Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Structural Kinesiology (3 cr)
P205 | 6029-6032 | Vardaxis
One 50 minute period two times per week, plus one Lab for one hour and fifty
five minutes. Lecture and Laboratories
Kinesiology Majors Only
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES:
Structural kinesiology is designed for undergraduate students in exercise
science and Physical
Education. The basic and most essential facts of human structure, function,
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.
This objective of this course is to provide an anatomical foundation for the
analysis of human movement, specifically applied to exercise, coaching and
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 body.
3. Identify prominent bone sites.
4. Describe the articulating surfaces for each joint of the body.
5. Identify the movements possible for each joint.
6. Distinguish connective tissue structures associated with each
7. Explain common problems and injuries found at each joint.
8. Identify the muscles involved in and their role in common sport or
Vassilios G. Vardaxis, Department of Kinesiology, HPER 112, 855-0682,
Rasch, P.J. (1989). Kinesiology applied anatomy (7th edition).
Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger.
Thompson, C.W. & Floyd, R.T. (1997). Manual of structural kinesiology (13th
Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc.
P205 Structural Kinesiology: Lab Notes Booklet, Available at Collegiate
Copies, 1434 E. Third
Street, (812) 339-3769.
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 below:
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 = 73-76%
A- = 90-92% C- = 70-72%
B+ = 87-89% D+ = 67-69%
B = 83-86% D = 63-66%
B- = 80-82% D- = 60-62%
C+ = 77-79% F = < 59