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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Undergraduate Courses Kinesiology Courses
Kinesiology 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 students must receive permission of the Director in order to change the sequencing of required courses. Non-Kinesiology students must receive permission from the Director or Undergraduate Coordinator to take Kinesiology courses.

Kinesiology 1010      Introduction to Kinesiology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The student is presented with an overview of the physical activity sciences. The course describes and integrates the scientific and professional components of the physical activity sciences from a Canadian perspective. By acquiring a broad and thorough understanding of this area of study, the student develops an increased awareness of the career opportunities within this multi-disciplinary field.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 1035      Physical Growth and Motor Development
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A study of the quantitative and qualitative changes that occur during physical growth and movement skill development across the lifespan. Particular emphasis will be placed on learning and applying the observational analysis techniques of fundamental movement patterns.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 1113      Principles of Health: A Physical Activity Perspective
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the principles of health based on the influence of physical activity as an essential stimulus for the development of the social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and biological principles of health. Specific references throughout the course are made to issues and policies that reflect the health of Canadian society. This course has been designed to help first year students in making a successful transition into the contemporary university learning environment.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Kinesiology 1710      Concepts of Fitness, Nutrition, and Wellness
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for a healthy active lifestyle. Fitness and wellness needs vary significantly from one to another individual. The information and the activities delivered will allow students to develop a personal lifetime program that promotes fitness, proper nutrition, and wellness. Lectures will be supplemented with a variety of laboratory experiences.
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
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Kinesiology 1711      Movement Skill Development
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Kinesiology 1035
Description: A course in applied kinesiology designed to illustrate the motor patterns characteristic of infants, children, adults and older adults. Students practice assessment of motor skills through visual observation and application of specific tools like the Test of Gross Motor Development. The effects of age, practice, motivation and experience on performance will be introduced by observing participants in ecologically valid settings.
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
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Kinesiology 2015      Introduction to Biomechanics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The definition of Biomechanics and its relationship to a knowledge of movement fundamentals. Basic concepts and principles as they relate to the analysis of human motion will be studied. Mechanical constructs will be presented as a basis for qualitative analysis.
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
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Kinesiology 2035      Motor Control and Learning
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 1035 and 1711
Description: An introduction to the study of motor learning and performance using a problem-based learning approach. Topics include: information processing, memory, attention, open and closed loop control systems, feedback, practice, and theories of skill acquisition.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken Kinesiology 3035 previously, may not take Kinesiology 2035 for credit.
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Kinesiology 2059      Psychology of Physical Activity
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the study of psychological dimensions in sport and physical activity. Topics to be covered include determinations of behaviour, personality, achievement motivation, emotion and stress, coping, psychological preparation, gender differences, social influence, group dynamics, and leadership.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Kinesiology 2079      Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of contemporary issues pertaining to sport and physical activity with a Canadian emphasis. Introductory topics include a differentiation of play, games and sport, socialization into, via and out of sport, sociological theories of sport and an historical perspective on sport. Emphasis is placed upon the complex intersection of various forms of social differentiation including: class, race, gender and education. The aim of this course is to promote critical thinking about sport as a cultural practice.
Cross-List(s): Women's Studies 2079
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
Notes: Students who have taken Kinesiology 3059/Women's Studies 3059 previously, may not take Kinesiology 2079/Women's Studies 2079 for credit.
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Kinesiology 2711      Qualitative Analysis of Human Movement
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2015
Corequisite(s): Biology 2020
Description: Designed to present a framework for qualitative skill analysis which involves the systematic and critical observation of a motor skill performance and the subsequent identification of discrepancies between the observed and desired response. Students will be provided with many practical opportunities to develop the ability to form accurate technique feedback based on sound qualitative analysis.
