Kinesiology

General Information

KIN 1001 is considered to be a prerequisite or corequisite to all other Kinesiology (KIN) and Recreation (RSS) courses for students enrolled in one of the degree programs offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology.

Recreation and Sports Studies (RSS) courses are grouped together and listed in their own section of this calendar.

Unless otherwise stated, prerequisite shall mean a D or better in the prerequisite course.

Note: See Standard Courses Abbreviations for abbreviations, course numbers and coding.

POLICY ON NON-FACULTY OF KINESIOLOGY STUDENTS TAKING KIN AND/ OR RSS COURSES

Due to the extensive number of KIN and RSS courses full with a waitlist, and to the highly competitive nature of upper-year admissions, the number of KIN and RSS credit hours that a student not registered in a degree program offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology may register for is limited. Students not registered in a degree program offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology, and wishing to register for KIN and/or RSS courses shall be governed by the following:

  1. A student not registered in a degree program offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology must have permission of the course instructor to register in any KIN and RSS course.
  2. Normally, all students must have successfully completed all required pre-requisites to a KIN or RSS course prior to admission to KIN and RSS courses. Waiver of prerequisites is permissible only with consent of the Instructor.
  3. In all KIN and RSS courses students registered in a degree program offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology will be given priority.
  4. Normally, KIN 1001 shall be restricted to students in the degree programs offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology.
  5. Normally, KIN 1001 is the pre-requisite to all 2000, 3000 and 4000 level KIN and RSS courses.
  6. Normally, students not registered in a degree program offered by the Faculty of Kinesiology shall be limited to twelve (12) credit hours of KIN/RSS courses.

ACTIVITY COURSES

Basic Activity Labs (1 ch):
KIN 2603 Swimming (must pass entry level test) (A)
KIN 2613 Pilates
KIN 2614 Yoga
KIN 2615-19 [Determined by Faculty]
KIN 2623 Basketball
KIN 2625-29 [Determined by Faculty]
KIN 2673 HIGH FIVE
KIN 2693 Fitness
KIN 2701 Golf (A)
KIN 2723 Ice Hockey
KIN 2733 Badminton (A)
KIN 2751 Soccer (A)
KIN 2783 Volleyball (A)
KIN 2793 Weight Training (A)
KIN 2802 Wrestling (A)
KIN 2883 Wall Climbing (A)

Advanced Activity Labs (2 ch) (Prerequisite: the 2000 level activity): 

KIN 3523 Communications Skills
KIN 3623 Basketball (A)
KIN 3723 Ice Hockey (A)
KIN 3783 Volleyball (A)

KIN1001Introduction to Kinesiology3 ch (3C 1T) [W]

This course is designed as a thematic introduction to the academic discipline of Kinesiology. The course surveys the basic concepts, theories and analytical methods of Kinesiology and their application to the study of human movement in recreation, sport, exercise and physical activity. Weekly sessions include three lectures and one tutorial. KIN 1001 is restricted to students registered in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

KIN2032Introduction to Sport and Leisure Psychology3 ch (3C)

Provides an introduction into the psychological influence of sport, physical activity, and leisure on the individual. Current social psychological theory about sport, physical activity and leisure behaviour will be examined through a wide variety of sport, leisure, and exercise psychology topics. 

KIN2051Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries4 ch (3C 1.5L)

Covers principles and procedures for the recognition and management of injuries and disorders in physical activity, athletics and sport programs. 

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL 1711

KIN2062Introductory Biomechanics3 ch (3C)

This is an introductory course covering the anatomical factors and physical laws that govern human movement. The course focuses on quantitative techniques for analysis of full-body and multi-segment human motions, and the force systems that cause and resist these motions. Students will gain the necessary background and skills for understanding and applying biomechanical concepts in practice, by developing the skills required to translate problems in human movement into a biomechanical framework for quantitative analysis, and applying biomechanical concepts to solve problems in the rehabilitation and sport sciences. 

