Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FT 106
Course Title:
Analysis of Movement
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Course Description

Examines human motion in physical activity and sport and the integration of anatomy and biomechanics. Explores the anatomical movements involved in a wide variety of motor and balance tasks, postural stability exercises, and overall exercise program design. Prerequisites: FT 131, MTH 65, and WR 121. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Interpret and relay to others the fundamental concepts of basic kinesiology and biomechanical principles.
  2. Explain the synergistic relationship between the appendicular and axial skeletal systems, joints and muscles to clients.
  3. Analyze sports and fitness activities to determine the anatomical joint actions, the muscle contractions required, and the mechanical principles related to the execution of those specific motor skills.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Written Assignments, Quizzes & Exams

Case Studies

Group Work

Exercise and Sport Movement Analysis

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Joint structure, location, limitations, and functions

Skeletal muscle location and function

Synergistic properties of skeletal muscle during various movements

Planes of Motion

Analysis of various sport and life skill movements

Design effective and safe exercise programs

Differentiate joint structure, location, limitations, and functions