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Kinesiology

KIN 121 Physical Activity Skills – Basketball Fundamentals (1.5) B

An introductory basketball course that focuses on the fundamental skills and tactics used in game situations. The course will also involve principles of biomechanics, motor learning, rules, teaching progressions, detection and correction of errors and safety considerations in teaching and/or coaching basketball. This course will run over half of a semester.

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

 

KIN 122 Physical Activity Skills – Volleyball Fundamentals (1.5) B

An introductory volleyball course that focuses on the fundamental skills and tactics used in game situations. The course will also involve principals of biomechanics, motor learning, rules, teaching progressions, detection and correction of errors and safety considerations in teaching and/or coaching volleyball. This course will run over half of a semester.

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

 

KIN 123 Physical Activity Skills – Futsal Fundamentals (1.5) B

An introductory Futsal course that focuses on the fundamental skills and tactics used in game situations. The course will also involve principals of biomechanics, motor learning, rules, teaching progressions, detection and correction of errors and safety considerations in teaching and/or coaching Futsal. This course will run over half of a semester.

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

 

KIN 124 Physical Activity Skills – Group Fitness (1.5) B

An introduction to fitness activities that are taught in a group setting including (but not limited to): indoor cycling, step, kick boxing, aqua fitness, mixed aerobics, muscular conditioning, interval training and stretch classes. This course will be 24 hours in length.

Notes: 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) A

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 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 and qualify students for NCCP Level #1 accreditation.

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

 

KIN 243 Coaching and Leadership (3) B

Coaching and Leadership is the study of influence in the sporting environment and integrates leadership lessons with athletic and coaching practices. Students will discover answers to questions such as: Who am I as a leader and coach? Why do I coach and what is my coaching philosophy? How will I effect change in my athletes? What is the purpose or vision for my athletes and team? With a term project of creating a seasonal plan for their sport and team of choice, students will be challenged to incorporate coaching and leadership strategies into an executable plan. Instruction will consist of lectures, group work, and in-sport observation.

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

Prerequisite: KIN 241

 

KIN 255 Growth and Development (3) B

This course will teach the physiological and anatomical in the human body through development and childhood, as well as discussing the changes seen with aging. It will teach the effects of aging on body physiology and psychology, and discuss possible physical therapies to counter these effects.

Prerequisite: BIO 131 and BIO 133

 

KIN 323 Integrative Physiology (3) B

This advanced physiology course will enhance previous knowledge on body systems by discussing how different body systems interact with each other – including cardio-pulmonary and cardio-renal interactions, as well the integrated body effects of stress, exercise, growth, and disease.

Prerequisite: ZOO 263

Note : This course is cross-listed as ZOO 323

 

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

Notes: 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 351 Coaching Psychology (3) B

This course will cover various psychological principles associated with sports. Discussions will consider the psychological variables that can hinder or enhance athletic performance. Class content will illustrate numerous psychological techniques that can be used to this end. At the conclusion of the class, the student should possess a better understanding of why athletes succeed or fail based upon theoretical principles. This introductory course is ideal for students who wish to work with athletes in some capacity, pursue a career in physical education teaching and/or coaching, or plan on working in the health and fitness industry.

Prerequisite: KIN 241 or PS 121

 

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: ZOO 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: ZOO 261 and ZOO 263 (PHY 111 is recommended)