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ERIC Number: EJ800256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Biomechanics Curriculum: Its Content and Relevance to Movement Sciences
Hamill, Joseph
Quest, v59 n1 p25-33 Feb 2007
While the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) has outlined a number of learning outcomes for undergraduate biomechanics, there are a number of factors that can influence the curriculum in such courses. These factors create a situation that indeed can influence students and their attitude towards these classes. Undergraduate students generally avoid the required biomechanics course for a number of reasons, some of which deal with the methods used to teach those classes. In most situations, we teach "applied physics" rather than biomechanics and this emphasis on the physics of movement may have little interest to our students. The emphasis on the mechanics of movement is a concern that must be addressed to create interest in undergraduate biomechanics. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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