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  Session: Lecture/Classroom
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Field Day at the Rec: Working Out with Physics of the Human Body
  Meeting: 2016 Winter Meeting: New Orleans, Louisiana
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:00AM
  Author: Chadwick Young, Nicholls State University
9854484879, chad.young@nicholls.edu
  Co-Author(s): Kaisa Young, Gavin Buxton, Armand Buzzelli
  Abstract: Students in allied health fields often are required to take an introductory survey of physics. These courses cover all major areas and focus on applications of physics in the function and care of the human body. As a final field trip, students in the course may complete activities at the university’s recreation center. These activities—e.g., torques for the plate-loaded inclined bench press or the hack squat as an inclined plane—highlight particular topics covered in the course and show how these principles are involved in the various exercises and equipment at the recreation center.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: aapt 2016.pdf

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