Academic Calendar

Kinesiology

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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 proficiency requirements

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

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester.

KIN 103

3 credits

Concepts of Physical Fitness

Prerequisite(s): None.

Introduces students to the concepts of fitness development and active lifestyles. Components of fitness and basic training principles are introduced to help students understand how to improve physical fitness and overall health.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 103 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 121

3 credits

Physical Literacy

Prerequisite(s): None.

Introduces students to the concepts of physical literacy while promoting active-for-life attitudes and behaviours. Students can expect to participate in a variety of traditional and novel activities that contribute to physical literacy and understanding of effective fundamental movement skill acquisition.

KIN 122

4 credits

Teaching Team Sport and Games

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 (formerly KPE 121).

Provides an understanding of the similarities and differences within team-oriented formal games and the associated pedagogical approaches therein for children and adolescents. Through a conceptual analysis of skills, rules, and strategies, sport and games are appreciated through a wide variety of cultures, environment, and contexts. Active participation is required.

Note: Students with credit for KIN 220D (formerly KPE 220D) cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 160

3 credits

Contemporary Health Issues

Prerequisite(s): None.

Introduces students to issues such as physical fitness, stress management, nutrition, weight management, illness and disease, substance abuse, and personal safety. Students will be prepared to make informed decisions that affect their own personal well-being and that of others.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 160 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 161

3 credits

Introduction to Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): None.

An overview of the field of kinesiology, with an emphasis on career possibilities in kinesiology and on historical and philosophical perspectives on the field.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 161 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 163

4 credits

Introduction to Exercise Physiology

Prerequisite(s): None.

Students acquire applied knowledge of the physiological, anatomical, and mechanical aspects of human movement as they relate to health and performance.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 163 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 170

4 credits

Basic Human Anatomy

Prerequisite(s): None.

An introduction to human anatomy with particular emphasis on human movement. This course focuses on the basic structure and function of the majority of the body's organ systems.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 170 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 215

3 credits

Introduction to Biomechanics

Prerequisite(s): KIN 170 (formerly KPE 170). Note: BIO 111 and PHYS 101 are recommended.

An introduction to the fundamentals of biomechanics, and the principles of both kinetic and kinematic assessment techniques as applied to human motor performance. Students learn to apply this knowledge to observe, evaluate, and modify technique, style, and skill in sport performance.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 215 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 220C

3 credits

Teaching Swimming and Track & Field

Pre- or corequisite(s): KIN 221 (formerly KPE 221).

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.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 220C or KIN 222 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 220D

3 credits

Teaching Basketball and Volleyball

Pre- or corequisite(s): KIN 221 (formerly KPE 221).

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.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 220D or KIN 122 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 220E

3 credits

Teaching Dance and Gymnastics

Pre- or corequisite(s): KIN 221 (formerly KPE 221).

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.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 220E or KIN 322 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 220F

3 credits

Traditional Chinese Movement

Pre- or corequisite(s): KIN 221 (formerly KPE 221).

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 is only offered as part of the China Tour.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 220F or KIN 323 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 221

3 credits

Instructional Design and Analysis of Physical Education and Sport Programs

Prerequisite(s): None.

Provides students with an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for delivery of physical and health education programs. Theoretical and practical elements of games, sport, dance, gymnastics, and outdoor activities are introduced. Active participation is required.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 221 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 222

4 credits

Teaching Fitness and Lifestyle Recreation

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 (formerly KPE 121).

A foundational course in individual physical and lesure activities for young adults. Participation in traditional and novel exercise and fitness activities is taught through a pedagogical approach to help students learn how to lead others and be a role model in the fields of physical education, recreation and sport. Active participation is required.

Note: Students with credit for KIN 220C (formerly KPE 220C) cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 260

3 credits

Topics in Human Nutrition

Prerequisite(s): None.

An introduction to the principles of human nutrition with an emphasis on topics of current interest. Students gain an understanding of the scientific function that nutrients and eating habits play in maintaining good health.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 260 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 261

3 credits

Sociocultural Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport

Prerequisite(s): KIN 161 (formerly KPE 161).

Provides 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 provides students with a broad understanding of social settings and cultural issues as they relate to sport and physical activity.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 261 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 266

3 credits

Exercise and Sport Psychology

Prerequisite(s): 30 university-level credits.

Provides 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.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 266 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 268

3 credits

Introduction to Motor Learning and Control

Prerequisite(s): 30 university-level credits.

An introduction to the basic principles underlying the process by which humans acquire motor skills. Includes a consideration of the psychological foundations and developmental issues that interact with our ability to acquire skilled behaviour.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 268 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 270

4 credits

Human Physiology I

Prerequisite(s): 30 university-level credits including KIN 170 (formerly KPE 170) with a C+ or better.

Examines the structure and function of systems involved in the control and execution of human movement, including a detailed examination of the integumentary system, the musculoskeletal system, and the integration and control systems (nervous and endocrine).

