Courses

Below are graduate courses that may be offered by the School. For current graduate course offerings, please see course scheduling.

# Course Title (# of credits) Description
500 Special Topics: Aging, Health and Physical Activity: Socio-cultural Perspectives The purpose of this course is to examine the socio-cultural research and theorizing around aging, health, and physical activity. In particular, we will consider how older adults’ experiences of health and physical activity in later life are shaped and constrained by a variety of socio-cultural factors. As such, we will examine ageism and ageist stereotypes, the biomedical model of successful aging and its critiques, experiences of leisure and elite sport in later life, gender norms and gendered understandings of optimal aging and body image, intercultural perspectives on later life health and physical activity, the impact of consumer culture, chronic illness, the social experience of falls and fear of falling, as well as disability, technology, and the built environment.
500 Special Topics: Advanced Concepts in Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation The purpose of the course is to examine advanced concepts in cardiovascular physiology and rehabilitation. This course involves a strong practical component incorporating self-directed learning strategies throughout.
500 Human Physiology: Fatigue, Proprioception, Respiration This 3 credit graduate course will run as a mini-workshop and will focus on the examination of the Human physiological processes under three themes; central and peripheral muscular fatigue, proprioception and hand function, and respiratory function.
516 Psychology of Leadership and Group Processes in Sports This course examines contemporary theory, research, and application with regard to leadership and group processes in the context of sport and exercise.
530 Directed Studies Topics selected by the student, with the approval of the Graduate Advisor, can be studied under the supervision of a member of the faculty.
562 Bioenergetics of Physical Activity Basic energy systems of the human body; primarily concentrating on the bioenergetics of the skeletal muscle cell, recovery from muscular work, substrate utilization, muscle fiber types, strength, endurance and the physiological assessment of maximal performance.
563 Measurement of Human Motion A critical evaluation of research tools used to measure and assess human motor performance including electromyography, anthropometry, ergometers, indirect calorimetry, cinematography, and indirect dynamics.
564 Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical Activity Selected psycho-social considerations in sport: initial and continuing involvement in the competitive sport environment.
565 Physiological Aspects of Physical Activity Survey of research regarding the physiological aspects of activity; the effects of altitude and environmental temperature on man’s performance in exercise and sports.
567 Human Motor Performance Processes underlying the ability to learn and perform motor skills.
568 Seminar in Human Motor Behaviour Reports and discussions of research literature concerning theories and findings in human performance. Special emphasis is given to understanding the basic mechanisms underlying motor performance within the framework of man as a component system.
570 Research Methods in Kinesiology Research methods applied to the study of sport and physical activity, the nature of scientific inquiry, the design of experiments, the survey as a research medium, the historical and philosophical methods of inquiry, the writing of the research report.
571 Qualitative Methods in Sport, Leisure, and Health Studies Theoretical, methodological, and ethical debates about and approaches to qualitative methods; issues in and approaches to qualitative inquiry.
574 Graduate Seminar in Health Promotion Through Physical Activity The relationship of new concepts in health to the promotion of health through physical activity; the application of research findings from a number of disciplines to the identification, selection, and targeting of health promotion/education strategies related to physical activity.
580 Graduate Seminar on Body, Exercise and Society Personal, social, and cultural significance of the body in sport, exercise, and phsyical culture.
581 Sport, Leisure, and Popular Culture Sport and leisure are viewed in the context of theoretical debates about mass society and consumer culture.
583 Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Programs The development of curricula, implementation and evaluation techniques in physical education, sport and exercise programs; relationships of programs in schools, community centres and other institutions.
585 Performance Planning
(formerly Coaching Science I)
The application of research findings from exercise physiology, human growth and motor development, biomechanics and sport medicine, to the coaching of athletes.
586 Coaching Effectiveness
(formerly Coaching Science II)
The application of research findings from sport psychology, sport sociology and human motor learning, to the coaching of athletes.
591 Seminar in the Organizational Analysis of Leisure and Sport Selected topics in organizational theory as applied to the analysis of leisure and sport organizations.
595 Masters Graduating Paper Required Course for MKin program only. Students usually register for this course in their final term to present their Final Paper.
598 Directed Field Studies (Directed Field Studies in Sport and Physical Activity Agencies)