Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

The Kinesiology Department offers a variety of courses to meet the different needs of the student population. The following academic program is primarily intended for those seeking to complete two years of university-transferable course work towards a degree in Physical Education or Kinesiology.

Courses Credits
All of:
KINS 1101 Communications Skills for Kinesiology
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

In this course, students will develop the critical reading, writing, and communication skills used in kinesiology studies, research, and applied professional practice. Students learn to summarize and respond to texts representing different genres within the field of kinesiology. They explore research methods and documentation, and learn strategies for producing clear, concise academic writing. Grammar and writing skills are emphasized throughout the course.

Priority registration for students admitted to the Diploma of Kinesiology.

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KINS 1110 Human Anatomy
3

Lecture Hours: 1.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

Human anatomy is the science of the structure of the human body. Building upon KINS 1100, students examine anatomy of the human body, with an emphasis on the neural, muscular, and skeletal systems. A focus on functional anatomy underlies all aspects of the course work.

Prerequisite(s): KINS 1100 or Biology 12 with a minimum 80%.

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KINS 1120 Health and Exercise Management
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

An important role of kinesiologists in society is to provide information and services to health and exercise. In this course, students explore the role of physical activity in promoting health and wellness, examine risk factors associated with chronic disease, and study basic principles of fitness and training. Through participation in experiential activities, students practice techniques of assessing the health-related and skill-related components of fitness.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1103 or 1120.

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KINS 1131 Systems Physiology I
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course

Human physiology is the science of the function of the human body and its systems. In this course, students examine the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and metabolic systems. Emphasis is placed on the regulatory mechanisms and integration of the physiological functions provided by these systems.

Prerequisite(s): KINS 1100 or Biology 12 with a minimum 80%.

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KINS 1132 Systems Physiology II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course

Human physiology is the science of the function of the human body and its systems. In this course, students examine the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and lymphatic systems. Emphasis is placed on the regulatory mechanisms and integration of the physiological functions provided by these systems.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1132 or 1191.

Prerequisite(s): KINS 1100 or Biology 12 with a minimum 80%.

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KINS 1150 Sport and Exercise Psychology
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

This course provides an overview of the field of applied sport and exercise psychology. Students demonstrate their knowledge by applying mental skills to real world sport and exercise settings. Students also use their developing knowledge of mental skills and strategies from the course to inform reflections and decisions about their mental strengths and challenges during sport and exercise performance. They devise a mental skills plan for personal growth and enhanced performance in a sport and exercise setting.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1150 or 2231.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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KINS 1160 Leisure and Sport in Society
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

In this course, students explore social, economic, and political issues in leisure and sport with a focus on socialization, youth, deviance, gender, race and ethnicity, politics, and current topics.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1160 or 1161.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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KINS 2030 Physical Activity, Health, and Wellness
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

Fundamental to the study of kinesiology is an understanding of how physical activity and other factors contribute to a healthy lifestyle. In this course, students employ scientific principles to explore the ways in which health and wellness are impacted by nutrition, stress, sleep, and physical activity.

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KINS 2205 Rsearch Methods in Kinesiology
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

This course is an introduction to research methods in kinesiology. Students finish with a comprehensive understanding of the research process to allow them to conduct qualitative, quantitative, and mixed research; as well as understand and apply knowledge from the scientific literature to future practice in the field of kinesiology.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2205 or 3373.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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KINS 2211 Human Motor Behaviour
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

This course provides an introduction to the study of the fundamental processes underlying human motor learning and control. Students examine the conceptual and empirical foundations of motor learning and control, and their application to coaching, sport, and physical activity experiences. Through experiential activities, students explore the characteristics, principles, and factors involved in motor learning and control.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2211 or 2230.

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KINS 2215 Biomechanics I
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

In this course, students investigate the elementary principles of physics and mathematics and their application to quantitative analysis of human movement. Through experiential laboratory activities, students explore the basics of data collection, processing, and analysis using innovative technology.

