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Kinesiology Presented by Abigail Atiwag Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary field that studies human movement physical activity exercise and their impact on health performance and well being Here are key aspects and topics related to kinesiology Biomechanics Study the mechanics of human movement including biomechanical principles forces levers joints muscles tendons ligaments kinematics motion analysis kinetics force analysis gait analysis and biomechanical modeling Exercise Physiology Explore the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise including cardiovascular responses respiratory responses metabolic changes energy systems aerobic anaerobic muscle physiology neuromuscular adaptations and thermoregulation during exercise Motor Control and Motor Learning Understand motor control processes motor development motor learning theories motor skills acquisition coordination balance proprioception feedback mechanisms motor programs skill acquisition stages and motor skill assessment Exercise Prescription and Programming Design and prescribe exercise programs for individuals based on fitness goals fitness levels health status age gender preferences and specific needs Consider principles of overload progression specificity individualization and periodization in exercise programming Fitness Assessment and Testing Conduct fitness assessments fitness tests and health screenings to evaluate physical fitness components cardiovascular fitness muscular strength muscular endurance flexibility body composition Use assessment tools such as VO2 max tests strength tests flexibility tests and body composition analysis Sports Performance and Conditioning Enhance athletic performance through sports conditioning programs sport specific training strength and conditioning protocols agility drills speed training power development plyometric exercises sport psychology techniques and performance analysis Exercise and Health Promotion Promote physical activity exercise participation and healthy lifestyles to improve overall health prevent chronic diseases e g obesity diabetes cardiovascular diseases enhance mental well being reduce sedentary behavior and promote active living Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention Provide exercise based rehabilitation programs for individuals recovering from injuries surgeries or musculoskeletal conditions Focus on injury prevention strategies corrective exercises postural alignment biomechanical analysis and functional rehabilitation Biophysical and Ergonomic Factors Investigate biophysical factors affecting human performance such as environmental conditions temperature altitude ergonomics workplace design equipment ergonomics human factors in sports and ergonomics and performance optimization strategies Exercise Psychology and Behavior Change Understand psychological aspects of exercise participation motivation adherence behavior change goal setting self efficacy exercise psychology interventions social support intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and psychological barriers to exercise Physical Education and Pedagogy Teach physical education classes develop physical education curricula design age appropriate physical activities games and sports for children and adolescents Focus on motor skill development fitness education physical literacy and inclusive physical education practices Occupational Kinesiology Apply kinesiological principles in occupational settings workplace ergonomics occupational biomechanics job analysis injury prevention programs worker safety and performance optimization for specific occupational tasks Aging and Exercise Address exercise considerations for older adults aging related changes in motor function mobility balance flexibility strength training for seniors falls prevention programs active aging initiatives and exercise interventions for age related conditions Special Populations Adapt exercise programs for special populations including individuals with disabilities chronic conditions e g arthritis diabetes heart disease metabolic disorders neurological disorders e g Parkinson s disease multiple sclerosis and other medical conditions Research and Advances in Kinesiology Stay updated with research advancements innovations and trends in kinesiology exercise science biomechanics sports medicine physical therapy rehabilitation sciences sports performance technology wearable devices and digital health tools By focusing on these key aspects of kinesiology professionals in this field can contribute to improving human movement enhancing physical performance promoting health and wellness preventing injuries rehabilitating individuals optimizing sports performance and advancing research in movement science and exercise physiology THANK YOU

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SLU HMP 320 - Kinesiology: Exploring Human Movement and Physical Activity

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