Learn how the laws of mechanics apply to physical functions and musculoskeletal health

Tuition Fee
USD $229.00


Learn how the laws of mechanics apply to physical functions and musculoskeletal health

Tuition Fee
US $229.00

Course Overview

Biomechanics is the study of the mechanics of a living body, and the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure in order to produce movement. The course examines such concepts as ‘structure’ and ‘function’ relationships in tissues and organs, fundamentals of human kinetics/biomechanics, analysis of forces in human motion, as well as energy and power in human activity. By the completion of the course, students acquire an understanding of:

  • Biomechanics of Skeletal Muscle
  • Biomechanics of Skeletal Articulations
  • Biomechanics of Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Biomechanics of the Trunk and Spinal Column


This course begins with a comprehensive review of the musculoskeletal anatomy. Concepts of statics and dynamics for human activities as well as the mechanics of tissues, help students grasp the principles of biomechanics. Special emphasis is placed on the advanced anatomy, mechanical properties and structural behaviors of the spine and major joints.

Main topics include structure and function relationships in tissues and organs, the application of stress and strain analysis to biological tissues, analysis of forces in human function and movement, as well as energy and power in human activity.

Key course features

  • Recorded lectures
  • Downloadable lecture presentations
  • Video tutorials
  • Communication with a course instructor
  • Online textbooks
  • Lifetime access to course updates
  • Certificate of Completion


Downloadable lecture presentations, handouts, readings

Online Textbook

Basics of Biomechanics by Margareta Nordin


Three online quizzes. Final exam. Passing grade  75%.

Continuing Education

CEUs; 6
1 CE= 10 study hours
Course completion: 60 hours

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Biomechanics Online Course

Course Curricullum

Estimated completion of the course is 60 hours.  Upon registration, you will receive login credentials to LCO’s online learning platform and may begin your studies. Access to courses does not expire: students may follow the studies at their own pace from anywhere in the world.

  • Advanced Anatomy of the musculoskeletal system
  • Basic dynamics of human motion
  • Work and Energy methods – Momentum – Kinematic measurement techniques
  • Human motion analysis
  • Structure, function, and adaptation of tissues and major organs
  • Biomechanics of the spine
  • Fryette’s Laws
  • The fundamental strength of materials in biological tissues
  • Introduction to viscoelasticity

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Course Reviews

Roman Levitsky
Yoga instructor
Concise and very informative course. I liked the ability to download and print the lectures and study at my own pace was very nice.
Roberto Sovierro
Pilates intsructor
I liked that the course explained challenging concepts in a clear and concise format. It made it easy to absorb new information and learn a lot.
Marieke Schwabs
Yoga Therapist
Very good course! Watching video tutorials was most helpful in understanding the basics of biomechanics.


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Certificate Biomechanics Online Course