Minor Kinesiology (24 credits)

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Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed     Degree: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements

The Minor Kinesiology is designed to provide students in B.Sc. programs with basic but comprehensive knowledge of scientific bases of human physical activity and its relationship with health and well-being.

Students registered in the Minor Kinesiology may not take additional courses outside the Faculties of Arts and of Science.

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • EDKP 206 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Analysis of fundamental human movement and the kinematic concepts which underlie each: Stability, agility, walking, running, jumping, throwing, absorbing forces, striking, kicking, spinning, twisting, aquatics and work positions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David J Pearsall (Winter)

  • EDKP 261 Motor Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Changes apparent in motor behaviour from conception to old age. Two perspectives are emphasized: 1) contemporary and historical theories of human development, 2) development of motor behaviour and influences of physical growth, sensori-perceptual development, information processing and socio-cultural factors.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Benoit Gentil (Fall)

  • EDKP 395 Exercise Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Examination of the physiological responses of the neuromuscular, metabolic, endocrine, and circulatory and respiratory systems to acute and chronic exercise.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Celena Scheede (Fall)

  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, muscle, peripheral, central, and autonomic nervous systems.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ann Wechsler, Phil Gold, David S Ragsdale (Fall)

  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Physiology (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Physiology : Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and renal systems.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John H White, Ann Wechsler, Tomoko Takano (Winter)

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits, three of the following courses:

  • EDKP 330 Physical Activity and Health (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : This course introduces students to literature on the role of physical activity and general health and well-being. Students will examine issues of exercise adherence, exercise prescription and the economic impact of physical fitness programs in the workplace.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ross Andersen (Fall)

  • EDKP 394 Historical Perspectives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : A historical survey of the form and function of organized sport and physical activity.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michel Vigneault (Winter)

  • EDKP 396 Adapted Physical Activity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Assessment, instruction and evaluation in physical activity for special populations. Emphasis on inclusion of people labelled intellectually disabled, learning disabled, physically awkward, autistic, visually or hearing impaired and physically disabled. Weekly lectures plus practical teaching lab.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: William James Harvey (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDKP 496

  • EDKP 405 Sport in Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : An examination of the cultural, social, political and economic factors that influence sport in society. Special attention to the effects of gender, financial constraints and political policies on involvement in physical activity and sports programs.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gordon Bloom (Winter)

  • EDKP 444 Ergonomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : An examination of ergonomic issues including: injury mechanisms, evaluation and assessment techniques, occupational health and safety legislation, and ergonomic interventions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • EDKP 445 Exercise Metabolism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The biochemical structure and regulation of major biochemical pathways related to exercise. Examine the hormonal regulation of lipid, carbohydrate and protein metabolism during short and prolonged exercise as well as the influence of physical training. Examine gender-related differences and exercise metabolism.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Russell Hepple, Tanja Taivassalo (Winter)

  • EDKP 446 Physical Activity and Ageing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Review of ageing-related changes in circulatory, respiratory, neuromuscular, hormonal, metabolic and immune systems as they relate to functional limitations and the physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise. Examination of the role of exercise in mitigating ageing response.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Russell Hepple (Fall)

  • EDKP 447 Motor Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Basic concepts of neuromuscular control of human limb movement. Neural circuitry of sensorimotor networks in the spinal cord and brains. Principles of feedback and feedforward control of body mechanics. Neural mechanisms of motor learning and adaptation.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Caroline Paquette (Fall)

  • EDKP 448 Exercise and Health Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The psychological aspects of health and participation in exercise and physical activity. The application of psychological knowledge and methodology within exercise and health. Theory and evidence on selected topics in this area of study.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Shane Sweet (Winter)

  • EDKP 449 Exercise Pathophysiology 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Review of the physiological bases of selected disorders of the immune, renal, neurological and muscular-skeletal systems and an examination of the particularities of exercise responses and the effects of exercise conditioning in these populations. A special emphasis on the scientific bases for exercise prescription.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Tanja Taivassalo (Fall)

  • EDKP 485 Exercise Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The physiological bases of selected cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic disorders and an examination of the particularities of exercise responses and the effects of exercise conditioning in these populations. A special emphasis on the scientific bases for exercise prescription.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dennis Jensen (Winter)

  • EDKP 495 Scientific Principles of Training (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Application of physiological and kinesiological principles in the selection and evaluation of athletic and physical fitness programs. Specific topics studied will include aerobic and anaerobic training, interval training, circuit training, weight training for muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, motor ability, obesity and energy balance.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Celena Scheede (Winter)

  • EDKP 498 Sport Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The psychological aspects of participation in sport and physical activity relative to performance enhancement.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Gordon Bloom (Fall)

  • EDKP 542 Environmental Exercise Physiology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Environmental Exercise Physiology will examine human physiological responses to acute and chronic exercise in the following environments: thermal stress (hot and cold), hypobaric (medium and high altitude), hyperbaric (diving and chambers), and microgravity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • EDKP 566 Advanced Biomechanics Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Examination of biomechanical applications in various contexts such as clinical, ergonomic, sport, aging, comparative, robotics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Faculty of Science—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)