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. 

2023-24 Courses

Fall/Winter Courses

First Year

  • KIN1050B - Social Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KIN1060A - Functional Human Gross Anatomy
  • KIN1070A - Psychology of Human Movement Science
  • KIN1080B - Introduction to Psychomotor Behaviour

Second Year

  • KIN2032A - Research Design in Human Movement Science
  • KIN2032B - Research Design in Human Movement Science
  • KIN2222A - Functional Human Gross Anatomy
  • KIN2222B - Functional Human Gross Anatomy
  • KIN2230A - Introductory Exercise Physiology
  • KIN2230B - Introductory Exercise Physiology
  • KIN2236B - Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • KIN2241A - Biomechanics
  • KIN2241B - Biomechanics
  • KIN2250A - Social Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN2263F - Canadian Sport History
  • KIN2276F - Psychology of Exercise
  • KIN2292G - Critical Thinking and Ethics in Kinesiology
  • KIN2298A - Introduction to Management in Kinesiology
  • KIN2991A/B - Coaching and Sport Leadership
  • KIN2992A/B - Fitness Assessment and Strength Training
  • KIN2993A - Lifestyle, Individual, Fitness and Exercise
  • KIN2993B - Lifestyle, Individual, Fitness and Exercise
  • KIN2994A - Specific Populations, Healthy Engagement, Rehabilitation and Exercise
  • KIN2994B - Specific Populations, Healthy Engagement, Rehabilitation and Exercise

Third Year

  • KIN3222B - Anatomy of the Human Body: A Desc. of Systemic Structure & Function
  • KIN3330F - Laboratory in Exercise Physiology
  • KIN3335 - Leadership in Physical Activity
  • KIN3336A - An Introduction to the Practical Aspects of Athletic Injuries
  • KIN3336B - 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
  • KIN3362F - Olympic Issues for Modern Times
  • KIN3399G - Sport Marketing
  • KIN3402A - Introduction to Clinical Kinesiology
  • KIN3412B - Exercise for Specific Populations: Chronic Disease
  • KIN3413A - Impairment and Aging
  • KIN3457A - Cognitive Ergonomics
  • KIN3476F - Exercise and Health Behaviour Change
  • KIN3480A - Movement Neuroscience
  • KIN3495B - Practical Aspects of Strength and Conditioning
  • KIN3550B - Kinesiology at Work

Fourth Year

  • KIN4259F - Legal Issues in Kinesiology
  • KIN4276G - Psychology of Body and Movement
  • KIN4301B - Race, Indigeneity & Sport
  • 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
  • KIN4477B - Exercise, Nutrition & Wellness
  • KIN4480B - Exercise Neuroscience
  • KIN4520B - Clinical Biomechanics
  • KIN4560A - Advanced Topics in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Summer Courses

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

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

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.