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Kinesiology and Physical Education
Note: Transferability information is available online by viewing the B.C. transfer guide at www.bctransferguide.ca.
Note: 300- and 400-level courses may not be available every year. For transferability of upper-level courses, please check with the institution you wish to attend.


English Language Requirements
Beginning Fall, 2007 students registering in post-secondary level courses (numbered 100 to 499) will be required to meet the English language entrance proficiency requirements. Students in ESL or the University Foundations programs can register in those courses identified in the University Foundations program with lower levels of language proficiency.

KPE 1033 credits
Active Health
Prerequisite(s): None
This course introduces students to the concept of active living and healthy lifestyles. Components of fitness and basic training principles are introduced to help students understand how to improve physical fitness and overall health. The role of physical activity in relation to cardiovascular health and other chronic diseases is discussed along with the other healthy lifestyle habits such as eating well and not smoking.

KPE 1303 credits
Introduction to Adventure Tourism
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Adventure Tourism certificate program
This course is an introduction to the critical role tourism plays in British Columbia. Students will be provided with an overview of the tourism industry, with a primary focus on adventure tourism. Students will examine the interrelationships between the eight sectors of the tourism industry, and study the economic, environmental, and social impact of tourism.

KPE 1313 credits
Land-Based Recreation
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Adventure Tourism program
This course will move in a progression through all the skills necessary to travel safely by means of mountain bike. Interpersonal skills as well as bike handling skills will be developed in a sequential manner. Upon completion of this course, students will be well versed in travelling independently and safely in a variety of terrain features. Preparation will include: development of planning skills for leading a group, selecting appropriate equipment and making necessary adjustments for an individual rider, learning skills to maintain and repair a bike, as well as make necessary repairs on the trail, basic first aid training, trip preparation skills, developing risk assessment and emergency plans, self-assessment skills and group management skills.

KPE 132A1.5 credits
Introduction to Mountaineering
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Adventure Tourism program
This course will provide students with an introduction to basic mountaineering skills. Topics will include essential skills for travel in mountainous terrain, as well as rescue techniques and environmental ethics.

KPE 132B1.5 credits
Introduction to Winter Mountaineering
Prerequisite(s): Admission to Adventure Tourism program
This course will provide students with an introduction to basic winter mountaineering skills. Topics will include essential techniques for winter travel in mountainous regions, as well as rescue techniques and environmental ethics.

KPE 133A1.5 credits
Introduction to Flatwater Paddling
Prerequisite(s): KPE 131 and KPE 132a
This course introduces students to lake water paddling skills. The course provides the foundational skills necessary for more advanced paddling pursuits. Upon completion of the course, students will have been given instruction on tandem and solo travel using canoes as the primary means of travel. This course will also introduce students to safety considerations as well as various rescue techniques applicable to lake or flat water environments.

KPE 133B1.5 credits
Water-Based Recreation: Introduction to Ocean Kayaking
Prerequisite(s): KPE 133a
This course will introduce students to ocean kayaking through a combination of theoretical and practical applications. Students will learn the basic skills necessary to travel safely in a marine environment. Topics will include paddling skills, navigation, safety procedures, environmental ethics and trip preparation skills.

KPE 1553 credits
Work Experience I
Prerequisite(s): Completion of a minimum of four courses in the Fitness and Exercise Management program, which must include KPE 103 and KPE 170
Corequisite(s): KPE 180
This is a placement which provides students with 120 hours of practical work experience. Students will have the opportunity to practise skills gained in prerequisite courses and will receive feedback concerning their competencies. Successful completion of the practicum work experience is required for completion of the certificate program.

KPE 1603 credits
Contemporary Health Issues
Prerequisite(s): None
This course will introduce students to issues such as physical fitness, stress management, nutrition, weight management, illness and disease, substance abuse, and personal safety. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to make informed decisions that affect personal well-being.

KPE 1613 credits
Introduction to Kinesiology
Prerequisite(s): None
This course will provide students with an introduction to the field of kinesiology, focusing on the historical and philosophical perspectives of the field.

KPE 1634 credits
Biodynamics of Physical Activity
Prerequisite(s): None
Students will acquire knowledge of the mechanical, anatomical, and physiological aspects of human movement and performance.

KPE 1704 credits
Basic Human Anatomy
Prerequisite(s): None
Students will be introduced to human anatomy with particular emphasis on human movement. Lectures focus on the basic structure and function of the majority of the body's organ systems, while the labs focus principally on human anatomy.
Note: Only one of KPE 170 or KPE 190 can be taken for credit.