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
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Kinesiology 2990      Co-op Work Term I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: During each four-month work term, the student does productive work suitable to his/her level of experience and for which he/she is paid. The student is required to participate in the pre- and post-work term preparation sessions and activities as designated by the School of Kinesiology and Career & Co-operative Education Services. Once placed, the student is responsible for meeting the academic requirements of the work term including, for example but not limited to, a job description, a training plan, a performance appraisal, and a work term report. Satisfactory completion of the work term is required to continue to a succeeding work term.
Notes: May only be taken by students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Program Option.
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Kinesiology 3010      Physiology of Exercise I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 1210, Biology 2020 and 2030
Description: A study of principles of physiology as they apply to human movement. Topics discussed include: energy metabolism of human muscle, red and white muscle fibres, neurological aspects of human movement, muscle contraction and fatigue, respiration and circulation. Laboratory sessions expose students to the techniques used in measuring the energy systems.
Cross-List(s): Biology 3010
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
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Kinesiology 3011      Physiology of Exercise II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3010
Description: A continuation of Kinesiology 3010. Topics include: body composition, obesity, and nutrition; training for performance; factors affecting performance; laboratory assessment of performance; and thermoregulation, exercise, and the environment. Laboratories include: body composition assessment, wingate anaerobic test, and blood lactate measurement.
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
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Kinesiology 3030      Introductory Statistics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Introduction to basic statistical concepts and methods as they apply to the field of Kinesiology. Major topics include: exploratory data analysis, descriptive statistics and an introduction to inferential statistics.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Kinesiology 3070      Adapted Physical Activity and Sport
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to adapted physical activity and sport programs for persons with a disability. Topics will include integration, accessibility, and advocacy; motor skill development and learning characteristics; program needs and adaptations for people with a variety of specific disabilities. Opportunity will be given for a practicum placement in a community agency.
Cross-List(s): Gerontology 3070
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken Kinesiology 2071/Gerontology 2071 previously, may not take Kinesiology 3070/Gerontology 3070 for credit.
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Kinesiology 3071      Systematic Instruction of People with Disabilities
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Kinesiology 3070
Description: The theory aspect focuses on the learning and performance characteristics of persons with an intellectual disability and the development and implementation of appropriate teaching techniques. The course also includes a weekly practicum during which each student is required to prescribe, implement and evaluate a physical activity program for a person with a developmental disability.
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Kinesiology 3079      Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2079
Description: A continuation of Kinesiology 2079 that examines contemporary issues pertaining to sport and physical activity. Particular emphasis will be given to the relationship between sport and economics, mass media, politics, globalization, social problems (cheating and violence), religion and the future of sport.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Kinesiology 3134      Musculoskeletal Injuries I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2020 and Biology 2030
Description: A comprehensive study of musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on etiology, pathology, basic treatment and prevention of peripheral joint injuries. Encompasses a practical approach including laboratory experience.
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
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Kinesiology 3135      Musculoskeletal Injuries II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3134
Description: A comprehensive study of musculoskeletal injuries with emphasis on etiology, basic treatment and prevention of spinal, facial and abdominal injuries. The student will also be introduced to a variety of pathological conditions and diseases that affect both the spinal and peripheral joint regions. Encompasses a practical approach including laboratory experience.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 3230      Research Processes
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Designed as an introduction to basic research methods that are applicable to physical activity pursuits. Knowledge acquired in the course will assist the student in the completion of the fourth year Research Project.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken Kinesiology 4030 previously may not take Kinesiology 3230 for credit.
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Kinesiology 3610      Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Health
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2030 and Chemistry 1210
Description: An introduction to the science of nutrition. Topics include nutrition in everyday life, basic nutritional principles and their application. The course explores emerging topics and controversies regarding nutritional practices while reviewing the biological foundation of nutrition.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Students who have taken Kinesiology 4510 previously may not take Kinesiology 3610 for credit.
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Kinesiology 3710      Skill Acquisition
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2035 or 2711
Description: Provides an opportunity to explore the pedagogy of movement skills in a practical environment. Students will gain experience in designing and implementing lesson plans for a variety of physical skills. Topics will include the who, what, and where of the learning experience, decision-making, teaching preparation, class structure, practice presentation, and peer feedback.
