Kinesiology

Class details

  • Class Hours: 25
  • Instructor: Dr. Mark Olson
  • Prerequisites: Anatomy Bones and Muscles
  •  Class Materials: Class Manual by the instructor, Class Textbook: ‚ÄúTrail Guide to Movement" by Andrew Biel, bring 2 sets of twin sheets
  • Checkin at Harbin front gate as early as 12pm Sunday.
    You may enter the classroom building at 6pm to bring in your bedding and food if you'd like. Class orientation begins promptly at 6:30pm for a 7pm class start time.

In this course you will learn to palpate the major muscles and study their actions and functions. We will discuss a range of musculoskeletal conditions such as atrophy, hyperatrophy, adhesions, tendonitis, and trigger points and learn how they affect muscle function. Using postural assessment and palpation, you will learn to distinguish muscles that are tight and facilitated from those which are weak and inhibited. We will also learn stretching and strengthening exercises for the muscle groups we cover.

This class may be taken to fulfill the 25 hour requirement for Kinesiology if you are submitting a portfolio to take the national exam.