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 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. 

2018-19 Courses


First Year

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

Second Year

  • KIN2000A - Physical Activity and Health
  • KIN2000B - Physical Activity and Health
  • KIN2032B – Research Design in Human Movement Science
  • ANAT2221 – Functional Human Anatomy
  • KIN2222A – Systemic Approach to Body Function
  • KIN2222B – Systemic Approach to Body Function
  • KIN2230A – Introductory Exercise Physiology
  • KIN2230B – Introductory Exercise Physiology
  • KIN2236B – Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • KIN2241A – Biomechanics
  • KIN2241B – Biomechanics
  • KIN2250A – Social Foundations of Sport & Physical Activity
  • KIN2263G – Canadian Sport History
  • KIN2276F – Psychology of Exercise
  • 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 – An Introduction to Practical Aspects of Athletic Injuries
  • KIN3336B – An Introduction to Practical Aspects of Athletic Injuries
  • KIN3337A – Physiology of Fitness Appraisal
  • KIN3339A – Exercise Nutrition
  • KIN3341A – Biomechanical Analysis of Physical Activity
  • KIN3343A – Biomechanical Analysis of Discrete Sport Skills
  • KIN3347B – A Survey of Physical Growth and Motor Development
  • KIN3360B – Exercise Biochemistry
  • KIN3362F – Olympic Issues for Modern Times
  • KIN3363B – Exercise, Sport and the Body in Western Culture
  • KIN3388B – The Psychology of Sport
  • KIN3398F – Managing People in Sport and Recreation Organizations
  • KIN3399G – Sport Marketing
  • KIN3412B – Exercise for Specific Populations: Chronic Disease
  • KIN3413B – Exercise for Specific Populations: Impairment and Aging
  • KIN3421A – Introduction to Professional Kinesiology
  • KIN3457A – Cognitive Ergonomics
  • KIN3474B – Psychological Interventions in Exercise, Sport & Injury Rehabilitation
  • KIN3476F – Exercise and Health Behaviour Change
  • KIN3480A – Movement Neuroscience
  • KIN3490F – Professional Ethics in Kinesiology
  • KIN3510G – Sport in Development
  • KIN3550A – Kinesiology at Work

Fourth Year

  • KIN4420B – Impact of Exercise During Pregnancy on Chronic Disease Risk
  • KIN4422A – Entrepreneurship and Technology in Professional Kinesiology
  • KIN4430F – Muscle Function & Metabolism
  • KIN4432A – Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN4433B – Physiology of Exercise Training
  • KIN4437B – Medical Issues in Exercise & Sport
  • KIN4457B – Ergonomics and Aging
  • KIN4465G – Social Theory of Sport and Exercise
  • KIN4474B – Guidelines for Physical Activity and Exercise in Older Adults
  • KIN4477B – Exercise, Nutrition & Wellness
  • KIN4489A – International Sport Management
  • KIN4520B – Clinical Biomechanics
  • KIN4560A – 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.

  • KIN2270G – Gender in Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN2980A – Lifestyle, Individual, Fitness and Exercise
  • KIN2980B – Lifestyle, Individual, Fitness and Exercise
  • KIN3371A – Exercise Neuroscience
  • KIN4473A – Legal Issues for Kinesiologists

Practicum/Internships/Independent Study/Research Project

  • KIN3893 – Internship Work Term (13-16 months)
  • KIN4443E – Senior Research Project (BSc)
  • KIN4444E – Senior Research Project (BA)
  • KIN4491F – Independent Study in Kinesiology
  • KIN4492G – Independent Study in Kinesiology
  • KIN4498B – Sport Management Practicum
  • KIN4585 – Field Experience in Athletic Injuries
  • KIN4590 – Clinical Kinesiology Placement
  • KIN4995F – Kinesiology Practicum
  • KIN4996G – Kinesiology Practicum

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.

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.