Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Introduction to Kinesiology

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO KINESIOLOGY

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    101

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular systems of the human body (including origins, insertions, and actions of the muscles). Understanding of the mechanical qualities of movement.


Prerequisite: HFT 136 with a "C" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the bones involved in movement during exercise.
  2. Classify articulations based on structure and function.
  3. Describe the connective tissues associated with articulations and movement.
  4. Identify the muscles, including origins, insertions, and actions, involved in movement during exercise.
  5. Correlate the anatomy of the muscular and skeletal system with exercise.
  6. Describe and demonstrate joint movement.
  7. Analyze exercise techniques using course concepts.
  8. PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL: Demonstrate knowledge of program design and implementation. Demonstrate knowledge of program progression and modifications. Demonstrate proficiency in client interviews and assessments.
  9. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Demonstrate knowledge of program design and implementation.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Levers and biomechanics.
  2. Anatomy of skeletal systems utilized in movement.
  3. Anatomy of muscle groups used in human movement.
  4. Planes of motion and axes of rotation.
  5. Joint movement.
  6. Exercise techniques using course concepts.