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PTA 180: Clinical Kinesiology

This course studies human movement and includes the principles of basic physics and biomechanics. It examines the relationship of structures (skeletal, joint, neural, muscle) to function and examines normal and abnormal movement. Emphasis is on functional application to provide a foundation and rationale for therapeutic interventions necessary for the physical therapist assistant student. Laboratory experiences correlate to the lectures which include the study of the head and trunk, extremities, posture and gait. This course contains material previously taught in PTA 180 and PTA 190.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Admission to Physical Therapist Assistant program

Credits
4
Lecture Hours
30
Clinical Hours
0
Lab Hours
60
Other Hours
0
Total Hours
90

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