KINESIOLOGY

KINESIOLOGY

Note: Kinesiology courses were formerly offered as Physical Education courses.

KINESIOLOGY 1000
Wellness and Physical Activity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

Physical, social and psychological aspects of personal wellness emphasizing involvement in physical activity.

KINESIOLOGY 2000
Foundations of Motor Skill Acquisition

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-20

Theoretical foundations of motor skill acquisition focusing on sociological, psychological, biomechanical and physiological factors common to motor skills and which contribute to or are barriers to skill acquisition.

KINESIOLOGY 2110
Biological and Physical Science Dimensions of Physical Activity Involvement

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Anatomical, biomechanical and physiological aspects of human movement. Includes some irregularly scheduled lab experiences.

KINESIOLOGY 2120
Sociological and Psychological Dimensions of Physical Activity Involvement

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Exploration of sociological and psychological dimensions of physical activity involvement related to groups and individuals. Critical analysis of the arguments regarding the effects of gender, race, class and age on performance and ability. Includes some irregularly scheduled lab experiences.

KINESIOLOGY 2130
Humanities Dimensions of Physical Activity Involvement

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Exploration of historical, philosophical and literary dimensions of physical activity involvement. Includes some irregularly scheduled lab experiences.

KINESIOLOGY 2200
Research Methodologies in Physical Activity Involvement

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

Exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods used in the study of sport and physical activity involvement.

Corequisite: Kinesiology 1000.

KINESIOLOGY 2520
Contemporary Health Issues

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Personal and community health problems in the contemporary world.

KINESIOLOGY 2600
Functional Human Anatomy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

A functionally-oriented approach to human anatomy with specific emphasis on the musculoskeletal system and other systems essential to human performance in physical activity.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2110 and Biology 1010.

KINESIOLOGY 2810
Recreation in the Leisure Age

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Development and function of recreation and leisure in the Western world as influenced by social, religious, economic, political, ecological and technological factors.

KINESIOLOGY 2986
Coaching in Sport

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Coaching theory incorporating information relative to sport from biology, physiology, psychology and sociology; Theory Level I and II certification within the National Coaching Certification Program.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Kinesiology 2986 and Kinesiology 2980 (Coaching in Sport).

KINESIOLOGY 3300
Leadership Skills Development

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

This course is designed with innovative and contemporary approaches to stimulating thinking and creativity about the development of individual leadership styles and behaviours. A combination of classroom and field experiences will enhance core concepts in effective leadership, group dynamics and fair play.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Kinesiology 3300 and Kinesiology 3850 (Leadership and Cooperative Games).

KINESIOLOGY 3400 (2640)
History of Sport and Physical Activity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

From ancient times to the present with emphasis on the North American setting.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2130 and History 1000.

KINESIOLOGY 3600
Physiology of Muscular Activity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

Physiological effects of muscular activity, physical conditioning and training; significance of these effects for health and for performance in activity programs.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2110 and 2200.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2600 and Biochemistry 2300.

KINESIOLOGY 3630 (2630)
Growth, Development and Aging

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

Basis for exercise derived from study of individual physical, social and psychological growth patterns and the physical and environmental factors affecting human development stages.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

KINESIOLOGY 3640
Culture and Physical Activity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Sociological analysis of physical activity as a cultural form; social and cultural implications of physical activity, including gender development through sport, analysis of the bases of involvement; structure and delivery of sport, recreation and physical activity and current issues related to the socio-cultural aspects of sport and physical activity.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2120 and one course in either Anthropology or Sociology, preferably Anthropology 2510 or Sociology 1000.

KINESIOLOGY 3650
Biomechanics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

Complex movements, specialized skills and motor coordination in terms of mechanics of skeletal and muscular movements.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 2600.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2110 and Physics 1000.

KINESIOLOGY 3670
Motor Skill Learning

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

Acquisition and improvement of gross motor skills based on an interplay of athlete-related and environment-facilitated conditions.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

KINESIOLOGY 3680
Sport Psychology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Emphasis upon performance differences and performance manipulation as they can be traced to psychological constraints such as anxiety, imagery and mental rehearsal, motivation and feedback.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2120 and Psychology 1000.

