Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics, is the scientific study of human movement. Kinesiology addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms.
Applications of kinesiology to human health include biomechanics and orthopedics, strengthening and conditioning, methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy, sport and exercise.
It has to do with muscle tone.
Studies interrelations between individual segments.
Consists of functional anatomy and physiotherapy.
Deals with joints, bones, Ligaments, basic movements and muscles.
Consists of examination:(Joint Play, muscle shortening, muscle weakness) and Treatment:(mobilization, manipulation).
Ergonomics is the science of adapting the job to a specific person, rather than requiring the person to conform to the physical parameters of the job. An Ergonomic Evaluation is a formal, structured process that assesses many physical and cognitive parameters of the worker, the workspace, and the job characteristics to determine if the job fits the worker and to identify ALL risk factors. Ergonomics focuses on the work environment, ensuring the demands of the job match the employee's physical capabilities. Workplace conditions may be restructured or modified to reduce stressors that cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSD's). The demands of today's jobs require an unprecedented amount of attention, diligence, and productivity. Sometimes work environment safety is overlooked to reach efficiency goals.
The mission of the department is to provide opportunities to the students so that learning kinesiology, biomechanics and ergonomics is made easier and interesting for them. Student feedback helps in strategic planning and innovating teaching approaches which are imperative for the progress of the department.