2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PTA 116 - Kinesiology 2

3 CR
This course will provide an in-depth study of the anatomy of the neuromuscular and respiratory systems as it relates to physical therapy. Emphasis is on the application of anatomy to an understanding of normal and abnormal human movement in exercise, locomotion, and other motor skills of daily living. Theory and techniques of manual muscle testing, stretching, and respiratory physical therapy techniques are topics included during the semester. Students take part in classroom laboratory practice sessions as they learn to apply their skills. Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Physical Therapist Assistant Program required.
Requisites: Take PTA 112  and BIOL 201  with at least a grade of C.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply mechanical concepts to solve simple problems involving levers, wheels and axles, and force systems including physical therapy related scenarios.
  2. Create stretching programs for various physical therapy related situations.
  3. Examine the anatomy of the muscles of the upper extremity, the lower extremity and the trunk.
  4. Apply nervous system anatomy to human movement.
  5. Identify the anatomy of circulation to the upper and lower extremities.
  6. Apply knowledge of the functional anatomy of the extremities and trunk in physical therapy related situations.
  7. Apply the terminology and principles of kinesiology to explain human movement.
  8. Apply knowledge of kinesiology principles of human movement in physical therapy situations.
  9. Explain normal human gait utilizing terminology and concepts related to normal human locomotion.
  10. Apply knowledge of normal gait to situations involving pathological gaits.
  11. Explain the processes of respiration and cough.
  12. Apply knowledge of respiratory care to physical therapy related situations.
  13. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom, clinical and course-related settings.