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.

Courses updated for the upcoming 2023W Winter Term 2 session (January 2024 – April 2024) will show Updated 23W T2.
We will be updating this page as course outlines become available, usually closer to the start of the term in which the course is offered (i.e., May, July, September, or January).

Note: The complete list of course offerings and when they are available for the 2023-24 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) (2023W-T2)(2023S) Updated 23W T2 Structure of the neural, muscular, and skeletal systems of the human body. Special emphasis on movement analysis and the physiological effects of exercise. *See bottom of page for details if you have received credit for one or both of KIN 190 and KIN 191
120 103 Health and Exercise Management (3) Updated 23W T2 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) (2023W-T2)(2023S) Updated 23W T2 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. *See bottom of page for details if you have received credit for one or both of KIN 190 and KIN 191
132* 191* Systems Physiology II (3) (2023W T2)(2023S) Updated 23W T2 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. *See bottom of page for details if you have received credit for one or both of KIN 190 and KIN 191
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.
150 231 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3) (2022W T2) Updated 23W T2 (2021S) Psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behaviour.
160 161 Leisure and Sport in Society (3) (2023W-T2)(2021S) Updated 23W T2 Introduction to the political, economic and social basis of leisure and sport; concepts, theories and problems.
205 373 Research Methods in Kinesiology (3) Updated 23W T2 Critical evaluation of research studies and methods with emphasis on the physical activity context
206 371 Introduction to Statistics in Kinesiology (3) Updated 23W T2 Basic concepts and principles of descriptive and inferential statistics, and distribution-free statistical techniques.
211 230 Human Motor Behaviour I (3) Updated 23W T2 Processes underlying human movement and learning motor skills and factors influencing acquisition, performance, and movement control.
216 151 Biomechanics I (3) Updated 23W T2 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) Updated 23W T2 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. Students cannot receive credit for both KIN 265 and KIN 232.
235 275 Exercise Physiology I (3) (2023W-T2)(2023S) Updated 23W T2 Acute and chronic effects of exercise on body systems; basic concepts of cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular responses to physical activity.
262 261 Health Policy and Society (3) Updated 23W T2 Health policy and the social context in relation to active health.
300 343 Human Athletic Performance (3) Updated 23W T1 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.
Neuromechanics 300-level
311 330 Human Motor Behaviour II (3) Updated 23W T1 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) Updated 23W T1 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) Updated 23W T2 Mechanics of muscular contraction and how the mechanical properties of the muscle, ligaments, tendons, and bone work synergistically.
Systems Biology, Exercise & Health 300-level
320 303 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3) Updated 23W T2 Exercise prescription, techniques, and appraisal methods for promoting health-enhancing levels of fitness for people with chronic disease and disability.
335 375 Advanced Applications of Exercise Physiology (3) (2023W-T1)(2023S) Updated 23W T1 Transport of oxygen during exercise in humans. Regulation and integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during exercise.
Leadership Education for Pedagogy & Physical Activity 300-level
341 362 Inclusive Physical Activity for Individuals with Special Needs (3) Updated 23W T2 For persons with disabilities; a developmental, lifelong approach to programming. Includes fieldwork.
342 369 Creating Effective, Developmentally Appropriate Physical Activity Learning
Environments
(3) Updated 23W T1
Instructional design and technologies applied to sport and physical activity programs.
344 367 Leisure Services for Persons with a Disability (3) Updated 23W T1 Policy issues relating to leisure opportunities for persons with disabilities
345 365 Foundations of Coaching (3) Updated 23W T1 Methods of athletic conditioning, planning the program, psychology of training and coaching, athletic evaluation.
Psychology of Movement 300-level
355 366 Movement Experiences for Young Children (3) Updated 23W T1 The design and implementation of movement experiences for children in early childhood years.
Sociocultural Studies 300-level
360 360 Sport, Peace, and Conflict (3) Updated 23W T2 Relationships that sport and leisure have with peace, conflict, and social inequality in Canada and internationally.
363 381 Leisure, Sport, and Popular Culture (3) Updated 23W T1 Selected aspects of leisure and sport examined in relation to modern social structures and cultures.
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.
