DPT 619: Kinesiology

Course Description Kinesiology presents the physical therapist with information to analyze normal human motion. The ability to examine, evaluate and design a plan of care is dependent upon a therapist's thorough understanding of kinesiology. Kinesiology is the study of normal human motion. This course will emphasize the analysis and examination of normal motion and muscle function to prepare the student for understanding pathologic function as well as providing a foundation for understanding current trends in rehabilitation. This course covers the topics of biomechanics, joint structure and function, muscle structure and function, with emphasis on the extremity joints as well as the vertebral column. Students will learn about human gait and posture, and will participate in human movement analysis and activity analysis. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the principles needed to understand human function and dysfunction.
  
Prerequisites None
  
Credits 4.5