You are a sophomore on your high school varsity basketball team competing for a place on an NCAA college level team. Currently you are the star athlete and just experienced your first injury taking you out of an important game. How can you avoid future injury and translate your high school stardom to a college level? How can you leverage your strengths while bolstering your weaknesses based on your individualized movement pattern?
This course will focus on movement analysis, injury prevention, and functional optimization in those ranging from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete. Through varied didactic and interactive learning utilizing multiple mediums, you will gain a deeper understanding of the human body and overall physical function. Common causes of injury, compensations, and movement patterns will be explored. The course will incorporate a group project to allow for a firsthand experience of diverse movement styles and individual differences. By the completion of this course, you will gain knowledge about physiology and movement optimization as well as achieve a great understanding of your personal movement style.
By the end of this course, you will:
• Learn the physiology of major muscle groups
• Be provided the tools to analyze movement
• Understand functional analysis performance and interpretation; and
• Develop problem-solving skills to address movement imbalance
You will also be able to perform a functional movement analysis identifying muscle imbalances, physiologic asymmetry, and compensations within the movement pattern. Throughout the course, you will be engaged with learning through varied methods including hands-on, real-time experiences. This course will shed light on athletes who are able to bring their game to the next level as well as those who are lost to injury.
On-Campus Supplemental Fee: $50
Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.