Biomechanics of the Human Body

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

Tuition Fee
USD $229.00

Biomechanics of the Human Body

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

Tuition Fee
US $229.00

Advance your knowledge of the mechanics of a living body. All life forms on earth, including humans, are constantly subjected to the universal force of gravitation and other forces from within the body. This course explains how human movement is achieved through the complex and highly coordinated mechanical interaction between bones, muscles, ligaments and joints within the musculoskeletal system. Emphasis is placed on the mechanical properties and structural behaviours of the spine and major joints.

Specific 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. At the end of the course, you will

  • Expand your understanding of functional anatomy and biomechanics;
  • Learn the basic dynamics of human movement;
  • Understand three types of levers and mechanical advantage;
  • Become familiar with work and energy methods, momentum and kinematic measurement techniques;
  • Explore the concept behind human motion analysis;
  • Understand Fryette’s Laws and their relevance to spinal mechanics;
  • Review the fundamental strength of materials in biological tissues.




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    Key Features

    Upon registration, you will receive login credentials to LCO’s online learning platform  Your access there does not expire: you may follow your coursework at your own pace and will retain access to all future updates.

    • American Council on Exercise (ACE) approved for 6 CECs
    • Recorded lectures
    • Downloadable presentations
    • Video tutorials
    • Free online textbook
    • Communication with course instructor
    • Certificate of Completion
    • Lifetime access to future course updates

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    Tuition Fee
    US $229.00

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    Course Reviews

    Roman Levitsky
    Yoga instructor
    Very informative course. I liked the ability to download and print the lectures and study when I wanted.
    Roberto Sovierro
    Pilates instructor
    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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