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Kinesiology 1010 Introduction to Kinesiology View Details
An overview of the multidisciplinary field of kinesiology is presented by describing and integrating academic, scientific, and professional perspectives based on a Canadian context. The multiple sub-disciplines of kinesiology are used to examine current, relevant, and meaningful topics. Through this process, students develop an increased awareness of the depth to which human physical activity can be examined and the breadth to which such an examination spawns career opportunities.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 1035 Physical Growth and Motor Development View Details
A study of the quantitative and qualitative changes that occur during physical growth and movement skill development across the lifespan. Particular emphasis is placed on learning and applying observational analysis techniques of fundamental movement patterns.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 1113 Principles of Health: A Personal Wellness Perspective View Details
An introduction to the principles of health and wellness from a personal perspective. Dimensions of physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, and environmental health are explored. Health-related topics and issues affecting Canadians are discussed in a Kinesiology context with particular emphasis on increasing personal knowledge and awareness with regards to optimizing individual health and life balance. The first year student experience is also addressed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 1710 General Principles of Fitness and Wellness View Details
An introduction to the practical components of health-related fitness and concepts of wellness. There is a focus on learning the roles of a kinesiologist by applying a step-by-step process from health history and informed consent to assessment and exercise program planning.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 1711 Movement Observation and Assessment View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Kinesiology 1035
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 2015 Introduction to Biomechanics View Details
An introduction to biomechanics and its relationship to human movement. Basic mechanical principles and concepts as they relate to the analysis of motion are studied. Examples of human movement commonly observed in the areas of physical activity, rehabilitation, ergonomics and sport are used to demonstrate and explain theoretical concepts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 2035 Fundamental Concepts in Motor Control View Details
An introduction to the study of motor control, primarily from the standpoint of information processing paradigm. Topics include: exploration of different methodological paradigms used to study issues in motor control; introduction to basic terminology associated with research design in motor control, study of stages of information processing and factors affecting them, as well as exploration of characteristics of open, closed, and integrated type of control.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 1035 and 1711
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 2059 Psychology of Physical Activity View Details
Introduces students to fundamental psychological theories and constructs relevant to behaviour, cognition, and affect in physical activity contexts. Included are discussions regarding the measurement of psychological constructs and the practical application of physical activity psychology theory/research. Theories and their related constructs, including those pertinent to exercise, sport, and health contexts, are examined in a variety of populations.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1.5; or 3-1.5
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 2079 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity I View Details
An examination of contemporary issues pertaining to sport and physical activity with a Canadian emphasis. Introductory topics include a differentiation of play, games and sport, socialization into, via and out of sport, sociological theories of sport and an historical perspective on sport. Emphasis is placed upon the complex intersection of various forms of social differentiation including: class, race, gender and education. The aim of this course is to promote critical thinking about sport and physical activity as a cultural practice.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 2711 Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement View Details
Designed to present a framework for qualitative movement 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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Kinesiology 2015 and Biology 2011

Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 2990 Co-op Work Term I View Details
During each four-month work term, the student does productive work suitable to his/her level of experience and for which he/she is paid. The student is required to participate in the pre- and post-work term preparation sessions and activities as designated by the School of Kinesiology and Student Success Centre, Career and Employment Services. Once placed, the student is responsible for meeting the academic requirements of the work term including, for example but not limited to, a job description, a training plan, a performance appraisal, and a work term report. Satisfactory completion of the work term is required to continue to a succeeding work term.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: May only be taken by students meeting all requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Education Program Option.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3010 Physiology of Exercise I View Details
A study of principles of physiology as they apply to human movement. Topics discussed include: training principles, energy metabolism, characteristics of skeletal muscle, neurological aspects of human movement, muscle contraction and fatigue, respiration and circulation. Laboratory sessions expose students to the techniques used in measuring the energy systems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1210, Biology 2011, 2012 and 2030
Cross-List(s): Biology 3010
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3011 Physiology of Exercise II View Details
A continuation of Kinesiology 3010. Topics include: body composition, obesity, and nutrition; training for performance; factors affecting performance; laboratory assessment of performance; and thermoregulation, exercise, and the environment. Students will utilize laboratory assessments to develop an exercise/lifestyle prescription for a volunteer client.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3010
Cross-List(s): Biology 3011
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3030 Introductory Statistics View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: Only one basic undergraduate statistics course may be taken for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3070 Adapted Physical Activity View Details
An introduction to issues associated with adapted physical activity, viewed from the lifespan approach. Topics include examination of issues in inclusion; discussion of motor characteristics of individuals diagnosed with different developmental and neurological deficits; exploration of different intervention approaches; and the introduction of basic concepts in measurement as applied to the process of assessment of atypically functioning individuals. Opportunity is provided for a practicum placement in a community agency.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Gerontology 3070
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3079 Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity II View Details
A continuation of Kinesiology 2079 that examines contemporary issues pertaining to sport and physical activity. Particular emphasis will be given to the relationship between sport and economics, mass media, politics, globalization, social problems (cheating and violence), religion and the future of sport.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2079
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3113 Health Promotion and Weight Management View Details
Using a health promotion lens, students examine issues surrounding weight management from individual and societal perspectives. Contributory factors such as health behaviours (e.g., physical activity, diet) and the obesogenic environment are explored. Research evidence involving interventions for enhancing health in this context is discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 1113
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3134 Musculoskeletal Injuries I View Details
A comprehensive study of musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on etiology, pathology, basic treatment and prevention of peripheral joint injuries. Encompasses a practical approach including laboratory experience.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2011, 2012 and 2030
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3135 Musculoskeletal Injuries II View Details
An advanced and comprehensive study of musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on etiology, diagnosis, basic treatment and prevention of spinal, facial and abdominal injuries. Expanding upon the foundation established in Kine 3134, the student is introduced to a variety of pathological conditions and diseases that affect both the spinal and peripheral joint regions. A clinical reasoning approach is enhanced through in-class practical experiences.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3134
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3230 Research Processes View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3318 History of Sport in Canada View Details
See Department of History, History Courses, History 3318, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): History 3318
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

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Kinesiology 3610 Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health View Details
An introduction to the science of nutrition. Topics include nutrition in everyday life, basic nutritional principles and their application. Emerging topics and controversies regarding nutritional practices while reviewing the biological foundation of nutrition are explored.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2030 and Chemistry 1210
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3710 Skill Acquisition View Details
Provides an opportunity to explore the issues associated with acquisition of movement skills. Focus is on theoretical aspects of motor learning as well as on practical issues associated with structuring and implementation of a skill acquisition session. Students are responsible for devising a lesson plan for the physical activity of choice, and teaching a particular skill/activity to their peers.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2035 or 2711
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3711 Exercise Prescription View Details
Provides students with practical and theoretical experiences in exercise prescription for apparently healthy individuals.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s):

