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KIN 102 F 3C,1T 0.5
Biophysical Basis of Kinesiology
Human physical movement is discussed from mechanical, anatomical and physiological viewpoints. The course provides a general orientation to the study of Kinesiology.

KIN 103 F 3C,1T 0.5
The Social Sciences Basis of Kinesiology
An introduction to the study of human physical activity from psychological, sociological, anthropological and historical perspectives.


KIN 200 F 3C,2L 0.5
Human Anatomy: Limbs and Trunk
Functionally-oriented regional anatomy of the limbs and trunk using predissected cadavers. A brief introduction to neuroanatomy is included
No Year One students are admitted.

KIN 201 W 3C,2L 0.5
Human Anatomy: Central Nervous System, Head and Neck
Functionally-oriented anatomy of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves and sensory receptors, using predissected cadavers. Included is an introduction to the histology and embryology of the nervous system.
Prereq: KIN 200 or consent of instructor

KIN 210 W 3C 0.5
Growth and Development, and Aging
The physiology of human growth, development and aging is examined with special reference to the influence of diet, environment, exercise and disease on the normal processes.
Prereq: KIN 200, BIOL 230 and 273
Cross-listed as GERON 210, HLTH 210

KIN 222 F 3C,2L 0.5
Statistical Techniques Applied to Kinesiology
An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and the interpretation of data. A major consideration of the course is the use of statistics in the solution of problems in Kinesiology and Health Studies.
Prereq: KIN and Health Studies students only

KIN 242 F 3C,2L 0.5
Introduction to Movement Disorders
An introduction to selected movement disorders and their implications for physical activity. The movement disorders examined include those which accompany neuromuscular and perceptual-motor impairment, mental retardation, cardio-vascular and respiratory disease.
Prereq: KIN 102 and 103

KIN 250 W 3C 0.5
Sociology of Physical Activity
An introduction to the sociology of physical activity. The course examines physical activity with respect to settings such as the workplace, educational and health systems, exercise, and sport. Particular attention is directed to a consideration of the social significance of physical activity and the social influences and constraints upon access and participation.
Prereq: KIN 103 and SOC 101

KIN 255 W 3C,2L 0.5
Introduction to Psychomotor Behaviour
An information processing approach is used to introduce the principles of learning and performing fine and gross motor skills. In addition, social psychological variables are studied as they relate to the facilitation or decrement in learning and performance.
Prereq: KIN 103 and PSYCH 101

KIN 264 F 2C,1T
Developmental Aspects of Movement
A study integrating the theoretical and applied aspects of motor and perceptual motor development in children and adolescents. Tutorials will examine children in an applied setting.
Prereq: Year-Two or Year-Three standing only
Antireq: DANCE 264
Cross-listed as DANCE 264


KIN 300 W,S 3C,3L 0.5
Physiology of Physical Activity
A study of the effects of physical activity on the muscular, circulatory and respiratory systems and the mechanisms through which the body adapts to activity and environment.
Prereq: BIOL 230 and 273

KIN 317 F 3C 0.5
Human Biochemistry
An elementary course in human biochemistry including the metabolism and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and hormones. Emphasis is placed on the application of biochemical principles to human movement.
Prereq: CHEM 116 or equivalent

KIN 321 W,S 3C,2L 0.5
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Anatomical, neural and mechanical considerations in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement are examined. Concepts related to the biostatics and biodynamics of linked segment models of human motion are introduced.
Prereq: PHYS 111, KIN 200 and 222

KIN 330 W,S 3C 0.5
Research Design
An introduction to the basic principles of scientific inquiry in Kinesiology. A systematic treatment of the logic and practice of methods and techniques employed in research related to physical activity with an examination of design, sampling, data gathering and analysis.
Prereq: KIN 222

KIN 335 F 3C,2L 0.5
Evaluation of Human Motor Performance
The nature and methodology of assessment is reviewed from theoretical and empirical perspectives. Taxonomies of motor performance are examined and principles developed for the measurement of specific constructs in field and laboratory situations.
Prereq: KIN 222