Prerequisite: BIOL 1711 and MATH 1003 or MATH 1503

KIN2072Introduction to Motor Control and Learning 3 ch (3C)

Introduces the student to the principles of motor skill acquisition and performance as well as the conditions that influence these processes. Topics include information processing, attention, perception, decision-making, motor programs, and feedback. The role of motivation, anxiety, concentration, observational learning and mental practice in motor performance and learning will be examined. Practical applications for sport, physical activity, industry, and the performing arts will be discussed. Lectures only.

KIN2082Introductory Exercise Physiology3 ch (3C)

This is a course in applied human physiology that focuses on developing a conceptual model to explain how the nervous, muscular, metabolic and cardiorespiratory systems function together to allow human movement. In this course the student will examine the cellular and systemic changes that take place within the body during the performance of physical work in a variety of modalities, intensities and durations. 

Prerequisite: C grade or better in BIOL 2721 Human Physiology II. Note: Credit will not be given for both KIN 2082 and KIN 3081.

KIN2093Introduction to Philosophy of Kinesiology3 ch (3C) [W]

This course will conduct a philosophical analysis in to the nature of sport, exercise, and recreation by asking questions about the fundamental value and purpose of these activities.

Prerequisite: KIN 1001 or consent of the instructor. 

KIN2160Laboratory Methods in Kinesiology3 ch (3L)

This laboratory based course introduces the student to the basic laboratory techniques and methods for the collection of kinesiological data. Experience will be gained through a series of laboratory sessions in each of the exercise science disciplines (motor control, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sport psychology). Instruction pertaining to the application of the introduced techniques will accompany each laboratory session.

KIN3001Introduction to Research Methods in Kinesiology3 ch (3C)

Introduces basic concepts in research methods and experimental design relevant to the area of kinesiology including recreation and leisure studies. It is also designed to create a better understanding of the principles, concepts, terminology, and instruments used in measurement and analysis in the various sub-domains of kinesiology. The course will focus on the scientific method, with both quantitative and qualitative research being discussed. Topics include: different methods of knowledge, strategies of discovery, ethical issues, observation (systematic and self-report observational methods), measurement (reliability, validity, objectivity), experimental design (randomized and non-randomized designs, survey design and subject selection), and data analysis (descriptive and inferential statistics). Finally, research reporting and the A.P.A. format will also be examined. 

Prerequisites: STAT 2263 or STAT 2264 or equivalent.

KIN3031Exercise Psychology3 ch (3C)

An introduction to the study of behaviour in the exercise environment. The course will focus on how psychological factors effect physical performance, how exercise effects psychological development, and on the development of strategies to encourage exercise participation. 

 Prerequisite: KIN 2032 or consent of instructor. 

KIN3032Sports Psychology3 ch (3C) [W]

Examines how the principles of psychology are applied in the sport setting to enhance performance. Involves an analysis of the current findings in psychological research into sport with special attention to personality theory, imagery, goal setting, cohesiveness, and spectator behaviour. The course will be based on theoretical considerations and will involve a practical component. 

Prerequisite: KIN 2032 or consent of the instructor.

KIN3041Disability Awareness3 ch (3C)

This course aims to introduce students to the issues and challenges faced by persons with disabilities by exploring: disability concepts from a social, medical and political perspective; the impacts of disability on the person, family unit and labor force; disability issues in movement activities, from daily living to sport and recreation skills. Disability awareness training includes an introduction to appropriate terminology, knowledge of specific disorders that cause disability, and experience working with disabled individuals in the community.

KIN3061Advanced Biomechanics4 ch (3C 2T) [W]

Examines, through lecture and laboratory experiences, the theoretical and applied aspects of the biomechanics of human performance. 

Prerequisite: C grade or better in KIN 2062

KIN3093Ethics and Kinesiology3 ch (3C) [W]

This course examines the fundamental principles of ethics, and their application to selected ethical issues in sport, recreation, exercise and other dimensions within kinesiology. Through intensive reading, open dialogue, critical reflection, and writing, students will be challenged to develop their philosophic ability, knowledge, and skills in evaluating an ethical dimension of relevant issues.

Prerequisites: Students must have completed at least 27 credit hours of their degree program. 

