Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Structural Kinesiology (3 cr)
P205 | 6418 | Vardaxis
One 50 minute period two times per week, plus one Lab for one hour and fifty
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:
Structural kinesiology is designed for undergraduate students in teacher
preparation in physical education. The basic and most essential facts of
human structure, funciton, and movement problems will be considered.
Lectures will deal primarily with the structure and function of the skeleton
and joints. Laboratory sessions will focus more on the muscle structure and
function. Applications will be made to human movement in sport, physical
education, and daily activities. The objective of this course is to provide
an anatomical foundation for the understanding and analysis of human
movement, specifically applied to coaching and teaching situations. The
students are to be able to:
1. State the general function of each complex of the body.
2. List the general features of each complex of the
3. Identify prominent bone sites.
4. Describe the articulating surfaces for each joint of
5. Identify the movements possible for each joint.
6. Distinguish connective tissue structures associated
with each joint.
7. Explain common problems and injuries found at each
8. Identify the muscles involved in and their role in
common sport or daily living activities.
Vassilios G. Vardaxis, Department of Kinesiology, HPER 112, 855-0682, e-mail
Rasch, P.J. (1989). Kinesiology and applied anatomy (7th edition).
Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.
Thompson, C.W., & Floyd, R.T. (1997). Manual of structural kinesiology
(13th edition). St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS:
1. Assigned Readings
2. Muscle Cards 15%
3. Lab Quizzes 30%
4. Test 1 15%
5. Test 2 20%
6. Final Exam 20%
Attendance is mandatory and will be taken daily. Bonus points for
consistent class attendance can be earned based on meeting the criteria
1. Zero absences - 2 percentage points added to final grade
2. One absence - 1 percentage point added to final grade
3. Two absences - no change in final grade
A = 93 - 100% C+ = 77 - 79%
F < 59
A- = 90 - 92% C = 73 - 76%
B+ = 87 - 89% C- = 70 - 72%
B = 83 - 86% D+ = 67 - 69%
B- = 80 - 82% D = 63 - 66%
D- = 60 - 62%