Spring 2022 - BPK 303 D100

Kinanthropometry: Assessment of Movement and Function (3)

Class Number: 3402

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 2220, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2022
    8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    AQ 3159, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 201, BPK 241 and STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course.



Kinanthropometry uses measurements of the human body to determine its capability for function and movement. The theoretical background, practical application and clinical assessment for topics including anthropometrics, posture, balance, range of motion, strength, muscle length and walking and running gait will be investigated.


Currently, all lectures, laboratories and exams will be conducted in person. However, this is subject to change based on SFU guidelines

Number of weeks

12 weeks


All lectures and laboratories will be conducted synchronously.

Number of hours of lecture/labs/tutorials per week

2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory

Schedule or list of topics covered in the course

  1. Interpreting Statistical Results
  2. Assessment of Posture
  3. Upper Quadrant Range of Motion
  4. Lower Quadrant Range of Motion
  5. Muscle Strength and Muscle Length Testing
  6. Motor and Sensory Function
  7. Coordination and Balance
  8. Running Assessment
  9. Assessment of Function
  10. Physical Performance Tests in Sport        



  1. Identify the presence of normal and abnormal posture, movement and function
  2. Compare client assessment findings with normative data
  3. Select assessment methods that are both valid and reliable
  4. Analyze the peer reviewed literature regarding relevant assessment techniques
  5. Classify components of health and disease using the International Classification of Function (ICF) model
  6. Conduct a structured orthopaedic physical examination
  7. Differentiate between upper and lower motor neuron syndromes
  8. Conduct functional assessments to determine a client’s level of independence
  9. Identify and evaluate the presents of both internal and external risk factors associated with sport-related injury
  10. Interpret assessment results from various subjective and objective outcome measures
  11. Communicate assessment results with clients


  • Laboratory assignments 30%
  • Midterm exam 30%
  • Final exam 40%


Online Laboratories (if necessary)

Students are required to have a partner available to practice the laboratory skills during their scheduled laboratory time.




Students will be required to purchase a 12-inch goniometer


All required course material will be provided to students in the form of power point presentations and laboratory manuals.


  1. Magee DJ. Orthopedic physical assessment. 6th ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders; 2014.
  2. Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AM. Clinically oriented anatomy. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2017.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

It is the responsibility of the student to keep their BPK course outlines if they plan on furthering their education.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html


Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.