Kinesiology

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Course Hours: 
180
Price: 
$1,000.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Muscles play a vital role in our everyday lives, without them we wouldn’t be able to function. In our Kinesiology course, you will discover how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the human body and the fundamentals of concentric, eccentric, and isometric muscle contractions. This course also explores the bones, landmarks, and joints of the body, and presents a thorough explanation of muscle function. It provides clinical applications related to key kinesiology concepts and clearly explains terminology needed for working in any rehabilitative practice field. 

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the basic fundamentals of structure and motion
  • Recall how muscles functions as movers, antagonists and stabilizers in the human body
  • Recognize the concentric, eccentric and isometric muscle contractions found in the human body
  • Name the clinical applications related to key kinesiology concepts
  • List the terminology needed to work in the rehabilitation field

Kinesiology Module 1
Mapping the Human Body

  • Major Divisions of the Human Body
  • Major Body Parts
  • Joints Between Body Parts
  • Movement of Body Parts
  • Regions of the Body
  • Anatomic Position
  • Location Terminology
  • Anterior/Posterior
  • Planes & Axes

Kinesiology Module 2
Skeletal Osteology: Study of the Bones

  • Skeletal Tissues
  • Functions of Bones
  • Bone Development & Growth
  • Fascia
  • Tendons and Ligaments
  • Bones of the Human Body
  • Bones of the Head & Spine
  • Entire Lower Extremity
  • Entire Upper Extremity

Kinesiology Module 3
Joint Terminology and Classification

  • Overview of Joint Function
  • Axial & Nonaxial Motion
  • Roll and Spin Axial Movements
  • Flexion/Extension
  • Hyperextension
  • Anatomy of a Joint
  • Physiology of a Joint
  • Joint Mobility vs. Joint Stability
  • Joint Classification

Kinesiology Module 4
Joints of the Axial Body and Lower Extremity

  • Suture Joints of the Skulls
  • Spinal Joints
  • Cervical Spine
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Rib Joints of the Thorax
  • Pelvis & Pelvic Movement
  • Hip Joint
  • Overview of the Knee Joint Complex
  • Overview of the Ankle/Foot Region

Kinesiology Module 5
Joints of the Upper Extremity and Actions of Muscles

  • Shoulder Joint Complex
  • Elbow Joint Complex
  • Radioulnar Joints
  • Wrist Joint Complex
  • Overview of the Skeletal Muscles of the Body
  • Extrinsic and Intrinsic Muscles of the Finger Joints
  • Muscles of the Facial Expression
  • Muscles of the Ankle and Subtalar Joints

Kinesiology Module 6
Anatomy and Physiology of Muscle Tissue and How They Function

  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Skeletal Muscle Cells
  • Muscular Fascia
  • Sliding Filament Mechanism
  • Motor Unit
  • What Happens When a Muscle Contracts and Shortens?
  • Rubber Band Exercise
  • Lines of Pull of a Muscle
  • Determining Functional Groups

Kinesiology Module 7
Muscle Contractions and Roles of Muscles

  • Concentric, Eccentric, and Isometric Contractions
  • Relating Muscle Contraction and the Sliding Filament Mechanism
  • Mover Muscles
  • Antagonist Muscles
  • Fixator/Stabilizer Muscles
  • Concept of Fixation and Core Stabilization
  • Neutralizer Muscles
  • Synergists
  • Coordinating Muscle Roles

Kinesiology Module 8
Joint Motion and Muscle Contraction

  • Active vs. Passive Range of Motion
  • Resisted Motion/Manual Resistance
  • Muscle Palpation
  • Partial Contraction of a Muscle
  • Muscle Fiber Architecture
  • Active Insufficiency
  • Leverage of a Muscle
  • Classes of Levers

Kinesiology Module 9
Biomechanics and Neuromuscular System

  • A Brief Introduction to Forces
  • Basic Principles of Mechanics
  • Describing Human Movement
  • Describing the Forces of Human Movement
  • Overview of the Nervous System
  • Reciprocal Inhibition
  • Overview of Proprioception
  • Muscle Spindles
  • Golgi Tendon Organs

Kinesiology Module 10
Posture, Gait, and Postural Distortion Patterns

  • Importance of Good Posture
  • Ideal Standing Plumb Line Posture
  • Analyzing Plumb Line Postural Distortions
  • Gait Cycle
  • Lower Crossed Syndrome
  • Upper Crossed Syndrome
  • Flat Back
  • Scoliosis
  • Over-pronation
  • Hammertoes

Kinesiology Module 11
Stretching and Exercise

  • Basic Stretching Techniques
  • Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching
  • Pin & Stretch Technique
  • Contract Relax & Agonist Contract
  • Reasons for Exercise
  • Types of Exercise
  • Types of Resistance
  • Execution of Exercise
  • Exercise Technique

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player