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

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
Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

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

This course uses a multidisciplinary approach to examine the capacities of human movement by means of knowledge contained within and between functional anatomy, exercise physiology, motor control, and biomechanics.

Note: Kinesiology 2110 may NOT be included among the courses required for the B.Sc. Kinesiology major or the B.Sc. Exercise Science major.

KINESIOLOGY 2115
Theories of Strength Training

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

An examination of the scientific nature of strength production from a physiological, neurological, biomechanical, and bioenergetic perspective. The course also addresses the science behind various forms of training and program development.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 1000 or general knowledge of resistance training.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 2850 (Theories of Strength Training) (prior to 2006/2007).

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: 3-1.5-0

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

Corequisite: Kinesiology 1000.

KINESIOLOGY 2350
Recognition and Care of Athletic Injuries

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

An introduction to the mechanics of injury and the care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Course content will include recognition and effective management of acute and chronic injury, and various support and splinting techniques.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 2600.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2610.

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.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2110 or Biology 1010.

KINESIOLOGY 2610
Human Physiology

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

An introduction to the function of the human body. Various systems will be examined with emphasis on the maintenance of homeostasis and the integration of functions to meet changing demands.

Prerequisite: Biology 1010.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 2850 (Human Physiology) (prior to 2004/2005).

KINESIOLOGY 2810
Leisure and Recreation in Canadian Society

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

Critical analysis of leisure in contemporary Canadian society as it is influenced by the many dimensions of globalization.

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.

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.

KINESIOLOGY 3400
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 3500
Physical Activity and Nutrition

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

An examination of the fundamentals of nutrition for healthful living and optimal performance; nutritional requirements of persons who are physically active or competitive athletes; body composition and weight management.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2110 and 2200.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 3850 (Physical Activity and Nutrition) (prior to 2006/2007).

KINESIOLOGY 3610
Exercise Physiology

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 2200 and 2610.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2600 and Biochemistry 2300.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 3600 (prior to 2004/2005).

KINESIOLOGY 3630
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 (3.0 credit hours) in either Anthropology or Sociology, preferably Anthropology 2510 or Sociology 1000.

KINESIOLOGY 3650
Biomechanics

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-1.5-0

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 or Physics 1000.

KINESIOLOGY 3670
Motor Skill Learning

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0

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.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and Psychology 1000.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2120.

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: Neuroscience 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.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 3850 (Exercise Psychology) (prior to 2003/2004).

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 4400
Canadian Sport History

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

The social historical examination of sport and physical activity in Canada from pre-colonial times to the present. The place of physical recreation in Canadian society is examined from the linked perspectives of gender, class, race, and ethnicity.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2130 and 3400.

Recommended background: History 1000, 2710, and 2720.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 4850 (Canadian Sport History) (prior to 2006/2007).

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 4610
Fitness and Lifestyle Assessment

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

Practical lab-based course covering a wide range of exercise science laboratory methods, including those to evaluate health/wellness clients and athletes; theoretical information to interpret data; foundation knowledge for outside Certified Fitness Consultant (CSEP) certification.

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 3610.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 4850 (Fitness and Lifestyle Assessment) (prior to 2006/2007).

KINESIOLOGY 4620
Leadership and Management of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-1.5-0

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

Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2200.

Recommended background: One of Management 2030, Political Science 3410 (prior to 2005/2006), 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 4640
Applied Ethics in Sport and Physical Activity

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

An examination of important ethical issues in the professional practice of physical activity, physical education and/or sport; sensitivity towards professional ethical duties; development of critical analytical skills for making ethical decisions.

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

Recommended background: Kinesiology 2130 and 3740.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 4850 (Applied Sport Ethics) (prior to 2006/2007).

KINESIOLOGY 4650
Principles of Athletic Training

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-1-0

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

Prerequisites: Kinesiology 2200 and 2600.

Recommended background: Kinesiology 3610 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.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 4850 (Instrumentation, Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation) (prior to 2003/2004).

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.

Equivalent: Kinesiology 4850 (Biomechanical Modelling) (prior to 2003/2004).

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 1000 (WMST 2000 prior to 2004/2005).

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

Considered a 'capstone' course for Kinesiology, this course examines contemporary issues pertinent to the discipline and offers the opportunity to integrate knowledge obtained in previous courses.

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: Variable

This is a research-oriented course in which students will conduct empirical research, submit a report in the form of an undergraduate thesis which will be made publicly available, and report orally on the work. In consultation with their Thesis Supervisor, students will define a research problem and formulate a research plan.

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: Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.

See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 5.c. (p. 90), 6.c. (p. 92), and 7.c. (p. 93).