KIN3131Psychological Intervention in Sport and Exercise 3 ch (3C) (A)

Introduction to psychological consulting in the areas of sport and exercise. The course will provide the student with the basic knowledge needed to develop mental skills training programs and will introduce practitioner-athlete consulting process. 

Prerequisites: KIN 2032, KIN 3032, or KIN 3031, or consent of instructor. 

KIN3161Human Factors in Ergonomic Design3 ch (3C) [W]

This course introduces the physical, biomechanical, psycho-social and cognitive demands on workers in both office and industrial settings. Through lectures, student projects and review of current research, the role of proper human factors as a component of the improvement of health and well-being of the worker are explored. The understanding of human physical and psychological capabilities and limitations are incorporated in proper ergonomic design of the workplace environment.

 

KIN3166Cognitive Aspects of Human Performance3 ch (3C)

This course will examine the cognitive processes that underlay human performance.  Mental processes such as perception, attention, memory, information processing, decision-making, and response execution will be examined as they relate to human motor performance. The effects of these cognitive factors on performance will be examined in a variety of settings including the workplace, sport, exercise and activities of daily living. A particular emphasis will be on how to improve human performance based on the cognitive factors examined in the course.

Pre-requisites:  KIN 2072 or permission of instructor. Co-requisite:  KIN 3001 or permission of the instructor.
KIN3202Movement Awareness3 ch (3C) [W]

The aim of this course is for the student to develop greater awareness of the movement experience. Three approaches are utilized to examine movement: 1) Review of selected literature related to body, mind, and movement; 2) Production of a movement autobiography that details the affects of movement experiences; 3) Participation in movement activities including Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Aikido, Zen meditation and Somatic exercises.

KIN3252Functional Human Anatomy4 ch (3C 1L)
This course is designed to introduce the concepts of functional human anatomy with a focus on how the anatomy interacts and supports various human movements. Practical movement assessment skills are taught, such as: anatomical movement assessments, postural assessment, muscle length and strength testing and movement screening.

Prerequisite: C grade or better in BIOL 1711 and BIOL 2812.

KIN3282Physical Activity, Health and Wellness3 ch (3C)

Provides an introduction to holistic health through integrating the concepts of physical activity, fitness, and wellness. The focus will be on the impact that physical activity and physical inactivity have upon the major diseases and disabilities which affect overall health and wellness in industrial and technological based societies. This will be accomplished through summarizing and critically assessing the epidemiological and physiological research evidence. 

Prerequisite: C grade or better in KIN 3001 and KIN 2082

KIN3291Coaching Healthy Behaviours3 ch (3C)

This course will examine individuals' attitudes and behaviours towards healthy and active living, with a focus on individual health-related behaviour change. Techniques for identifying strategies and overcoming barriers to changing health behaviours will be examined, developed and practiced within the framework of health education and behaviour change. Course participants will be challenged and empowered to make their own positive lifestyle changes in regards to healthy behaviours, and will be prepared to begin working with others in this realm.

Prerequisite: RSS 2081 or permission of the instructor. 

KIN3382Pediatric Exercise Science 3 ch (3C) [W] (O)

To develop an understanding of the physiological, medical, and physical performance implications associated with changing activity patterns in today's youth. Examines the influence of physical activity on normal growth and development, exercise and fitness related secular trends, issues related to pediatric exercise science, and activity program development.

Prerequisite: BIOL 2721

KIN3481Nutrition for Healthy Living3 ch (3C)

The science of the nutrients and their role in the body and in health, factors influencing food intake, dietary assessment and guidance, nutrition and physical activity, and current nutrition issues. Note: Credit will not be given for both ED 4791 and KIN 3481. 

KIN3482Bioenergetics of Exercise3 ch (3C)

An in-depth integrative and applied study of the conversion of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into biologically useable forms of energy. Topics include: basic chemistry and biochemistry involved in the process, the biochemical pathways, the metabolic responses to energies and exercise, and the neuroendocrine regulation of exercise metabolism. 

Prerequisite: KIN 2082 or equivalent. 

KIN3911/3912/3913Practicum I1ch (1L)/2ch (2L) /3 ch (3L)

Relates theory to practice through professional career and field experiences. Faculty approval is required prior to any service commitment or registration procedures.