Neuromechanics 400-level
411 473 Neuroanatomy of Human Movement (3) Updated 23W T2 Neuroanatomy of human motion in healthy and clinical populations.
419 357 Laboratory Investigations in Neuromechanical Kinesiology (3) Updated 23W T2 Integration and application of laboratory principles and techniques for experimental investigations of topics in neuromechanical kinesiology, including biomechanics, motor behaviour, and neurophysiology.
Systems Biology, Exercise & Health 400-level
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)Updated 23W T2 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.
435 475 Pulmonary Physiology of Exercise (3) Updated 23W T1 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) Updated 23W T2 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
Leadership Education for Pedagogy & Physical Activity 400-level
442 400 Planning Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Programs (3) Updated 23W T2 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) Updated 23W T2 Examination of developmentally appropriate conceptual and tactical approaches to team game instruction.
Psychology of Movement 400-level
453 Understanding and Changing Physical Activity Behaviour (3)Updated 23W T1 Examining the influence of psychological factors across different settings and populations, with a particular focus on interventions aimed at enhancing mental health. Understanding psychology can be used to design effective interventions at the individual and community level.
459 489X Psychobiology of Physical Activity (3)Updated 23W T2 Exploration of the role that physical activity and exercise play in modifying the neurobiological, autonomic, endocrine, and inflammatory responses to stress.
Sociocultural Studies 400-level
464 464 Health Promotion and Physical Activity (3) Updated 23W T2 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) Updated 23W T2 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.
468 Indigenous Health and Wellness (3) Updated 23W T2 The complex social, cultural, historical, and economic factors that shape health and wellness within Indigenous communities will be explored through extensive blended learning and experiential learning opportunities.
Seminars & Work-Integrated Learning 400-level
482A Advanced Seminar in Neuromechanics (3) Updated 23W T1 Topics consider how neurological, cognitive, sensory, mechanical and muscular systems interact to control human motion and its response to the physical environment.
482B Advanced Seminar in Neuromechanics (3) Updated 23W T1 Topics consider how neurological, cognitive, sensory, mechanical and muscular systems interact to control human motion and its response to the physical environment.
482C Advanced Seminar in Neuromechanics (3) Updated 23W T1 Topics consider how neurological, cognitive, sensory, mechanical and muscular systems interact to control human motion and its response to the physical environment.
482D Advanced Seminar in Neuromechanics (3) Updated 23W T2 Topics consider how neurological, cognitive, sensory, mechanical and muscular systems interact to control human motion and its response to the physical environment.
482E Advanced Seminar in Neuromechanics (3)Updated 23W T1 Topics consider how neurological, cognitive, sensory, mechanical and muscular systems interact to control human motion and its response to the physical environment.
483A 489d Advanced Seminar in Systems Biology, Exercise and Health (3) Updated 23W T2 Topics examine the roles of physical activity and fitness on physiological systems and underlying cellular and metabolic mechanisms.
483B 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.
483J 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.
484A 489B Advanced Seminar in Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Health (3) Updated 23W T2 Topics explore the relationship between Indigenous physical cultures, physical activity, health and wellbeing.
484B Advanced Seminar in Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Health (3) Updated 23W T1 Topics explore the relationship between Indigenous physical cultures, physical activity, health and wellbeing.
486A 489M Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Movement (3) Updated 23W T1 Topics examines the application of psychology to understanding and supporting healthy sport, physical activity, and health behaviors.
486B Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Movement (3) Updated 23W T1 Topics examines the application of psychology to understanding and supporting healthy sport, physical activity, and health behaviors.
486C Advanced Seminar in Psychology of Movement (3) Updated 23W T2 Topics examines the application of psychology to understanding and supporting healthy sport, physical activity, and health behaviors.
487A Advanced Seminar in Sociocultural Studies (3) Topics explore the social, cultural and global context of sport, exercise, physical activity, health, and the body.
487B Advanced Seminar in Sociocultural Studies (3) Topics explore the social, cultural and global context of sport, exercise, physical activity, health, and the body.
488B/C Advanced Seminar in Interdisciplinary Research in Kinesiology (6) Updated 23W T2 Topics will be approached from multiple perspectives in a course designed to explore the interdisciplinarity of the field of kinesiology.
Directed Studies 400-level
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.