DPT 716: Clinical Biomechanics and Kinesiology

Class Program
Credits 3
This is a foundational science course that introduces physical therapy students to the study of Biomechanics and Kinesiology. This course will examine the basic principles of human motion based on anatomy, physiology, physics and mechanics. Students will examine the static and dynamic relationship between structure and function of the neuromusculoskeletal system under normal and abnormal conditions. The laboratory portion of this course includes participation in both qualitative and quantitative movement analyses of each joint complex and of the entire body during functional activities and gait. Emphasis is placed on clinical decision making skills related to tissue mechanics, joint function and gait.