Courses

Kinesiology (Bachelor of Science)

Honours Major: Kinesiology, B.Sc. (20 courses)

Cognate Requirements:

Note: All students registered in the Kinesiology B.Sc. program must choose a minor from the following:

The Kinesiology B.Sc. program currently meets the course requirements for registration with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. Also, see Professional Preparation on page 63 of the Academic Calendar

For more information on the Co-operative Education Program see page 57.

Kinesiology (Bachelor of Arts)

Honours Major: Kinesiology, BA (20 Courses)

Cognate Requirements:

Course Details

KPE-118
Foundations of Human Anatomy I

A study of human anatomy, emphasizing the basic anatomical structures used in locomotion and fundamental motor skills. Topics include basic chemistry, cell structure and function, histology, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscular system, nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, immunity, fluids and electrolytes, and reproductive system. Students will examine each body system on a microscopic and a gross level. Includes a weekly one-hour lab.


Corequisites:

Recommended: BIO-121

KPE-119
Foundations of Human Anatomy II

A continued study of the foundations of gross human anatomy, building on the knowledge gained in KPE-118. This course focuses on the following systems: nervous, endocrine, integumentary, digestive, lymphatic, urinary, and reproductive. The course format will include lecture, accompanied by problem- or experiment-based learning.

Prerequisites:
KPE-118

KPE-140
Fundamentals of Tennis

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-141
Fundamentals of Baseball

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-142
Fundamentals of Fitness

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-143
Fundamentals of Pickleball

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-144
Fundamentals of Yoga

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-151
Fundamentals of Soccer

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-152
Fundamentals of Basketball

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-153
Fundamentals of Volleyball

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-154
Fundamentals of Badminton

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-155
Fundamentals of Track and Field

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-156
Fundamentals of Gymnastics

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-157
Fundamentals of Golf

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-158
Fundamentals of Dance

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-159
Fundamentals of Strength Training

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-160
Fundamentals of Co-operative and Experiential Games I

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-162
Fundamentals of Football

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-163
Fundamentals of Co-operative and Experiential Games II

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. (0.75 credits)


KPE-170-79
Special Topics

Activity course designed to enable students to develop basic skills and knowledge of a particular sport, as well as physical fitness and a proper attitude toward participation in sport. Topics may vary. (0.75 credits)


KPE-218
Human Physiology

A study of human physiology, emphasizing the basic anatomical structures used in locomotion and fundamental motor skills. Includes a bi-weekly two-hour lab.

Prerequisites:
KPE-118
Year 2 standing or permission of the instructor

KPE-222
Assessment of Human Fitness

Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of fitness assessment. Various fitness tests for the different fitness parameters including muscular strength and endurance, anaerobic and aerobic power, flexibility, and balance will be practiced. Students will participate as both the test administrator and test subject for all tests.

Prerequisites:
KPE-142, KPE-159, KPE-218

KPE-223
Nutrition

This course presents the basic principles of human nutrition and the science behind them. Topics include a full assessment of nutrients, digestion, comparison of food guides, eating disorders, body composition and management, nutrition for sports, and popular trends and myths. Students will evaluate their own nutrient intakes and plan a healthy diet. Includes a bi-weekly two-hour lab.


KPE-227
The Psychology of Health and Well-Being

An examination of the psychological aspects of health and illness. This course examines psychosocial, behavioural, and biomedical processes in the prevention of illness and the promotion of health and well-being (physical, psychological, and spiritual). The emphasis will be on theory-based psychological research and on the practice of health psychology. Selected topics to be explored include: the psychophysiological disorders, attitudes and behaviours which promote good health, the relationship between stress and disease, coping with stress, understanding and coping with pain and illness, lifestyle and risk factors in various medical disorders.

Prerequisites:
PSY-121 or 122

KPE-251
Coaching

An introduction to the foundations and principles of coaching sport and physical activities. Topics include coaching philosophy, coachingm objectives and style, as well as principles of communication and motivation, teaching, physical training and management in athletic coaching. The course will also examine Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAD) and Teaching Games for Understanding TGFU of coaching. With this course, students will be eligible for level I Coaching Theory Certification from the National Certification Program (NCCP).

Prerequisites:
Year 2 standing or permission of the instructor

KPE-304
Biomechanics

A study of biomechanical principles applied to human movement and sport through lectures, readings, and labs. Assessment of sport technique, equipment, performance, and ergonomics will be addressed. Includes a bi-weekly two-hour lab.