Prerequisites: must have completed 48ch and have an agpa of at least 2.5.

KIN3914Practicum II3 ch (3L)

Relates theory to practice through professional career and field experiences. Faculty approval is required prior to any service commitment or registration procedures. 

Prerequisites: must have completed 48ch and have an agpa of at least 2.5.

KIN3950Athletic Therapy Practicum6 ch (6C/L) [W]

Involves Athletic Therapy internships only. Relates theory to practice through professional career and field experiences. Faculty approval is required prior to any service commitment or registration procedures. 

Prerequisite: B grade or better in KIN 2051 and permission of the instructor. 

KIN4041Movement Disorders 3 ch (3C) (A)

This course introduces students to the biomechanics of movement disorders using state-of-the-art techniques in motion analysis. Topics include instrumentation, clinical gait analysis, data interpretation, and treatment effectiveness.

Prerequisite: KIN 3061; Only open to students with 57 ch towards their degree. 

KIN4063Biomechanical Instrumentation and Data Acquisition 3 ch (3C) (A)

Introduces advanced concepts in instrumentation and data acquisition relevant to the area of human motion analysis. The student will be introduced to motion analysis systems, electromyographs, and force platforms through laboratory sessions. Emphasis will be placed on accuracy and reliability of equipment. Students will also be introduced to the Matlab programming language and various data analysis techniques in biomechanics (i.e. filtering, joint angle computation). 

Prerequisites: KIN 3061; Only open to students with 57 ch towards their degree. 

KIN4065Matlab and Biomechanics3ch (1C 2L)

This course introduces students to the Matlab programming language with specific applications to the field of biomechanics. Topics include vector manipulations, joint angle computations, and matrix mathematics. All lectures are conducted in computer labs using the Matlab software. Matlab is a popular language used in academia and various industrial applications. Students will learn how to create computer programs that perform mathematical operations and analysis using biomechanical data. 

Prerequisite: KIN 3061, MATH 1503, or permission of the instructor. 

KIN4072Neural Control of Human Movement 3 ch (3C) (A)

The aim of this course is to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the neural processes that underlie the control of voluntary action. The mechanism, structure and function of the human nervous system will be presented at various levels of analysis, from the cellular level to the behavioural level. Specific topics to be addressed include the mechanism of information transmission; the mechanism of skeletal muscle contraction; the use of surface electromyograms; mechanisms of excitatory and inhibitory control, reflexes; pre-programmed reactions; simple brain anatomy, structures and pathways; postural control, locomotive control and single and multi-joint movements. 

Prerequisite: KIN 2072 and KIN 2082

KIN4074Human Gait and Balance3 ch (3L)
This course will provide a detailed understanding of the biomechanics and motor control of standing posture, stepping, walking, and running under normal and perturbed conditions. Measurement techniques, processing data, and the interpretation of total body and limb synergies will be emphasized from a biomechanical and neural control perspective. The problems of the elderly and the assessment of those with pathologies will also be examined.

Prerequisite courses: KIN 3061 and KIN 2072.

KIN4082Advanced Exercise Physiology 4 ch (3C 1.5L) [W] (A)

Through lecture and laboratory experiences the acute responses and adaptations of the muscular, nervous, and immune systems to exercise will be studied. The specific topics of neuromuscular fatigue, overtraining, and resistance training programs will be examined. 

Prerequisite: KIN 2082 or equivalent. 

KIN4093Seminar on Health Care Ethics3 ch (3C) [W]

This course will explore the area of health care. Through intensive reading, open dialogue, and critical reflection, students will be challenged to develop knowledge and skills in analyzing the dimensions of health and health care. 

Prerequisite: KIN 3093 or consent of the instructor. 

KIN4161Occupational Biomechanics3 ch (3C) [W]

This course will examine topics in applied ergonomics and occupational biomechanics. Lectures will be used to present ergonomic assessment tools and present current research directives in the area of occupational biomechanics and prevention of workplace musculoskeletal injuries. Development of the skills required to identify occupational ergonomic concerns, perform biomechanical analyses of musculoskeletal demands and modifications of work tasks to reduce musculoskeletal demands will be emphasized through practical experiences.