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
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Kinesiology 3711      Exercise Prescription
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2035 and 2711, and Biology 2030
Description: Provides students with practical and theoretical experiences in exercise prescription for apparently healthy individuals and those with controlled disease.
Offering: 2-2; or 2-2
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Kinesiology 3990      Co-op Work Term II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: For course description see Kinesiology 2990.
Notes: May only be taken by students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Program Option.
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Kinesiology 4015      Quantitative Biomechanical Analysis
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2015
Description: Focus is on the theories and methodologies associated with quantitative biomechanical analysis techniques. Topics include the discussion and application of videography, electromyography and force analysis techniques.
Offering: 4-0; or 4-0
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Kinesiology 4035      Advanced Motor Control
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2035
Description: Different models and theories of motor control and coordination exist which at the behavioral level, are embedded in philosophical and methodological assumptions of two paradigms: information processing and dynamic systems. Students learn about models which attempt to solve a redundancy problem in motor behaviour, as well as models emphasizing the importance of feedback and feedforward processing to movement organization.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 4055      Interprofessional Education and Wellness
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Students from different professions come together to work in a collaborative, student-driven learning environment to explore the benefits and challenges of interprofessional teamwork. To simulate a real-world inter-professional environment, students on campus meet face-to-face at the beginning of the course and are challenged, with the aid of a facilitator, to communicate start up information with their off campus group members using web based communication tools. Communication for the remainder of the course is web based. Each student contributes his/her knowledge and expertise to the development of Wellness Management Plans.
Cross-List(s): Gerontology 4055/Nursing 4055/Social Work 4055
Grade Scheme: Pass/Fail
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 4059      Advanced Psychology of Physical Activity
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 2059
Description: Exploration and application of current research issues related to social and personal factors that influence behaviour in physical activity and sport. Potential topics include motivation, leadership, group dynamics, attribution, self-efficacy, gender issues.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 4071      The Motor Development Clinic
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s): Kinesiology 3070
Description: Identification, assessment, instruction and evaluation of children with physical skill learning difficulties. Includes a practicum of individual instruction planned and implemented by the student in a clinical setting. Emphasis is on the learning of multiple assessment techniques, communication and leisure counselling skills.
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Kinesiology 4113      Lifestyle Counselling
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Course content is designed to teach and develop lifestyle counselling methods within the scope of the practice of Kinesiology. The content is based on Biopsychosocial theory applied to interview, referral and prescription methods using case study interpretations.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 4134      Clinical Exercise Physiology
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3010
Description: An advanced course linking basic human physiology principles to acute and chronic adaptations to physical activity in both health and disease. Emphasis is on the critical interpretation and reporting of current research in skeletal muscle and cardiovascular physiology.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 4179      Special Topics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A variety of courses are offered each year to allow students to participate in areas of their choice. The topics change from year to year and are determined by student demand and/or faculty availability and consequent School approval.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Kinesiology 4193      Camp School or Hiking School
Credit Weight: 0
Description: This is a non-credit course comprised of Camp School or Hiking School.
Notes: A non-credit required course.
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Kinesiology 4220      Research Project
Credit Weight: 1
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3030 and 3230
Description: Students in fourth year may pursue a research project in a selected area of Kinesiology under the supervision of a member of the faculty. It is the student's responsibility to approach the project supervisor with a research proposal for consideration. Research projects will involve the preparation, execution, and analysis of the research problem.
Notes: Only one of Kinesiology 4220 and 4230 may be completed for credit.
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Kinesiology 4230      Inquiry into Research
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3030 and 3230
Description: Faculty members will meet with small groups of students to critically analyze and evaluate research. Opportunities for a variety of research experiences will allow students to explore, in greater depth, research processes with relation to a specific area of Kinesiology. Selection of topics may vary from year to year.
Notes: Although a half-course equivalent, this course will be scheduled over both fall and winter terms. Only one of Kinesiology 4220 and 4230 may be completed for credit.
