DPT 712: Movement Science: Human Movement and the Movement Systems

Class Program
Credits 3
The movement system is the term used to represent the collection of systems (cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, integumentary, nervous and musculoskeletal) that interact to move the body or its component parts. This course is a study of the basic principles and concepts related to human movement science. The development and changes the individual experiences across the life span provides the foundation for understanding human movement. Emphasis is placed on the role of multiple systems in movement, with particular emphasis on sensorimotor behavior inclusive of motor development, motor learning and motor control theory. The course will focus on the systematic evaluation of movement behavior and the possible impairments that can impact individuals' ability to move in the context of function and performance.