KIN 340 F 3C,2L 0.5
Injuries in Work and Sport
An introductory course to the area of sports medicine in which injuries encountered in sport and in the workplace are exmained. Materials covered include the mechanisms of injury, tissue biomechanics, pathology, assessment, treatment and prevention of acute and chronic trauma. The laboratory component provides hands-on experience with the management of simulated injuries.
Prereq: KIN 200, third- and fourth-year Kinesiology students

KIN 341 W 3C,2L 0.5
Selected Topics in Sport and Work Injuries
This course covers the mechanisms, pathology, management and prevention of catastrophic injuries encountered in sport and work. Topics include trauma to the head, face, vertebral column, and knee, thermal injury, legal liability and others as requested by the students.
Prereq: KIN 340

KIN 346 W,S 3C 0.5
An elementary course in nutrition with special emphasis on diet for sport and certain physiological conditions.
Prereq: KIN 317 or Year Three or Four standing or permission of instructor
Cross-listed as HLTH 346

KIN 348 W,S 3C 0.5
Social Psychology of Health Behaviour
The study and application of basic social psychological processes in relation to selected health-related behaviours (e.g. family planning, overeating, smoking, non-medical drug use, cardiovascular risk factors, patient compliance, medical care utilization).
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or consent of instructor
Cross-listed as HLTH 348

KIN 349 F,S 3C 0.5
Principles of Behaviour Modification
A course providing a general overview of behaviour modification principles and procedures. Basic principles of reinforcement, punishment, modelling and desensitization are examined as they relate to health behaviour.
Prereq: PSYCH 101 or consent of instructor
Cross-listed as HLTH 349

KIN 352 3C 0.5
Sociology of Aging
An introduction to individual and population aging. Topics discussed include: aging from an historical and comparative perspective; aging in subcultures; aging and the social structure; aging and social processes; aging and the environment; work and retirement; and aging and leisure patterns.
Prereq: SOC 101 and one other SOC course
Cross-listed as GERON 352, HLTH 352, SOC 352

KIN 354 W,S 2C,1T 0.5
Social Psychology and Physical Activity
An examination of sport and other forms of physical activity as social situations. Topics such as social facilitation, modelling, person perception, expectancies, group structure, unity, motivation, leadership, conformity, and intergroup relations are introduced in relation to motor performance.
Prereq: PSYCH 101

KIN 356 F 3C 0.5
Information Processing in Human Perceptual Motor Performance
An information processing model of perceptual-motor behaviour is presented. Human performance theory is used to study processes mediating input and output information. Specifically, the subprocesses of storage of information in memory, perception, retrieval of information from memory and execution of movement are examined.
Prereq: KIN 222, 255

KIN 357 W 3C 0.5
Motor Learning
A course focused on the bases and applications of theories of motor learning. Included are selected psychological and neurophysiological processes as they relate to these theories.
Prereq: KIN 222, 255


KIN 401 W,S 3C,3L 0.5
Physiological Adaptations to Physical Activity
An analysis of the physiologic adaptations that occur in response to protracted physical activity and the influence of such adaptations on the response to work in a variety of environmental conditions. Special emphasis is given to the changes occurring in skeletal and cardiac muscles and the neuro-endocrine mechanisms involved.
Prereq: KIN 300 and 317

KIN 402 F 3C 0.5
Hydrospace, Altitude and Aerospace Physiology
An examination of human cardiorespiratory responses at rest and during work to selected stresses of hyperbaric and hypobaric environments.
Prereq: KIN 300

KIN 405 W 3C,2L 0.5
Exercise Management
An examination of the rationale and procedures used in the development of exercise programs for normally healthy individuals.
Prereq: KIN 300 and 321

KIN 407 W 3C 0.5
The Physiology of Coronary Heart Disease
An examination of the pathology, risk factors and rehabilitation programs related to coronary heart disease. Major emphasis is placed on the cardiorespiratory implications of exercise in the rehabilitation process.
Prereq: KIN 300 or equivalent
Cross-listed as HLTH 407

