ATTR 557 Kinesiology and Pathomechanics

This course and integrated laboratory provides an in-depth study of the musculoskeletal and mechanical aspects of anatomical structures as related to human movement and function. This course will apply physics concepts, tissue responses and adaptations, and human movement concepts in preparation for rehabilitation techniques (such as joint mobilizations), exercise prescription, and for evaluation and recognition of injury. Joint mobilizations will be taught, along with the theory behind and rationale for joint mobilization. Movement of individual joints, kinetic chain and whole body motion will be analyzed. Clinical evaluation of movement (sport and general), posture, and gait will be introduced. Students will be able to evaluate and treat a variety of disorders through the analysis and application of musculoskeletal mechanics, applied neurology, articular function, biomechanical principles within movement, and material/biomechanical properties of biological tissues.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

PHTH 564 or permission of the Athletic Training Program Director

Corequisite

PHTH 565