Academic Calendar Fall 2017

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Note: Transferability information is available online by viewing the B.C. transfer guide at 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 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.

KPE 103

3 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 130

3 credits

Introduction to Adventure Tourism

Prerequisite(s): None

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 131

3 credits

Land-Based Recreation

Prerequisite(s): None

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 132A

1.5 credits

Introduction to Mountaineering

Prerequisite(s): None

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 132B

1.5 credits

Introduction to Winter Mountaineering

Prerequisite(s): None

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 133A

1.5 credits

Introduction to Flatwater Paddling

Prerequisite(s): None

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 133B

1.5 credits

Water-Based Recreation: Introduction to Ocean Kayaking

Prerequisite(s): None

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 160

3 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 161

3 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 163

4 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 170

4 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 215

3 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 220C

3 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 220D

3 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 220E

3 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 220F

3 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 221

3 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 260

3 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 261

3 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 266

3 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 268

3 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 270

4 credits

Human Physiology I

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

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 301

3 credits

Research Methods in Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits completed; admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program; and one of STAT 104 (formerly MATH 104), STAT 106 (formerly MATH 106), or PSYC 110 (or equivalent)

This course will introduce students to scientific research methods and their application to kinesiology. Topics covered will include the basic elements of research design, critical analysis of research literature, and development of research proposals.

KPE 302

3 credits

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits completed; and admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program.

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

KPE 315

3 credits

Applied Biomechanics for Teachers and Coaches

Prerequisite(s): KPE 215

This course builds on the theoretical knowledge gained in KPE 215, with the application of knowledge to problem solving and biomechanical analysis of sports movements. Students will complete and present a project on three chosen sports movements (individual; ball games and racquet games) using video analysis, biomechanical applications, hierarchical modeling and verbal presentation. Injury mechanisms will also be explored.

KPE 333

3 credits

Occupational Health and Safety

Prerequisite(s): KPE 170 and KPE 270

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 350

3 credits

Stress and Chronic Disease

Prerequisite(s): KPE 270

This course will provide students with knowledge of the interrelationship between stress and chronic disease. Throughout the course, the 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 360

3 credits

Concepts in Health Promotion and Health Education

Prerequisite(s): Third year standing (60 university level credits completed) and admission to the
Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program

This course will provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attributes needed to effectively plan, implement, and deliver health education across the K-12 school system. Included will be an investigation of the general
theories, topics, and issues surrounding health promotion and health education in the school setting.

KPE 362

3 credits

Theoretical Exercise Physiology

Prerequisite(s): 54 university-level credits including KPE 163 and KPE 270; and admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.
Note: Students who have declared a KPE minor can contact the department for permission to register.

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.

KPE 363

3 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 365

3 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 366

3 credits

Applied Counselling Skills for Fitness Professionals

Prerequisite(s): 54 university-level credits including KPE 266; and admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.
Note: Students who have declared a KPE minor can contact the department for permission to register.

This course will study the application of basic applied counseling skills used by consultants, instructors, and professionals in the fitness industry. It will introduce students to various theories and methods of counseling with an emphasis placed on behavioral change models. The course will combine theory and the practical application of these theories reflecting the context of the fitness professional.

KPE 368

4 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 370

4 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 371

4 credits

Introduction to Athletic Injuries

Prerequisite(s): 54 university-level credits including KPE 170; and admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree.
Note: Students who have declared a KPE minor can contact the department for permission to register.

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 399

3 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 435

3 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 450C

3 credits

Undergraduate Thesis I

Prerequisite(s): 90 University-level credits completed and written consent of faculty advisor; admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology program.
Note: No waivers will be provided for admission into this course.

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 450D

3 credits

Undergraduate Thesis II

Prerequisite(s): KPE 450C

This course is a continuation of KPE 450C. Each student, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, will carry out a research experiment, collect and organize data, analyse data, and complete a research paper. The student will complete the results section, discussion and reference section of their undergraduate thesis. Upon completion of their project, they are expected to present their results in an open forum.

KPE 451

3 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 455

3 credits

Professional Experience in Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): 90 university-level credits completed; admission to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program.
Note: No waivers will be provided for admission into this course.

This course is a professional experience tailored to the specific needs of the students. The purpose is to provide a significant capstone professional experience appropriate to the occupational and educational goals of the student. Students will develop and carry out their professional experience under the direction of a Kinesiology faculty member.

KPE 460

3 credits

Macronutrients: Applications to Sport and Disease

Prerequisite(s): KPE 260. The following courses are recommended: BIO 201 and BIO 202, OR KPE 270 and KPE 362.

This course covers fundamental concepts related to macronutrient (carbohydrate, protein, and lipid) metabolism and their application to practical situations such as eating for sport and physical activity, and the prevention, management, and treatment of disease. Nutritional supplements and ergogenic aids are also discussed.

KPE 461

3 credits

Vitamins and Minerals: Applications to Sport and Disease

Prerequisite(s): KPE 260. The following courses are recommended: BIO 201 and BIO 202, OR KPE 270 and KPE 362.

This course covers fundamental concepts related to micronutrient (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.

KPE 462

4 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 463

3 credits

Therapeutic Exercise

Prerequisite(s): KPE 362 and KPE 370; KPE 371 recommended

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 465

3 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 466

3 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 470

3 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 481

3 credits

Applied Ethics for Allied Health and Human Performance Professionals

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits and instructor permission

This course will provide an overview of ethical topics through which students will gain familiarity with terminology, moral theory, decision-making models, and issues for ethical analysis in allied health (care), sport science, and physical education. Students will be exposed to foundational literature, as well as contemporary resources, in applied ethics. Extensive use of case discussion and analysis will help to develop the students’ ethical problem-solving skills and critical thinking.

KPE 490

3 credits

Special Topics In Kinesiology

Prerequisite(s): 60 university-level credits and instructor permission

This course provides students with the 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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