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 Course Title:   Anatomy & Physiology for Health & Fitness Tech

 Title Abbreviation:   HFT ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

 Department:    HFT

 Course #:    136

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    310504

 EPC:    351

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Basic concepts of biology, chemistry and microbiology as they relate to the human body and study of the structure and function of each body system.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 66

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Define the terms anatomy and physiology.
  2. Describe the characteristics of life.
  3. List the elements for the maintenance of life.
  4. Describe the organization of the human body.
  5. Use anatomical terminology correctly.
  6. Describe the structure and function of cells.
  7. Identify the four basic types of tissue.
  8. Describe the structure and function of each major body system.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).
9.4 Use scientific concepts and principles to understand the natural world, human behavior and culture, and relationships between humans and the rest of the natural world.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to human anatomy and levels of organization.
  2. Chemical basis of life.
  3. Structure and function of cells.
  4. Structure and function of tissues.
  5. Skin and integumentary system.
  6. Somatic and special senses.
  7. Blood and its components.
  8. Fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance.
  9. Somatic and special senses.
  10. Endocrine system.
  11. Blood.
  12. Lymphatic system and immunity.
  13. Gastrointestinal system and nutrition.
  14. Respiratory system.
  15. Urinary system.
  16. Fluid and electrolyte balance and acid-base balance.
  17. Reproductive system.
  18. Pregnancy, growth and development.