Apr 20, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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AT 3693 - Musculoskeletal Movement in Performing Arts

A study of the demands placed on the human body in dance, music, and theater from musculoskeletal perspectives that include kinesiology, biomechanics, and healthcare. Anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics will be utilized to identify movements and possible injury mechanisms in performing artists. Case studies will be used to highlight appropriate musculoskeletal training protocols for selected injury prevention and to illustrate the role of healthcare practitioners in preventing and caring for musculoskeletal injuries in performing artists.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe movements of performers using customary terminology of kinesiology and biomechanics.
  • Describe the role of healthcare practitioners in preventing and caring for performing arts injuries.
  • Evaluate artistic performances for risk of injury.
  • Identify movements and activities in the artistic work of musicians, dancers, actors, and production personnel that place substantial musculoskeletal demands on the body.
  • Identify the anatomical structures involved in movement of the human body.
  • Outline musculoskeletal training protocols to reduce performing artists’ injury risk.

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