Kinesiology
Course Descriptions

Prerequisites:

Academic Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Minimum 65% in ENGL 090, ENGL 12 or equivalent
  • MATH 080, Pre-Calculus 11,  Foundations of Math 11, or equivalent
  • BIOL 090 or Biology 12 or equivalent is required to take BIOL 101

Additional Information:

  • Students may upgrade these admission requirements while beginning their Kinesiology studies.
  • Students must submit a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q), documenting medical clearance for participation in progressive physical activity with special limitations or exclusions.
  • Applicants are advised that students in this program engage in moderate to vigorous activity as part of their laboratory practice in numerous courses. Students will act both as physical activity leaders and participants.
  • Students may be required to travel to facilities off site and will require appropriate transportation

Course Descriptions:

KNES 102: Introduction to Motor Skill Acquisition
This course is an introductory examination of motor skill acquisition, the variables which influence the learning and performance of motor skills, and the relationship between skill acquisition and growth and development. The course examines various fields for information that may help in the understanding of how motor skills are acquired.

KNES 103: Introduction to Biomechanics
In this course, students 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 focus 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, exercise and human physiology, as applied to exercise management and prescription. Relationships between physical activity, lifestyle choices, and health will be emphasized. Students can develop knowledge and practical skills related to exercise methods, techniques and fitness appraisal.

KNES 154: Performance Analysis of Weight Training
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 the Weight Training Instructor Course. Following completion, students have the opportunity to become a CFES Certified Weight Training Instructor.

KNES 155: Performance Analysis of Volleyball
This 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
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 158: Performance Analysis of Dance
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
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), and an enhanced understanding of yoga and flexibility concepts. Students also explore basic asanas, with an emphasis on anatomy to prevent injury, as well as breathing and relaxation techniques to aid in stress management. Theoretical understanding is supplemented with active participation.

KNES 163: Physical Literacy for Life
Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. This course will cover the development and assessment of these components, as well as their importance in physical literacy participation and health throughout the Lifespan. Students will have the opportunity to gain relevant industry certifications.

KNES 190: Basic Human Anatomy
This course introduces the student to basic human anatomy and physiology. 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 1
An introduction to the structural and functional aspects of the human musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems.

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
This course is an introduction to the recognition, prevention and treatment of injuries associated with sport and exercise. It is 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."

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. An examination of aggression, cohesion, self-talk, motivation, and mental training as they relate to human performance will be conducted.

KNES 205: Nutrition
This course investigates factors involved in food choices and healthy living, the function of nutrients, distribution of nutrients in the diet, metabolism, and dietary requirements. Students gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills that allow them to make evidence based decisions about healthy food choices and dietary habits. Nutrition for active lifestyles and exercise, weight management, disease prevention, considerations along the lifespan, and current trends and issues are covered.

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 209: Research and Inquiry in Kinesiology and Health
This course introduces students to research methods and design related to the areas of kinesiology, health and wellness. Focus is on understanding the scientific method, interpretation and evaluation of research literature and issues related to research practices. Students will explore current research topics and develop their critical thinking skills to promote their understanding of quality research activities.

KNES 210: Introductory Human Anatomy & Physiology 2
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 administer the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Physical Activity Training for Health (CSEP-PATH) Program and have the opportunity to become a recognized Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through CSEP.

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 and drama.

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 behavior, 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 PSYC 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.