Courses Offered

courses

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 course outlines for each course, which are posted as they become available. Course outlines from previous academic years are available by clicking on the links at the bottom of this page. 

2021-22 Courses

Theory-Based

First Year

  • KIN1070A – Psychology of Human Movement Science
  • KIN1080B – Introduction to Psychomotor Behaviour

Second Year

  • KIN2000B – Physical Activity & Health
  • KIN2032B – Research Design in Human Movement Science
  • KIN2222A/B – Functional Human Gross Anatomy
  • KIN2230A/B – Introductory Exercise Physiology
  • KIN2236B – Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • KIN2241A/B – Biomechanics
  • KIN2250A – Social Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN2263G – Canadian Sport History
  • KIN2276F – Psychology of Exercise
  • KIN2292G – Critical Thinking and Ethics in Kinesiology
  • KIN2298A – Introduction to Management in Kinesiology

Third Year

  • KIN3222B – Anatomy of the Human Body: A Description of Systemic Structure & Function
  • KIN3330F – Laboratory in Exercise Physiology
  • KIN3335 – Leadership in Physical Activity
  • KIN3336A/B – An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Athletic Injuries
  • KIN3337A – Physiology of Fitness Appraisal
  • KIN3339A – Exercise Nutrition
  • KIN3341A – Biomechanical Analysis of Physical Activity
  • KIN3347B – Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • KIN3353B – Biomechanical Analysis of Human Locomotion
  • KIN3360B – Exercise Biochemistry
  • KIN3362G – Olympic Issues for Modern Times
  • KIN3398F – Managing People in Sport and Recreation Organizations
  • KIN3399G – Sport Marketing
  • KIN3402A – Introduction to Clinical Kinesiology
  • KIN3412B – Exercise for Specific Populations: Chronic Disease
  • KIN3457A – Cognitive Ergonomics
  • KIN3463F – Sport, the Body and Culture
  • KIN3476F – Exercise and Health Behaviour Change
  • KIN3495B – Practical Aspects of Strength and Conditioning
  • KIN3550B – Kinesiology at Work

Fourth Year

  • KIN4276G – Psychology of Body and Movement
  • KIN4412A – Exercise for Specific Populations: Impairment and Aging
  • KIN4420B – Impact of Exercise During Pregnancy on Chronic Disease Risk
  • KIN4422B – Entrepreneurship and Technology in Clinical Kinesiology
  • KIN4430F – Neuromuscular Physiology
  • KIN4432A – Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN4433B – Physiology of Exercise Training
  • KIN4434B – Physiological Function and Physical Activity in Aging
  • KIN4437A – Medical Issues in Exercise & Sport
  • KIN4465G – Social Theory of Sport and Exercise
  • KIN4480A – Exercise Neuroscience
  • KIN4489B – International Sport Management
  • KIN4520B – Clinical Biomechanics

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.

  • KIN4472B – Special Topic: Dis/Ability and the Moving Body
  • KIN4473A – Special Topic: Legal Issues for Kinesiologists
  • KIN4475A – Special Topic: Kinematics & Dynamics of Biomechanics

Practicum/Internships/Independent Study/Research Project

  • KIN4490E – Senior Research Project
  • KIN4491F – Independent Study in Kinesiology
  • KIN4492G – Independent Study in Kinesiology
  • KIN4585 – Athletic Injuries Practicum
  • KIN4590 – Clinical Kinesiology Placement
  • KIN4995F – Practicum
  • KIN4996G – Practicum

Physical Activity and Coaching

  • KIN2991A/B – Coaching and Sport Leadership
  • KIN2992B – Fitness Assessment and Strength Training
  • KIN2992Y – Fitness Assessment and Strength Training
  • KIN2993Y – Lifestyle, Individual, Fitness and Exercise
  • KIN2994Y – Specific Populations, Healthy Engagement, Rehabilitation and Exercise

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.

  • KIN2000B – Physical Activity & Health

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.

Previous Academic Years

If the course outline you are looking for is not listed below, please contact Student Central. Course descriptions are not available through the School of Kinesiology. To request course descriptions, please contact the Office of the Registrar.