Copyright

Ch 4: Kinesiology & Biomechanics

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons to strengthen your knowledge of kinesiology and biomechanics. Review key principles in these fields while also studying biomechanical and kinesiological principles and analyses.

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 motion, performance, motor skills and injuries in the context of these fields. Instructors also discuss kinesiological analysis along with static and dynamic analyses in biomechanics. You should be able to do the following after completing the chapter:

  • Define kinesiology and biomechanics
  • Identify the key components of kinesiological analysis
  • Understand applications of biomechanics
  • Discuss the kinematics of human motion
  • Recognize the relationship among kinetics, performance and injury
  • Explain the biomechanics and kinesiology principles related to movement and motor skills

We make learning about 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 during review time. 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.

6 Lessons in Chapter 4: Kinesiology & Biomechanics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
The Importance of Kinesiology in the Study of Human Movement

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.

Kinesiological Analysis: Description & Major Components

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.

What is Biomechanics? - Definition & Applications

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.

Kinematics of Human Motion

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.

Human Kinetics & Its Relationship to Performance & Injury

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.

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

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

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.

Support