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

PTA 126 Kinesiology II

5 credits
Continuation of in-depth study of musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology. Course also covers principles of typical gait, basic gait analysis techniques and common gait deviations.

Prerequisites: BIOL& 242 , PTA 105 , PTA 115 , PTA 117 , and PTA 125  

Corequisites: PTA 135 , PTA 145 , and PTA 155  

Quarters Offered: Winter

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

  • Use common anatomic and kinesiologic terminology when describing human motion or position
  • Describe the alignment and position of the trunk and lower extremities at rest and during activities
  • Accurately identify and palpate anatomical surface landmarks for the lower extremity and trunk
  • Apply knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology to basic principles of movement, stretching, and activation of the muscles of the lower extremity and trunk
  • Identify the bones and primary bony features relevant to joints of the lower extremity and trunk
  • Describe the location and primary function of supporting structures for joints
  • Cite the normal ranges of motion for joints in the human body
  • Cite the proximal and distal attachments, actions, and innervations of the muscles of the body associated with joints of the lower extremity and trunk commonly treated in physical therapy
  • Explain primary muscular interactions in common body motions especially those of the trunk and lower extremities
  • Identify the components of the normal gait cycle
  • Describe the muscular and joint interactions that occur during the gait cycle
  • Define terminology related to and used to describe human gait
  • Perform components of data collection skills essential for carrying out the plan of care established by the PT related to gait using common gait analysis techniques
  • Describe common atypical gait patterns

Total Hours: 70 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 40