KIN 3027: Human Anatomy for Kinesiology, Physical Activity, and Health Promotion

4 Credits

Kinesiology 3027 is a 4-credit introduction to human anatomy with two 50-min lectures and one 100-min lab per week. Upon completing this course, students will be able to use proper anatomical terminology and identify the majority of the human anatomical structures and their functions. The lecture series is organized around an organ systems approach and currently follows the text of Human Anatomy. The lectures are divided into basic anatomy and human development principles and the major anatomical systems: skin, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, neurological, endocrine, immune, and digestive. Each section proceeds an anatomic description from the microscopic or cellular level to the key features of tissues that aggregate into organ anatomy (bottom up). The kinetic anatomy perspective describes organ systems' dynamic and functional characteristics based on their component organ anatomy and interactions (top-down). The context for course material covered will reflect a kinesiology focus on human movement in exercise and sports. This will better prepare students for graduate school courses in the health sciences, movement sciences, and Athletic Training. In addition, students will be encouraged to learn their anatomy as a health and preventive medicine skill. The laboratory component is divided into two; one identifies cells, tissues, and bones and the different bone parts. These activities are performed in the Human Performance Teaching Laboratory (HPTL) in Mariucci Arena 141. Laboratory activities include using light microscopes to identify cells and tissues and working with individual bones and intact skeletons. The second component is the cadaver lab at the Anatomy Bequest Program. Students will have the opportunity to visualize and identify anatomical structures in cadavers and cadavers specimens during these labs. The cadaver labs provide students with the three-dimensional organization of the human anatomy and the association with neighboring anatomical structures. The instructors will demonstrate the functional anatomical aspects and clinical anatomical correlations. Students are able to further complement their understanding of human anatomy by using anatomy and physiology virtual labs.

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