Nov 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KIN 340 - Ergonomics

Units: 3
To provide knowledge and skills to anticipate, identify, analyze and control the risks that arise from physically demanding activity. Design environments that maximize the musculoskeletal health of workers.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of ergonomics, and its relevance to creating a healthy and safe environment.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply, the underlying fields of anthropometry, biomechanics and physiology as they relate to occupational ergonomics.
  3. Anticipate, identify and analyze complex risks that may lead to the onset of musculoskeletal disorders.
  4. Critically review recent developments in evidence based strategies for the prevention of physically demanding musculoskeletal disorders.
  5. Demonstrate mastery in the application of ergonomic principles to the design of physically active environments.
  6. Critically evaluate and report on the impact of a range of complex physical factors on human performance.

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