Prerequisite: KIN 2062 and KIN 3161, or consent of the instructor. 

KIN4162Occupational Health and Safety for Ergonomists(3C)

This course will provide an overview of the occupational health and safety field and its relationship to workplace ergonomics. An introduction to occupational health and safety legislation will be provided and health and safety hazards in a variety of work environments will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on how to eliminate and reduce hazards and risks associated with several work processes, including the physical working environment, adaptation of tools and the workplace to the worker, and equipment design. The roles and responsibilities of workers and their employers will also be covered. 

Prerequisite: KIN 3161. Credit will not be given for KIN 4162 and ME 5283.

KIN4163Workplace Ergonomic Design and Analysis3 ch (3C)

The focus of this course is on the theoretical background and practical knowledge required to create functional ergonomic designs and provide comprehensive ergonomic analyses of industrial or service workplaces using work measurement and task analysis methodologies. Industrial and human factors engineering techniques together with the principles of occupational biomechanics are applied to investigate human / machine interactions, job design, and workstation layout. Work Measurement and Task Analysis methodologies are used to describe and determine work standards, physiological task loads and the elements of manual and mental activities in human / machine work systems. Laboratory exercises provide the opportunity to apply the theory to actual workplace situations. 

Prerequisite: Completion of 96 ch in Kinesiology / Engineering, KIN 3161 , or consent of instructor. 

KIN4165Occupational Physiology 3 ch (3C) (A)

This course will investigate issues related to the physical requirements, program design, the measurement of physical demands, and factors related to fatigue and injury in the workplace from a physiological perspective. It will also examine issues related to safety and completion of job specific tasks in the workplace. The standards and job requirements for an occupation will be examined using the "Bona Fide Occupational Requirements (BFOR)".

Prerequisites: Completion of 96 ch in Kinesiology, KIN 2082, or consent of the instructor. 

KIN4252Advanced Functional Anatomy4 ch (3C 1L)

This course is designed to build upon the concepts and theories learned in Kin 3252 – Functional Human Anatomy, with a focus on mastery of hands-on assessment techniques and methodologies, assessment interpretation techniques, identification of movement impairments, and the development of appropriate movement correction exercise intervention programs based upon the interpretations of the assessments.  This course will focus on the application of advanced theories of anatomical systemic integration.

Pre-requisite: KIN 3252
KIN4281Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science4 ch (1C 3L)

An advanced course examining the theory and developing practical skills for measuring body composition and cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and metabolic function during exercise. Students will learn about the equipment commonly used in Exercise Science and the principles of using these instruments including the influence of calibration and signal processing amplification, filtering and sampling. They will also learn computer based data acquisition, the pros and cons of various measurement approaches, and gain experience in screening subjects for exercise testing, data analysis and interpretation of test results. 

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in KIN 2082

KIN4282Exercise Prescription for Health, Well-being and Performance4 ch (2C 2L)

An advanced course to examine the principles of physical fitness, activity, and exercise and the application of these principles for the development and design of exercise programs for the acquisition of health, well-being and performance in children, adults, persons with a disability, and athletes. This course will be applied in a variety of settings to include practical experiences in the design and implementation of exercise programs. 

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of “C” in KIN 2082, highly recommended KIN 4281.

KIN4383Physical Activity and Aging3 ch (3C)
The study of the aging processes and the effects of of exercise and lifestyle factors on the health and fitness of the aging adult. Students will recieve theoretical knowledge and will apply that knowledge to real life situations. Students will learn common fitness tests for older adults and will test and interpret fitness levels of older adults.Prerequisite: KIN 2082.
KIN4481Exercise and Sport Nutrition 3 ch (3C) (A)

An in-depth examination of the role which nutrition plays (especially ergogenic aids) in exercise and sport performance. Approached from an applied biochemistry and physiology perspective through lecture and seminar. 

Co- or Prerequisite: KIN 2082 or equivalent. 

KIN4800Directed Studies in Kinesiology6 ch (6C)

Provides opportunities to explore in detail a number of special areas in Kinesiology. Faculty approval is required prior to registration. Title of the topic will appear on the student's transcript. Open only to students with at least 57 ch completed towards their degree. 

