PTA 105 Functional Anatomy I (3 credits)

This course applies principles of anatomy to the study of human motion. This course emphasizes the positioning and procedures for muscle testing and goniometry of the lower extremities, and describes the physiology of muscle contraction. The origins, insertions, actions, innervation and palpations of various muscles of the lower extremities will be learned, in addition to landmarks of the skeletal system. Normal and abnormal posture and gait are studied. A laboratory component is required. 2 classroom hours and 2 laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: PTA 101, 102, 102L, 107, and 108 or permission of instructor; co-requisites: PTA 104, 104L, and 109 or permission of instructor.