416 Advanced Motor Learning:
An in-depth study of motor control in skill movement and research problems in areas of motor control and learning strategies leading to peak performance. Prerequisite: HKIN 215. Three credits.
425 Child Growth and Development:
This course covers the physical growth, maturation, and development in children and adolescents. The implications of changes in structure and function as they relate to physical education, physical activity, and physical fitness will be discussed. Prerequisites: BIOL 251, 252; HKIN 365. Three credits and lab. Service learning option.
426 Health Education:
This course introduces the basic concepts and topics associated with the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, and environmental aspects of health. Emphasis will be placed upon the application of these concepts in the instruction of health in the school system. Three credits. Service learning option.
432 Psychology of Coaching:
Explores current issues pertinent to psychological practice in sport, with a special emphasis on the coach-participant relationship. Prerequisite: HKIN 236 or PSYC 100. Three credits.
435 Psychology of Motivation and Performance in Sports:
An analysis of motivational factors and psychological principles with reference to sport and motor performance, and a study of motivational techniques. Three credits.
441 Organization and Administration of Physical Activity and Sport:
An analysis of research relating to the theory and practice of administration in physical activities and sports with emphasis on planning, organizing, staffing, directing, co-ordinating, and controlling. Three credits.
443 Modern Olympic Games:
This advanced seminar course is designed to provide opportunities for students to critically examine the Olympic Games and the modern Olympic Movement. Students will examine the Olympic Games from a sociocultural interdisciplinary approach. Restricted to third and fourth year HKIN students. Prerequisites: HKIN 332, 352, 353, 397 and 354 are recommended. Three credits.
445 Instructional Strategies in Human Kinetics:
An analysis of the teaching-learning process, emphasizing the instructional strategies specific to the development of skilled performance in movement activities; concentration on the acquisition of knowledge and competence relating to human relations. Three credits.
446 Essentials of Personal Training:
An introduction to exercise program prescription and leadership. Students will learn techniques for prescribing, following, and leading exercise programs; participate in and analyze exercise activities and programs; design and lead group, individual, and periodic exercise programs. Students will be prepared to meet national criteria for recognition as a certified personal trainer. Prerequisites: BIOL 251, 252; HKIN 365. Three credits and lab.
447 Rehabilitation Techniques for Sports Medicine:
This course will provide human kinetic students with an interest in further pursuing therapy as a career, a comprehensive guide to designing, implementing and supervising rehabilitation programs for sports related injuries. Prerequisite: HKIN 321. Three credits.
455 Games, Life & Leadership:
The root condition of meaningful human existence and a thriving society is found in game-playing. Nonetheless, culture maintains a pedestrian view of play as nothing more than recreation, relaxation, and diversion. This course represents an opportunity to investigate the social landscape within which this tension thrives. Students will explore the idea of a Utopian game-playing culture, study the obstacles that work against game-playing, and develop a leadership development perspective capable of influencing others toward this vision. Prerequisite: HKIN 353. Three credits.
456 Fitness and Exercise Evaluation:
This course is designed to provide practical and theoretical experience in a wide range of exercise science-related evaluation techniques and exercise training principles. Components of this course are intended provide students with the necessary background information to pursue Personal Trainer certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Prerequisite: HKIN 365. Three credits and lab.
466 Clinical Exercise Physiology:
This course examines several chronic diseases prevalent in our society, which are positively influenced by regular exercise or physical activity, and include: obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, certain cancers and depression. The nature of the disease, methods of assessment, the role of exercise in the possible prevention, treatment and/or rehabilitation of these diseases are considered. Prerequisites: BIOL 251, 252; HKIN 365. Three credits.
471 Selected Topics in Human Kinetics I:
This course will cover a selection of current human kinetics topics such as psycho- social issues and scientific aspects of human movement. Restricted to third- and fourth-year students. Three credits.
473 Selected Topics in Human Kinetics II:
This course will cover a selection of current human kinetics topics. Three credits.
474 Advanced Biomechanics:
This course will further the student’s understanding of the qualitative approach to biomechanics, and provide the necessary skills for conducting a quantitative biomechanical analysis of human motion. Students will be introduced to several techniques used in biomechanics research. Emphasis will be placed on the collection and analysis of biomechanical data. Concepts will be illustrated with examples taken from areas of ergonomics, sport, and exercise. Prerequisites: HKIN 376; MATH 111 and PHYS 100 recommended. Three credits.
491 Senior Seminar:
In addition to classroom sessions and round table discussions, the senior seminar may include lectures by visitors, faculty, and staff on aspects of human movement. Required for all honours students. The theses of honours students form the basis of their presentations. No formal credit is given for the senior seminar; however, satisfactory attendance and seminar presentation is a requirement for the BA or B.Sc. in Human Kinetics with Honours. No credit.
493 Honours Thesis:
Honours students must submit a thesis under the direction of a faculty member. The thesis will document the student’s research work. Students must meet all department deadlines and requirements, and submit an acceptable thesis to earn a BA or a B.Sc. in Human Kinetics with Honours. Prerequisites: HKIN 301, 396 or 397. Three credits.
499 Directed Study:
Designed for students with high academic standing who wish to pursue a directed, in-depth study in a selected topic. Three credits.