KIN4900Honours Research Project6 ch (3C)

BScKin Honours students must complete a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. The project can take the form of a thesis, report, or case study as determined by the faculty member. A presentation is required.

Prerequisite: Students must be accepted into the BScKin Honours program (see Honours program degree requirements).

KIN4903Directed Studies in Kinesiology3 ch

Provides opportunities to explore in detail a number of special areas in Kinesiology. Faculty approval is required prior to registration. Title of the topic will appear on the student's transcript. Open only to students with at least 57 ch completed towards their degree.

KIN4904Directed Studies in Kinesiology3 ch

Provides opportunities to explore in detail a number of special areas in Kinesiology. Faculty approval is required prior to registration. Title of the topic will appear on the student's transcript. Open only to students with at least 57 ch completed towards their degree.

KIN4910Advanced Practicum6 ch (6C/L)

Continuation of KIN 3913/ 3914

Prerequisites: must have completed 48ch and have an agpa of at least 2.5.

KIN4950Advanced Athletic Therapy Practicum6 ch (6C/L) [W]

Prerequisite: KIN 3950 .

KIN4980Advanced Exercise Physiology, Assessment and Design6 ch (6L)

A combination of advanced theory and practical experience will help the student learn to develop exercise prescription advice and training programs that achieve specific outcomes related to health, fitness and high performance athletics. Completion of this course will provide the student with the relevant theory and practical experience needed to challenge the CESP-Certified Exercise Physiologist and NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist professional certification exams. 

Prerequisites: Students must hold current CSEP-CPT certification, KIN 2051, KIN 2082, KIN 3252, KIN 4281, KIN 4282

KIN4993Selected Topics in Kinesiology3 ch

Selected topics of special interest from the area of kinesiology are examined in detail. Special emphasis will be placed on current issues. Topics will be specified by the Faculty. Title of topic chosen will appear on the student's transcripts. Open only to students who have completed 57 ch or more.

KIN4994Selected Topics in Kinesiology3 ch

Selected topics of special interest from the area of kinesiology are examined in detail. Special emphasis will be placed on current issues. Topics will be specified by the Faculty. Title of topic chosen will appear on the student's transcripts. Open only to students who have completed 57 ch or more. 

KIN5031Applied Sports Psychology 3 ch (3C) [W] (A)

This course will focus on psychological skills and methods in sport and exercise, and how sport psychologists, coaches, therapists, and athletics use these skills and methods to positively affect sport participation, performance, motivation, and enjoyment. More specifically, the psychology skills and methods which were presented and discussed in KIN 2032, 3031, 3032, and 3131 will be applied in the sport setting. This will involve working with a team, teaching mental skills in group sessions, and being available for individual consultations. 

Prerequisite: KIN 2032, KIN 3032, KIN 3131, KIN 3031

KIN5032Research in Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 ch (3C) [W] (A)

Designed to permit analysis and discussion of theoretical developments and recent research findings in the areas of sport and exercise psychology. The seminar format will allow students to critically appraise research and permit them to express their own ideas. Recent research articles will provide the basis for discussion and presentations. 

Prerequisites: KIN 2032 and KIN 3131, KIN 3032 or KIN 3031 or consent of instructor. 

KIN5072Advanced Motor Control and Learning 4 ch (3C 2L) (A)

The aim of this course is to explore concepts of information processing within motor control. Each week specific attention will be paid to a seminal paper on this topic. Issues that arise for motor control from these papers will be presented and discussed in seminar format. To gain a practical understanding of these issues, the student will undertake and write-up a series of laboratory experiments on these aforementioned papers. 

Prerequisite: KIN 2072 and KIN 3001 and STAT 2263 or STAT 2264 or equivalent. 

KIN5481Advanced Exercise Prescription for Chronic Diseases4 ch (3C 2L)
Advanced theoretical knowledge and experiential learning related to physical activity, fitness, and lifestyle assessment, counselling, and exercise perscription for people living with chronic conditions. This course prepares students for certification as a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

Pre-requisite: KIN 4281 or KIN 4282.