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KIN 101 Fundamentals of Court-Based Sports (3) B

An introduction to court-based sports, with a focus on basketball, futsal, a selection of racquet sports, and volleyball. Topics include rules of the game, fundamental skills, tactics used in game situations, as well as principles of biomechanics, motor learning, detection and correction of errors and safety considerations in playing, teaching and/or coaching court-based sports.

Note: This course does not fulfill a Science elective in any program. This course can only apply as Open Elective in any program.


KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology (3) B

This course will introduce students to the mechanics and physiology of movement, as well as the short and long term benefits of exercise. It will also discuss the role of exercise in health, disease, and physical therapy.


KIN 205 Sociology of Sport (3) B

This course examines sport in modern societies, with special emphasis on sport in Canada. Emphasis will be given to how sport is socially constructed and the diverse meanings that different groups associate with sport. Attention will also be given to the relationship between sport and social problems and inequality.

Prerequisite: SO 121

Note: This course is cross-listed as SO 205


KIN 241 Introduction to Coaching (3) B

This course will provide the student with a foundation on which to establish their coaching skills. The course will touch on foundational topics and skills in coaching including but not exclusive to: recruitment and team selection, practice- planning and drill selection, technical skill instruction and skill error detection/correction, biomechanics, nutrition, skill acquisition, and safety management. This course will also provide some practical experience of coaching sessions.

Note: This course does not fulfill a Science elective in any program. This course can only apply as Open Elective in any program.


KIN 255 Growth and Development (3) B

This course will cover human development from fertilization to senescence, with a focus on how physiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, and physical therapy changes with age.

Prerequisite: BIO 131 and BIO 133


KIN 334 Sports Psychology (3) O

Sport psychology is the scientific study of people involved in sport and exercise activities. In this course, students will learn about how factors such as personality, motivational and emotional states can affect sport performance and exercise. Topics covered will include: sport and exercise environments, group processes, performance improvement, enhancing health and well-being, and facilitating psychological growth and development. Students will also learn how to effectively apply the latest knowledge and theories into various real life situations. Sport psychology is a foundational course for students who plan on pursuing a career in coaching, sport and exercise psychology, as well as kinesiology.

Prerequisite: PS 121

Note: This course cannot fulfill a Science elective for students in a Behavioural Science or Psychology program. This course is cross-listed as PS 334.


KIN 335 Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation (3-1T) O

This course will be a combination of lectures, directed study, and practical work. It can be completed over one term or two. Lectures will include topics such as the physiology of sports injuries, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and training methods. Directed study will enhance these topics and include the most up-to-date research in these areas. Hands-on practical work and tutorials will include training methods and injury rehabilitation (e.g. taping methods and rehabilitative exercises, etc.)

Prerequisite: KIN 201


KIN 367 Exercise Physiology (3-3L) B

This course will cover the physiological changes seen with exercise and fitness, with special focus on the muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. It will also focus on the effects of physical conditioning and training.

Prerequisite: MED 263


KIN 385 Biomechanics (3-3L) B

This course will cover the biomechanical properties of tissues and organs and will discuss the effects of these properties on function. Methods for the analysis of deformational mechanics will be introduced as they apply to biological tissues including bone, muscle, and connective tissues. Analysis of movement will also be discussed at a biomechanical level.

Prerequisite: PHY 111 and MED 263