Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Kinesiology Sciences

Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The objective of the Ph.D. in Kinesiology Sciences is to provide opportunities for in-depth research experience in (an) area(s) of Departmental expertise within the breath of kinesiology research. The program will provide graduate research training in kinesiology-related areas such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, physical and health education pedagogy, and sport, exercise and health psychology provided by a rich environment in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Students with a Master's degree in kinesiology or related discipline or equivalent background will qualify to apply. Students will complete 12 credits of required courses, including a capstone course intended to survey contemporary issues in kinesiology research, and two complementary courses intended to provide adequate theoretical depth to support their program of research.

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • EDKP 621 Seminar in Kinesiology and Physical Education 1A (1.5 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Seminars given by students and invited speakers covering different areas of research related to kinesiology and physical education.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Duncan, Lindsay (Fall) Duncan, Lindsay (Winter)

  • EDKP 622 Seminar in Kinesiology and Physical Education 2A (1.5 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Seminars given by students and invited speakers covering different areas of research related to kinesiology and physical education.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Duncan, Lindsay (Winter)

  • EDKP 623 Seminar in Kinesiology and Physical Education 3A (1.5 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Seminars given by students and invited speakers covering different areas of research related to kinesiology and physical education.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Duncan, Lindsay (Fall)

  • EDKP 624 Seminar in Kinesiology and Physical Education 4A (1.5 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Seminars given by students and invited speakers covering different areas of research related to kinesiology and physical education.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Duncan, Lindsay (Winter)

  • EDKP 661D1 Current Topics in Kinesiology Research (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Lecture and seminar-based discussions of current research across sub-disciplines and areas relevant to kinesiology. Students will situate their specific areas of doctoral research within the broader multidisciplinary field of kinesiology and other health-related research disciplines. Taught by experts in sub-disciplines of kinesiology research (e.g., exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, physical and health education pedagogy, sport and exercise psychology) and in interdisciplinary health research. Through individual and group work, students will be expected to develop a breadth and foundation of knowledge in kinesiology, its evolution and future directions of the field.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • EDKP 661D2 Current Topics in Kinesiology Research (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : See EDKP 661D1 for description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 661D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDKP 661D1 and EDKP 661D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • EDKP 701 Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The Ph.D. Candidate must demonstrate a general knowledge within their discipline of study, an understanding of the proposed field of research and the ability to present and defend material orally. The examination includes both 1) a written component as specified by the student's advisory committee and in agreement with the thesis supervisor and the student, and 2) an oral examination (3 hours) consisting of questions related to the written component and its relationship with the more general knowledge of the discipline. The oral examination will take place within two weeks following submission of the written component.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Jensen, Dennis (Winter)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

A minimum of 6 credits from the following; other courses, at the 500-level or higher, on these topics from the Faculty of Education or other Faculties may be selected subject to approval of the program adviser.

  • EDKP 603D1 Individual Reading Course 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Supervised readings supervised by a member of staff. Topics will be chosen to suit individual interests.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • EDKP 603D2 Individual Reading Course 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : See EDKP 603D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • EDKP 605 Research Methods 1 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : A critical examination of philosophical issues, current paradigms, and research methodologies related to conducting research in kinesiology and physical education.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Sweet, Shane (Fall)

  • EDKP 616 Individual Reading Course 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Reading Course.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Jensen, Dennis; Usselman, Charlotte; Duncan, Lindsay (Fall) Gibbs, Jenna; Usselman, Charlotte; Koch, Jordan (Winter)

  • EDKP 630 Human Walking Mechanics (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Kinematics, kinetics, and neural control of walking and running under normal and perturbed conditions. Comparison of locomotion strategies for different populations (e.g., adolescents, elderly, amputees) will be emphasized. Various measurement techniques, data processing, and evaluations of total body and limb coordination will be addressed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EDKP 206 or permission of instructor.

  • EDKP 652 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : A comprehensive synthesis of cardiovascular and pulmonary system responses (and their underlying regulatory mechanisms) to acute and chronic exercise in athletes, healthy and diseased populations, studied through the lens of contemporary issues and controversies in the field.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Jensen, Dennis (Winter)

  • EDKP 654 Sport Psychology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The psychological factors and personality characteristics that influence diverse aspects of sport and physical activity. Seminars focus on discussions/presentations of theory, psychometrics and application of psychological principles to behaviour in sport.

    Terms: Winter 2023

    Instructors: Bloom, Gordon (Winter)

  • EDKP 662 Musculoskeletal Responses to Exercise (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Examination of acute and chronic adaptations of the musculoskeletal system to different types of exercise, and current concepts and understanding of muscle mass regulation, fatigue, motor unit recruitment, and bone strength determinants.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • EDKP 664 Motor Learning and Behaviour (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : The analysis of conditions and factors related to human learning and performance or behavioural potential using the information processing model of behaviour. Seminar format is used to discuss experimentation and theory that examine motor skill acquisition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • EDKP 671 Experimental Problems (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Study in one area of: ergo-physiology or biomechanics or psychology of motor performance or motor performance for exceptional children. To provide an opportunity to conduct a research project and develop an awareness of the problems involved in the area of concentration under departmental supervision.

    Terms: Fall 2022, Winter 2023

    Instructors: Andersen, Ross (Fall) Usselman, Charlotte; Koch, Jordan; Churchward-Venne, Tyler; Duncan, Lindsay (Winter)

  • EDKP 672D1 Advanced Experimental Problems (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Students conduct a research project and focus on advanced and intensive experiemental problems involved in the area of concentration under departmental supervision.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • EDKP 672D2 Advanced Experimental Problems (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : Students conduct a research project and focus on advanced and intensive experiemental problems involved in the area of concentration under departmental supervision.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • EDPE 676 Intermediate Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Concepts and procedures of conducting basic descriptive and inferential statistics, including analysis of variance, correlation, and regression models. Provides experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Fall 2022

    Instructors: Robinson, Kristy (Fall)

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