316 Motor Control in Special Populations
First and foremost, students will come to appreciate that perception and action are
interdependent processes. They do not work independently, rather they interact
and influence one another. This happens at the level of movement production,
modification, and understanding. Atypical perceptual processing in special
populations (e.g., Down syndrome, Parkinson’s disease) can manifest itself as
aberrant social and motor behaviour. Students are asked to refrain from making
assumptions about observable behaviours for risk of erroneous conclusions.
Instead, to consider how unobservable brain processes may come into play. A
mandatory service learning placement will provide students with the opportunity
to integrate meaningful community service and what they learn in the classroom.
321 Advanced Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
An in-depth study of the assessment and management of athletic injuries. Students
will learn proper assessment protocol, advanced assessment techniques, and
specialized taping techniques.Three credits.
332 Gender in Sport and Physical Activity
Explores the role of women and men in sport/physical activity/recreation from
a historical, philosophical, and sociocultural perspective. This course covers
embodiment, objectification, equity, racism, homophobia, politics of difference and
identity. Cross-listed as WMGS 332. Three credits.
345 Essential 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
periodized exercise programs. Students will be prepared to meet national criteria
for recognition as a certified personal trainer. Three credit and lab.
347 Rehabilitation Techniques of Athletic Injuries
This course will provide upper level HKIN students with an interest in further
pursuing rehabilitation therapy as a career, a guide to understanding, designing,
implementing and supervising rehabilitation programs for sports related injuries.Three credits.
352 Historical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada
An overview of the history of sport in Canada. Using the forces of class, ethnicity,
race and gender as an interpretative foundation, the class will examine the context
and social conditions under which Canadians have created, refined, participated
in and interpreted sports. Three credits.
354 Sport Morality
Embracing sport as a social trial of the moral self, this course serves as a
philosophical inquiry into the moral significance of sport. The advancement of
a philosophy of moral excellence represents a central feature of the curriculum.
Topics include the relationships between sport and moral reasoning, games and
peace, play and the pursuit of happiness, and game-playing and the moral ideal
of humanity. Ideas include sportspersonship, moral idealism, moral virtue, and the
good of sport. Three credits.
357 Aging and Exercise
Aging is an innate feature of human biology, and among the greatest known risk
factors for most human diseases. This course involves an in-depth study of the
changes in exercise capacity and sport performance that occur beyond adulthood,
with a focus on changes attributable to aging itself compared to aspects linked to an
increasingly sedentary lifestyle. The role of physical activity and exercise training in
minimizing aging-related losses in performance capacity and physical conditioning
is also addressed through practical, experiential learning with older adults.Three credits.
374 Mixed Methods in Research
This course introduces students to mixed methods research design (qualitative
and quantitative). The course will help answer such questions as why, what, how
and where to mix research methods. Specifically, the course is designed to provide
an understanding of a research purpose, research process, research approaches,
research design, data collection methods, and research proposal development
and report in human kinetics. Students also will have the opportunity understand
ethical issues related to the conduct of research.
Students will be exposed to the concepts of kinetic analysis of motion through the
application of Newton’s Laws. The course will provide the mechanical information
necessary to enable the student to objectively criticize any human movement
which the student may one day have to teach, coach or ergonomically evaluate.
Three credits and lab.
385 Adapted Physical Education
Future educators learn about the philosophy of inclusion, advocacy as well as the
nature of various physical, intellectual, developmental and emotional disabilities.
Students are asked to translate this theoretical knowledge into practice by forming
collaborative partnerships, designing individualized education plans and participating
in the Motor Activities at X applied laboratory alongside people with disabilities. Three credits and practicum.
386 Sports Biomechanics
This course will focus on understanding the key biomechanical principles in
executing individual sporting skills. Students will spend about 30% of the regular
class time in the sports biomechanics research lab learning to use selectedized
equipment and collect data. Students will gain hands-on experiential learning in a
research lab environment analysing sporting skills and developing recommendations
for athletes and/or coaches. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the
biomechanics of the golf swing.Three credits.
387 Exercise Physiology in Extreme Environments
Human physiology is marvellously adaptable, and we are able to function in
variable environments and under a wide variety of stresses. Exercise is one such
stress, but coupling exercise with extreme temperatures, pressures, etc. can
lead to catastrophic failure. It is the goal of this course to explore how the human
physiological system operates in “non-normal conditions”. Emphasis will be placed
on interpretation and critical analysis of primary research relating environmental
exercise physiology and performance. Three credits.
395 Disability, Health and Community Rehabilitation
Students learn to design, deliver, and evaluate community-based physical activity
initiatives for marginalized populations. This course focuses on implementation disability, health and rehabilitation. This includes the study of autism spectrum
disorder, Down syndrome, intellectual disability, orthopedic impairment, aging,
mental health, deafness, as well as other unique medical concerns and diagnoses.
Three credits and 20 hours practical experience.
396 Quantitative Research Methods
An overview of the scientific method of problem solving. The course covers problem
identification, hypothesis testing, data collection, and analysis of research findings.
A detailed examination of experimental design assists the student in conducting
research, writing the proposal and the report, and critically analyzing published
literature. Restricted to upper year students; required for third-year honours
students. Three credits.
397 Qualitative Research Methods
An overview of qualitative research methodologies, including the major theories,
methods, and approaches (i.e. case studies, content analysis, interviews,
observations, and ethnography). Problem identification, literature review analysis,
research design, theoretical and empirical analysis, and dissemination are the major
focus of this course. Practical experience will be included. Restricted to upper year
students; required for third-year honours students. Three credits.