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BIO 222 KINESIOLOGY

BIO 222 – Kinesiology

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  BIO 222 Kinesiology

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in BIO 121, PTA 101 and PTA 102

Co-requisites:  PTA 201, PTA 203 and PTA 209                                     Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: The principles of force and leverage are emphasized in this course.  The kinematics and kinetics of human movement are also covered.  The course will include aspects of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems as they apply to human movement.  Goniometry, ROM, and lever systems are revisited in the laboratory.  These above principles are discussed in the context of practical application by a Physical Therapist Assistant.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. recognize kinematic and kinetic components of human motion;
  2. recognize the components and functions of the skeletal system as they relate to human movement;
  3. recognize the components and function of the muscular system as they relate to human movement;
  4. recognize the components and function of the nervous system as they relate to human movement; and
  5. design and implement an exercise program for a designated clinical scenario.