Pre-Med: Intro to Kinesiology

Pre-Med: Intro to Kinesiology – Human Movement Science through Direct Examination, Simulation, and Dissection.

Intro to Kinesiology is offered session 3. A $35 lab fee will be added to your final balance.

Please see the other cohorts we are offering:

  1. Biomedical Engineering
  2. Chemistry
  3. Genomics
  4. Medical Anthropology
  5. Pre-Med: Is Medicine the Right Career for You?
  6. Sports Medicine

This course focuses on the basis of functional movement, or how the muscular and skeletal systems function together so that you can stand up orUConn Pre-College Summer-Kinesiology walk.  It is important to have an understanding of how these systems function if you want to be an athletic trainer, physical therapist, or an orthopedic surgeon.  One way that you will learn about human movement is through direct examination, where you’ll be taught how to do a basic orthopedic examination looking at strength, bone health, muscle composition, and balance.  We’ll also do high level computer simulations, where you will be able to explore the body in 3D.  Lastly, we’ll use dissection as a hands-on experience to learn more about the anatomy of the body, where we’ll examine bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.