Course Outlines

Below you can find the course outlines for the most recent offerings of our KIN courses for reference. Please note that students should refer to Stream Requirements to determine core KIN courses that are required for their degree, and to clarify differences between the 2018W and 2019W curriculum.

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

Courses updated for the current 2021 Summer session Term 1 will show Updated 21S T1.
We will be updating this page with further upcoming course outlines as they become available, usually closer to the start of the term in which the course is offered (i.e., May or July).
We will be updating 2021 winter Term 1 course outlines closer to September 2021.

2020W/2021S Updates: Please note that BKIN courses that have a physical activity or engagement component that could not adhere to the physical distancing requirements or be conducted online were not offered. This decision was based on prioritizing the health and wellbeing of our students and instructors when determining which courses could be offered online and which courses should be deferred to a time when in-person teaching is possible. The complete list of course offerings for the 2020-21 academic year is available on the SSC Course Listings.

19W: 2019W curriculum (19W – current)
18W: 2018W curriculum (18W and prior)

Course # by Curriculum
Course Information
19W 18W Current Course Title (# of credits) Description
110* 190* Human Anatomy (3) (2020W)(2021S)
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Structure of the neural, muscular, and skeletal systems of the human body. Special emphasis on movement analysis and the physiological effects of exercise.
120 103 Health and Exercise Management (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.
131* n/a* Systems Physiology I (3) Structure and function of the skeletal system, muscular system, integumentary system, neuro-hormonal control, and endocrinology. Emphasis will be to develop an understanding of the integrative nature of the systems discussed.
132* 191* Systems Physiology II (3) Structure and function of the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system, and immune system. Emphasis will be to develop an understanding of the integrative nature of the systems discussed.
140 284 Lifespan Motor Development (3) A lifespan approach to motor development that examines underlying factors affecting physical growth, physical activity behaviour, and human motor performance, while highlighting contemporary issues and trends in society.
148A 115A Performance Analysis of Selected Individual Sports and Activities (3) Specific topics to be announced each year
148B 115B Performance Analysis of Selected Individual Sports and Activities (3) Specific topics to be announced each year
150 231 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3) (2020W)(2021S)
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Psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behaviour.
160 161 Leisure and Sport in Society (3) (2020W)(2021S)
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Introduction to the political, economic and social basis of leisure and sport; concepts, theories and problems.
205 373 Research Methods in Kinesiology (3) Critical evaluation of research studies and methods with emphasis on the physical activity context
206 371 Introduction to Statistics in Kinesiology (3) Basic concepts and principles of descriptive and inferential statistics, and distribution-free statistical techniques.
211 230 Human Motor Behaviour I (3) Processes underlying human movement and learning motor skills and factors influencing acquisition, performance, and movement control.
216 151 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.
232** 265** Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health (3) Study of nutrition and its application to physical activity and health. Macro- and micronutrient classification and recommended daily intakes, their digestion, functions in the body and their role in supporting physical activity and health will be discussed.
**Previously offered as KIN 265 in 2019W.
235 275 Exercise Physiology I (3) Acute and chronic effects of exercise on body systems; basic concepts of cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular responses to physical activity.
248A 215A Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports and Activities (3) Specific topics to be announced each year.
248B 215B Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports and Activities (3) Specific topics to be announced each year.
262 261 Health Policy and Society (3) Health policy and the social context in relation to active health.
300 343 Human Athletic Performance (3) An exploration of human movement and related issues pertaining to sports and athletic performance for non-Kinesiology students. Not for credit in the B.Kin. Program.
310 390 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.
311 330 Human Motor Behaviour II (3) Acquisition, performance, and control of skilled movements. Processes and underlying mechanisms involved in learning and performing motor skills
313 389 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
316 351 Biomechanical Properties of Tissues (3) Mechanics of muscular contraction and how the mechanical properties of the muscle, ligaments, tendons, and bone work synergistically.
320 303 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3) Exercise prescription, techniques, and appraisal methods for promoting health-enhancing levels of fitness for people with chronic disease and disability.
322 361 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.
335 375 Advanced Applications of Exercise Physiology (3) Transport of oxygen during exercise in humans. Regulation and integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during exercise.
341 362 Inclusive Physical Activity for Individuals with Special Needs (3) For persons with disabilities; a developmental, lifelong approach to programming. Includes fieldwork.
342 369 Creating Effective, Developmentally Appropriate Physical Activity Learning
Instructional design and technologies applied to sport and physical activity programs.
344 367 Leisure Services for Persons with a Disability (3) Policy issues relating to leisure opportunities for persons with disabilities
345 365 Foundations of Coaching (3) Methods of athletic conditioning, planning the program, psychology of training and coaching, athletic evaluation.
355 366 Movement Experiences for Young Children (3) The design and implementation of movement experiences for children in early childhood years.
360 360 Sport, Peace, and Conflict (3) Relationships that sport and leisure have with peace, conflict, and social inequality in Canada and internationally.
363 381 Leisure, Sport, and Popular Culture (3) Selected aspects of leisure and sport examined in relation to modern social structures and cultures.
364 383 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.
368 489C Indigenous Sport and Physical Culture in Settler Canada (3) Historical and contemporary issues in Canada that shape Indigenous sport and physical activity, health programs, and policies.
411 473 Neuroanatomy of Human Movement (3) Neuroanatomy of human motion in healthy and clinical populations.
419 357 Laboratory Investigations in Neuromechanical Kinesiology (3) Integration and application of laboratory principles and techniques for experimental investigations of topics in neuromechanical kinesiology, including biomechanics, motor behaviour, and neurophysiology.
420 461 Prevention of Sports Injuries (3) Training and safety strategies for the prevention of injuries to the musculoskeletal system and sense organs.
424 471 Medical Aspects of Sport and Exercise (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.
432 489A Sport Nutrition (3) Sport nutrition guidelines, physiological mechanisms of fuel use in the body, nutritional strategies to support weight change, hydration, and ergogenic aids the needs of special athlete populations.
435 475 Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise (3) Operation of the lungs, chest wall, and ventilatory control mechanisms during dynamic whole-body exercise.
438 462 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
442 400 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
444 415 Conceptual Approaches to Games Education (3) Examination of developmentally appropriate conceptual and tactical approaches to team game instruction.
459 489X Psychobiology of Physical Activity (3) Exploration of the role that physical activity and exercise play in modifying the neurobiological, autonomic, endocrine, and inflammatory responses to stress.
460 425 Aging, Health, and Society (3) 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
464 464 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.
465 465 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.
467 481 Sport Marketing and Communication (3) A seminar on the application of social science theories and methods to sport marketing and communication.
478 456 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.
483A 489d Advanced Seminar in Systems Biology, Exercise and Health (3) Topics examine the roles of physical activity and fitness on physiological systems and underlying cellular and metabolic mechanisms.
483B 489F Advanced Seminar in Neuromechanics (3) Topics consider how neurological, cognitive, sensory, mechanical and muscular systems interact to control human motion and its response to the physical environment.
484A 489B Advanced Seminar in Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Health (3) Topics explore the relationship between Indigenous physical cultures, physical activity, health and wellbeing.
486A 489M Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Movement (3) Topics examines the application of psychology to understanding and supporting healthy sport, physical activity, and health behaviors.
490 499 Directed Studies in Kinesiology (3) Provides opportunities to explore a topic of interest under the supervision of a KIN Faculty member. Please see the KIN 490 & KIN 492 page for more information.
492 499 Undergraduate Research Experience in Kinesiology (6) Provides opportunities to perform research, pertaining to a chosen area of kinesiology, under the supervision of a KIN Faculty member. Please see the KIN 490 & KIN 492 page for more information.

*Students who have received credit for both KIN 190 and KIN 191 (6 credits) can use these credits towards satisfying the requirements of KIN 110, 131, and 132 under the newer streams (NPSC, SBSC, or MDSC), but will need to take 3 credits of an additional elective for a total of 9 credits (e.g., KIN 190 (3) + KIN 191 (3) + Elective (3) = 9 credits)). Students who have completed both KIN 190 and KIN 191 cannot take KIN 131 for credit towards their BKIN degree, however, it is recommended if planning to apply to further professional programs (considered as ‘extra’). Students looking to take a combination of these courses to satisfy prerequisite/admission requirements for further professional programs should inquire with the individual programs that they are planning to apply to. Transfer students who have completed one of KIN 190 or KIN 191 must contact KIN Advising to clarify remaining credit requirements.

**KIN 232 was offered as KIN 265 in the 2019W session.