KPE 2153 credits
Introduction to Biomechanics
Prerequisite(s): KPE 170; BIO 111/112 and PHYS 101 recommended
This course will introduce students to the fundamental laws of mechanics as they apply to human motor performance. Musculoskeletal structure and function, linear and angular kinematics, and fluid mechanics are applied to gain a greater understanding of human movement. Skill analysis, error detection, error correction, and the application of sport science principles within individual sport performance will also be examined.

KPE 220C3 credits
Teaching Swimming and Track & Field
Pre- or corequisite(s): KPE 221 (formerly KPE 421)
This course will provide the student with an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing swimming and track & field programs in the K-12 educational system. Active participation is required.

KPE 220D3 credits
Teaching Basketball and Volleyball
Pre- or corequisite(s): KPE 221 (formerly KPE 421)
This course will provide the student with an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing basketball and volleyball programs in the K-12 educational system. Active participation is required.

KPE 220E3 credits
Teaching Dance and Gymnastics
Pre- or corequisite(s): KPE 221 (formerly KPE 421)
This course will provide the student with an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing dance and gymnastics programs in the K-12 educational system. Active participation is required.

KPE 220F3 credits
Traditional Chinese Movement
Pre- or corequisite(s): KPE 221(formerly KPE 421)
This course will provide the student with an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing traditional Chinese movement programs in the K-12 educational system. Active participation is required.
Note: This course if only offered as part of the China Tour.

KPE 2213 credits
Instructional Design and Analysis of Physical Education and Sport Programs
Prerequisite(s): None
This course will provide the student with an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for the delivery of physical education programs in the K to 12 educational system. Included will be an investigation of generic principles that govern activity in a variety of games and sports. Active participation is required.

KPE 2603 credits
Topics in Human Nutrition
Prerequisite(s): None
This course is an introduction to the principles of human nutrition with an emphasis on topics of current interest. Students will gain an understanding of the scientific function that certain nutrients and eating habits play in maintaining good health. We will discuss nutritional issues in Canadian context and develop the ability to discriminate between reliable and unreliable nutritional information. Nutrition for an active lifestyle is also addressed.

KPE 2613 credits
Sociocultural Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport
Prerequisite(s): KPE 161
The intent of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about the sociological and cultural aspects of physical activity and sport. A combination of literature review and discussion as well as hands-on experience in collecting and analyzing data will provide students with a broad understanding of social settings and cultural issues as they relate to sport and physical activity.

KPE 2663 credits
Exercise and Sport Psychology
Prerequisite(s): 30 credits university-level courses completed
The purpose of this course is to provide insight into the theories, subject matter, and latest empirical research concerning the cognitive processes and emotional states that regulate and influence performance in sports, exercise, and other physical activities.

KPE 2683 credits
Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
Prerequisite(s): 30 university-level credits
This course will introduce students to the basic principles underlying, and the variables that impact, the process by which humans acquire motor skills. Included will be a consideration of the psychological foundations and developmental issues that interact with our ability to acquire skilled behaviour.
Note: only one of KPE 164 or 268 can be taken for credit.

KPE 2704 credits
Human Physiology I
Prerequisite(s): KPE 170 or BIO 111/112 with a "C+" or better, and 30 university-level credits
This course will examine the structure and function of systems involved in the control and execution of human movement, including a detailed examination of histology, the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, and the integration and control systems (nervous and endocrine). Labs will focus on organ system physiology.

KPE 3154 credits
Advanced Biomechanics
Prerequisite(s): KPE 215; acceptance to the Bachelor of Kinesiology with a minimum 60 credits completed
Corequisite(s): None
This course builds on knowledge gained in KPE 215 to analyze human movement, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Students will complete and present a project that focuses on chosen athletic performance. This involves computer-assisted video analysis of performance models and quantitative measurement and analysis. Lectures will present mathematical models and also introduce you to other contemporary issues such as analysis of specific sport performance.

KPE 3333 credits
Occupational Health and Safety
Prerequisite(s): KPE 270, KPE 370
This course explores Canadian occupational health and safety legislation, including safety policy, worker's compensation, and principles of loss management. Relevant information concerning the management of an occupational health and safety program will be discussed including a discussion concerning risk, acceptable risk, liability, risk management, and fault free analysis.

