This course deals with the study of the musculoskeletal system and its involvement in human movement. Emphasis is placed on understanding the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal and articular systems. Basic neuromuscular and biomechanical principles are introduced. Laboratory exercises concentrate on the role of muscle and joint action during basic movements and the adaptations resulting from pathologic conditions. Analysis of skill performances and their relationship to muscle, skeletal, and nervous systems will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: C- or better in BIOL 150 or ESCI 110 and PHYS 107
4 credits (3 lecture hours and 2 laboratory hour per week), fall semester