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Ch 4: NES Phys Ed: The Muscular System

About This Chapter

Review the components and processes of the muscular system for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Physical Education exam using the study tools in this chapter.

NES Phys Ed: The Muscular System - Chapter Summary

Watch fun video lessons and take practice quizzes to brush up on the muscular system for the NES Phys Ed exam. You'll cover types of muscle tissues, muscles functioning and factors that affect muscle efficiency. By the end of the chapter, you'll have covered the following topics:

  • Muscle function and anatomy
  • Muscle groups
  • Muscular lever systems
  • How origin and insertion defines muscle action
  • Physiological processes of the muscular system

Our instructors use a clear and engaging style to help you absorb and retain lesson concepts. Each lesson comes with a full written transcript that you can use to follow along. Get an idea of the types of questions the NES Phys Ed exam will ask you about the muscular system with practice quizzes and the chapter exam.

NES Phys Ed: The Muscular System Objectives

This chapter is designed to help you with questions about the organization and components of the muscular system in the Growth and Motor Development content area of NES Phys Ed exam. This section of the exam makes up 25% of the total test score. The test as a whole consists of 150 multiple-choice questions focusing on growth and development, movement, fitness and phys ed programs. The NES Phys Ed exam is part of the licensure process for phys ed teachers in certain states.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: NES Phys Ed: The Muscular System
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What Is the Muscular System? - Function & How Muscles Work in Groups

1. What Is the Muscular System? - Function & How Muscles Work in Groups

Ever feel overwhelmed when you look at all those muscles in your textbooks? Well, if you do, then maybe learning a little about their anatomy and organization and how they work together will help you sort through it all. In this lesson, learn about the muscle itself and how it works with others to help the muscular system function.

Types of Muscle Tissue: Skeletal, Cardiac & Smooth

2. Types of Muscle Tissue: Skeletal, Cardiac & Smooth

Have you ever wondered why muscle has different names such as striated, smooth, voluntary, or involuntary? This lesson describes the different types of muscle tissue based on their histology, mechanism of contraction, and regulation.

How Muscle Levers Affect Muscle Efficiency

3. How Muscle Levers Affect Muscle Efficiency

Muscular contraction creates force to move the weight of our body and body parts. This lesson describes the three lever systems utilized by our body to create movement. The efficiency of each lever type in terms of strength, speed and distance are identified along with examples.

Muscle Origin and Insertion: Definition and Actions

4. Muscle Origin and Insertion: Definition and Actions

Did you know that groups of muscles are needed for various body movements? Skeletal muscles attached to bone are responsible for movement and support. Muscles work in groups to produce a particular movement. This lesson describes how muscle origins and insertions dictate the type of movement that occurs when a muscle contracts.

The Muscular System: Actions & Physiological Processes

5. The Muscular System: Actions & Physiological Processes

Did you know that the muscular system is responsible for nearly every type of movement in your body, including the movement of food to your stomach and blood to all parts of your body? Read on to learn more about this fascinating organ system.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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