Course Outlines

Course numbers in bold with an asterisk (i.e. 190*) indicate courses that are part of the Kinesiology core and must be taken by ALL students.

NOTE: Please refer to the current UBC Course Schedule to determine if and when these courses are being offered!

Course# Course Title (# of credits) Description
101 Co-operative Work Placement (6) Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months.
103* Active Health (3) Role of physical activity in the maintenance of a healthy life. Application of basic physical fitness and exercise methods, exercise techniques and fitness appraisal.
115A Performance Analysis of Selected Individual Sports and Activities (3) Specific topics to be announced each year
115B Performance Analysis of Selected Individual Sports and Activities (3) Specific topics to be announced each year
151* Biomechanics I (3) Application of elementary principles of physics and math to a quantitative analysis of movement. Analysis will also focus on the development of forces within muscles and their effect on initiating and controlling human movement.
161* Leisure and Sport in Society (3) Introduction to the political, economic and social basis of leisure and sport; concepts, theories and problems.
190* Anatomy and Physiology I (3) Structure and function of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems of the human body. Special emphasis on movement analysis and the physiological effects of exercise.
191* Anatomy and Physiology II (3) Structure and function of the digestive, endocrine, urinary, circulatory and respiratory systems. Special emphasis on effects of exercise.

Course# Course Title (# of credits) Description
201 Co-operative Work Placement (6) Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months.
215A Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports and Activities (3) Specific topics to be announced each year.
215B Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports and Activities (3) Specific topics to be announced each year.
230* Human Motor Behaviour I (3) Processes underlying human movement and learning motor skills and factors influencing acquisition, performance, and movement control.
231* Sport and Exercise Psychology (3) Psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behaviour.
261* Health Policy and Society (3) Health policy and the social context in relation to active health.
275* Exercise Physiology I (3) Acute and chronic effects of exercise on body systems; basic concepts of cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular responses to physical activity.
284* Physical Growth and Motor Development (3) Characteristics of physical growth and motor development related to physical activity; factors affecting, and measurement of, physical growth and motor development.

Course# Course Title (# of credits) Description
301 Co-operative Work Placement (6) Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months.
303 High Performance Conditioning in Physical Activity and Sport (3) Conditioning methods, exercise techniques and appraisal methods for fitness in high performance physical activity and sport.
330 Human Motor Behaviour II (3) Acquisition, performance, and control of skilled movements. Processes and underlying mechanisms involved in learning and performing motor skills
343 Biology of Human Athletic Performance (3) Basics of exercise physiology and related issues pertaining to sports and athletic performance for non-Kinesiology students. Not for credit in the BKIN Program.
351 Biomechanics II: Mechanical Properties of Tissues (3) Mechanics of muscular contraction and how the mechanical properties of the muscle, ligaments, tendons, and bone work synergistically.
360 Sport, Peace, and Conflict (3) Relationships that sport and leisure have with peace, conflict, and social inequality in Canada and internationally.
361 Introduction to Athletic Training (3) Recognition, prevention, and first aid treatment of common sports injuries. Laboratory sessions emphasize principles and techniques of basic protective taping and strapping.
362 Adapted Physical Activity (3) For persons with disabilities; a developmental, lifelong approach to programming. Includes fieldwork.
365 Foundations of Coaching (3) Methods of athletic conditioning, planning the program, psychology of training and coaching, athletic evaluation.
366 Movement Experiences for Young Children (3) The design and implementation of movement experiences for children in early childhood years.
367 Leisure and Disabled Persons (3) Policy issues relating to leisure opportunities for persons with disabilities
369 Instructional Analysis and Design in Sport and Physical Activity Programs (3) Instructional design and technologies applied to sport and physical activity programs.
371 Introduction to Statistics in Kinesiology (3) Basic concepts and principles of descriptive and inferential statistics, and distribution-free statistical techniques.
373 Research Methods in Kinesiology (3) Critical evaluation of research studies and methods with emphasis on the physical activity context
375 Exercise Physiology II (3) Transport of oxygen during exercise in humans. Regulation and integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during exercise.
381 Leisure, Sport, and Popular Culture Selected aspects of leisure and sport examined in relation to modern social structures and cultures.
382 Meaning and Values in Sport (3) An analysis of the experience of sports activities.
383 The Modern Olympics: Power, Politics, and Performance (3) Examination of the Modern Olympic Games as an event with important political, economic, environmental, and cultural ramifications.
389 Neuromuscular Integration of Human Movement (3) The neurophysiological and functional neuroanatomical processes involved in the sensory and motor control of movement, posture and balance in the human. Peripheral and central sensorimotor structures, and neurological diseases that effect human movement and balance control will be discussed
390 Human Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3) This Lecture/Laboratory-based course will provide students with detailed knowledge of
the body’s musculoskeletal structures underlying human movement. Students will also
be provided with detailed knowledge of the neural innervations to these musculoskeletal
structures in order to comprehensively understand the organization of movement
control. Emphasis will be placed on appendicular and axial functional anatomy, with
practical skills in surface anatomy and physical and neurological examination. Attention
will also be given to the practical application of human anatomy as it pertains to clinical,
athletic, or everyday situations.

