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: One of 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(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 2600
Recommended Background: Kinesiology 2610
Substantially Similar: Kinesiology 4650

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: One of 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(s): 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(s): 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(s): Kinesiology 2200
Recommended Background: Kinesiology 2130;
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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2110;
Kinesiology 2200
Equivalent: Kinesiology 3850 (Physical Activity and Nutrition) (prior to 2006/2007)

Kinesiology 3610

Exercise Physiology
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-1.5-0
Examination of how the human body responds to physical stress. Physiological and metabolic responses to acute exercise stimuli as well as adaptations to long-term training.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 2610
Recommended Background: Kinesiology 2600;
Biochemistry 2300
Equivalent: Kinesiology 3600 (prior to 2004/2005)

Kinesiology 3630

Growth, Development and Aging
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
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(s): 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(s): Kinesiology 2200
Recommended Background: Kinesiology 2120;
One course (3.0 credit hours) in 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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 2600
Recommended Background: One of 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(s): 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(s): Kinesiology 2200;
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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 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(s): 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(s): 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
Practical coaching experiences in the community. In the context of the coaching placement students will consider the relationship of coaching theory to practice through written assignments.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 2986;
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
Recommended Background: One of Kinesiology 3610 or Kinesiology 3650;
At least one Physical Activity course in the area of coaching placement

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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2130;
Kinesiology 3400
Recommended Background: History 1000;
History 2710;
History 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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
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 that covers a wide range of exercise science laboratory methods, as well as theoretical information required to interpret test data. Foundation knowledge for professional certification through Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 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: 3-0-0
Function of organization, leadership and programs in kinesiology, sport and recreation.
Prerequisite(s): 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.
Prerequisite(s): A major in Exercise Science or Kinesiology;
Kinesiology 2200;
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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Recommended Background: Kinesiology 2130;
Kinesiology 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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 2600
Recommended Background: Kinesiology 3610;
Kinesiology 3650
Substantially Similar: Kinesiology 2350

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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 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 biomechanical modelling; issues related to biomechanical model design; programming, testing; and trouble shooting in program testing.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Kinesiology 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.
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Recommended Background: One of Anthropology 2600, Sociology 2410, or Women's Studies 1000 (Women's Studies 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(s): Kinesiology 2200;
Additional prerequisites may be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings

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.
Prerequisite(s): A major in Kinesiology;
Kinesiology 2200;
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Kinesiology 4995

Undergraduate Thesis
Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: 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.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours);
A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher;
Kinesiology 2200;
One of Kinesiology 3990 or Kinesiology 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. 92), 6.c. (p. 94), and 7.c. (p. 95).