Target Audience
Upper division undergraduate majors in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Athletic Training.
Prerequisites
Course modules with online components:
 Linear Kinematics and Projectile Motion (Completed)
 Angular Kinematics
 Linear Kinetics, Friction (Completed)
 Linear Kinetics, Impulse and Momentum (Completed)
 Linear Kinetics, Impact
 Work, Energy, Power
 Angular Kinetics, Torque (Completed)
 Angular Kinetics, Moment of Inertia and Angular Momentum
 Center of Mass (under development)
 Fluid Mechanics
 Biomechanics of Selected Sports Events
 Clinical Applications of Biomechanics, Gait
 Biomechanics in the Work Place
Course Features

This is an introductory mechanical principles course pertinent to the understanding of human motion. There is a lot of mechanics (physics) involved, and also some math. Even though physics is recommended as a prerequisite the instructor assumes that the students have not had any prior courses in physics, and the level of mathematics assumed will be highschool algebra. Although the course deals both with biology and mechanics, there is a great emphasis on the mechanical basis of human sports and everyday motion.
 We have designed a system of webbased cooperative problem sets that groups of students must complete and discuss online within a flexible time frame. These online problemsolving assignments are based on small group collaborations outside of class time, but without the constraints of simultaneous group meetings. Each online cooperative problem set is presented to the student as a web page using WeBWorK with the following components:
 a brief theoretical foundation for the concept,
 a description of the problem(s) in text form with graphics and/or videos as required,
 a link to an online calculator,
 a link to a basic equation set,
 one or more work areas where the student supplies a short narrative explanation of each step of the solution and the derivation, and
 a submission button that links the answers to a common discussion forum using OnCourse.
 At this point, asynchronous discussions within the group are available, monitored and guided by an assistant instructor (each group's objective is to arrive at a problem set solution).
 The final step is for each student to resubmit the problem set with his own comments.
Instructor solutions are available to all students online after the deadline.
Course web page
(Selected web components are password protected. Contact the instructor below for permission.)
For Further Information, contact ...
 Betty Haven, Dept. of Kinesiology, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Indiana University
email haven@indiana.edu
