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Kinesiology (KNES)

Kinesiology (KNES)
Faculty of Arts and Science

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 2110

Biophysical Perspectives
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 exercise physiology, motor control, and biomechanics.

Kinesiology 2130

Humanities Perspectives
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Exploration of historical, philosophical, and literary perspectives of physical activity involvement.

Kinesiology 2140

Psychological Perspectives
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Exploration of psychological perspectives of physical activity involvement related to groups and individuals.
Substantially Similar:
Kinesiology 2120 (prior to 2011/2012)

Kinesiology 2150

Sociological Perspectives
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
An introduction to sociological thinking about sport and physical activity. Explores the relation of sport and physical activity to the social and cultural contexts in which we live. Includes an introductory examination of the ways in which class, race, gender, sexuality, and ability shape (and are shaped by) sport and physical activity.
Substantially Similar:
Kinesiology 2120 (prior to 2011/2012)

Kinesiology 2160

Management Perspectives
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Introduction to management concepts for sport, physical education, physical activity, fitness, and recreation programs. Event management principles are reinforced through practical learning experiences.
Substantially Similar:
Kinesiology 4620 (prior to 2014/2015)
Note:
Students in the Human Resource Management and Labour Relations (HRLR) major cannot count this course for credit towards their degree(s). Students majoring in HRLR will be blocked from registering in this course.

Kinesiology 2200

Research Methodologies
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Exploration of qualitative and quantitative research methods used in the study of sport and physical activity involvement.
Prerequisite(s):
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)

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.
Prerequisite(s):
Second-year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours)
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

Kinesiology 2650

Functional Biomechanics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Use of functional anatomical models, current research, and technology from kinesiology to explore fundamentals of biomechanics in a qualitative fashion.
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 2850 (Introduction to Biomechanics) (prior to 2014/2015)

Kinesiology 3100

Social Constructions of the Body
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Examination of the sociology and cultural studies of the body. Introduction to representations of the body in film and literature. Cultural metaphors of the body and illness. The body as labour and commodity in late capitalism. Body politics in relation to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability. Body modification and consumerism.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Kinesiology 2150 or Sociology 1000
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 3850 (Social Constructions of the Body) (prior to 2010/2011)

Kinesiology 3120

The Modern Olympic Movement
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Critical examination of historical, sociological, and current issues related to the Modern Olympic Movement and the place of the Olympics in Canadian and global culture.
Prerequisite(s):
Kinesiology 2130
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 3850 (The Modern Olympic Movement) (prior to 2013/2014)

Kinesiology 3200

Movement Disorders
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Overview of the major types of movement disorders (MD). Particular emphasis on the neural correlates of MD and on the functional deficits associated with the pathology.
Prerequisite(s):
Neuroscience 2600
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 2670 (prior to 2014/2015);
Kinesiology 2850 (Introduction to Movement Disorders) (prior to 2012/2013)

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):
One 2000-level course (3.0 credit hours) in Kinesiology

Kinesiology 3350

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 2600
Recommended Background:
Kinesiology 2610
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 2350 (prior to 2014/2015)
Substantially Similar:
Kinesiology 4650 (prior to 2008/2009)

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):
One of Kinesiology 2130 or History 1000

Kinesiology 3500

Nutrition and Physical Activity
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 2610

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 2610
Recommended Background:
Kinesiology 2600

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 3645

Media and Physical Activity
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Exploration of the intersections of sport, mass media, and popular culture in a globalized contemporary context.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Kinesiology 2150 or Sociology 1000
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 3850 (Sport, Media and Popular Culture) (prior to 2009/2010);
Kinesiology 3850 (Media and Physical Activity) (prior to 2009/2010)

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 2600 AND
Kinesiology 2650

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 AND
One of Kinesiology 2140 or Psychology 1000 AND
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

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 AND
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 2130
Recommended Background:
Philosophy 1000

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 AND
One of Kinesiology 2140 or Psychology 1000 AND
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)

Kinesiology 4200

Health and Physical Activity
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Critical examination of the role of physical activity in primary prevention of chronic disease and health promotion.
Prerequisite(s):
Two 3000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in Kinesiology
Recommended Background:

Kinesiology 2200 AND
Kinesiology 3610
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 4850 (Physical Activity and Health) (prior to 2010/2011)