Prerequisite(s): None; however, this course requires a basic knowledge of high school mathematic principles (basic algebra, trigonometry). Students without a minimum grade of "B" in Pre-calculus 11 or a minimum grade of "C+" in Pre-calculus 12, or a score of 70 on the Langara Math Diagnostic Test, are strongly advised to take MATH 1150 prior to this course.

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KINS 2235 Exercise Physiology
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

This course provides an investigation of the acute and chronic effects of exercise on body systems. Through experiential laboratory-based and field-based activities, students explore the cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular responses to physical activity.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2235 or 2275.

Prerequisite(s): KINS 1131 and 1132.

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KINS 2262 Health Policy and Society
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

This course provides an introduction to the sociology of health and illness, with a focus on sociological theories regarding health. Students explore the social determinants of health and their influence on the lived experience. They examine the history and structure of the Canadian health care system, as well as the organization and administration of recreation services and their impact on health.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2261 or 2262.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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One of:
KINS 2206 Introduction to Statistics in Kinesiology
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

Research in kinesiology is often quantitative in nature and employs scientific methods. An understanding of statistical analyses and how to interpret them are essential to reading and critically evaluating kinesiology research. In this course, students learn about the stages of the research process, sources of data, descriptive statistics, applications of the normal curve and Z-scores, basic probability, standard error, statistical inference (confidence intervals and hypothesis testing), t-tests, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation, regression, and selected non-parametric analysis.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum "C" grade in Foundations of Mathematics 11, Pre-calculus 11, Foundations of Mathematics 12, or Pre-calculus 12; or a minimum "C-" grade in MATH 1150; or MDT 053.

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KINS 2280 Human Growth and Motor Development
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

Students explore developmental changes across the lifespan with an emphasis on physical growth and maturational and motor changes during the first two decades of life. Topics include growth assessment, analysis of motor development, the impact of physiological changes, and the significance of physical literacy and its application to participation in physical activities.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2280 or 2284.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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One of:
university-transferable ENGL
3
Five of:
KINS or university-transferrable electives
15

Program Option Notes:

  • Students who commenced the Diploma of Kinesiology Program prior to the Fall 2019 semester and have not submitted a formal request to follow the program curriculum revised effective Fall 2019, are not required to complete KINS 1101. These students should contact kinesiology@langara.ca prior to registration to request prerequisite overrides for KINS 1150, 1160, 2262, and 2280.

TERM ONE

Courses Credits
All of
KINS 1101 Communications Skills for Kinesiology
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

In this course, students will develop the critical reading, writing, and communication skills used in kinesiology studies, research, and applied professional practice. Students learn to summarize and respond to texts representing different genres within the field of kinesiology. They explore research methods and documentation, and learn strategies for producing clear, concise academic writing. Grammar and writing skills are emphasized throughout the course.

Priority registration for students admitted to the Diploma of Kinesiology.

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KINS 1100 Biodynamics of Physical Activity
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

An introductory examination of the mechanical, anatomical and physiological bases of human performance.

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KINS 1120 Health and Exercise Management
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

An important role of kinesiologists in society is to provide information and services to health and exercise. In this course, students explore the role of physical activity in promoting health and wellness, examine risk factors associated with chronic disease, and study basic principles of fitness and training. Through participation in experiential activities, students practice techniques of assessing the health-related and skill-related components of fitness.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1103 or 1120.

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KINS 2215 Biomechanics I
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

In this course, students investigate the elementary principles of physics and mathematics and their application to quantitative analysis of human movement. Through experiential laboratory activities, students explore the basics of data collection, processing, and analysis using innovative technology.

Prerequisite(s): None; however, this course requires a basic knowledge of high school mathematic principles (basic algebra, trigonometry). Students without a minimum grade of "B" in Pre-calculus 11 or a minimum grade of "C+" in Pre-calculus 12, or a score of 70 on the Langara Math Diagnostic Test, are strongly advised to take MATH 1150 prior to this course.

