This course provides students with foundational knowledge of anatomical structures normal physiology, and pathophysiology of the collection of systems that interact to move the human body (cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, integumentary, nervous, and musculoskeletal). Students will learn the effects of physical activity on this collection of body systems. Additional content includes the physiology of inflammation, the immune system; introductory anatomy and pathophysiology of pain; and genetics and its influence on risk for disease, disease progression and responses to intervention seen in physical therapy. The ability to relate concepts of physiology to clinical problems commonly encountered in physical therapy patient/client management is an expected outcome of the course.
Prerequisite: Admission to Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.