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Kinesiology: Applied Anatomy & Physiology - a CPA Program course


In California, this course has program status for Laboratory Science (d) as a California Partnership Academies (CPA) a-g course. CPA teachers wishing to add any CPA program status course to their school's official a-g course list must participate in a half-day course-specific training offered through CDE. Kinesiology is the study of human movement and addresses the physical performance of the human body. Applications of Kinesiology to biological sciences, medicine, and health involve the study of biomechanics, orthopedics, musculoskeletal anatomy, neuromuscular physiology, and rehabilitation, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Author: Please contact Patricia Clark, Director of Teaching and Learning at CCASN, for more information:

Expected Student Outcomes/Objectives

Upon completion of course, students will be able to do the following:
* Understand the meaning, focus of study, and methods of inquiry in the study of human movement
* Understand the role and applications of anatomy and physiology in the study of kinesiology
* Understand and articulate the role of kinesiology and its application to human movement
* Explain the relationships among and distinctions between the sub-disciplines in kinesiology
* Understand the structural organization of skeletal muscle with respect to neural connections, muscle architecture, and sensory organs of the muscle

Description of Activities

Students will do the following:
* Do research, solve problems, and think critically by completing challenging individual and group projects
* Apply tools and technologies employed by kinesiology professionals
* Acquire an enhanced understanding of the role of kinesiology and applied anatomy and physiology in today's society.

Key assignments include the following:
* Create a personal fitness plan
* Write biomechanics essays
* Research careers in kinesiology/applied physiology
* Give a kinesiology poster talk
* Work on a digital media project
* Write professional lab reports & project reports
* Maintaining a kinesiology science notebook, journal, blog, and/or log
* Conduct a kinesiology/medical field research paper
* Develop a student portfolio and public exhibition of student work

Culminating Activity and/or Assessment

Develop student portfolio and exhibit work in public

Instructional Materials Needed

Textbooks and supplementary instructional material (books, articles, DVDs, software, Science kits, laboratory resources, MIT Open Courseware)

Instructional Materials Provided

Detailed course description, class presentations, project handouts, detailed connections to Common Core standards, etc.

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Additional criteria

Curriculum type: Course

Academic subject areas: Laboratory Science; Career-Technical Education; Career Exploration

States' Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math; Health Science

California Industry sector(s): Health Science and Medical Technology

Duration: 1 year

Grade Targets: 10, 11, 12

Levels of Expertise for CTE: Capstone/Advanced, Concentration/Skill building

Targeted Support Materials: Community Involvement, Industry Involvement

Standards Addressed: Detailed documentation of alignment with Common Core, NGSS, C3 or CTE Standards provided

Professional Development Requirements/Recommendations: CPA teachers wishing to add any CPA program status a-g course to their school's official a-g course list must participate in a half-day course-specific training offered through CDE.

Keywords: Kinesiology, laboratory, elective, science

Source: Colleague

Organization/Publisher: California Partnership Academy (CPA)

Reviewer Comments

DELETE - contact Patricia Clark

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