Kinesiology 4300

Work and Physical Ergonomics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Physical ergonomics is the evidence-based examination of anthropometric, biomechanical, and physiological factors related to safe and unsafe worker loading and workplace design. This course will examine anatomical and mechanical bases of common work-related musculoskeletal disorders and explore techniques for identifying, assessing, and preventing soft tissue injuries at work.
Prerequisite(s):
Kinesiology 3650
Substantially Similar:
Kinesiology 2750 (prior to 2014/2015);
Kinesiology 2850 (Physical Basics of Ergonomics) (prior to 2009/2010)

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 3400
Recommended Background:

History 1000 AND
History 2710 AND
History 2720

Kinesiology 4500

Aging and Physical Activity
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):
Two 3000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in Kinesiology
Recommended Background:
Kinesiology 3630

Kinesiology 4550

Advanced Biomechanics
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Methods of multi-linked segment analysis used in quantitative human performance studies. Theories and applied examples related to two- and three-dimensional biomechanical modelling, technologies for motion capture, plus programming, testing, and trouble-shooting model output and biosignal integration.
Prerequisite(s):
Kinesiology 3650
Substantially Similar:
Kinesiology 4665 (prior to 2014/2015)

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 3610
Recommended Background:
Kinesiology 3780

Kinesiology 4615

Advanced Exercise Physiology
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Detailed understanding of the physiological processes that regulate human exercise tolerance. Emphasis on neuromuscular fatigue mechanisms, electrophysiology, and skeletal muscle metabolism. Adaptations to hypoxic conditions.
Prerequisite(s):
Kinesiology 2200 AND
Kinesiology 3610
Recommended Background:
Kinesiology 2600
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 3850 (Advanced Exercise Physiology) (prior to 2009/2010);
Kinesiology 4850 (Advanced Exercise Physiology) (prior to 2009/2010)

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):
One of Kinesiology 2130 or Philosophy 1000 AND
Two 3000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in Kinesiology, Anthropology, or Sociology
Recommended Background:

Kinesiology 2200 AND
Kinesiology 3740

Kinesiology 4660

Bioinstrumentation
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-3-0
Principles and methods for biological signal detection and processing for human motion and activity analyses. Hands-on experience with state-of-the-art bioinstrumentation and data analysis methods.
Prerequisite(s):
Kinesiology 3650

Kinesiology 4680

Advanced Exercise and Sport Psychology
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Advanced topics in exercise and sport psychology. Strong emphasis will be placed on student’s abilities to relate research findings to practical applications within the field.
Prerequisite(s):
One of Kinesiology 3680 or Kinesiology 3780 AND
Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours)
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 4850 (Advanced Sport Psychology) (prior to 2011/2012)

Kinesiology 4720

Gender and Physical Activity
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
An examination of gender with a focus on how sport and physical activity reproduce, shape, and challenge constructions of femininity and masculinity. A socio-historical perspective on the relationship of sport to the cultural construction and interpretation of gender in Canadian society, and how gender operates as a central factor in the way that sport is played, organized, and funded. Consideration of the issues of, and intersections between, equity, race, ethnicity, sexualities, and social class.
Prerequisite(s):
Kinesiology 2150 AND
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Recommended Background:
One of Anthropology 2600, Sociology 2410, or Women and Gender Studies 1000
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 4850 (Gender and Physical Activity) (prior to 2009/2010)

Kinesiology 4725

Race, Ethnicity, and Physical Activity
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
The racial politics of sport and physical activity in popular culture. Key concepts in postcolonialism, black liberation discourse, and critical multiculturalism, all of which are applied to the context of sport and physical activity in North America.
Prerequisite(s):
Two 3000-level courses (6.0 credit hours) in Kinesiology AND
Third-year standing (a minimum of 60.0 credit hours)
Recommended Background:

Kinesiology 2150 AND
One course (3.0 credit hours) in Anthropology or Sociology, preferably Anthropology 2510 or Sociology 1000
Equivalent:
Kinesiology 4850 (Race/Ethnicity and Physical Activity) (prior to 2011/2012)

Kinesiology 4900

Interdisciplinary Research Dialogues
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week:
3-0-0
Seminar-based ‘capstone’ course. Research questions and conventions from across the disciplines (Humanities, Science, and Social Science) in Kinesiology. Emphasis is on creating productive research dialogues within and between students, faculty, and diverse disciplinary approaches to the field.
Prerequisite(s):
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:
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) AND
A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher AND
Kinesiology 2200 AND
One of Kinesiology 3990 or Kinesiology 4990 AND
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.