Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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PHTA 1070 - Functional Anatomy

Academic Division:

Health Sciences

Academic Discipline:

Physical Therapist Assistant

Assistant Dean: Leesa Cox, MBA, PTA
3 Credit(s)
A course involving a study of human movement, principles of mechanics, musculoskeletal anatomy and neuromuscular physiology as it relates to the development of physical therapy exercise and those forces creating human activity. The time, space and mass aspects of human motion are also presented. Laboratory activities including location and palpation of muscles. Semesters available: Day - F UG
3 Lab Hour(s)
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Concurrent Course(s): Take PHTA 1010  PHTA 1040  PHTA 1070L ;

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcome Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  


Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met
1. Integrate the axes and the planes of joint motions. Exam 1 weeks 3-4
2. Use kinetic principles in human applications. Exam 1 weeks 3-4

3. Describe kinematic principles related to joint structures and components.

Exam 1 weeks 3-4
4. Explain the principles of human joint motion. Exam 1 weeks 3-4

5. Explain principles of active and passive insufficiency.

Exam 2 weeks5-6
6. Identify components of movement. Exam 2 weeks5-6

7. Differentiate the major motor and sensory pathways for human movement.

Exam 2 weeks5-6

8. Describe the difference between an upper motor neuron and lower motor neuron.

Exam 2 weeks5-6

9. Describe major functions of the components of the central nervous system.

Exam 2 weeks5-6
10. List the spinal cord levels for major nerve plexi. Exams 2, 3, 4, 5 and Final exam week 16

11. Define the functional characteristics of muscle tissue.

Exam 2 weeks 5-6
12. Illustrate roles of muscle during joint motion. Exam 3, 4, 5 and Final exam week 16

13. Identify origin, insertion, innervations and action for major muscles of the human body.

Exam 3, 4, 5 and Final exam week 16

14. Determine function of muscle based on movement analysis.

Exam 3, 4, 5 and Final exam week 16

15. Correlate primary peripheral nerve injury to gross muscle function.

Exam 3, 4, 5 and Final exam week 16
16. Demonstrate types of muscle contractions. Exams 2, 3, 4, 5 and Final week 16
17. Define normal postural alignment. Exam 5 weeks 13-15
18. Identify deviations from normal postural alignment. Exam 5 weeks 13-15
19. Define normal gait pattern. Final exam week 16
20. Identify components of gait cycle. Final exam week 16


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link




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