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.

The Diploma in Kinesiology is a two-year university-transfer program that prepares students to continue toward the completion of a baccalaureate degree in kinesiology, exercise science, or other related disciplines.

Courses Credits
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KINS 1110 Human Anatomy
3

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

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): A minimum "C-" grade in KINS 1100.

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KINS 1120 Health and Exercise Management
3

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

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

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): A minimum "C-" grade in KINS 1100.

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KINS 1132 Systems Physiology II
3

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

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): A minimum "C-" grade in KINS 1131.

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KINS 1150 Sport and Exercise Psychology
3

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

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): A minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1123 or 1127 (may be taken concurrently).

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KINS 1160 Leisure and Sport in Society
3

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

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): A minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1123 or 1127 (may be taken concurrently).

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KINS 2030 Physical Activity, Health, and Wellness
3

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

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 Research Methods in Kinesiology
3

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

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.Students will receive credit for only one of KINS 2205 or 3373.

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KINS 2211 Human Motor Behaviour
3

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

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 2221 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.Students will receive credit for only one of KINS 1151 or 2215.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

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

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.Students will receive credit for only one of KINS 2262 or 2261.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in ENGL 1123 or 1127 (may be taken concurrently).

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KINS 2206 Introduction to Statistics in Kinesiology
3

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

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.Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma in Kinesiology.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

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): A minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: ENGL 1100, 1123, 1125, 1127, 1128, or KINS 1101.

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Two of
University-transferable ENGL courses
6
Five of
KINS or university-transferable electives
15