KIN 416 F 3C 0.5
Neuromuscular Integration
An examination of the neural processes involved in the maintenance of posture and the control of movement.
Prereq: KIN 201 or PSYCH 261 or consent of instructor

KIN 420 W 3C 0.5
Occupational Biomechanics
Biomechanical methods are applied to the study of the effect on the human operator of selected work place tasks, personal equipment, and work space layout. Examples include the use of EMG and/or computerized models to analyse low back loading during manual lifting, the design of helmets, shoes and office chairs.
Prereq: KIN 321 or consent of instructor

KIN 422 F 3C,2L 0.5
Human Gait, Posture, and Balance: Pathological and Aging Considerations
This course will provide a detailed understanding of the kinematics, kinetics, and neural control of standing posture, stepping, walking, and running under normal and perturbed conditions. Measurement techniques, processing data, and the interpretation of total body and limb synergies will be emphasized from a biomechanical and neural control perspective. The problems of the elderly and the assessment of those with pathologies will be emphasized.
Prereq: KIN 425, 416, or permission of instructor

KIN 425 W 3C,2L 0.5
Advanced Biomechanics of Human Movement
The quantitative measurement and analysis of the movement of the human musculo skeletal system. Multisegment dynamic movements will be studied using computer programs, with emphasis on kinematics, kinetics and energetics, as well as the use of EMG in the assessment of the control of the movement. Examples are presented from pathological, normal and athletic movement.
Prereq: KIN 321

KIN 426 F 3C,2L 0.5
Biophysical Signal Processing and Control Systems
Basic electricity and electronics required for the understanding of bioelectric recording and electrophysiology. Application of signal processing to biophysical signals encountered in kinesiology. Mathematical modelling of passive and active systems and the control systems (cardiac, respiratory, neuromuscular) associated with human movement.
Prereq: KIN 321, 300 or consent of instructor

KIN 431 F,W,S 0.5
Research Proposal
An independent paper in the form of a research proposal on an approved topic. The topic may include survey, field, laboratory, theoretical, or applied research, program evaluation, mathematical modelling, fitness appraisal, etc. The format is to be determined with the supervisor and may be in chapters or in journal style.
Prereq: Fourth year Honours Kinesiology
KIN 431A Biomechanics
KIN 431B Biochemistry
KIN 431C Work Physiology
KIN 431E Psycho Motor Behaviour
KIN 431G Sociology of Physical Activity
KIN 431J Psychology of Human Movement
KIN 431K Sports Medicine
KIN 431L Occupational Health
KIN 431M Anatomy
KIN 431N Movement Disorders
KIN 431O Motor Control
KIN 431P Nutrition
KIN 431Q Gerontology
KIN 431R Rehabilitation
KIN 431T Ergonomics

KIN 432 F,W,S 0.5
Research Project
An independent research project on an approved topic, supervised by a faculty member. This is the completion of the research proposed in KIN 431. The format is to be determined with the supervisor and may be in chapters or in journal style.
Prereq: KIN 431
It is strongly recommended that students planning graduate studies take
KIN 431 and KIN 432.
KIN 432A Biomechanics
KIN 432B Biochemistry
KIN 432C Work Physiology
KIN 432E Psycho Motor Behaviour
KIN 432G Sociology of Physical Activity
KIN 432J Psychology of Human Movement
KIN 432K Sports Medicine
KIN 432L Occupational Health
KIN 432M Anatomy
KIN 432N Movement Disorders
KIN 432O Motor Control
KIN 432P Nutrition
KIN 432Q Gerontology
KIN 432R Rehabilitation
KIN 432T Ergonomics

