
- Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System
- Connective Tissue Overview
- Human Skeletal System
- Softball Rules & Skills
- Soccer History & Rules
- Swimming Skills & Benefits
- Tennis Rules & Techniques
- History & Rules of Track & Field
- Volleyball History & Rules
- Cognitive Influences on Learning
- Behavioral Influences on Learning
- Student Learning & Motivation
- Managing the Physical Education Classroom
- Communication in Physical Education Settings
- Planning & Instruction in Physical Education
- Student Assessment Types
- Measurement & Analysis for Student Assessments
- Student Assessment in Special Education
- Collaboration, Reflection & Technology in Physical Education
- Praxis Physical Education Flashcards