KPE 3503 credits
Stress and Chronic Disease
Prerequisite(s): KPE 160 and KPE 270
This course will provide the student with knowledge of the interrelationship between stress and chronic disease. Throughout the course, focus will be on understanding some of the diseases that are affected by chronic stress. A secondary focus will examine possible methods of coping with such severe and disabling diseases to minimize the levels of stress exhibited by the individual.

KPE 3603 credits
Concepts in Health Promotion and Health Education
Prerequisite(s): KPE 160
This course introduces students to the basic principles of health promotion and health education. An historical approach to the topic in Canada is followed to show how and why health promotion and health education are primary focuses in health care today. Topics such as epidemiology, traditional medicine, treatment, and prevention are discussed in relation to health education and health promotion to show how they must work together. Theories of health behaviour change are introduced. The roles of the government, local/national/international health services, and education organizations in health promotion are addressed and examples of programs provided.

KPE 3623 credits
Theoretical Exercise Physiology
Prerequisite(s): KPE 163 and KPE 270
Note: As of September 2008, 54 university-level credits and admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree or Kinesiology minor (or instructor’s permission) will also be required.
Pre- or corequisite(s): KPE 370
This course discusses the physiological response to exercise, examining both the acute and chronic adaptations to an exercise stress. Discussed from a physiological systems perspective, this course will examine the functional capacity of individual physiological systems discussing the system's response to submaximal and maximal exercise and its impact on human performance. The environmental impact on physical performance will also be discussed.
Note: As of September 2008, 54 university-level credits and admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree or Kinesiology minor (or instructor’s permission) will also be required.

KPE 3633 credits
Lab-Based Exercise Physiology
Prerequisite(s): KPE 362
This is a lab-based course dealing with laboratory-based measurement of the functional capacity of the various physiological systems, including the muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems.

KPE 3653 credits
Physical Growth and Motor Development
Prerequisite(s): KPE 170 or BIO 111/112
This course will provide an overview of the impact that growth and maturation have on the development of motor skills from conception through to old age. Particular emphasis will be given to the grades K-12 years and the effect of growth and maturation on the physiological and psychological functioning of the maturing organism.

KPE 3663 credits
Applied Counselling Skills for Fitness Professionals
Prerequisite(s): KPE 266
Note: As of September 2008, 54 university-level credits and admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree or Kinesiology minor (or instructor’s permission) will also be required
This course will study the application of basic applied counselling skills used by consultants, instructors and professionals in the fitness industry. It will introduce students to various theories and methods of counselling with an emphasis placed on behavioural change models. This course will combine theory and the practical application of these theories reflecting the context of the fitness professional.

KPE 3684 credits
Advanced Motor Learning and Control
Prerequisite(s): KPE 268
An in-depth consideration of the principles of motor learning and control with applications drawn to the teaching of motor skills in physical education, sport, and other physical activity situations.
Note: Only one of KPE 264 or 368 can be taken for credit.

KPE 3704 credits
Human Physiology II
Prerequisite(s): KPE 270
This course is a continuation of KPE 270 and will examine the structure, function, and regulation of the organ systems supporting human movement (circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, and digestive) as well as the immune and reproductive systems. Labs will focus on organ system physiology.
Note: Only one of KPE 291 or 370 can be taken for credit.

KPE 3714 credits
Introduction to Athletic Injuries
Prerequisite(s): KPE 170
Note: As of September 2008, 54 university-level credits and admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree or Kinesiology minor (or instructor’s permission) will also be required
This course is designed to introduce students to the role of the athletic trainer in the prevention, recognition and immediate care of a wide spectrum of common athletic injuries and health problems which may affect performance. In-class laboratory sessions will emphasize the principles and techniques of basic protective strapping and taping.

KPE 3993 credits
International Experience
Prerequisite(s): 50 university-level credits completed; admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program or permission of the instructor.
The course helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to live and work in an increasingly global environment by providing credit for guided international experiences to foreign countries. This course acknowledges that study abroad is a vital educational component that brings an important international dimension to learning. This course is designed to provide students with instruction in human movement or related topics supporting increased breadth of knowledge in kinesiology and physical education during study abroad opportunities, and recognizes the experiential learning component of international travel, with exposure to different language, culture, and learning styles.

KPE 4003 credits
Statistics and Research Design in Kinesiology
Prerequisite(s): 90 university-level credits completed; admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program
This course will introduce students to the basic elements of statistics and research design in kinesiology. Topics covered include the development of research proposals, writing of research reports, and the use of statistical techniques.

