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Minor Kinesiology (24 credits)

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)

    • Prerequisite: PHYS 101 OR PHYS 131
  • 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)

    • Prerequisites: PHGY 209 and PHGY 210.
  • 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)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lectures weekly
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 110, CHEM 120, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131, and PHYS 102 or PHYS 142. Pre-/co-requisites: BIOL 200, CHEM 212 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken PHGY 211 or students who are taking and who have taken NSCI 200.
    • Restriction: For students in the Faculty of Science, and other students by permission of the instructor
  • 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)

    • Winter
    • 3 hours lectures weekly
    • Prerequisites: BIOL 112, CHEM 110, CHEM 120, PHYS 101 or PHYS 131, and PHYS 102 or PHYS 142. Pre-/co-requisite: BIOL 200, BIOL 201, BIOC 212, CHEM 212 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: For students in the Faculty of Science, and other students by permission of the instructor
    • Although PHGY 210 may be taken without the prior passing of PHGY 209, students should note that they may have some initial difficulties because of lack of familiarity with some basic concepts introduced in PHGY 209

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)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 261
    • Corequisite: EDKP 498
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken EDKP 505
  • 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.

    • Prerequisites: ANAT 315, EDKP 206
  • 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)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • 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)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • 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)

    • Prerequisites: EDKP 206, PHGY 201 or PHGY 209, PHGY 202 or PHGY 210, EDKP 261
  • 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)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 261
  • 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)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • 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)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • 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)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • 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)

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 261
  • 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.

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 395.
  • 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.

    • Prerequisites: ANAT 315 and EDKP 206
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken EDKP 303 or EKDP 568
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