Course Description

This course will introduce and discuss primary considerations related to human movement with a special emphasis on needs and consideration for health and fitness professionals.  By the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the physiological systems found in the human body and then progress into a detailed discussion regarding anatomical language, movement terms, and muscle contraction.  In addition, detailed learning will place in terms in reference to the skeletal and muscular systems.  Completion of this course is intended to refresh and reinforce knowledge areas that relate to exercise, human movement, and physical performance.


Course Outline

  1. Physiological systems and their function, anatomical terms
  2. Movement terms and muscle contraction
  3. Cardiovascular system and gas exchange
  4. Movement terms and muscle contraction

Learner Outcomes

Module 1:  Understand which physiological systems are involved for human movement and exercise; understand key terms and measurement associated with human  movement and exercise

Module 2:  Locate, identify, and discuss what bones and muscles combine to create human movement; understand fundamental movements terms and how to apply    them to fitness and sporting scenarios

Module 3:  Identify and discuss the functions of the major parts of the cardiovascular system; discuss how the cardiovascular system responds to exercise; discuss      the key factors that dictate how the cardiovascular system responses to exercise

Module 4:  Understand the key differences in muscle fiber types and how they impact performance and training outcomes; understand the different types of muscle contractions and how they relate to human movement; integrate key factors that relate to human movement completion.




There are no prerequisites for this class.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Functional Kinesiology
Jul 05, 2022 to Sep 02, 2022
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $350.00
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 05, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 05, 2022
Reading List / Textbook

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning (4th Edition)

Haff, G.G. and Triplett, N.T.

Champaign, IL Human Kinetics

ISBN: 978-1492501626

Amazon.com (Accessed: December 2, 2021)



This text will also be used in Course 4, Exercise Prescription and Programming

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