Jan 24, 2020  
2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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PTA 201 - Kinesiology

A study of muscle structure and function as they relate to the science of human motion.  Emphasizes basic principles of movement and their application to physical therapy, including, manual muscle testing, pathological posture and gait patterns.  A laboratory experience that includes the application of kinesiology and exercise principles is integrated in the learning experience.


Prerequisite- Corequisite
Corequisite:  PTA 202 Therapeutic Exercise, PTA 210 Clinical Affiliation II


Credits: 4
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Explain and discuss the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in the application of interventions and in the patient examination/evaluation process.
2.  Perform all modalities/interventions presented in lab/lecture in a safe, technically competent manner as they relate to specific diagnosis presented, including manual muscle testing and gait and posture assessment.
3.  Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in establishing patient/therapist rapport and in communicating adequate instructions/explanations orally and in writing concerning all interventions with patient, peers and other caregivers.
4.  Conduct themselves professionally, and ethically with respect for others' differences when engaged in learning and simulated patient care activities.
5.  Define kinesiology, osteokinematics, arthrokinematics, kinetics and biomechanics.
6.  Describe joint and muscle structure and function and the forces placed upon them.
7.  Define, discuss and describe normal motor learning and motor skill acquisition.

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