PE 236 Anatomical Kinesiology • 4 Cr.
Introduction to basic Anatomy and Physiology with an emphasis in human movement, nutrition and exercise science. This course is intended for non-science majors interested in fitness instruction or basic health education.
Prerequisite: High school level biology.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Locate and identify characteristics of muscles, bones and attachments within the human body
- Identify agonist and antagonistic muscle groups for specific exercises
- Identify different types of joints, basic mechanics and injuries common to specific joints
- Develop fitness training programs designed to improve specific components of fitness while reducing the risk of injury
- Apply linear and angular motion mechanics in developing an exercise plan to optimize components of a fitness program
- Through observation or the use of film, apply anatomical and mechanical concepts needed to qualitatively assess motor skills
- Develop fitness programs based on stated goals of strength development, flexibility, muscle endurance, cardiovascular health or improved body composition