Course# Course Title (# of credits) Description
400 Planning Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Programs (3) Processes, techniques and considerations in the planning, implementation and evaluation of physical education, sport and exercise programs in both public and private agencies. [3-0] Prerequisites: third-year standing
401 Co-operative Work Placement (6) Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months. Technical report. Restricted to students meeting the requirements of the School of Kinesiology and the Co-operative Education Program. Pass/Fail.
402 Co-operative Work Placement (6) Supervised, technical work experience in an established company or organization for a minimum of three months. Technical report. Restricted to students meeting the requirements of the School of Kinesiology and the Co-operative Education Program. Pass/Fail.
415 Conceptual Approaches to Games Education (3) Examination of developmentally appropriate conceptual and tactical approaches to team game instruction.
425 Aging, Health, and The Body This course considers the socio-cultural research and theorizing pertaining to aging, health, and embodiment. In particular, we will focus on older adults’ experiences and perceptions of ageism, body image, chronic illness, consumer culture, dependence, disability, gender, identity, mobility, sexuality, sport, and physical activity
454 Field Experience (3) Students have the opportunity to develop their leadership, instruction, and professional skills in a variety of supervised fieldwork settings. Students should select the section of the course (A, B, or C) most relevant to their program of study and career goals.
454 A | 454 B
456 Leadership Education for Physical Activity, Sport, and Health (3) The School of Kinesiology recognizes field experiences as an integral phase of the entire educational process and as an ideal opportunity to gain practical experiences for careers in leadership in physical education and other physical activity settings. The purpose of Kin 456 field work is to provide the student with a practical learning experience, in ‘real world’ environments, in which opportunities for professional growth are broad and inclusive. It also provides an opportunity for UBC students to provide leadership and support, as appropriate, for practising teachers, coaches, and physical activity leaders. The fieldwork placements for the course will be selected elementary and secondary schools and community Physical Activity programs from diverse regions within the lower mainland.
461 Prevention of Sports Injuries I (3) Training and safety strategies for the prevention of injuries to the musculoskeletal system and sense organs.
462 Skeletal Muscle Physiology: From Generation to Regeneration (3) Cellular and molecular mechanisms of muscle adaptability to physical activity: muscle development, signaling cascades of hypertrophy and atrophy, and satellite cell contribution to muscle regeneration/repair; etiology of intramuscular fatigue
464 Health Promotion and Physical Activity (3) Current perspectives on health promotion and health education; design and implementation of health promotion strategies in a variety of arenas, particularly health promotion/education strategies aimed at encouraging physical activity.
465 Interculturalism, Health and Physical Activity (3) Examination of multiculturalism and interculturalism in the delivery of community-based physical activities for diverse populations; connections between physical activity and health in different cultural contexts. Community service learning and participation in culturally unfamiliar physical activities are core elements.
469 Chronic Health Issues, Physical Activity, and Community Practice (3) Issues related to physical activity and public health. Focus on community interventions. Creation of activity plans that promote physical, mental, and/or social well-being in persons dealing with chronic health issues. Community service-learning component.
471 Prevention of Sports Injuries II (3) Training and safety strategies for the prevention of injuries or disorders of internal organs and central nervous system. Environmental and nutritional factors in conditioning and pre-event preparation.
473 Neuroanatomy of Human Movement (3) Neuroanatomy of human motion in healthy and clinical populations.
475 Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise (3) Operation of the lungs, chest wall, and ventilatory control mechanisms during dynamic whole-body exercise.
481 Sport Marketing and Communication (3) A seminar on the application of social science theories and methods to sport marketing and communication.
489 Seminar (3) Current topics and research in specific areas. Students should select the section of the course most relevant to their program of study and career goals.
489A | 489B | 489C | 489D | 489G | 489M | 489T | 489S | 489X
499 Projects in Kinesiology (3) Provides opportunities to perform research pertaining to a chosen area of kinesiology. Download the KIN499 Policies and the KIN499 Contract.