KIN 433 F,W,S 0.5
Senior Essay
An extensive critical review of the literature on an approved topic. The topics will be broader in scope than those associated with specific research proposals.
Prereq: Fourth year Honours Kinesiology
KIN 433A Biomechanics
KIN 433B Biochemistry
KIN 433C Work Physiology
KIN 433E Psycho Motor Behaviour
KIN 433G Sociology of Physical Activity
KIN 433J Psychology of Human Movement
KIN 433K Sports Medicine
KIN 433L Occupational Health
KIN 433M Anatomy
KIN 433N Movement Disorders
KIN 433O Motor Control
KIN 433P Nutrition
KIN 433Q Gerontology
KIN 433S Cardiac Rehabilitation

KIN 452 F 3C 0.5
Sport in Society
An advanced course in the sociology of sport with a particular focus on sport in Canadian society. Topics include the structure and processes of Canadian sport and its place in Canadian social structure and culture.
Prereq: KIN 250

KIN 453 F,S 3C 0.5
The Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
An introduction to specific psychological topics as they relate to the social psychological behaviour of the individual in motor performance situations. Topics usually examined are personality, anxiety, motivation, attribution.
Prereq: KIN 354

KIN 456 F 3C 0.5
Cognitive Dysfunction and Motor Skill
An examination of issues related to understanding the cerebral organization of motor skill. Discussion of how certain movement disorders are a reflection of disturbances at different stages in the sequence of information processing.
Prereq: One of PSYCH 206, 207, or KIN 356

KIN 457 W 3C,2L 0.5
Cognitive, Perceptual and Motor Assessment
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the principles underlying the assessment of cognitive, perceptual and motor functions. Measurement issues associated with test development and use, factors involved in the administration and interpretation of test results, and methods of report writing will be examined. Under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist, the student will learn to administer a number of test instruments used in the assessment of cognitive, perceptual and motor functions. Assessments will be done on normal, healthy volunteers recruited from the university community.
Prereq: KIN 356, 456 and consent of instructor

KIN 470 F,W,S 3C 0.5
Seminar in Kinesiology
An examination of current major issues and trends in Kinesiology. Students select areas of major interest from a series of faculty introduced topics.
Prereq: Fourth year Honours KIN students

KIN 472 F,W,S 0.5
Directed Study in Special Topics
For the student who desires to pursue a particular topic in depth through guided independent research and/or reading. A faculty member must approve a student's project prior to registration. May be repeated in subsequent terms.
Prereq: Consent of department
KIN 472A/B Biomechanics
KIN 472C/D Work Physiology
KIN 472E/F Psycho-Motor Behaviour
KIN 472H Habilitation
KIN 472I Internship
KIN 472K Sports Medicine
KIN 472L Occupational Health
KIN 472M Teaching
KIN 472N Coaching
KIN 472O Anatomy
KIN 472P/Q Social Sciences: Psychology
KIN 472R Rehabilitation
KIN 472S/T Social Sciences: Sociology

KIN 491 F,W 5T 0.5
Clinical Kinesiology - Sports Injuries Assessment
Practical experience in the examination, diagnosis, and treatment of sports injuries under the supervision of a physician. Case presentations are discussed in a group setting.
Prereq: KIN students only. Must have consent of instructor, athletic injury experience and preferably at least A- in KIN 200 and 340.

KIN 492A/B F,W 2P,2T 0.25/0.25
Clinical Kinesiology - Cardiac Rehabilitation Practicum
Practical experience with cardiac patients in a rehabilitation setting; major emphasis is placed on the cardio-respiratory implications of exercise and behaviour modification.
Prereq: KIN 300, 407, 349, and experience with high risk patients, plus consent of instructor
Courses may be taken concurrently

KIN 493 W 5P,3T 0.5
Clinical Kinesiology: Movement Assessment Practicum
Practical experience in movement assessment of persons from various special populations such as the normal elderly and those with neurological, degenerative or developmental disorders. Motor functions involving gait, posture and balance or upper limb movements will typically be examined in these assessments.
Prereq: Normally the minimum requirement will be a 75% average overall and in the prerequisite courses which include KIN 242, 416, 422, 456. As well, the student will need to have the equivalent of eight months of full-time experience working with people from special populations and the consent of course co-ordinator.

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