Loren Chiu, PhD, CSCS

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - Academic Programs
Email
loren.chiu@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Degrees
PhD (Biokinesiology), University of Southern California, 2008
MS (Human Movement Sciences and Education), The University of Memphis, 2002
BHK, University of British Columbia, 2000

Background

• Academic training in muscle physiology (MS, The University of Memphis), anatomy and biomechanics (PhD, University of Southern California)

• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (National Strength and Conditioning Association)

• Level 1 Weightlifting Coach (Canadian Weightlifting Federation)


Research

Dr. Chiu’s research program investigates how the design of the musculoskeletal system influences performance of multi-joint human movement. This research has three inter-related tracks:

• Examining how the structure of bones and joints influences physical function

• Determining how the strength of key muscles influences performance of multi-joint movement

• Developing novel techniques and equipment to evaluate human movement and muscle function



Teaching

PEDS 206: Biomechanics
PEDS 306: Quantitative Biomechanics of Physical Activity
PEDS 400: Human Gross Anatomy
PEDS 500: Seminar in Biomechanics


Courses

KIN 306 - Quantitative Biomechanics of Human Movement

Application of the principles of mechanics to the measurement, analysis and interpretation of human movement. Laboratories emphasize utilization of commonly available technologies for movement analysis. Prerequisite: KIN 206 or PHYS 124. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 306 or PEDS 306.

Fall Term 2020
KIN 400 - Human Gross Anatomy

The course is designed to provide in-depth information on the structure of the human body. Lectures and laboratories emphasize the anatomical relationship in the extremities and the trunk as they relate to human movement, athletic therapy, and fitness. Lectures are followed by dissections of the human body and prosection demonstrations. Prerequisite: KIN 100. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 400 or PEDS 400.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021

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