2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 112 - Kinesiology 1

2 CR
This course provides an in-depth study of the skeletal system as it pertains to physical therapy. Emphasis is on the application of skeletal anatomy, including joints and their structures, providing a foundation for an understanding of human movement and posture. Learning and practicing palpation skills of bony landmarks prepares the student for applying the theory and technique of goniometry (joint measurement). Additional units include a passive range of motion, testing, and charting skills. Students will take part in classroom laboratory practice sessions as they learn to apply the skills. Satisfactory completion of this course required for continuation into the second semester of the PTA Program. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program required.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Classify the function and functional adaptations of bones.
  2. Characterize terminology relating to joint motion.
  3. Identify the bones and bony landmarks of the human skeleton.
  4. Relate the anatomy and function of the joints of the human body.
  5. Apply knowledge of joint anatomy and function to Physical Therapy related situations.
  6. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom, clinical, and course-related settings.