and Orthopedic Analysis Level I
Classical ballet training
represents the most advanced technical
movement mechanics training in the world.
The mechanical alignment ideal in classical
ballet training represents the most stable,
relationship of the spine and extremities.
An understanding of mechanical
ideal is crucial for optimum control of the
human frame in space, strength, leverage
mechanics and economical movement. This
foundation established in conjunction with
sports specific movement mechanics is
the key to successful Olympic development
A correct understanding of the
classical ballet mechanical ideal provides
physician, therapist, coach or student a
reference point for alignment
deviation as it corresponds to the mechanism
of joint stress and injury
of the spine and extremities.
to the Merck Manual of Medical Information for
Sports Injuries: "More than 10 million sports
injuries are treated each year in the United
States." The seriousness of this problem
points to the need for education initiatives
which target injury prevention.
M. Apatow, Founder, Director of
Research and Development,
Sports Medicine & Science Institute
Resource Institute, Humanitarian University Consortium
Studies Center for Medicine, Veterinary
Medicine and Law.
The objective of this
course is to provide an overview of the
fundamentals of biomechanical analysis
based on the classical ballet alignment
ideal. This course is
designed in a self-study format whereby the
student utilizes the online educational
resources listed below to support review and
completion of the Biomechanics
and Orthopedic Analysis Level I Online
Test. Additional study materials
have been provided to
further support this educational
To begin, study and review
of the online resources linked below.
Your registration will be submitted in
conjunction with the completion of the
Biomechanics and Orthopedic
Analysis Level I Test form.
Note: This course and certification can be
integrated into dance and sports development
and Orthopedic Analysis Level I Online Test encompasses 20
questions (True/False). Upon completion and
online submission of the test, individuals
with a passing grade of 75% or above
will receive a certificate of completion
by Humanitarian Resource Institute.
processing fee, required
for validation: certificate of completion.
Education Units (CEUs)
Resource Institute's work associated with 192 Member States of the
United Nations, presents
a challenge regarding accreditation standards,
therefore we request enrollees to check with
their state's regulatory board to ensure
acceptance of online continuing education
credit for the purposes of state license