Kinesiology 2035, 2711 and Biology 2030

Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 3990 Co-op Work Term II View Details
For course description see Kinesiology 2990.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: May only be taken by students meeting all requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Education Program Option.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4015 Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis View Details
Focus is on the theories and methodologies associated with quantitative biomechanical analysis techniques. Topics include the discussion and application of videography, electromyography and force analysis techniques.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2015
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4035 Advanced Motor Control View Details
Different models and theories of motor control and coordination exist which at the behavioral level, are embedded in philosophical and methodological assumptions of two paradigms: information processing and dynamic systems. Students learn about models which attempt to solve a redundancy problem in motor behaviour, as well as models emphasizing the importance of feedback and feedforward processing to movement organization.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2035
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4055 Interprofessional Education and Wellness View Details
Students from different professions come together to work in a collaborative, student-driven learning environment to explore the benefits and challenges of interprofessional teamwork. To simulate a real-world inter-professional environment, students on campus meet face-to-face at the beginning of the course and are challenged, with the aid of a facilitator, to communicate start up information with their off campus group members using web based communication tools. Communication for the remainder of the course is web based. Each student contributes his/her knowledge and expertise to the development of Wellness Management Plans.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Gerontology 4055/Nursing 4055/Social Work 4055
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
Offering: Web-based in winter term
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4059 Advanced Psychology of Physical Activity View Details
An examination of psychological factors associated with individuals’ experiences within exercise, injury rehabilitation, and sport. Emphasis is placed on topics that can be applied by professionals working within these domains to foster self-awareness and empathy among themselves and enhanced participation, performance, and well-being. To achieve this, the course augments theory and research in physical activity psychology with case study examinations, popular media accounts, and the application of material to students’ personal experiences in exercise, injury rehabilitation, and sport (or similar achievement contexts).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2059
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4071 The Motor Development Clinic View Details
Identification, assessment, instruction, and evaluation of children with movement 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, structuring individual education plans, and the ability to implement intervention strategies in an ecologically valid setting.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Kinesiology 3070
Offering: 1-4; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4113 Lifestyle Counselling View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4134 Clinical Exercise Physiology View Details
An advanced course linking basic human physiology principles to acute and chronic adaptations to physical activity in both health and disease. Emphasis is on the critical interpretation and reporting of current research in skeletal muscle and cardiovascular physiology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3010
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4179 Special Topics View Details
Special topics may be offered to allow students to participate in additional kinesiology related areas. Topics change from year to year and are determined by student demand and/or faculty availability and School approval.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4193 Outdoor Experience View Details
An outdoor hiking/camping experience is completed in fourth year. The course includes a six week preparation component, as well as four days of hiking/camping experience, three of which take place during Fall break week.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this non-credit required course.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4220 Research Project View Details
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.
Credit Weight: 1.0
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3030 and 3230
Notes: Only one of Kinesiology 4220 or 4230 may be completed for credit.    A minimum of 75% overall Kinesiology average is required to participate in Kinesiology 4220.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4230 Inquiry into Research View Details
Faculty members will meet with small groups of students to critically analyze and evaluate research. Opportunities for a variety of research experiences allow students to explore, in greater depth, research processes with relation to a specific area of Kinesiology. Topics vary from year to year.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3030 and 3230
Notes: Although a half-course equivalent, this course is scheduled over both fall and winter terms. Enrolment is limited in each section. Only one of Kinesiology 4220 or 4230 may be completed for credit.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4310 Ergonomics View Details
Introduces the student to the study of human movement in both workplace and domestic environments. A multi-disciplinary approach is used to study human movement efficiency and interactions with machines. Standard quantitative measurement techniques are introduced for evaluation and assessment of human performance in workplace settings.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2011, 2012 and 2030
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Course Classifications:
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4610 Advanced Issues in Nutrition: A Chronic Disease Perspective View Details
An introduction and analysis of current research and guidelines in medical nutrition therapy for the prevention and management of chronic diseases including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Specific references to the roles of macro- and micro-nutrients and of non-nutrients in disease prevention are discussed. A case study approach is used to aid in understanding dietary and lifestyle principles.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3610
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4710 Principles of Communication and Leadership View Details
Attitudes, behaviours and strategies that help people communicate effectively are explored so that students competently share, persuade and present ideas to others. The theory and application of leadership is also investigated. Students explore problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal setting, time management, and the use of behavioural strategies to promote healthy lifestyles.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4712 Cardiac Rehabilitation Apprenticeship View Details
Lectures, readings, observation and apprenticeship in all phases of a cardiac rehabilitation program 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.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3010 and 3711
Offering: 0-0; 3-0, plus placement 24 hours
Notes: Before the beginning of classes for Kinesiology 4712, proof of current CPR(C) and CSEP-CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) certifications must be provided to the Administrative Assistant in the School of Kinesiology. A minimum 75% overall Kinesiology average is required to register in this course.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4713 Career Exploration View Details
The application of theory and practice of Kinesiology in a community based placement situation. Students experience first hand the reality of a career in Kinesiology or a related field. Placements are selected from a diverse and varied pre-approved list of community education placement partners. Participants gain experience under the supervision of an on-site supervisor and are engaged in information sharing seminars with fellow students throughout the course. A combination of community placement hours and career seminar classes are required.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-0, plus placement 40 hours
Notes: Restricted to fourth year Kinesiology students who have a minimum of 75% cumulative Kinesiology average. After initial registration, students are required to submit a written request, including background information, to remain in Kinesiology 4713. A current police criminal reference check is required before placement. May not be taken by students in the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Education Program Option.
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4714 Clinical Exercise Therapy View Details
Designed to provide the required clinical skills and applied knowledge for assessment of musculoskeletal movement patterns and the prescription of exercise.  A theoretical and case study approach is used through laboratory experiences. Ethical and professional clinical practices are simulated in the clinical setting.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3711 and 3134
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4810 Directed Studies View Details
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 member involved. The student must contact the proposed supervisor prior to course commencement.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Special Topic: Yes

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Kinesiology 4990 Co-op Work Term III View Details
For course description see Kinesiology 2990.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: May only be taken by students meeting all requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Education Program Option.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4991 Co-op Work Term IV View Details
For course description see Kinesiology 2990.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: May only be taken by students meeting all requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Education Program Option.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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Kinesiology 4992 Co-op Work Term V View Details
For course description see Kinesiology 2990.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: May only be taken by students meeting all requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Education Program Option and only if work term employment is available.
Course Classifications: Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences

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