KPE 4353 credits
Ergonomics/Occupational Biomechanics
Prerequisite(s): KPE 215
This course explores human factors as they relate to human-machine interactions in the workplace, and includes an examination of the physical work environment, adaptation of the environment and equipment to the worker to enhance worker comfort, equipment design, and the tasks involved in an ergonomic assessment of the workplace.

KPE 4503 credits
Research Project
Prerequisite(s): 90 University-level credits completed and written consent of faculty advisor; admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree program
Each student, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, will compete and present a self-directed research project based on the skills and knowledge obtained in the Kinesiology and Physical Education program. This course is designed to provide insight into research design and experimentation. This course may be taken in place of KPE 455 for completion of module 4 -- applied Kinesiology Skills.

KPE 450C3 credits
Undergraduate Thesis I
Prerequisite(s): 90 University-level credits completed and written consent of faculty advisor; admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program
Each student, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, will develop a research proposal and obtain ethical approval. The student will complete a literature review, and write the introduction and methods section of their undergraduate thesis. This course is designed to provide insight into research design and experimentation. This course may be taken in place of KPE 455.

KPE 4513 credits
Health Promotion and Fitness Program Planning and Evaluation
Prerequisite(s): KPE 360
This course will prepare you for planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion/education and fitness programming in a variety of settings. Planning theories and strategies are introduced and worked through with examples from needs assessments through to evaluating the success of the program.

KPE 4553 credits
Professional Experience in Kinesiology
Prerequisite(s): 90 university-level credits completed; admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program
This course is a professional experience tailored to the specific needs of the students. Students will develop and carry out their professional experience under the direction of a Kinesiology faculty member.

KPE 4603 credits
Nutrition Applications: Sport and Disease
Prerequisite(s): KPE 160 and KPE 260
This course involves the application of basic human nutrition knowledge to practical situations such as eating for sport and physical activity, and eating for the prevention, management, and treatment of disease. Nutritional ergogenic aids are discussed in detail as is advanced meal planning for active individuals. The role of nutrition in specific diseases is addressed. Students will also learn how to analyze and interpret diet profiles.

KPE 4624 credits
Advanced Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription
Prerequisite(s): KPE 362
This course integrates knowledge of exercise physiology and laboratory testing techniques with the practical application of the knowledge. Specific testing procedures, analysis of results, and exercise prescription will be discussed in the areas of cardiorespiratory fitness, musculoskeletal fitness and body composition. Topics include the application of knowledge to apparently healthy individuals with lower back pain, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, and/or arthritis, and psychological stress.

KPE 4633 credits
Therapeutic Exercise
Prerequisite(s): KPE 362 and KPE 370; KPE 371 recommended
Corequisite(s): None
This course will examine exercise prescription for specific musculo-skeletal and metabolic disorders. Exercise prescriptions for the purpose of improving function and reducing disability will be discussed. The role of exercise therapists in the present health care model will be examined.

KPE 4653 credits
Adapted Physical Activity
Prerequisite(s): KPE 365
This is an applied course focusing on the current trends in the theory and practice of adapting physical activity for individuals with mental or physical challenges. Students will be provided with the foundations and rationale for adapting physical activity, along with a survey of various disabilities and programming considerations for people with disabilities. Students will be expected to apply their knowledge in real-world settings.

KPE 4663 credits
Psychological Skills for Sport and Life
Prerequisite(s): KPE 366 and completion of 90 university-level credits
The purpose of this course is to look at theoretical and practical aspects of peak performance, not only in sport, but in other fields. The course will sensitize you to emotional, cognitive, rational, and behavioural techniques utilized in understanding and developing advanced sport psychology techniques.

KPE 4803 credits
Pathophysiology
Prerequisite(s): KPE 370
This course is about human pathology. It builds on knowledge learned in prerequisite anatomy and physiology courses to give the student a fundamental understanding of disease, allowing theoretical and practical applications. Both general and organ system pathologies are investigated using a progressive DEPPICT model: definition (and diagnosis), etiology, pathogenesis, pathology, clinical features, and treatment (or prognosis).

KPE 4903 credits
Special Topics in Kinesiology
Prerequisite(s): KPE 400
Note: The content of the course will vary depending upon the topic selected and the instructor, but will always focus on those aspects of the topic which have been of scholarly interest to kinesiologists.
This course provides students with opportunity to explore a topic or subfield from a unique perspective of research and scholarship. Topics will be chosen from a wide range of areas in kinesiology, such as (but not limited to) the integration of sub-disciplines, cross-cultural comparisons of human movement and population-specific research in human movement.

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