PTA 105

Kinesiology

Course Coordinator:

Barbara J. Behrens PTA, MS

MS 350

behrensb@mccc.edu

Instructors:

Holly Kaiser PT, DPT, Kristen Collins PTA, BS

 

Course #
PTA 105
Course Title
Kinesiology
Credit/Lab Hours
3/0
Number of Weeks
15 if fall/spring, 8 if summer offering
Clinical weeks
0
Contact Hours in Semester
45
Pre-requisite course BIO 103 Anatomy & Physiology I (with a grade of C+ or higher completed within the past 5 years)
DIvision of Health Professions
PTA Program Faculty
PTA program courses can only be taken twice and the minimum acceptable passing grade for PTA majors is a C+.

Grading:

Assessment Activity
% of grade
Number in semester
Exams
60%
5*
Quizzes
20%
5*
Paper
%
NA
Presentation (reviews)
10%
2
Generic Abilities
10%
continuous
Practical Exam
%
NA
Competency Testing
%
NA

* this number may vary, but will be mutually agreed upon by the class and the instructor.

                

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Text(s):

Required: Please refer to the PTA Program Textbook Listing and check with your instructor prior to the purchase of any textbooks to make sure you have the most recent information.

 

Recommended:     

Anatomy Flash Cards which can be online or in hard copy formats whichever is more convenient for the learner.

An anatomy "coloring book" is recommended for learners. There are several different versions on the market. Learners should take a look at what is available to them and determine which is most appealing to themselves. If taking A&P a text that covers more than the musculoskeletal system would be helpful.

                                         

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Course Description:

              This course is open to all students who are interested in physical therapy as a career in the study of human movement.  It is a required course for Physical Therapist Assistant majors.  The concepts of locomotion, forces, levers and bio-mechanics will be introduced.  Topics include origins, insertions, innervations, and actions of prime movers for the musculoskeletal system.

Course Goals: Following the successful completion of this course with a grade of C+ or higher, the learner will be able to:

  1. cite the origins, insertions, innervations, and actions of prime movers for the musculoskeletal system and indicate why this knowledge would be considered foundation information for the recommendation of exercises for an individual with weakness or muscle injury
  2. identify major muscle groups on the surface anatomy of fellow classmates, differentiating between symmetrical muscle development and asymmetrical hypertrophy while discussing the potential reasons why this might have occurred and problems that might occur due to muscle hypertrophy

 

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