Prerequisites:
PHY-115

KPE-312
Care and Prevention of Injuries

A study of the common methods used to treat and care for athletic injuries, exploring training and rehabilitation programs, and providing practical experience in utilizing specific preventative and treatment techniques.

Prerequisites:
KPE-218
A valid St. John’s Standard First Aid Certification or permission
of the instructor

KPE-313
Motor Learning

This course is an introduction to motor learning. Through the course, students will examine phases of skill acquisition, transfer of learning, training principles, retention of motor skills, and the influence of motivation on the acquisition and rehabilitation of movement. Includes a weekly one-hour lab.


KPE-315
Special Populations

An introduction to special populations, together with an examination of topics related to integration, design and objectives of physical activity programming through a Christian worldview. Included in this course is a field trip to Variety Village and a 10-hour placement working with individuals with special needs.


KPE-318
Exercise Physiology I

A study of the physiological principles involved in human exercise.

Prerequisites:
KPE-218, KPE-222
Year 3 standing or permission of the instructor

KPE-328
Organization of Intramurals, Athletics and Physical Education

A study of the organization and administration of intramurals, athletics and physical education programs for elementary and secondary school students.


KPE-335
Sociology of Sport

This course is seminar style, where students engage in critical examination and discussion of social and social-psychological dynamics of sports in modern society through a Christian worldview. Areas receiving special attention are youth sports, interscholastic sports, and professional sports. Emphasis is placed on describing and understanding sports, participants and observers, and the relationship of sport as an institution to the rest of society.

Prerequisites:
APS-120

KPE-345
Psychology of Sport and Exercise

An introduction to the psychological aspects of behaviour in sport and exercise. This course examines both traditional (educational) sport psychology and clinical sport psychology through a Christian worldview. Topics include personality, emotions, motivation and behavioural change, anxiety, stress and coping, group cohesion, aggression and moral behaviour, youth development, aging and involvement, coaching, exercise adherence, exercise and mental health, and the development and prevention of health issues. Further, this course takes a critical look at present psychological interventions that have been used to improve athletes and exercisers’ performance and overall health and well-being.

Prerequisites:
PSY-121 or 122

KPE-405
Ergonomics

An examination of topics in human factors (ergonomics) relating to injuries and injury avoidance. Students will become familiar with physical demand analyses and the principles involved in redesigning tasks to minimize risk of injuries. The focus will be on preventing musculoskeletal injuries and fatigue from a wide variety of occupational tasks. Students apply the course material to ergonomic assessments performed in actual workplaces.

Prerequisites:
KPE-304, KPE-318
Year 4 standing

KPE-418
Exercise Physiology II

This course will provide an advanced understanding of cardiovascular and muscle physiology in relation to exercise, fitness and health through lectures, readings, and labs. Students will investigate the effect of lifestyle choices, aging, environment (temperature and microgravity), and disease on human physiology. Includes a weekly lab.


Corequisites:
KPE-318
Year 4 standing in an honours program

KPE-420
Physical Activity and Health

The role of physical activity in personal health and societal mortality and morbidity. Application of activity/exercise prescription for prevention and treatment of various health issues and diseases.

Prerequisites:
KPE-304, KPE-318

KPE-422
Clinical and Rehabilitative Exercise Prescription

Students will learn how to prescribe exercise for the purpose of disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation in those with chronic mental and/or physical conditions. An introduction to clinical procedures will assist students in preparing for clinical practice.

Prerequisites:
KPE-142, KPE-159, KPE-318
Year 4 standing

KPE-432
Philosophy of Physical Education, Sports and Recreation

This course introduces the student to philosophical reflections on physical education and sport and examines existing theories about physical education and sport in our society.

Prerequisites:
Year 4 standing. KPE-432 is the Capstone Course for the Physical Education Department and is required for all majors in the 4th year.

KPE-480
Internship

A physical education, sport or recreation placement provides students with an opportunity to obtain direct experiences and exposure to some aspects of their area of study outside the classroom. Internships may be done in a variety of areas dealing with physical education, sport or recreation such as physiotherapy clinic, motor performance
lab, or recreation centre. The purpose of the internship is to assist students in making career decisions and to prepare them for postgraduate educational and employment opportunities. See page 52 of the Academic Calendar for information on internships.

Prerequisites:
Year 4 standing in an honours program

KPE-490
Independent Research Project

This one term, three credit course serves as an alternative to the Honours Thesis for students who wish to pursue a topic that does not fit the thesis format. For more information on setting up an independent research project see page 52of the Academic Calendar.

Prerequisites:
Year 4 standing in an honours program

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