Analysis of Movement Paper

Analysis of Movement Paper
Students in PE 443/543 will write an analysis of movement paper for the sport or activity of their choice. The analysis should
be broken down into the different phases necessary for the particular sport or activity (stance, preparatory, movement, followthrough, and recovery). Someone without any knowledge of the sport or skill but knowledgeable in anatomy, kinesiology, and
anatomical terminology should be able to read your paper and perform each and every movement at every joint from initial
stance through recovery by following exactly what you write. For each phase of the sport skill, the student must list all of the
muscles primarily involved in maintaining each position (or preventing movement from that position), causing each movement,
or controlling each movement at EVERY joint. This listing must include the types of muscle contraction (isometric, eccentric,
or concentric) for each of the muscles primarily involved and the specific movement or position maintained for each joint. Do
not assume that upper (or lower) extremity activities such as throwing (or kicking) involve only that extremity. For almost
every analysis of movement topic, you will need to provide detailed information for all of the joints in both upper & lower
extremities as well as the lumbar spine and cervical spine. This includes the fingers, wrists, radioulnar, elbow, glenohumeral,
shoulder girdle, cervical spine, lumbar spine, hip, knee, ankle, transverse tarsal/subtalar, and toes on both the right and left
sides. If exactly the same actions are being conducted by exactly the same muscles contracting in the same manner you may list
them together, but otherwise each joint on each side should be listed separately.
The guidelines listed below are to be followed in writing the paper.
A. Your top three choices of the specific sport skill for analysis should be submitted for approval by Wednesday, June 8, 2011
by email to If you do not submit your choices as directed it will be presumed that you will not be doing a
movement analysis paper and that you desire zero points for this project. You may not choose a topic that someone else has
already chosen. As topics are approved they will be posted on the web at .
B. The paper must have a title page. Title page information must include: Paper title, Course name, Course number, Student’s
name & student number, Professor’s name, Date.
C. The paper must be typed and double-spaced.
D. All page margins must be set to 1 inch all around. All font size must be 12.
E. One point will be counted off for each and every misspelled word.
F. The paper must be three or more full pages in content when typed, not counting title pages, table of contents, bibliography
page, pictures, illustrations, charts, etc.
G. Illustrations, Drawings, and Charts are not necessary but may be helpful. If they are used, they should be labeled and
referred to in the body of the paper.
H. At least three references must be used. Your textbook may be used for one.
The paper must be footnoted whenever information from other sources is used.
The APA style of footnoting references should be followed. You may prefer to use the manual.
K. A Bibliography or Reference Page must be included.
L. Turning a rough draft in by Monday, July 4, 2011 for review and suggestions is strongly recommended.
M. The paper will be due no later than 2:30 P.M., Wednesday, July 13, 2011. No credit will be provided for this project if it is
late for any reason
N. Plagiarism and utilizing papers which are not your own work will be referred to the University Disciplinary Committee.