Dance Development Based
Biomechanics and Orthopedic
Analysis Level I
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, functionally integrate
relationship of the spine and extremities.
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 programs.
understanding of the classical ballet mechanical ideal provides the
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.
According 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
M. Apatow, Founder, Director of Research and Development, Sports Medicine & Science Institute
Dancescience Development Program*
* Humanitarian Resource Institute,
Humanitarian University Consortium Graduate
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 objective.
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 clinics.
II. Online Test
The Biomechanics 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
Fee: $50.00 processing fee, required for validation: certificate
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Humanitarian 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 requirements.