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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System” Second Edition by Donald A. Neumann, PT, PhD, FAPTA © 2010, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Kinesiology is the study of human movement, typically pursued within the context of sport, art or medicine.  To a varying degree this course relates to all three areas.  Taking an engaging approach to explore fundamental principles in vivid detail and clarifying the link between the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system to help ensure clear and confident understanding.

Throughout this second edition, information has been updated to reflect the essential topics of kinesiology, including a review of basic structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system and the biomechanical and quantitative aspects of Kinesiology.  You can expect specific anatomic details and kinesiology of the three regions of the body, upper extremity (from the shoulder to the hand), axial skeleton (head, trunk, and spine), and the lower extremity (from the hip to the foot).  You will also find highlighted throughout the course the interaction between muscles and joints.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 681 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 4 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 1: Essential Topics of Kinesiology
Chapter 1:  Getting Started
Chapter 2:  Basic Structure and Function of the Human Joints
Chapter 3:  Muscle:  The primary Stabilizer and Mover of the Skeletal System
Chapter 4:  Biomechanical Principles

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study in the Essential Topics of Kinesiology.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.  Define and differentiate between kinematics, translation, rotation and osteokinematics.
2.  Explain the primary variables related to kinematics.
3.  Explain arthrokinematics and the fundamental movements that occur between joint surfaces.
4.  Differentiate between close-packed and loose-packed positions at a joint.
5.  Demonstrate knowledge in musculoskeletal torques, rotation and moment arm.
6.  Discus the three classes of musculoskeletal levers
7.  Define synarthroses.
8.  Identify joints based on movement and potential.
9.  Differentiate between the synovial joints based on mechanical analogy.
10.  Discus collagen and elastin fibrous proteins.
11.  Differentiate between Type I and Type II collagen fibers.
12.  Define ground substance and explain its role in housing fibrous proteins.
13.  List the three types of periarticular connective tissues.
14.  Discuss the dynamic and specialized connective tissues that make up bone.
15.  Explain the structural organization of skeletal muscle.
16.  Demonstrate knowledge in the various shapes of muscles.
17.  Discuss and differentiate between isometric, concentric and eccentric muscle activation.
18.  Identify the force-velocity relationship of muscles and compate positive work and negative work.
19.  Define recruitment as it relates to activating muscles via the nervous system.
20.  Discuss the causes of muscle fatigue in healthy persons.
21.  Discuss Newton’s laws of motion: law of inertia, law of acceleration and the law of action-reaction.
22.  Define anthropometry.
23.  Demonstrate knowledge in the free body diagram and the steps for constructing the diagram.
24.  Explain internal and external torques.
25.  Discuss kinematic measurement systems.
26.  List the imaging techniques available to observe and collect data on human motion.
27.  Identify the most commonly used transducer for collecting kinetic data.