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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHT5185
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2004-03-24
  2. Department: Physical Therapy
  3. College: MD
  4. Budget Account Number: 614000020
  5. Contact Person: Martha Clendenin
  6. Phone: 9749863
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHT
  9. Number: 5185
  10. Full Title: Movement Science II
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Movement Science II
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHT 5184
  23. Corequisites: N/A
  24. Course Description: Elaboration of movement science principles with emphasis on biomechanics, kinesiology, functional anatomy, exercise physiology, histopathology, motor control and connective tissue properties. Restricted to majors. Repeatable for 3 cr.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: New Degree Program – DPT
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Part of required sequence in major.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Licensed physical therapist with advanced degree in discipline.
  29. Objectives: For biomechanics, applied kinesiology, and functional anatomy:

    1. Discuss kinematic and kinetic terms and their measurement units (eg: center of gravity, center of mass, stress, and strain).

    2. Use mechanical concepts such as compression, tension, shear, friction, mechanical joints and pulleys in the interpretation of physical therapy tests and measures and interventions.

    3. Apply the following osteokinematic and arthrokinematic principles to articulations of the spine and extremities:

    a. Degrees of freedom

    b. Instantaneous center of rotation

    c. Open and closed pack positions

    d. Physiological and accessory joint movements

    e. Rule of convex and concave

    4. Describe basic tissue material properties of bone, skin, ligaments, tendon, muscle,articular cartilage and fibrocartilage related to their composition and structure:

    isotropic, anisotropic, behavior to loading, components of stress-strain curve.

    5. Explain the basis of commonly used physical therapy tests from a kinesiology, anatomical and biomechanical perspective (e.g. manual muscle tests, goniometry, special tests)

    6. Analyze the anatomical basis for movement and function.

    For exercise physiology and histology:

    7. Identify:

    a. Nutrient contributions to Metabolism and how training affects nutritional requirement

    b. The contributions of muscle architecture to force production

    c. Common mechanism(s) of exercise and physical activity induced delayed muscle soreness

    8. Explain:

    a. The influence of initial fitness level, frequency, intensity, duration, mode, volume and gender on training response

    b. The mechanism(s) of Overtraining and the concept of exercise/activity periodization.

    c. Muscle length-tension and velocity-force relationships

    d. How exercise/physical activity influences body core temperature

    e. The effect of sweating on metabolism

    9. Differentiate:

    a. Between nutrient contributions to metabolism and how training affects nutritional requirements

    b. Between the effects of anaerobic and aerobic exercise/physical activity on acid-base balance

    c. Between the Functional characteristics of differing motor units as they apply to exercise/physical activity

    d. Between upper and lower extremity muscular synergists, agonists, antagonists

    e. Between the principles of physical conditioning programs including Overload, Specificity, Individual Differences (Somatotypes), Progression, Reversibility

    f. Between “Safe” and “Unsafe” exercise during pregnancy

    10. Outline/Diagram:

    a. The effects of Anaerobic and Aerobic exercise/physical activity on Systolic and Diastolic blood pressure

    b. The physiologic factors which occur in response to Resistance Training

    c. The Metabolic and Physiologic Adaptations of the Anaerobic and Aerobic Energy Systems to exercise/physical activity

    d. The Thermoregulatory Mechanisms that conserve or dissipate heat

    e. The Physiologic effects of Aging on Exercise/Physical activity performance capability

    11. Describe:

    a. Methods of Human Energy Expenditure Measurement

    b. The effects of the Valsalva Maneuver on Pulmonary Ventilation

    c. The Effects of exercise/physical activity on Muscle Fiber Metabolism and ultrastructure

    d. Muscle Force Gradation and Neuromuscular Fatigue Mechanisms

    For motor control, learning, and development:

    12. Compare and contrast theories of normal and abnormal motor control, motor learning, and motor development.

    13. Analyze the action and coordination of specific muscles during normal gait.

    14. Explain basic kinetics and kinematics of normal gait.

    15. Analyze the neuromusculoskeletal impairments resulting in common gait deviations (eg: scissoring, lurch, drop foot, Trendelenberg, antalgic)

    16 Describe muscle imbalances and movement deficits resulting from peripheral nerve injuries and disease.

  30. Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course, students will be able to elaborate on the movement science principles underlying common musculoskeletal disorders of the spine and extremities.
  31. Major Topics: Kinetic and Kinematic terms and measurement units

    Mechanical, anatomical, kinesiological concepts in physical therapy tests and measures and interventions.

    Osteokinematic and arthrokinematic principles

    Articulations of the spine and extremities

    Tissue material properties of connective tissue including bone and composition and structure

    Anatomical basis for movement and function

    Effects of exercise on function across the life span

    Metabolic and physiologic responses to exercise

    Muscle length-tension and velocity-force relationships

    Human energy expenditure and thermoregulatory control

    Synergists, agonists, antagonists

    Motor units and muscle fiber structure

    Muscle soreness

    Muscle force production

    Theories of normal and abnormal motor control, learning, and development

    Consequences of peripheral nerve disorders on movement

    Normal gait (kinetics, kinematics and muscle function) and common gait deviations

  32. Textbooks: Specific required and recommended readings will be posted to the “Assignments” sections of the Blackboard web page for this course at least one week in advance of their due dates. Links to required and recommended readings from online resources will be posted to the “Web Links” section of the BlackBoard course page.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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