KIN 309 Science and Technology in Sports

January 22, 2021

The Department of Kinesiology will offer a new GE-B5 course starting this Summer (2021) and it will be repeated in the Fall of 2021.

KIN 309 Science and Technology in Sports (3 units)

Course Description:
Prerequisites: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Exploration of sports science, including how the human body functions during exercise and sports performance. Application of functional anatomy, biomechanics, and neuro-motor control to fundamental movements involved in sports. Measurement and assessment of sports performance using readily available technology. Available for General Education, B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the general structure and function of the human musculoskeletal systems
  2. Explain the biomechanical and neuro-motor control principles involved in human movement
  3. Implement methods of qualitative and quantitative movement assessment
  4. Apply biomechanical and neuro-motor control principles to common sports movements
  5. Measure and assess the performance of common sports movements using a variety of instruments and techniques, and interpret quantitative data regarding performance
  6. Appraise the multidisciplinary perspective necessary to understand human movement and the importance of movement in our daily lives