ES 291 -- Anatomy and Kinesiology


Course Section Day Time Room
Exercise Science 291 7155 Tue / Thur 5:30 - 6:20 pm 41-117


Course Description

This course is designed for those interested in the Fitness Specialist Certificate Program at Grossmont College.


This course combines anatomy and kinesiology, addressing the structure of the musculoskeletal system of the human body.  Students will study practical applications of muscle groups and their functional relationships to simple mechanical principles.  Anatomical and mechanical analysis of motion as it pertains to human movement in exercise will be emphasized. Instruction is limited to the information required to pass fitness industry certification exams.




Class Lesson Schedule


Assignment Score Card


Class Handouts: Power Point Slides and Outlines are available on Blackboard. All students need to log into Blackboard AT LEAST ONCE PER WEEK to get class announcements and additional study tools.


Quiz Make-ups: You may only make-up ONE missed quiz. Ask your instructor for a quiz make up article worksheet. You will review an article from a fitness or wellness magazine, fitness or sports medicine journal, or fitness/wellness related internet site. The make up article is due one week after the missed quiz. Click here to download the Quiz Make Up Worksheet. The make-up assignment is only worth 5 points maximum (1/2 the rate of the quiz you missed).


Test Make-ups:  Tests and the final exam can be made up with an official note from your physician or if there are serious and compelling circumstances (e.g., a death or serious illness in your family, your house burns down -  running out of gas or your roommate didn’t want to get out of bed to take you to school doesn’t count L.)  It is your responsibility to contact the instructor to make arrangements for a make-up (ASAP!). Make-up tests will also be given BEFORE the test date (if you know you will be out on the test date). You MUST contact the instructor in advance to arrange for your test administration.