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Kinesiology
Course Descriptions

BIOL 101: Introduction to Biology I
An introduction to the structure and function of organisms with particular reference to molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects of the living world. Designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science or technology, BIOL 101, with BIOL 102 lays the foundations on which the higher-level courses in Biology are based. It is also suitable as an elective course for general interest or arts students. 

BIOL 102: Introduction to Biology II
BIOL 102 is an introduction to organismic and population biology with emphasis on reproduction, genetics, developmental biology, evolution, diversity and ecology. 

ENGL 100: English Composition
English 100 focuses on composition for academic purposes and helps develop a student’s ability to write clearly and effectively. Students also cover the fundamentals of critical thinking, scholarly research and academic reading. 

ENGL 101: Introduction to Poetry & Drama
An introduction to the critical reading of literature through the study & analysis of poetry & drama. 

KNES 101: Sociology of Sport
This course is an introductory examination of the roles and implications of physical education and sport in society. The emphasis is on discussion of issues in physical education and sport. 

KNES 103: Introduction to Biomechanics
In this course, students can acquire knowledge of the mechanical, anatomical, and physiological aspects of human movement and performance, including the application of basic principles of Physics and Math to a quantitative analysis of human movement. Analysis focuses on the development of forces within the body and their effect on initiating and controlling movement. 

KNES 151: Performance Analysis of Basketball
This course provides the students with an understanding of the technical and tactical components and strategies that contribute to the effective performance of basketball. Students can gain an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing a basketball program in the K-12 education system. Theoretical understanding is supplemented with active participation. 

KNES 152: Active Health
This course introduces the principles of physical fitness and exercise, in addition to the principles of human physiology, as applied to exercise management and prescription. Students can develop knowledge and practical skills related to conditioning methods, exercise techniques and fitness appraisal. 

KNES 154: Performance Analysis of Weight Training (half semester)
This course builds on knowledge and skills presented in KNES 152 and KNES 190 or KNES 200. This course includes theory and practice of fitness development through progressive resistance exercise. Students develop knowledge and skills in beginner and intermediate weight training programs and techniques. Course content is based on the Canadian Fitness Education Service (CFES) recognized for Weight Training Instructor Course and following completion, students have the opportunity to become a CFES Certified Weight Training Instructor. 

KNES 155: Performance Analysis of Volleyball (half semester)
This performance course can provide the students with an understanding of the technical and tactical components and strategies that contribute to the effective performance of volleyball. Students can gain an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing a volleyball program in the K-12 education system. Theoretical understanding is supplemented with active participation. Students who successfully complete the course should fulfill the requirements for the NCCP Volleyball Level 1 Technical component. 

KNES 156: Performance Analysis of Soccer (half semester)
This course provides the students with an understanding of the technical and tactical components and strategies that contribute to the effective performance of soccer. Students can gain an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing a soccer program in the K-12 education system. Theoretical understanding is supplemented with active participation. 

KNES 157: Performance Analysis of Gymnastics (half semester)
This performance course can provide the students with an understanding of the components that contribute to the effective performance of gymnastics. Students can gain an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing a gymnastics program in the K-12 education system. Theoretical understanding is supplemented with active participation. 

KNES 158: Performance Analysis of Dance (half semester)
This performance course can provide the students with an understanding of the components that contribute to the effective dance performance. Students can gain an understanding of developing curriculum and designing instruction for implementing a dance program in the K-12 education system. Theoretical understanding is supplemented with active participation. 

KNES 159: Performance Analysis of Yoga (half semester)
This course helps provide students with an understanding of both the practice and philosophy of yoga and how yoga can be integrated into wellness programs for people of all ages and abilities. Students can develop a standard level of performance, an ability to analyze postures (asanas) with an emphasis on anatomy to prevent injury, as well as breathing and relaxation techniques to aid in stress management. 

KNES 190: Basic Human Anatomy
This course introduces the student to basic human anatomy and physiology with a particular interest in health and wellness. The basic structure and function of various organ systems are discussed through a series of lectures and labs. Organ systems included in this course are skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, urinary and endocrine systems. 

KNES 200: Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology I
An introduction to the structural and functional aspects of the human musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Emphasis is placed on the integrated homeostatic balance of the body and its relationship to physical activity. 

KNES 201: Leisure & Sport in Canadian Society
This course examines the organization and role of the sport, recreation, leisure, and fitness delivery systems in Canada as they relate to active health. 

KNES 202: Physical Growth and Human Development
This course introduces characteristics of physical growth and motor development throughout the lifespan, with particular reference to the effects of physical activity on growth, development and health. Developmental differences in the motor ability of children is studied. 

KNES 203: Introduction to Athletic Injuries
An introduction to the recognition, prevention and treatment of injuries associated with sport and exercise. Offered in a modular format including sports first aid, athletic taping and advanced issues in athletic injuries and practical application. Completion of all components, in addition to a standard first aid and current CPR level may result in recognition by the Sports Medicine Council of BC’s Sports Aid Training Certificate. An additional Lab cost is applied. 

KNES 204: Psychology of Sport and Exercise
This course provides insight into the theories, subject matter, and recent research concerning the cognitive processes and emotional states that regulate and influence performance and participation in sport, exercise and physical activity.

KNES 206: Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Introduction to acute and chronic effects of exercise on the human body. It further looks at the basic concepts of cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and neuromuscular responses to physical activity.

KNES 207: Special Needs Programming
The history and background of how society has dealt with special needs populations is explored. An examination of ways in which recreation is carried out for special groups (i.e. deaf/blind/mentally challenged/psychotic/physically disabled/hospitalized and aged) and recognition of the special needs of these groups and individuals. 

KNES 210: Introductory Human Anatomy & Physiology II
A continuation of KNES 200, this course is designed to allow the student to explore the anatomical and physiological details of the nervous, endocrine, digestive, excretory, immune and reproductive systems. Emphasis is placed on the integrated homeostatic balance of the body and its relationship to physical activity. 

KNES 270: Exercise Testing & Prescription
This course helps to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in fitness and lifestyle appraisal and exercise prescription. Students should acquire the skills to perform the Canadian Physical Activity, Fitness and Lifestyle Appraisal (CPAFLA) and have the opportunity to become a recognized Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. 

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology I
This course provides an introduction to the history, principles, and methods of psychology. Topics may include the brain and behaviour, sensation and perception, learning and memory, thinking and language, and states of consciousness. 

PSYC 102: Introduction to Psychology 2
This course is a continuation of Psychology 101. Topics may include development across the lifespan, intelligence, motivation, emotion, stress and health, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, and social behaviour. 

STAT 106: Statistics
This course introduces the fundamental ideas of statistics and can be applied to any discipline. Topics include collection, description, and presentation of data; calculating central tendency and dispersion; probability and statistical inference; hypothesis testing (means, proportions, variances, one and two samples); correlation and regression; decision making and sampling, goodness of fit tests, and contingency tables.