Hours: 170 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,095.00

Course Overview:

Discover how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the human body and fully understand concentric, eccentric, and isometric muscle contractions. This course in kinesiology 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. This course includes a DVD with 60 minutes of video demonstrating all major joint actions of the human body.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the fundamentals of structure and motion
  • Identify the various joints in the body and their movement
  • Identify the function and roles of the muscles in the body
  • Comprehend the motion of muscles in the body
  • Comprehend the importance of good posture and exercise

Course Outline:

Kinesiology Module 1
Fundamentals of Structure & Motion
  • 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
  • Planes & Their Corresponding Axes
  • Classification of Bones by Shape
  • Fracture Healing
  • Cartilage Tissue
  • Fascial Response to Physical Stress
  • Properties of Skeletal Tissues
  • Axial Skeleton
  • Appendicular Skeleton
  • Lower & Upper Extremities
Kinesiology Module 2
Skeletal Arthrology: Study of the Joints - Part 1
  • Joint Action Terminology
  • Overview of Joint Function
  • Axial & Nonaxial Motion
  • Roll, Spin, & Glide Movements
  • Naming Joint Actions
  • Classification of Joints
  • Anatomy & Physiology of a Joint
  • Joint Mobility versus Joint Stability
  • Joints & Shock Absorption
  • Menisci & Articular Discs
  • Joints of the Axial Body
  • Suture Joints of the Skull
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
  • Spine & Spinal Joints
  • Rib Joints
  • Thoracolumbar Fascia
Kinesiology Module 3
Skeletal Arthrology: Study of the Joints - Part 2
  • Joints of the Lower Extremity
  • Pelvis & Pelvic Movement
  • Intrapelvic Motion
  • Lumbosacral Joint
  • Hip Joints
  • Effect of Pelvic Posture on Spinal Posture
  • Angulations of the Femur
  • Knee Joint Complex
  • Patellofemoral Joint
  • Tarsometatarsal (TMT) Joints
  • Joints of the Upper Extremity
  • Shoulder Joint Complex
  • Sternoclavicular Joint
  • Elbow Joint Complex
  • Wrist & Hand Joint Complex
  • Metacarpophalangeal Joints
  • Interphalangeal Joints of the Hand
Kinesiology Module 4
Myology: Study of the Muscular System
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Muscle Tissue
  • Tissue Components of a Skeletal Muscle
  • Sliding Filament Mechanism
  • Nervous System Control of Muscle Contraction
  • Myofascial Meridians & Tensegrity
  • How Muscles Function
  • 5 Step Approach to Learning Muscles
  • Functional Group Approach
  • Muscle Actions that Change
  • Types of Muscle Contractions
  • Concentric, Eccentric, & Isometric Contraction
  • Relating Muscle Contraction
  • Movement versus Stabilization
  • Roles of Muscles
  • Mover & Antagonist Muscles
  • Concept of Fixation & Core Stabilization
  • Support Muscles
  • Coordinating Muscle Roles
Kinesiology Module 5
Muscles in Motion – Part 1
  • Force of a Muscle Contraction
  • Muscle Fiber Architecture
  • Active Tension versus Passive Tension
  • Classes of Levers
  • Leverage of Resistance Forces
  • The Skeletal Muscles
  • Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle
  • Muscles of the Elbow, Wrist & Finger Joints
  • Muscles of Facial Expression
  • Muscles of the Hip, Knee, Ankle & Toe Joints
  • Types of Joint Motion
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment
  • Active versus Passive Range of Motion
  • Resisted Motion
  • Muscle Palpation
Kinesiology Module 6
Muscles in Motion - Part 2
  • The Neuromuscular System
  • Voluntary Movement versus Reflex Movement
  • Reciprocal Inhibition
  • Muscle Spindles
  • Pain-Spasm-Pain Cycle
  • Gate Theory
  • Posture & the Gait Cycle
  • Importance of Good Posture
  • Ideal Standing Plumb Line Posture
  • General Principles of Compensation
  • Common Postural Distortion Patterns
  • Muscular Activity during the Gait Cycle
  • Basic & Advanced Stretching Techniques
  • Principles of Strengthening Exercise
  • Reasons for Exercise
  • Exercise Program Design

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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