An examination of topics in human factors (ergonomics) relating to injuries and injury avoidance. Students will become familiar with physical demand analyses and the principles involved in redesigning tasks to minimize risk of injuries. The focus will be on preventing musculoskeletal injuries and fatigue from a wide variety of occupational tasks. Students apply the course material to ergonomic assessments performed in actual workplaces.
Prerequisites:
Biomechanics
KPE‑304
A study of biomechanical principles applied to human movement and sport through lectures, readings, and labs. Assessment of sport technique, equipment, performance, and ergonomics will be addressed. Includes a bi-weekly two-hour lab.
Biomechanics (KPE‑304);
Exercise Physiology I
KPE‑318
A study of the physiological principles involved in human exercise.
Exercise Physiology I (KPE‑318) Year 4 standing

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