300 Level

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.

Three credits.


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.


376 Biomechanics

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.