: This course overviews anatomy and physiology, kinesiology and human pathology in order to understand all the inner working of the human body, how you think about the human body as a health care professional, and how they communicate to colleagues and clients respectively about their bodies.
In addition, the course discusses each body system in terms of the major anatomical structures and functions and explains how each system participates in homeostasis of the body. In addition, the course discusses selected major pathologies, including disease definitions and causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments. Additionally, the course discusses common issues and changes that occur in each body system throughout the lifespan.
This course provides students with the fundamental concepts and applications of kinesiology – the study of human motion. The course covers basic kinesiology principles as they apply to musculoskeletal anatomy and neuromuscular physiology. It emphasizes practical applications for hands-on practice, biomechanics applications for activities of daily living, and whole-body patterns in posture and gait. Students will practice applying kinesiology principles through a number of experiential exercises designed to keep the students engaged and help them learn through the body as well as the mind.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Describe the organization of the human body
• Define and differentiate Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology.
• Understand the basic knowledge of the major body systems: muscular system, skeletal system, and nervous system.
• Explain the contribution that each major body system makes to homeostasis of the body
• Identify the major anatomical structures and the purposes of each major body system
• Explain basic physiological processes in each of the major body systems
• Describe selected human diseases in terms of definition, cause, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments for each of the body systems
• Describe common issues or changes that occur in each major body system throughout the lifespan
• Define introductory kinesiology terms and concepts and relate to manual therapy.
• Identify skeletal and joint structures, functions, concepts, and alignment principles.
• Identify types of joint motion and concepts related to joint motion in manual therapy.
• Identify muscular structures, functions, and concepts. Relate to muscle balance/imbalance, body patterns, and manual therapy applications.
• Describe NM structures and functions. Describe theory and steps in basic NM therapies.
• Define introductory biomechanical concepts and relate to body-use patterns, manual therapy, and body mechanics.
• List and define components of ideal and faulty postures. Describe applications of postural assessment to manual therapy treatments and body mechanics.
• Describe components of gait. Relate to pattern recognition and body mechanics.
All materials for this course are provided.