OT 450 - Biomechanics of Human Occupation

  • 3 credits

Students explore the interrelationship between the human muscular and skeletal systems producing movement and engagement in daily activities as activity demands, person factors and contexts change. These systems are thoroughly reviewed and applied through musculoskeletal constructions allowing an in-depth understanding of how the influence of muscle attachments, length and relationship to joint axes can change and influence movements, thus impacting occupational performance.


A minimum of 4 credits of either combined anatomy and physiology or human anatomy at the 200-level or higher is required either as prerequisite or co-requisite. This course is restricted to students admitted to the Occupational Therapy Master's Degree Program.

Important Information

Please Note: Beginning Spring 2014, this course became a web-based/in-class lab hybrid course instead of being offered solely online. Students anticipating completing the course during Summer 2018 will need to be on campus from July 16-August 12, 2018.

The lab portion of this course is the in-class portion and will meet in Room 100 Occupational Therapy Building.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Trail Guide to the Body, 5th Ed. (2014)
    Biel, Andrew
    ISBN: 978-0982978658

The Trail Guide to the Body textbook is also available as an eBook.