Note: Students with credit for KPE 270 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 272

4 credits

Human Physiology II

Prerequisite(s): KIN 270 (formerly KPE 270).

An extension of KIN 270. Examines 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.

Note: Students with credit for KIN 370 (formerly KPE 370) cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 299

3 credits

Special Topics in Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): 30 university-level credits or instructor's permission. Certain topics of study may require additional prerequisites.

Explores at an introductory level, a selected topic from a unique perspective of research and scholarship in kinesiology, such as the integration of sub-disciplines, cross-cultural comparisons of human movement, and population-specific research in human movement.

Note: This course will be offered under different letter designations (e.g. C-Z) representing different topics. This course may be repeated for credit provided the letter designation differs.

KIN 301

3 credits

Research Methods in Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and 60 university-level credits including one of STAT 104, STAT 106, or PSYC 110.

An introduction to scientific research methods and their application to kinesiology. Topics include the basic elements of research design, critical analysis of research literature, and development of research proposals.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 301 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 302

3 credits

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and 60 university-level credits.

Introduces students to measurement and evaluation techniques and their applications in physical and health education settings. Topics covered include theoretical and practical elements of test construction, grading, alternative assessment strategies, and measurement of knowledge, skills, and behaviours.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 302 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 315

3 credits

Applied Biomechanics

Prerequisite(s): KIN 215 (formerly KPE 215).

Builds on the theoretical knowledge gained in KIN 215, with the application of knowledge to problem solving and biomechanical analysis of sports movements. Injury mechanisms are also explored.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 315 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 322

3 credits

Teaching Dance and Gymnastics

Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits including KIN 121 (formerly KPE 121).

Provides students with an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for the delivery of dance and gymnastics in the educational system. Includes an investigation of generic movement principles involved in these activity categories. Active participation is required.

Note: Students with credit for KIN 220E (formerly KPE 220E) cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 323

3 credits

Teaching Outdoor Leadership

Prerequisite(s): 45 university-level credits including KIN 121 (formerly KPE 121).

A field course focusing on leadership in the natural environment. Provides students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to teach and lead in outdoor and experiential education environments.

Note: Students with credit for KIN 220F (formerly KPE 220F) cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 350

3 credits

Stress and Chronic Disease

Prerequisite(s): KIN 270 (formerly KPE 270).

Provides students with knowledge on the relationship between stress and chronic disease. The focus is on understanding disease states that can be produced in part by elevated stress levels. A secondary focus is coping skills with the aim of minimizing stress levels exhibited by the individual.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 350 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 360

3 credits

Health Programming Across the Lifespan

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and 60 university-level credits.

Provides an understanding of effective theory and application toward planning, implementation, and delivery of health promotion and programming concepts for healthy populations across the lifespan.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 360 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 362

3 credits

Theoretical Exercise Physiology

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and 60 university-level credits including KIN 163 (formerly KPE 163), KIN 270 (formerly KPE 270), and (KIN 272 or KIN 370 [formerly KPE 370]).

Note: Students who have declared a Kinesiology minor can contact the department for permission to register.

Discusses the physiological response to exercise, examining both the acute and chronic adaptations to an exercise stress. From a physiological systems perspective, this course examines 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 is also discussed.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 362 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 363

3 credits

Lab-Based Exercise Physiology

Prerequisite(s): KIN 362 (formerly KPE 362).

Deals with laboratory-based measurements of the functional capacity associated with various physiological systems, including the muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 363 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 365

3 credits

Physical Growth and Motor Development

Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 or KIN 170 (formerly KPE 170). Note: As of January 2019, prerequisites will change to: BIO 111 or (C+ or better in KIN 170 [formerly KPE 170]).

An overview of the impact that growth and maturation have on the development of motor skills from conception through to old age. This course takes a lifespan perspective.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 365 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 366

3 credits

Applied Counseling Skills for Fitness Professionals

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and 60 university-level credits including KIN 266 (formerly KPE 266).

Note: Students who have declared a Kinesiology minor can contact the department for permission to register.

Studies the application of basic applied counseling skills used by consultants, instructors, and professionals in the fitness industry. Introduces students to various theories and methods of counseling with an emphasis placed on behavioral change models. Combines theory and the practical application of these theories reflecting the context of the fitness professional.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 366 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 368

4 credits

Advanced Motor Learning and Control

Prerequisite(s): KIN 268 (formerly 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: Students with credit for KPE 368 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 370

4 credits

Human Physiology II

Prerequisite(s): KIN 270 (formerly KPE 270).

This course is an extension of KIN 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.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 291, KPE 370, or KIN 272 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 371

4 credits

Introduction to Athletic Injuries

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and 60 university-level credits including KIN 170 (formerly KPE 170).

Note: Students who have declared a Kinesiology minor can contact the department for permission to register.

