Courses Offered


The School of Kinesiology offers a variety of courses to help undergraduate students tailor their academic experience.  Listed below are the most recent courses offered by the School of Kinesiology. Course offerings may change from year to year. The listing of courses offered includes a link to the most recent available course outline. For course outlines from previous academic years, please contact the School of Kinesiology


First Year

  • 1070A - Psychology of Human Movement Science
  • 1080A/B - Introduction to Psycho-motor Behaviour

Second Year

  • 2032A/B - Research Design in Human Movement Science
  • Anatomy 2221 - Anatomy & Cell Biology (Functional Human Anatomy)
  • 2222A/B - Systemic Approach to Functional Anatomy
  • 2230A/B - Introductory Exercise Physiology
  • 2236A/B - Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • 2241A/B - Biomechanics
  • 2250A/B - Social Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity
  • 2263F/G - Canadian Sport History
  • 2276F/G - Psychology of Exercise
  • 2292F/G - Critical Thinking and Ethics in Kinesiology
  • 2298A/B - Introduction to Management in Kinesiology

Third Year

  • 3222A - Anatomy of the Human Body: A Description of Systemic Structure & Function
  • 3325A - Integrative Health
  • 3330F/G - Laboratory in Exercise Physiology
  • 3333Y - Leadership in Physical Activity
  • 3336A/B - An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Athletic Injuries
  • 3337A/B - Physiology of Fitness Appraisal
  • 3339A/B - Exercise Nutrition
  • 3341A/B - Biomechanical Analysis of Physical Activity 
  • 3343B - Biomechanical Analysis of Discrete Sport Skills
  • 3347A/B - A Survey of Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • 3353B - Biomechanical Analysis  of Human Locomotion
  • 3360A/B - Exercise Biochemistry
  • 3362F/G - Olympic Issues for Modern Times
  • 3363A/B - Exercise, Sport and the Body in the Western Culture
  • 3377F/G  - The Canadian Sport System
  • 3378F - Sport in Literature
  • 3388A/B - The Psychology of Sport
  • 3398F/G - Human Resource Management in Sport
  • 3399A/B - Sport Marketing
  • 3412B - Exercise for Specific Populations (Chronic Disease)
  • 3413B - Exercise for Specific Populations (Impairment and Aging)
  • 3421A - Introduction to Professional Kinesiology
  • 3457A - Cognitive Ergonomics
  • 3474A/B - Psychological Intervention for Sport, Exercise and Injury Rehabilitation
  • 3476G - Exercise & Health Behaviour Change
  • 3480A/B - Movement Neuroscience
  • 3490G - Professional Ethics for Kinesiology
  • 3510G - Sport for Development
  • 3550B - Kinesiology at Work

Fourth Year

  • 4409A/B - Strategy and Tactics in Sport
  • 4410A - Introduction to Coaching
  • 4420B - Impact of Exercise During Pregnancy on Chronic Disease Risk
  • 4422A - Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • 4430F/G - Muscle Function and Metabolism
  • 4432A/B - Physiology of Exercise 
  • 4433B - Physiology of Exercise Training
  • 4437A/B - Medical Issues in Exercise and Sport
  • 4450A/B - Clinical Kinesiology
  • 4457A/B - Ergonomics and Aging
  • 4459A/B - Sport and the Law
  • 4460F/G - Comparative and International Sport
  • 4465G - Introduction to Social Theory of Sport & Exercise 
  • 4474A/B - Physical Activity and Exercise Guidelines for Older Adults
  • 4477B - Exercise, Nutrition & Wellness
  • 4482A/B - Perceptual Motor Performance/Learning
  • 4489A/B - International Sport Management
  • 4520B - Clinical Biomechanics
  • 4560A - Advanced Topics in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Special Topics

Special topics courses are offered to take advantage of new or visiting faculty, and/or innovative course development. These courses provide an opportunity for students to gain exposure to current issues and explore future trends within kinesiology. A particular special topics course may be offered only once, or for one to three years. Students are advised to make sure they have the required prerequisites before registering.

  • 2951S - Speed, Agility and Power Training for Performance Enhancement
  • 3371A - Exercise Neuroscience
  • 3372A - Promotion of Pleasure in Physical Activity
  • 4473B - Legal Issues in Kinesiology

Practicum/Internships/Independent Study/Research Project

Physical Activity and Coaching

Courses for Non-Kinesiology Students

Non-Kinesiology students are permitted to take up to 1.0 Kinesiology courses per year. To determine if/when a Kinesiology course opens, please review the Requisites and Constraints column of the Western timetable.

NOTE: Kinesiology activity-based courses taught during the fall/winter do not open to students outside the program. Students wishing to take activity-based courses can do so during the summer term.