2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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KINS 250 Kinesiology (5 credits)

Prerequisite KINS 155  

Course Description
A course designed to introduce students to the study of skeletal and muscular structures as they are involved in the science of movement and the application of this knowledge for evaluating, improving, and maintaining muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and overall health of individuals.   

Student Outcomes
1. Describe and demonstrate the correct use of anatomical and directional terminology. 
2. Articulate the basic neuromuscular concepts in relation to how muscles function in joint motions and the neural control mechanisms for human movement. 
3. Describe the basic effects of mechanical loading on bone, muscles, cartilaginous and ligamentous structures in the human body.
4. Apply the concepts of kinematics and kinetics to help improve physical performance using both quantitative and qualitative data.
5. Identify all skeletal muscles involved in human movement at each joint of the body by listing, drawing, labelling or palpating.  
6. Describe structural abnormalities, postural abnormalities, deformities and muscular imbalances and make recommendations based upon analysis of human movement.
7. Analyze common exercises to determine joint movements, muscles involved, contraction types, and teaching techniques using proper cueing.
8. Assess joint specific Range of Motion (ROM) using various protocols, tools, and use measurements to develop an exercise prescription. 
9.Evaluate information and its sources critically using scientific research.

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