KIN 164: Functional Anatomy

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2023
Credits: 3
Total Contact Hours: 54
Lecture Hours : 54
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 108
Total Student Learning Hours: 162
Transferable to CSU: Yes
Transferable to UC: Yes - Approved
Grading Method: Standard Letter

Catalog Course Description

This course will focus on learning the basics of human movement and understanding the the skeletal system, muscular system, and nervous system as applied to body movement during physical activity. Anatomical terminology will be used when analyzing muscle contractions and movement patterns. 54 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding and use of anatomical terminology, movement planes, and descriptive movement terms.
  • Identify individual bones and bony landmarks of the skeletal system.
  • Identify ligaments and understand joint mechanics.
  • Identify origin, insertions, and actions of muscles as applied to movement during different muscle contractions.
  • Understand the function of the neuromuscular system as applied to muscle contractions and movement.
  • Analyze muscle contractions involved with movement patterns as applied during functional movement.

Major Course Content

  1. Positional Terminology
    1. Movement planes
    2. Direction and Position descriptive terms
    3. Movement descriptive terms
  2. Skeletal Anatomy
    1. Process locations
  3. Joints
    1. Types of joints
    2. Ligaments
  4. Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    1. Muscle origins
    2. Muscles insertions
    3. Muscle actions
    4. Types of muscle contractions
      1. Concentric
      2. Eccentric
  5. Neuromuscular involvement
  6. Movement 
    1. Lever systems

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Instructor handouts

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Students will choose a movement pattern performed during physical activity, for example a volleyball serve. Students will research the joint movements and muscles involved in the movement, and write a paper describing the movement, including techniques that may be applied to improve or enhance the movement pattern or muscle function.

Examples of Outside Assignments

Observe someone performing a physical activity, evaluate their movement and muscle contractions, and write a paper explaining the primary movers, the origin, insertion, and function during the movement.

Instruction Type(s)