FOURTH NORTH AMERICAN SURVEY OF UNDERGRADUATE BIOMECHANICS INSTRUCTION IN KINESIOLOGY/EXERCISE SCIENCE

  • Luke R. Garceau
  • Duane V. Knudson
  • William P. Ebben
Keywords: Curriculum, pedagogy, professor, standards, teaching

Abstract

A web-based survey of introductory biomechanics instructors in Kinesiology/Exercise Science departments from North America was conducted to document current instructor and course characteristics. Responses from 165 faculty from the USA and Canada were compiled and compared to previous surveys. Survey respondents tended to have doctoral training in biomechanics and reported nominally larger percentages, relative to previous surveys, of courses entitled “biomechanics” and mechanical content. The respondents also reported greater diversity of course prerequisites, less emphasis on anatomy, and less familiarity with NASPE guidelines for the course than reported in previous surveys.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities