KINESIOLOGY COURSES

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

Kinesiology students must receive permission of the Director in order to change the sequencing of required courses. Non-Kinesiology students must receive permission from the course instructor and the Director to take Kinesiology courses.

(Information about Course Numbering System)

Kinesiology 1010
Introduction to Kinesiology
3-0; or 3-0
The student will be presented with an overview of the physical activity sciences. The course will describe and integrate the scientific and professional components of the physical activity sciences from a Canadian perspective. By acquiring a broad and thorough understanding of this area of study, the student will develop an increased awareness of the career opportunities within this multi-disciplinary field.

Kinesiology 1035
Introduction to Physical Growth and Movement Skill Development
3-0; or 3-0
Co-requisite: Kinesiology 1711
A study of the quantitative and qualitative changes that occur during physical growth and movement skill development across the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be placed on learning and applying the observational analysis techniques of fundamental movement patterns.

Kinesiology 1113
Principles of Health: A Physical Activity Perspective
An introduction to the principles of health based on the influence of physical activity as an essential stimulus for the development of the social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and biological principles of health. Specific references throughout the course are made to issues and policies that reflect the health of Canadian society. This course has been designed to help first year students in making a successful transition into the contemporary university learning environment.

Kinesiology 1710
Concepts of Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness
Designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for a healthy active lifestyle. Fitness and wellness needs vary significantly from one to another individual. The information and the activities delivered will allow students to develop a personal lifetime program that promotes fitness, proper nutrition, and wellness. Lectures will be supplemented with a variety of laboratory experiences.

Kinesiology 1711
Experiences in Movement Skill Development
Co-requisite: Kinesiology 1035
A course in applied kinesiology designed to illustrate the motor patterns characteristic of infants, children, adults and older adults. Students practice assessment of motor skills through visual observation and application of specific tools like the Test of Gross Motor Development. The effects of age, practice, motivation and experience on performance will be introduced by observing participants in ecologically valid settings.

Kinesiology 2015
Introduction to Biomechanics
The definition of Biomechanics and its relationship to a knowledge of movement fundamentals. Basic concepts and principles as they relate to the analysis of human motion will be studied. Mechanical constructs will be presented as a basis for qualitative analysis.

Kinesiology 2035
Motor Learning
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 1035 and 1711 or permission of the instructor
An introduction to the study of motor learning and performance using a problem-based learning approach. Topics will include: information processing, memory, attention, open and closed loop control systems, feedback, practice, and theories of skill acquisition.
Students who have taken Kinesiology 3035 previously, may not take Kinesiology 2035 for credit.

Kinesiology 2059
Psychology of Physical Activity
3-0; or 3-0
An introduction to the study of psychological dimensions in sport and physical activity. Topics to be covered include determinations of behaviour, personality, achievement motivation, emotion and stress, coping, psychological preparation, gender differences, social influence, group dynamics, and leadership.

Kinesiology 2079/Women's Studies 2079
Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity I
3-1; or 3-1
An introduction to the study of sociology of sport and human movement. An array of contemporary issues with North American, and sometimes international, sport will be examined and will include: the nature of and social significance of sport, social stratification, social mobility, retirement, children in sport, education, gender issues and racism.
Students who have taken Kinesiology 3059/Women's Studies 3059 previously, may not take Kinesiology 2079/Women's Studies 2079 for credit.

Kinesiology 2711
Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2015
Co-requisite: Biology 2020
Designed to present a framework for qualitative skill analysis which involves the systematic and critical observation of a motor skill performance and the subsequent identification of discrepancies between the observed and desired response. Students will be provided with many practical opportunities to develop the ability to form accurate technique feedback based on sound qualitative analysis.

Kinesiology 3010/Biology 3010
Physiology of Exercise I
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1210, Biology 2020 and 2030, or permission of the instructor
A study of principles of physiology as they apply to human movement. Topics discussed include: energy metabolism of human muscle, red and white muscle fibres, neurological aspects of human movement, muscle contraction and fatigue, respiration and circulation. Laboratory sessions will expose students to the techniques used in measuring the energy systems.

Kinesiology 3011
Physiology of Exercise II
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3010 or permission of the instructor
This course is a continuation of Kinesiology 3010. Topics include: physical work capacity, evaluation of physical work capacity, physical training, some aspects of nutrition and physical performance, temperature regulation, and factors affecting performance. Laboratory experiences include: underwater weighing, skinfold and measurement of body fat, prediction of physical work capacity, and the measurement of the energy cost of various activities.

Kinesiology 3030
Introductory Statistics
Introduction to basic statistical concepts and methods as they apply to the field of Kinesiology. Major topics include: exploratory data analysis, descriptive statistics and an introduction to inferential statistics.

Kinesiology 3070/Gerontology 3070
Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
3-0; or 3-0
An introduction to adapted physical activity and sport programs for persons with a disability. Topics will include integration, accessibility, and advocacy; motor skill development and learning characteristics; program needs and adaptations for people with a variety of specific disabilities. Opportunity will be given for a practicum placement in a community agency.
Students who have taken Kinesiology 2071/Gerontology 2071 previously, may not take Kinesiology 3070/Gerontology 3070 for credit.

Kinesiology 3071
Systematic Instruction of People with Disabilities
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3070
The theory aspect focuses on the learning and performance characteristics of persons with an intellectual disability and the development and implementation of appropriate teaching techniques. The course also includes a weekly practicum during which each student is required to prescribe, implement and evaluate a physical activity program for a person with a developmental disability.

Kinesiology 3079
Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity II
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2079
An in-depth examination of contemporary issues pertaining to sport and human movement. Particular emphasis will be given to sport and economics, mass media, politics, social problems and religious dimensions.

Kinesiology 3134
Musculoskeletal Injuries I
2-2; or 2-2
Prerequisite: Biology 2020 and Biology 2030
A comprehensive study of musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on etiology, pathology, basic treatment and prevention of peripheral joint injuries. This course is based on a practical approach including laboratory experience.

Kinesiology 3135
Musculoskeletal Injuries II
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3134
A comprehensive study of musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on etiology, basic treatment and prevention of spinal, facial and abdominal injuries. The student will also be introduced to a variety of pathological conditions and diseases that affect both the spinal and peripheral joint regions. This course is based on a practical approach including laboratory experience.

Kinesiology 3230
Research Processes
3-0; or 3-0
This course is designed as an introduction to basic research methods that are applicable to physical activity pursuits. Knowledge acquired in the course will assist the student in the completion of the fourth year Research Project.
Students who have taken Kinesiology 4030 previously may not take Kinesiology 3230 for credit.

Kinesiology 3610
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Biology 2030 and Chemistry 1210
An introduction to the science of nutrition. Topics include nutrition in everyday life, basic nutritional principles and their application. The course explores emerging topics and controversies regarding nutritional practices while reviewing the biological foundation of nutrition.
Students who have taken Kinesiology 4510 previously may not take Kinesiology 3610 for credit.

Kinesiology 3710
Skill Acquisition
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2035 or 2711
A course of study that provides an opportunity to explore the pedagogy of movement skills in a practical environment. Students will gain experience in designing and implementing lesson plans for a variety of physical skills. Topics will include the who, what, and where of the learning experience, decision-making, teaching preparation, class structure, practice presentation, and peer feedback.

Kinesiology 3711
Exercise Prescription
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2035 and 2711, and Biology 2030
Provides students with practical and theoretical experiences in exercise prescription for apparently healthy individuals and those with controlled disease.

Kinesiology 4015
Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2015 or permission of instructor
This course focuses on the theories and methodologies associated with quantitative biomechanical analysis techniques. Topics will include the discussion and application of videography, electromyography and force analysis techniques.

Kinesiology 4035
Motor Control
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2035 or permission of the instructor
The study of motor control from a human factors or ergonomics perspective. The course will focus on how the quality of the input affects the processing of information and the production of controlled movements. Topics will include: the visual system, visual displays, compatibility, controls and controlling, and attention and action.

Kinesiology 4059
Advanced Psychology of Physical Activity
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 2059 or permission of instructor
Exploration and application of current research issues related to social and personal factors that influence behaviour in physical activity and sport. Potential topics include motivation, leadership, group dynamics, attribution, self-efficacy, gender issues.

Kinesiology 4071
The Motor Development Clinic
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3070
Identification, assessment, instruction and evaluation of children with physical skill learning difficulties. Includes a practicum of individual instruction planned and implemented by the student in a clinical setting. Emphasis is on the learning of multiple assessment techniques, communication and leisure counselling skills.

Kinesiology 4113
Lifestyle Counselling
3-0; or 3-0
Course content is designed to teach and develop lifestyle counselling methods within the scope of the practice of Kinesiology. The content is based on Biopsychosocial theory applied to interview, referral and prescription methods using case study interpretations.

Kinesiology 4134
Clinical Exercise Physiology
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3010 or permission of the instructor
An advanced course linking basic human physiology principles to acute and chronic adaptations to physical activity in both health and disease. The course will emphasize the critical interpretation and reporting of current research in skeletal muscle and cardiovascular physiology.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Kinesiology 4179 (ST)
Special Topics
A variety of courses are offered each year to allow students to participate in areas of their choice. The topics change from year to year and are determined by student demand and/or faculty availability and consequent School approval.

Kinesiology 4193
Camp School or Hiking School
This is a non-credit course comprised of Camp School or Hiking School.
A non-credit required course.

Kinesiology 4220
Research Project
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3030 and 3230
Students in fourth year may pursue a research project in a selected area of Kinesiology under the supervision of a member of the faculty. It is the student's responsibility to approach the project supervisor with a research proposal for consideration. Research projects will involve the preparation, execution, and analysis of the research problem.

Kinesiology 4230
Inquiry into Research
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3030 and 3230
Faculty members will meet with small groups of students to critically analyze and evaluate research. Opportunities for a variety of research experiences will allow students to explore, in greater depth, research processes with relation to a specific area of Kinesiology. Selection of topics may vary from year to year.
Although a half-course equivalent, this course will be scheduled over both fall and winter terms.

Kinesiology 4310
Ergonomics
Prerequisite: Biology 2020 and 2030
Introduces the student to the study of human movement in both workplace and domestic environments. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the student will study movement efficiency, environmental concerns and health threatening disorders affecting worker performance. Standard quantitative measurement techniques will be introduced for evaluation and assessment purposes. Students will be required to complete and present assignments using the prescribed techniques in a variety of workplace sites.

Kinesiology 4553
Facility Management and Sports Marketing
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3553 or permission of the instructor
This course will be comprised of two sections. The first section will include topics in facility management such as trends in sport, fitness and recreation, management of staff, vandalism and theft, scheduling, timetabling, (re) designing facilities, fiscal management of facilities and fees. The content of this section is to focus on the management and operation of existing facilities, e.g., a high school gymnasium, a local recreation facility. The latter half will include topics in sports marketing such as a definition of marketing, marketing facilities and programs, public relations, fund raising, corporate sponsorship.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Kinesiology 4610
Advanced Issues in Nutrition
3-0; or 3-0
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3610 or permission of the instructor
Analysis and discussion of current research and controversies surrounding micronutrient roles in disease prevention and health promotion are emphasized. The course includes other issues such as supplement use and ergogenic aids in sports, nutrition applications in the life cycle and environmental concerns.
NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

Kinesiology 4710
Principles of Communication and Leadership
Attitudes, behaviours and strategies that help people communicate effectively will be explored so that students competently share, persuade and present ideas to others. The theory and application of leadership will also be investigated. Students will explore problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal setting, time management, and the use of behavioural strategies to promote healthy lifestyles.

Kinesiology 4712
Cardiac Rehabilitation Apprenticeship
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3010, 3011 and 3711
Lectures, readings, observation and apprenticeship in all phases of a cardiac rehabilitation program will enhance students' understanding of exercise prescription, cardiovascular physiology, cardiovascular disease risk factors, cardiac stress testing, relevant community services and common drug treatments for cardiovascular disease.
Before registering for Kinesiology 4712, students must provide proof, to the School of Kinesiology, of certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Canadian Physical Activity Fitness and Lifestyle Appraisal.

Kinesiology 4713
Career Exploration
The application of theory and practice of Kinesiology in a community based placement situation. Students will experience first hand the reality of a career in Kinesiology or a related field. Placements will be selected from a diverse and varied pre-approved list of community education placement partners. Participants will gain experience under the supervision of an on-site supervisor and be engaged in information sharing seminars with fellow students throughout the course. A combination of community placement hours and career seminar classes will be required.
A police criminal reference check is required before placement.
Restricted to fourth year Kinesiology students.
Students are required to submit a written request, including background information, to remain in Kinesiology 4713.


Kinesiology 4714
Exercise Therapy
3-2; or 3-2
Prerequisite: Kinesiology 3711 and 3134
Course content is designed to prepare students with clinical skills for both preventive and treatment applications using exercise therapy techniques. Functional and applied anatomy concepts, musculoskeletal assessment and exercise prescription will be combined through clinically relevant applications.
Students who have taken Kinesiology 3015 previously may not take Kinesiology 4714 for credit.

Kinesiology 4810 (ST)
Directed Studies
A student may undertake an independent project under the direction of a faculty member. The nature of the work will be clearly defined and agreed upon by the student and faculty involved. The student should contact the proposed supervisor at least two months prior to course commencement.

Graduate Courses

Information regarding graduate programs and courses offered by the School of Kinesiology may be found in the Faculty of Graduate Studies section of this Calendar on page 292.


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