KINESIOLOGY 3690
Motor Control

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

An examination of the neural processes involved in the control and regulation of movement and posture. Specific topics include an overview of human neuroanatomy, theories of motor control, spinal mechanisms underlying movement, control of voluntary movement, posture and balance, movement disorders.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 2600.

Recommended background: Psychology 2600.

KINESIOLOGY 3740
Philosophy of Physical Activity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A critical examination of basic philosophic questions relevant to physical education, sport and recreation with special consideration for ethical issues.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2130.

KINESIOLOGY 3780
Exercise Psychology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An overview of the interaction of psychological factors and acute and chronic exercise participation. Exercise and the individual participant, the environment and physical activity, theoretical models of exercise involvement, and the promotion of regular exercise participation.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Kinesiology 3780 (Exercise Psychology) and Kinesiology 3850 (Exercise Psychology).

KINESIOLOGY 3810
Community Recreation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Fundamental concepts, current developments, practices and problems and organizational patterns of public, private, industrial and commercial recreation in Canada.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 2810.

KINESIOLOGY 3986
Applied Studies - Coaching

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 0-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-130

Field work experience in coaching sports.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours).

KINESIOLOGY 4500
Physical Activity and Aging

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An examination of physical activity involvement of middle-aged and older adults. The course investigates both personal and societal factors that influence the adoption, adherence and/or cessation of a physically healthy lifestyle.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

KINESIOLOGY 4620
Leadership and Management of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

Function of organization, leadership and programs in kinesiology, sport and recreation.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

Recommended background: One of Management 2030 (3030), Political Science 3410, Psychology 2800 or Sociology 2600.

KINESIOLOGY 4630
Physical Activity and Special Populations

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Theories of adaptive and developmental activities for differentially-abled persons.

Prerequisites: Open to Exercise Science and Kinesiology majors with Kinesiology 2200 and third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

KINESIOLOGY 4650
Principles of Athletic Training

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-2-0

Principles of prevention, care, assessment and management of athletic injuries.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 2600.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 3600 and 3650.

KINESIOLOGY 4660
Biomechanical Instrumentation and Analysis

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Methods used in human motion and performance analysis. State-of-the-art instrumentation and data analysis methods: 3D Motion Capture System, 3D Force Platform, EMG, Fast-Fourier Transformation, and Artificial Neural Network.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 3650.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Kinesiology 4660 and Kinesiology 4850 (Instrumentation, Data Collection, Anaylsis and Interpretation).

KINESIOLOGY 4665
Biomechanical Modelling

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

Methods of modeling used in quantitative human performance studies. Theories related to three-dimensional bio-mechanical modelling; issues related to biomechanical model design; programming, testing; and trouble shooting in program testing.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 3650.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 4660.

Note: Credit is not allowed for Kinesiology 4665 and Kinesiology 4850 (Biomechanical Modelling).

KINESIOLOGY 4700
Women and Physical Activity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Critical analysis of socio-cultural influences and health parameters of sport/physical activity involvement of females across the life span. Areas studied include feminist and postmodern critiques of contemporary sport models, unique female physiological concerns, equity and future directions.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

Recommended background: One of Anthropology 2600, Sociology 2410 or Women's Studies 2000.

KINESIOLOGY 4850
Special Topics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Advanced undergraduate seminar. Special topics selected by interested faculty and students.

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200. Additional prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual topics courses.

KINESIOLOGY 4900
Seminar

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Contemporary problems pertaining to athletics, recreation, comparative physical education, ethics, research, current developments and the place of physical education in the academic community.

Prerequisites: Open to Kinesiology majors with Kinesiology 2200 and third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours).

KINESIOLOGY 4995
Undergraduate Thesis

Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 1-0-0
Other hours: 0-0-10

This is a challenging, work-intensive, research-oriented course in which students will conduct empirical research, report orally and submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis which will be made publicly available.

Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours), with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.

Kinesiology 2200, and 3990 or 4990.

Application to the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Note: See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 4.c., 5.c. and 6.c., pp. 84-87.