PTA 180: Clinical Kinesiology

In this course, students learn about human movement, including the principles of basic physics and biomechanics. Students examine the relationship of structures (skeletal, joint, neural, muscle) to function and examine normal and abnormal movement. Emphasis will be placed on functional application to provide a foundation and rationale for therapeutic interventions necessary for the physical therapist assistant. Laboratory experiences correlate to the lectures, which include the study of the head and trunk, extremities, posture and gait.

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

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

    offered in the daytime
Blended classes also available

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

    offered in the daytime
Blended classes also available

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 2/2/22

The annual schedule class offerings by semester is offered as a planning tool. Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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

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