Associate Professor and Director M.N. McPherson
Professor and
Dean of Professional Schools
I.J. Newhouse
Professors J.E. Crossman,
  W.J. Montelpare,
  I.J. Newhouse
Associate Professors A. Bauer,
  J.M. Farrell,
  M.N. McPherson,
  M.J. Taylor
Adjunct Professors P. Sanzo,
  D. Walker
Professors Emeriti of Kinesiology R.S. Lappage,
  N.F. LaVoie,
  T.M.K. Song,
  R. Thayer
Professors Emeriti of Physical Education J.H. Widdop
  V. Widdop

The School of Kinesiology has established itself as being an innovative and unique academic unit. Its distinct dedication to applied and practical scholarly orientation has won it international acclaim. Four major degree programs are offered: the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, concurrent Education/Kinesiology degrees, the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology, and the Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with Specialization in Gerontology. Lakehead University is proud of these programs and the way in which they are enhanced by student-professor relationships and personalized attention.


See Requirements for Admission to Undergraduate Degree Programs in the Admission Requirements and Registration section of this Calendar, page 27.

Admission to the first year of the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program requires satisfactory completion of the SSHGD or OSSD, including 6 Ontario Academic Credits or equivalent, with a minimum overall average of 70%. (Applicants below this level may be considered on an individual basis.) Applicants must include Ontario Academic Credits in Biology, English I, Chemistry and Mathematics in their program.


In addition to the University Regulations, page 39, and the Faculty of Professional Schools Regulations, page 127, of this Calendar, the following regulations of the School of Kinesiology also apply to students in this program.

It is the responsibility of each student registering at Lakehead University to be familiar with the specific requirements of the degree, diploma, or certificate which he/she seeks.

Each student is responsible for ensuring that the courses in which registration is effected satisfy the program requirements of the degree sought. Academic advice and counselling for all who need assistance are freely available.

It is also understood that every student, by the act of registering, agrees to abide by all rules and regulations of the University.

Each student is expected to be familiar with the General Information outlined in this Calendar as well as the information pertaining to the faculty or school in which he/she is enrolled.

1. Continuation in Program
(a) To proceed without condition to the succeeding year of a program, a student must:
(i) attain at least a D grade in each of the courses taken during the academic year
(ii) maintain a minimum overall average of 60% in all courses in each year
(iii) maintain a minimum 70% cumulative average in all Kinesiology courses.
(b) A student carrying additional courses must count those courses, for regulation purposes, as part of his/her academic load.
(c) Students who are not allowed to continue in a Kinesiology program will be permitted to retake Kinesiology courses to improve their status; however, they will not be allowed to register for new Kinesiology courses.

2. Special Exams
A student who has failed a course or courses may write a special examination as outlined in regulation VII (Special Examinations) page 41.

3. Failed Year
(a) A student is deemed to have failed the year if:
(i) the student has failed more than two full courses or their equivalent; or
(ii) the student has failed more than one full course or equivalent with marks of less than 40%; or
(iii) the student attains an overall average of less than 50% in all courses; or
(iv) the student has a failure of more than one full course or its equivalent after special examinations have been given, whether the student writes them or not.
(b) In a failed year, course credit is retained for only those courses in which a minimum mark of 60% has been attained.
(c) A student having failed no more than one full course (or its equivalent) of the year's work after special examinations will be permitted to register for the succeeding year of the program.
(d) A student who has failed a year is eligible to apply for re-admission to the University. A student will normally be granted the privilege of repeating one year only.

4. First Class Standing
(a) First class standing is granted on the basis of the average of all Kinesiology courses in the four years of study.
(b) In the computation of a First Class Standing average, in addition to having attained a minimum overall average of A in the transfer credit courses, students who have completed credits at another institution must have completed a minimum of 2/3 of the courses used in the calculation of the First Class Standing average at Lakehead University.

5. Student Attire
Every student must wear the appropriate attire in activity courses. Admission to an activity course may be refused by the instructor if the appropriate attire is not worn. When activity is in the community at large, LU or Kinesiology clothing is preferred.

6. Certification
All students must have a valid St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR(C) certification (or equivalent) by the end of the first term in second year. It is the student's responsibility to acquire this certification and to provide proof of certification to the Administrative Assistant in the School of Kinesiology.

7. Special Events
Kinesiology 4193 is a course required for graduation and includes either Camp School or Hiking School. Camp School preparation occurs in the first half of third year culminating with a canoe trip held during registration week in fourth year. Hiking School may be taken during the first half of the Fall term in either third or fourth year. To participate in Camp School or Hiking School a student must have a valid St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR(C) certification (or equivalent) and provide proof of current certification to the Administrative Assistant in the School of Kinesiology.

