KIN4161Occupational Biomechanics3 ch (3C) [W]

Explore biomechanical models of injury to assess the physical demands on the human body imposed by work activities. Learn to bridge theoretical knowledge related to the mechanism of injury using assessment tools to identify upper extremity and low back musculoskeletal injury risk in both office and industrial work settings. Integrate kinesiological knowledge of human capabiities and limitations to develop ergonomic strategies to mitigate these musculoskeletal risks. [This course is a self-directed online course.]

Prerequisites: Completion of 96 ch in Kinesiology, KIN 2062, or consent of the instructor.