UMass Amherst KIN 430 - KIN430 Syllabus (2 pages)

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Kin 430 - Biomechanics
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KIN 430 Biomechanics Spring Semester 2018 Lead Instructor Brian Umberger Ph D Office 107 Totman Building Phone 545 1436 Email umberger kin umass edu Office Hours Mon Wed 12 00 1 00 PM Also by appointment Teaching Assistants Ryan Wedge Office Rm 21 Totman Bldg rwedge kin umass edu Sangsoo Park Office Rm 21 Totman Bldg sangsoop kin umass edu Carl Jewell Office Rm 23A Totman Bldg cjewell kin umass edu Office Hours Check the course Moodle site see next page for TA office hours Also check Moodle for the names of the undergraduate TA s and their office hours Course Description Introduction to mechanics and its application to human motion Includes linear and angular kinematics and kinetics and elementary analysis of human motion Prerequisites MATH 127 128 Calculus I and II PHYSICS 131 Physics with lab KIN 270 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab In particular students are expected to have a working knowledge of Newton s laws of motion Goals This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of biomechanical concepts as they apply to human movement The emphasis will be on both describing and identifying the mechanical causes of basic human movements such as walking jumping throwing and activities of daily living Attention will also be focused on biomechanical differences between groups such as men vs women adults vs children and elite athletes vs physically challenged Objectives By the end of this course students should be able to 1 Describe linear and angular human movements using appropriate anatomical and kinematic terminology 2 Apply Newton s laws of motion to identify the causes of linear and angular human movements 3 Demonstrate their proficiency with objectives 1 and 2 both conceptually and computationally 4 Identify biomechanical factors that underlie differences in movement capabilities between individuals and groups 5 Understand the basic concepts and procedures involved in performing an inverse dynamics analysis of human movement Meeting Times Lecture Lab Sect 01LL Lab Sect 01LM Lab Sect 01LN Lab Sect 01LQ Lab Sect 01LR Lab Sect 01LS Mon Wed 10 10 am 11 00 am Morrill Science Center I Room N375 Thur Thur Thur Thur Thur Fri 8 30 am 10 00 am 10 00 am 11 30 am 11 30 am 1 00 pm 1 00 pm 2 30 pm 5 30 pm 7 00 pm 2 30 pm 4 00 pm Totman Building Room 10 Totman Building Room 10 Totman Building Room 10 Totman Building Room 10 Totman Building Room 10 Totman Building Room 10 Note You must attend the lab section you are registered for If you need to attend a different section on a one time basis for a documented reason you must make arrangements with the teaching assistant s prior to the week in which you desire to switch sections Course Text Biomechanical Basis of Human Movement 4th Edition J Hamill K M Knutzen T R Derrick Lippincott Williams Wilkins 2014 Additional readings will also be assigned The course text can be obtained through the UMass Amazon collaboration or from various other online sources If you order the book online make sure you get the 4th edition published in 2014 KIN 430 Syllabus 1 Course Website http moodle umass edu We will use Moodle as the main form of communication outside of class lab times Additionally some materials will only be made available through Moodle e g assignments lab handouts lecture notes Students are responsible for checking the course Moodle site on a regular basis in order to obtain these materials at the appropriate times Attendance Policy Lecture Attendance will not be taken in lecture and is not a formal part of the final course grade However prior experience shows that students who attend class regularly tend to perform much better on the exams With very few exceptions people who have failed the course in the past had poor attendance Lab Attendance will be taken for labs and will factor into the final course grade In the event that a student misses lab for an excused reason e g documented illness or accident religious holiday they will be given the opportunity to make up the missed lab Otherwise the student will receive a grade of zero for that lab Missed Exams If a student misses the midterm or final exam due to a documented medical emergency or other extenuating circumstance they will be given an alternate exam as a make up Otherwise the student will receive a grade of zero on the missed exam Course Evaluation Midterm Exam Final Exam Lab Component Problem Sets Total Grading 100 points 100 points 75 points 55 for lab reports 20 for lab quizzes 75 points 350 points no grades of A 87 89 9 B 77 79 9 C 67 69 9 D below 60 F 93 100 A 83 86 9 B 73 76 9 C 63 66 9 D 90 92 9 A80 82 9 B70 72 9 C60 62 9 D To calculate your course grade as a percentage at any time during the semester divide the number of points earned so far by the number of points available so far 350 at the end of the semester and multiply the result by 100 Scores will be rounded to one decimal place for example 87 34 87 3 and 87 35 87 4 Notes 1 There will be several items that must be completed and submitted on time to receive full credit such as lab reports and problem sets Some of these items will be submitted electronically as Turnitin assignments while others will be submitted as paper assignments This will be clearly indicated for each assignment The value of any assignment that is submitted late will be reduced by 10 for each day past the deadline 2 There are no mechanisms by which extra credit may be earned in this course Students are encouraged to keep up with the classroom material and assignments so as not to fall behind 3 There will be i clicker questions in most lecture periods Students who answer i clicker questions in more than 75 of the classes with such questions will have their final course grade increased by 1 full percentage point i e 86 2 becomes 87 2 Anyone caught using more than one i clicker will lose 1 full percentage point on their course grade 4 It is expected that all students will abide by the Code of Student Conduct with regard to classroom behavior examinations and submission of labs and assignments Instances of cheating plagiarism or other violations can result in penalties ranging from lowering of the course grade to expulsion from the university For further information review the Code of Student Conduct document which is available on the Dean of Students web site http www umass edu dean students 5 Students with a documented physical psychological or learning disability on record with Disability Services may be eligible for reasonable


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