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Kinesiology 4310      Ergonomics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2020 and 2030
Description: Introduces the student to the study of human movement in both workplace and domestic environments. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, the student will study movement efficiency, environmental concerns and health threatening disorders affecting worker performance. Standard quantitative measurement techniques will be introduced for evaluation and assessment purposes. Students will be required to complete and present assignments using the prescribed techniques in a variety of workplace sites.
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
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Kinesiology 4553      Facility Management and Sports Marketing
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: This course will be comprised of two sections. The first section will include topics in facility management such as trends in sport, fitness and recreation, management of staff, vandalism and theft, scheduling, timetabling, (re) designing facilities, fiscal management of facilities and fees. The content of this section is to focus on the management and operation of existing facilities, e.g., a high school gymnasium, a local recreation facility. The latter half will include topics in sports marketing such as a definition of marketing, marketing facilities and programs, public relations, fund raising, corporate sponsorship.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 4610      Advanced Issues in Nutrition
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3610
Description: Analysis and discussion of current research and controversies surrounding micronutrient roles in disease prevention and health promotion are emphasized. The course includes other issues such as supplement use and ergogenic aids in sports, nutrition applications in the life cycle and environmental concerns.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 4710      Principles of Communication and Leadership
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Attitudes, behaviours and strategies that help people communicate effectively are explored so that students competently share, persuade and present ideas to others. The theory and application of leadership is also investigated. Students explore problem-solving, conflict resolution, goal setting, time management, and the use of behavioural strategies to promote healthy lifestyles.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Kinesiology 4712      Cardiac Rehabilitation Apprenticeship
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3010 and 3711
Description: Lectures, readings, observation and apprenticeship in all phases of a cardiac rehabilitation program enhance students' understanding of exercise prescription, cardiovascular physiology, cardiovascular disease risk factors, cardiac stress testing, relevant community services and common drug treatments for cardiovascular disease.
Offering: 0-0; 3-0, plus placement 24 hours
Notes: Before registering for Kinesiology 4712, students must provide proof, to the School of Kinesiology, of certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Canadian Physical Activity Fitness and Lifestyle Appraisal.
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Kinesiology 4713      Career Exploration
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The application of theory and practice of Kinesiology in a community based placement situation. Students experience first hand the reality of a career in Kinesiology or a related field. Placements are selected from a diverse and varied pre-approved list of community education placement partners. Participants gain experience under the supervision of an on-site supervisor and are engaged in information sharing seminars with fellow students throughout the course. A combination of community placement hours and career seminar classes are required. Restricted to fourth year Kinesiology students. Students are required to submit a written request, including background information, to remain in Kinesiology 4713. May not be taken by students in the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Program Option.
Offering: 2-0; or 2-0, plus placement 40 hours
Notes: A police criminal reference check is required before placement.
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Kinesiology 4714      Exercise Therapy
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Kinesiology 3711 and 3134
Description: Course content is designed to prepare students with clinical skills for both preventive and treatment applications using exercise therapy techniques. Functional and applied anatomy concepts, musculoskeletal assessment and exercise prescription will be combined through clinically relevant applications.
Offering: 3-2; or 3-2
Notes: Students who have taken Kinesiology 3015 previously may not take Kinesiology 4714 for credit.
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Kinesiology 4810      Directed Studies
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A student may undertake an independent project under the direction of a faculty member. The nature of the work will be clearly defined and agreed upon by the student and faculty member involved. The student should contact the proposed supervisor at least two months prior to course commencement.
SpecialTopic: Y
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Kinesiology 4990      Co-op Work Term III
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: For course description see Kinesiology 2990.
Notes: May only be taken by students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Program Option.
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Kinesiology 4991      Co-op Work Term IV
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: For course description see Kinesiology 2990.
Notes: May only be taken by students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Program Option.
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Kinesiology 4992      Co-op Work Term V
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: For course description see Kinesiology 2990.
Notes: May only be taken by students admitted to the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-op Program Option.
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