Catalogue 2020 - 2021

OTD 510 Kinesiology


3 crs.


Admission to the OTD program

Course Description

This course introduces the concepts of biomechanics and kinesiology as they relate to human movement. The anatomical, physiological, and mechanical principles of movement will be analyzed and evaluated relative to occupational performance. Students will conduct physical and occupational analyses of human movement using biomechanical methodologies including goniometry, manual muscle testing, as well as grip and pinch measurements. Students will examine major joint movements and consider the physical forces that influence human movement. The course material will be presented in lecture/laboratory format and be supplemented with hands-on sessions, practicing skills with peers, using anatomical models, skeletal material, and online videos.