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One of
elective (3 credits)
3
15 Credits

TERM TWO

Courses Credits
All of
KINS 1160 Leisure and Sport in Society
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

In this course, students explore social, economic, and political issues in leisure and sport with a focus on socialization, youth, deviance, gender, race and ethnicity, politics, and current topics.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1160 or 1161.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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KINS 1190 Anatomy & Physiology I
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

Human anatomical systems and their integration. A major emphasis is placed on the skeletal and muscular systems.

Prerequisite(s): HKIN/KINS 1100 or equivalent with department permission (a three-credit course on human anatomy and physiology from an accredited post-secondary institution is considered equivalent).

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One of
ENGL 1129 Modern Novel, Poetry, and Drama
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the modern novel, to a selection of poems, mainly from the twentieth century, and to a sampling of modern drama. Writing assignments are related to the literary works studied.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in one of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128.

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ENGL 1130 Modern Novel, Poetry, and Film
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course introduces students to the modern novel, to a selection of poems, mainly from the twentieth century, and to the dramatic elements and narrative techniques of modern film. Writing assignments are related to the works studied. A feature film series accompanies the course, in addition to class hours.

Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1129 or 1130.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1127, or 1128. Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.

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Two of
electives (6 credits)
6
15 Credits

TERM THREE

Courses Credits
All of
KINS 1132 Systems Physiology II
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

New Course

Human physiology is the science of the function of the human body and its systems. In this course, students examine the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and lymphatic systems. Emphasis is placed on the regulatory mechanisms and integration of the physiological functions provided by these systems.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1132 or 1191.

Prerequisite(s): KINS 1100 or Biology 12 with a minimum 80%.

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KINS 1150 Sport and Exercise Psychology
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

This course provides an overview of the field of applied sport and exercise psychology. Students demonstrate their knowledge by applying mental skills to real world sport and exercise settings. Students also use their developing knowledge of mental skills and strategies from the course to inform reflections and decisions about their mental strengths and challenges during sport and exercise performance. They devise a mental skills plan for personal growth and enhanced performance in a sport and exercise setting.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 1150 or 2231.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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KINS 2280 Human Growth and Motor Development
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

Students explore developmental changes across the lifespan with an emphasis on physical growth and maturational and motor changes during the first two decades of life. Topics include growth assessment, analysis of motor development, the impact of physiological changes, and the significance of physical literacy and its application to participation in physical activities.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2280 or 2284.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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Two of
electives (6 credits)
6
15 Credits

TERM FOUR

Courses Credits
All of
KINS 2211 Human Motor Behaviour
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

This course provides an introduction to the study of the fundamental processes underlying human motor learning and control. Students examine the conceptual and empirical foundations of motor learning and control, and their application to coaching, sport, and physical activity experiences. Through experiential activities, students explore the characteristics, principles, and factors involved in motor learning and control.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2211 or 2230.

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KINS 2262 Health Policy and Society
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

New Course

This course provides an introduction to the sociology of health and illness, with a focus on sociological theories regarding health. Students explore the social determinants of health and their influence on the lived experience. They examine the history and structure of the Canadian health care system, as well as the organization and administration of recreation services and their impact on health.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2261 or 2262.

Prerequisite(s): One of ENGL 1100, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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KINS 2235 Exercise Physiology
3

Lecture Hours: 2.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

New Course

This course provides an investigation of the acute and chronic effects of exercise on body systems. Through experiential laboratory-based and field-based activities, students explore the cardiovascular, respiratory, and muscular responses to physical activity.

College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: KINS 2235 or 2275.

Prerequisite(s): KINS 1131 and 1132.

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Two of
electives (6 credits)
6
15 Credits

Program Option Notes:

The above is a program example. Courses may be taken out of this sequence, but all of the above courses or equivalents must be completed to receive a Diploma in Kinesiology.