Introduces 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 that may affect performance. In-class laboratory sessions emphasize anatomy and the principles and techniques of basic musculoskeletal assessment and athletic taping.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 371 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 399

3 credits

International Experience in Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program and 45 university-level credits.

This course helps students develop knowledge, skills, and perspectives necessary to live and work in an increasingly global environment. Students are provided instruction in human movement or related topics supporting increased breadth of knowledge in kinesiology during study abroad opportunities.

Students with credit for KPE 399 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 401

3 credits

Undergraduate Thesis I

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, 75 university-level credits, and written consent of faculty advisor.

Each student, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, develops a research proposal and obtains ethics approval. The student completes a literature review and writes the introduction and methods section of their undergraduate thesis. This course is designed to provide insight into research design and experimentation.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 450C cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 402

3 credits

Undergraduate Thesis II

Prerequisite(s): KIN 401 (formerly KPE 450C).

A continuation of KIN 401. Students carry out a research project, collect and organize data, analyze data, and complete a research paper.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 450D cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 435

3 credits

Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics

Prerequisite(s): KIN 215 (formerly KPE 215).

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.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 435 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 451

3 credits

Program Planning for Health Promotion

Prerequisite(s): KIN 360 (formerly KPE 360).

Prepares students for planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion, education, and fitness programming in a variety of settings. Planning theories and strategies are introduced and practically implemented with examples from needs assessments through to evaluating program success.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 451 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 455

3 credits

Professional Experience in Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and 90 university-level credits.

Note: No waivers will be provided for admission into this course.

Provides a professional experience appropriate to the occupational and educational goals of the student. Students carry out their professional experience under the direction of chosen supervisor. Students will understand the breadth of options available for a kinesiology graduate.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 455 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 460

3 credits

Macronutrients: Applications to Sport and Disease

Prerequisite(s): KIN 260 (formerly KPE 260). Note: One of BIO 201 or KIN 270 (formerly KPE 270) recommended.

Covers fundamental concepts related to carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism and their application to practical situations such as eating for athletic performance, and the prevention, management, and treatment of disease. Nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids are also discussed.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 460 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 461

3 credits

Vitamins and Minerals: Applications to Sport and Disease

Prerequisite(s): KIN 260 (formerly KPE 260). Note: One of BIO 201 or KIN 270 (formerly KPE 270) recommended.

Covers fundamental concepts related to vitamin and mineral metabolism and their application to practical situations, such as eating for sport and physical activity, and the prevention, management, and treatment of disease. Phytochemicals and nutritional supplements are also discussed.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 461 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 462

4 credits

Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription

Prerequisite(s): KIN 362 (formerly KPE 362).

Integrates knowledge of exercise physiology and laboratory testing techniques with the practical application of cardiorespiratory fitness, musculoskeletal fitness, body composition, testing, analysis, and prescription.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 462 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 463

3 credits

Advanced Clinical Exercise Therapy

Prerequisite(s): KIN 362 (formerly KPE 362).

Examines exercise prescription for specific musculo-skeletal and metabolic disorders. Exercise prescriptions for the purpose of improving function and reducing disability are discussed. The role of exercise therapists in the present health care model is also examined.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 463 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 465

3 credits

Adapted Physical Activity

Prerequisite(s): KIN 365 (formerly KPE 365).

An applied course focusing on the theory and practice of adapting physical activity and programming considerations for individuals with mental or physical challenges.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 465 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 466

3 credits

Psychological Skills for Sport and Life

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits including KIN 366 (formerly KPE 366).

Examines theoretical and practical aspects of peak performance, not only in sport, but in other fields. Sensitizes students to emotional, cognitive, rational, and behavioural techniques utilized in understanding and developing advanced sport psychology techniques.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 466 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 470

3 credits

Pathophysiology

Prerequisite(s): KIN 272 or KIN 370 (formerly KPE 370).

This human pathology course gives students a fundamental understanding of disease, allowing theoretical and practical applications. General and organ system pathologies are investigated using a progressive model.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 470 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 481

3 credits

Applied Ethics for Health Sciences

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and 60 university-level credits.

An overview of ethical topics where students gain familiarity with terminology, moral theory, decision-making models, and issues for ethical analysis in allied health (care), sport and medical science, and physical education.

Note: Students with credit for KPE 481 cannot take this course for further credit.

KIN 499

3 credits

Special Topics in Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits or instructor's permission. Certain topics of study may require additional prerequisites.

Explores a selected topic from a unique perspective of research and scholarship in kinesiology, such as the integration of sub-disciplines, cross-cultural comparisons of human movement, and population-specific research in human movement.

Note: This course will be offered under different letter designations (e.g. C-Z) representing different topics. This course may be repeated for credit provided the letter designation differs. Students with credit for KPE 490 or KPE 499 cannot take the same letter designation of this course for further credit.

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