This course provides students in the first semester with an introduction to the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, biochemistry and cells, tissue types, the integumentary system, the skeletal system, joint and movement types and the muscular system. Students will become familiar with the function of each system, the structures that allow that system to carry out its function, dissect related animal structures, investigate careers in the health care field and complete placement hours in the Athletic Training clinic. In the second semester students will investigate the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, immune, digestive and urinary systems. Exercise physiology, neuromuscular function and the fundamentals of biomechanics will be investigated with a focus on the development of a treatment plan for an athlete with a musculoskeletal injury. Students must complete placement hours in the Athletic Training clinic under the supervision of Concordia’s Athletic Trainer.
Duration: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Biology and Chemistry or concurrent enrollment in AP Biology or AP Chemistry