8. Work Standard
All papers and written works should be prepared according to the rules and guidelines of the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association unless noted otherwise.

9. Varsity/Club/Campus Recreation Sports
It is recommended that students participate in varsity, club and/or campus recreation sports throughout the program. For more information about the Athletic program, see University Community/University Life/5. Athletics, page 325.

The students' association is KALU (Kinesiology At Lakehead University). Each student is encouraged to participate in the activities of the association. Elected students from each year function to represent student concerns.

10. Accident Insurance
The University does not carry any form of personal accident insurance. Students are responsible for any medical or hospital costs that they may incur as a result of an accident on or off campus. Those students who are not covered by medical and hospital insurance plans are advised to obtain some form of accident coverage. All students who participate in athletic activities are required to have adequate insurance coverage.

11. Police Criminal Reference Check
A criminal reference check shall be required for all students prior to placement in Kinesiology 4713.

Not all courses outlined in the Calendar are offered every year. Supplementary information regarding course offerings and course instructors will be available from the Office of the Registrar or the School prior to and during September registration.

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description.


The curriculum of the HBK degree is based upon recommendations by the National Conference of Canadian Universities and Colleges. The course of studies includes required courses in Science and Environmental Studies and in Social Sciences and Humanities, required and elective courses in Kinesiology, and elective courses from any Faculty. This formulation allows for a wide variety of selections which permits individuals to choose studies which are of particular interest to them. Within Kinesiology, students are required to take a broad spectrum of courses and then select electives which are of interest.

The flexibility of the offerings allows a student to study physical activity related pursuits in depth as well as indulging interests in other fields.


The offerings in Kinesiology cover a broad base of physical movement related courses. The combination of required and elective courses gives the student a wide perspective of the multi-disciplinary nature of physical activity.

In structuring a course of study, students are encouraged to consider a second major or strong minor area of study. A wide variety of such possible electives exists and should be determined in consultation with the student's assigned advisor.

The table in this section provides a visual description of both required and elective courses offered within the School of Kinesiology. Courses have been categorized into subject areas.


Kinesiology 2015* - Introduction to Biomechanics
Kinesiology 4015 - Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis

Kinesiology 1113* - Principles of Health: A Physical Activity Perspective
Kinesiology 3610* - Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health
Kinesiology 4113* - Lifestyle Counselling
Kinesiology 4610 - Advanced Issues in Nutrition

Kinesiology 3010* - Physiology of Exercise I
Kinesiology 3011 - Physiology of Exercise II
Kinesiology 3134* - Musculoskeletal Injuries I
Kinesiology 3135 - Musculoskeletal Injuries II
Kinesiology 4134 - Clinical Exercise Physiology

Psycho-Motor Behaviour
Kinesiology 1035* - Introduction to Physical Growth and Movement Skill Development
Kinesiology 2035* - Motor Learning
Kinesiology 4035 - Motor Control
Kinesiology 2059* - Psychology of Physical Activity
Kinesiology 4059 - Advanced Psychology of Physical Activity
Kinesiology 3070* - Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
Kinesiology 3071 - Systematic Instruction of People With Disabilities
Kinesiology 4071 - The Motor Development Clinic

Research and Evaluation
Kinesiology 3030* - Introductory Statistics
Kinesiology 3230* - Research Processes
Kinesiology 4220* - Research Project
Kinesiology 4230* - Inquiry into Research
Students must take Kinesiology 4220 or 4230 but may not take both.

Kinesiology 2079* - Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity I
Kinesiology 3079 - Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity II

Practice of Kinesiology
Kinesiology 1710* - Concepts of Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness
Kinesiology 1711* - Experiences in Movement Skill Development
Kinesiology 2711* - Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement
Kinesiology 3710* - Skill Acquisition
Kinesiology 3711* - Exercise Prescription
Kinesiology 4193* - Camp School or Hiking School
Kinesiology 4710* - Principles of Communication and Leadership
Kinesiology 4712 - Cardiac Rehabilitation Apprenticeship
Kinesiology 4713 - Career Exploration
Kinesiology 4714 - Exercise Therapy

Other Courses
Kinesiology 1010* - Introduction to Kinesiology
Kinesiology 4179 - Special Topics
Kinesiology 4310* - Ergonomics
Kinesiology 4553 - Facility Management and Sports Marketing
Kinesiology 4810 - Directed Study

* = required courses




See also:
Faculty of Graduate Studies
- Information/Regulations
- School of Kinesiology

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