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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Graduate Courses (Masters and PhD) Kinesiology Graduate Courses
Kinesiology Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

Kinesiology 5010      Research Methods and Design
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3230 or permission of the instructor
Description: Building on a conceptual foundation of science, the focus of this course is on the application of research methods and experimental design to the movement sciences. The examination of research methods at several levels of inquiry will include naturalistic, case study, correlational, differential, quasi-experimental, and experimental designs.
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
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Kinesiology 5011      Design and Analysis in Kinesiology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3030 (or equivalent)
Description: This course will focus on conceptual and practical aspects of design and analysis. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and applying basic and multivariate statistical methods using the SPSS statistical package. Techniques such as factorial ANOVA, multiple regression, discriminant function, and MANOVA will be introduced.
Notes: Some computer experience is recommended.
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Kinesiology 5031      Mental Training
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2059 or permission of the instructor
Description: The primary focus of this course involves the study of a variety of mental training procedures designed to improve athletic performance. Topics covered include: the mental game plan, effective communication, behavioral techniques, pre-competition and competition strategies, stress and anxiety, motivation, goal setting, relaxation, visualization, thought processes, burnout, retirement and injury. Each student will have the opportunity to design and implement a mental training program tailored to a specific athlete under the supervision of the course instructor.
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
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Kinesiology 5032      Psychology of Physical Activity
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2059 or permission of the instructor
Description: The primary intent of this course will be to provide a comprehensive review of the major issues of current interest in sport psychology. The focus of the course will be on discussion and critical analysis of current research with the aim to assist the student in understanding factors that affect human behaviour in sport and physical activity. Potential topics include motivation, personality, self-efficacy, attribution, group dynamics, leadership, and/or gender differences.
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
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Kinesiology 5052      Exercise Physiology for Human Performance
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
Description: An examination of systems adaptation to exercise stress and associated changes in human performance with reference to current physiological and biochemical knowledge. A primary focus will be the method of applying this research knowledge to understanding human performance.
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
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Kinesiology 5070      Directed Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A student may undertake an independent project under the direction of a faculty member. The nature of such works will be clearly defined and agreed upon by the student and faculty involved.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Kinesiology 5073      Seminar in Adapted Physical Activity Research
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Designed to give the student an understanding of theories, research methods and measurement techniques in the area of adapted physical activity and motor development. Topics will vary, but emphasis will be placed on critical analysis of the literature. Current topics include issues in measurement, aging with a disability, and balance performance in children with developmental co-ordination disorder.
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Kinesiology 5090      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Selected topics in Kinesiology are offered each year to allow students to participate in areas of their choice and are determined by student demand and/or faculty availability and School approval.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Kinesiology 5110      Advanced Clinical Exercise Physiology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
Description: This seminar course provides a forum for in-depth study of exercise in the treatment and rehabilitation of clinical disorders. General areas of investigation include musculo-skeletal injuries, organ system disorders, ergogenic aids, and nutritional deficiencies.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 5170      Seminar in Motor Control
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An active learner-centred course designed to explore advanced topics in Motor Control and Learning. Potential topics include: attention and action, visual attention, memory and learning.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 5410      Survey Methods
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: See Faculty of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Health Programs, page 342, for full course description.
Cross-List(s): Public Health 5410
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Kinesiology 5453      Advanced Biomechanics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 4015 or permission of the instructor
Description: A focus on the quantitative and qualitative biomechanical analyses of selected activities. Lectures will be designed to review techniques and the governing biomechanical principles, as well as the relationships between techniques, equipment design, and laboratory and field measurement. Students will be expected to critically examine the related literature both from a research and skill analysis perspective. A major quantitative biomechanical analysis will be undertaken by the class.
Offering: 3-2; 0-0
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Kinesiology 5550      Issues in Sport Sociology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Sport Sociology critically examines the complex interactions between sport, culture, and society. Central to this specialization is the understanding of how power is negotiated in sport and how lines of social identity relate to power within and outside of sport. Focus is on the meaning sport has for society and socially problematic conditions generated by sport and provides a critical examination of contemporary issues pertaining to sport sociology.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 5730      Issues in Gerontological Research
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Students will gain an understanding of aging as it is related to motor development, health and physical activity. Specific areas of study include exercise adherence and physical activity patterns, social-psychological theories and their applicability to aging populations, falls, gait adaptations and physiological expectations and ranges in an aging population.
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Kinesiology 5901 (9901)      Master's Thesis
Credit Weight: 2.5
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