Catalog 2018-2019 
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Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OTA 112 Functional Movement and Kinesiology I

4 credits
The two Functional Movement & Kinesiology courses introduce the phenomenon of human motion and function within the context of occupational performance. A review of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems is offered. In the first course the students will analyze human joint motion, identify anatomical landmarks through palpation, and investigate human movement required for daily activities. Client factors, body functions and body structures, related to movement are studied as they affect performance in areas of occupation.

Prerequisites: BIOL& 175 , ENGL& 101 , MEDA 116 , PSYC& 200 , and admission to the OTA Program.

Corequisites: OTA 101 , OTA 112 .

Quarters Offered: Fall

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe basic principles of muscle physiology and joint range of motion
  • Identify individual muscles with origins and insertions of the upper body
  • Describe nervous system components involved in daily function
  • Identify bone and joint structures of the upper body
  • Recognize skeletal and muscle groups of the lower body
  • Recognize, name, and replicate joint movements of the full body
  • Describe types of muscle contractions used for human activities
  • Demonstrate and describe basic biomechanics used in activities of daily living
  • Measure joint range of motion of the arm and hand
  • Test muscle strength of the shoulder, arm, neck, and hand
  • Recognize gait patterns and posture components
  • Demonstrate competency in identification and palpation of anatomical surface landmarks of the upper extremity, shoulder, neck and head 

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 20