Welcome to Dr. Seeley's Exercise Science 362 course website. The primary learning objective for this class is for students to develop a greater awareness and appreciation of how physical laws influence human motion every day. Another important objective for this course is for students to become better readers and writers, especially related to current scientific literature, and become more effective and passionate lifelong learners. To borrow a few words from the BYU mission, I hope that this course will contribute to a period of intensive learning, where a commitment to excellence is expected. The primary concepts we will discuss in this class include force and torque, linear and angular motion, fluid mechanics, and tissue mechanics. These concepts will be applied in various ways, including exercise technique, physical training, injury, and physical rehabilitation.
Measurements: The study of biomechanics involves numerous variables. In this class, you will learn how some of these variables are measured, and how many of these variables can help you understand more about force and motion. This will help you better understand human motion in everyday life.
Principles: You will learn how to describe human motion using numbers and words. You will also learn how to describe the forces that cause motion, and how various mechanical variables interact with each other to produce human motion in everyday life.
Calculations: Most of the aforementioned measurements and principles require mathematics to articulate. A basic understanding of algebra, trigonometry, and physics is required to successfully complete this course.