200 Level

215 Introduction to Motor Control and Learning

This course offers students a comprehensive overview of the major areas of study

in motor control and learning. Students will first learn how the nervous system

perceives and integrates sensory input and generates motor output through

the musculoskeletal system (motor control). They will then be introduced to the

processes involved in motor skill acquisition (motor learning) and the factors that

enhance or inhibit an individual’s capability to perform a motor skill. Three credits

and lab.


222 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

A study of the injuries that occur in popular physical activities, including the nature,

course, prevention, and non-medical management of these injuries. Three credits and lab.


226 Focus on Personal Health

This multidisciplinary and self-reflective course addresses personal health of

university students. Topics include healthier living and behaviour change, mental

health and illness, communication, dietary intake, physical activity, sedentary

behaviours, drugs, the environment and sexuality. Three credits

234 Coach Leadership and Planning

This practical course seeks to introduce students to the practice of coaching

through the development of five core competencies; problem solving, valuing,

critical thinking, leading, and interacting. This course design allows students to

earn a NCCP certification in ‘Introduction to Competition’. Three credits.


253 Sport Philosophy

This course serves as a philosophical inquiry into the nature, meaning and

significance of sport. The advancement of a philosophy of existential fitness

represents a central feature of the curriculum. Topics include the relationships

between work, game and play, mind, body and spirit, as well as game-playing and

existence. Ideas to be explored include being-in-the-zone, sporting intelligence,

sport as a mental health practice, sport as a spiritual practice, and the game of

life. Three credits.


262 Performance-Enhancing Substances

The drive to succeed in sports and exercise has led to the use of nutritional,

chemical, pharmacologic, and physiologic means of performance enhancement. The

purpose of this course is to provide an overview of substances used in sports and

exercise, addressing their mechanisms of action, safety and efficacy in consultation with valid scientific literature. Three credits.


264 The Sociology of Sport

This course provides students with a sociological interpretation of sport in

contemporary Canadian society. By contextualizing sporting behaviours and

activities, the course challenges dominant ideas about sport in society and positions

sport as an institution that both liberates and limits possibilities. The course will

demonstrate the connection between sport and issues of deviance, violence, gender,

race, the economy, media, and politics. The role of sport in constructing specific

values in Canadian society will be emphasised. Three credits.


265 Exercise Physiology

An introduction to the responses and adaptations (acute and chronic) of the

musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems to disruptions to

homeostasis due to muscular activity. Three credits and lab.