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Effective Term:
Winter 2021 through Summer 2023

Course Number:
FT 131
Course Title:
Structure & Function of the Human Body
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Presents basic principles of anatomy, physiology, and exercise science. Introduces terminology, concepts, basic chemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, metabolism and the cardiovascular, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic and urinary systems. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The format of this class will be lecture, practical lab work, class discussion, and/or presentations. You are encouraged to ask questions and expected to engage actively during lab sessions. Study sessions outside of regular class time may be scheduled.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Identify and label structures of the major organ systems in the body including: the cellular and tissue structure of the skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
  2. Identify major structures and roles of the endocrine, urinary and lymphatic systems.
  3. Define terms related to anatomical regions, directions, planes and sections, body cavities and membranes.
  4. Identify and label major muscles in the body and bones and bony landmarks of the skeletal system.
  5. Name and understand the functions of the major organ systems and how they contribute to maintaining homeostasis.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Quizzes
  • Exams
  • Practical Exams
  • Assignments
  • In-Class Activities

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Surveys basic anatomical terms, chemical structure, and cellular physiology.
  2. Identify, define, and apply key terms used in anatomy and physiology.
  3. Recognize and understand the components and functions of the metabolic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, skeletal, muscular, endocrine, nervous systems, urinary, lymphatic and integumentary systems.
  4. Effectively communicate in writing and speech your knowledge of anatomy and physiology in coordinating movement and maintaining homeostasis.
  5. Apply current research findings and issues as they relate to course topics.
  6. Demonstrate application of course content to exercise.