My Body Does What?! Understanding Human Anatomy Form and Function- Online

Date(s) & Location(s):
July 15 - 26, 2024
Program Details:

The first week of each course takes place asynchronously and will consist of about 5 hours of work. During the second week of each course, students will interact with their instructor and other students via video conferencing meetings and will have about 15 hours of work for the week.

The synchronous portion of this course during the second week will be from 8:30 am – 9:45 am Monday-Friday.

Grades Eligible:
Rising  7th 8th 9th
Course Description:

This course will encompass a holistic approach to learning about the body from the food we eat to the physical activity we participate in. Students in this course will gain knowledge of several body systems including the digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems. The body systems will be taught based on their form (physiology), their function (during physical activity), and how food interacts with each system and is used by the body as energy. Critical thinking is needed to understand the interrelationships between the form, function, and food. This can help students to make healthy lifestyle choices in their eating habits as well as their physical activity habits. This course will include daily physical activity as a means to teach the students about the respiratory, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal systems and the benefits of a physically active lifestyle.

Students will be able to discover how certain systems of the body work, how the body uses food, and how physical activity affects our body systems.

Melissa Goines
About The Instructor:

Melissa Goines is a college professor in the field of Health and Exercise Sciences. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in Athletic Training. She went on to pursue her Masters degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from Indiana University and has now completed her Doctorate in Kinesiology from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She teaches many college courses including anatomy and physiology, health and wellness, behavior change theory, medical terminology, and kinesiology.