Kinesiology Courses

KIN 101 - Writing and Discourse for Academia
The course introduces students to the University of Regina and Faculty of KHS community, culture, services, and opportunities. The course focuses on variety of approaches to reading, writing and researching with the intent to develop the student’s overall communication skills. Emphasis is placed on critical thought and effectively communicating well-developed ideas when writing research papers, and how to formulate, organize, and present meaningful academic arguments.

KIN 105 - Indigenous Health and Sport in Historical Perspective
This course introduces students to current challenges facing Indigenous people in North America using sport and health as its central themes. The course provides a survey of topics from prehistory to current events. Another focus is the participation of students in Indigenous cultural events.

KIN 110 - Sociology of Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity
This course examines selected topics related to the sociology of sport and physical activity. The emphasis of the course is on understanding the construction and organization of sport in modern societies and the social and cultural influences on sport and physical activity, particularly in Canadian society.

KIN 115 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
An introduction to the theoretical and practical understanding of the behavioural aspects of physical activity from a sport and exercise psychology perspective.

KIN 120 - Rec - Persons with Disabilities
This course will broadly introduce the student to the diagnosis, associated characteristics, and shifting sociocultural paradigms that influence the experiences of persons with physical, intellectural and/or developmental disabilities. Using an active living approach to situate theoretical and practical learning, this course requires the student to exercise the application of adapted physical activity principles to engage children, youth, and yound adults in physical activities that are safe, challenging, and self-determined with a focus on success. *This course is crosslisted with SRS 120*

KIN 170 - Lifestyle, Health and Wellness
The factors which affect and individual's health will be examined and the potential role of lifestyle choices in the maintenance of health will be discussed. This course will enable the student to become an informed, responsible, active participant in one's own health. * Note: Students will not receive credit for both KIN 170 (KHS 170) and KIN 171 (KHS 171).

KIN 180 - Lifespan Growth and Motor Development
This course provides a general introduction to the analysis of motor development across the life span. It presents students with the opportunity to investigate the principles, research and applied practice of motor development from infancy to older adult. Current topics in motor development are presented using a unifying constraints model approach. This approach takes into account the individual as well as the environmental and task factors that potentially affect human growth and motor development.

KIN 205 - Applied Philosophy in Kinesiology and Health
Application of philosophilcal theories and concepts to kinesiology and health. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 15 credit hours, including ENGL 100 or KIN 101.***

KIN 220 - Research Methods in Kinesiology and Health Studies
Focus on various research methods and statistical analyses used in Kinesiology and Health Studies. Emphasis on ability to read and understand published research. Course focuses on basic research methods, experimental and non-experimental designs, and basic statistical analyses students will encounter in most Kinesiology and Health Studies research. Emphasis is placed on becoming a critical consumer (read, understand and critique) of research. Students are expected to design their own research project to answer a relevant research question for their own area of interest. ***Prerequisite: One of SOST 201, STAT 100 or STAT 160, and one of ENGL 100 or KIN 101.***

KIN 240 - Physical Activity and Aging
This course provides the student with a basis for examining the effects of the aging process and the relationship amongst physical activity, sport, recreation, leisure and therapeutic recreation and aging. The course will also explore aspcts of fitness assessments and adaptation of physical activity programs to meet the needs of the whole continum of fit to frail older adults. ***Prerequisite: KIN 170 and KIN 120.***

KIN 241 - Social Construction of Disability
This course will enable the student to critically explore the traditional and contemporary understanding of disability, as a social construction, from a variety of perspectives: educational, socio-psychological, historical, socio-political, gender and community. Through this course, students will be able to contextualize disability within a broader social context. ***Prerequisite: KIN 120***

KIN 260 - Human Anatomy
The study of human anatomy and the application of this knowledge to movement and physical activity. Although the course will focus on muscular and skeletal anatomy, basic anatomy of all systems will be covered.

KIN 261 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
An introduction to the anatomy and normal functioning of the human body. The course content includes levels of organization of the human body, cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems. The course takes a holistic approach to understanding and integrating anatomy and physiology in both lecture and laboratory components. *Note: Students will not receive credit for both KIN 261 and BIOL 110; Further, students who have credit for KIN 261 and KIN 262, or BIOL 110 and BIOL 111, cannot take for credit KIN 260, KIN 267 or KIN 268*

KIN 262 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
A continuation of KIN 261. Further study of the anatomy and normal functioning of the remaining systems (systems involved with integration, control, absorption, excretion and reproduction), integrating anatomy and physiology in both lecture and laboratory components. ***Prerequisite: KIN 261*** *Note: Students will not receive credit for both KIN 262 and BIOL 111; Further, students who have credit for KIN 261 and KIN 262, or BIOL 110 and BIOL 111, cannot take for credit KIN 260, KIN 267 or KIN 268*

KIN 267 - Human Physiology l
An introductory class that deals with cellular mechanisms and some of the functions and interactions between major physiological systems of the human body. ***Prerequisite: KIN 260*** *Note: Students with KIN 260, KIN 267 and KIN 268 cannot take for credit KIN 261 and KIN 262, or BIOL 110 and BIOL 111*

KIN 268 - Human Physiology ll
An advanced class in the major physiological systems that are involved in the preservation of homeostasis in the human body. *** Prerequisite/Corequisite: KIN 267*** *Note: Students with KIN 260, KIN 267 and KIN 268 cannot take for credit KIN 261 and KIN 262, or BIOL 110 and BIOL 111*

KIN 269 - Exercise Physiology
The study of the physiological mechanisms involved during physical activity. The course covers the physiological effects of acute and chronic exercise on the metabolic, neuromuscular, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems. ***Prerequisite: KIN 267***

KIN 275 - Introduction to Nutrition
This course will provide an introduction to the macro and micro nutrients vital to health and well-being with specific reference to the Dietary Reference Intakes and the Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating. Emphasis will be on their functions, metabolism and dietary sources.

KIN 278 - Introduction to Health Promotion
This course will introduce the students to health promotion across lifespan. Specific emphasis will be on population health principles and approaches across lifespan. ***Prerequisite: KIN 170 or KIN 171***

KIN 280 - Motor Learning and Control
This course provides a general introduction to the analysis of motor performance in human movement and sport, with specific application of the neuromuscular, biomechanical and psychological factors that affect motor skill acquisition and performance. ***Prerequisite: KIN 260***

KIN 285 - Biomechanics
This course provides a general introduction to the fundamental human movement science discipline of biomechanics, a core discipline in many fields such as kinesiology, biomedical engineering, physical and occupational therapy, orthopaedics, ergonimics, etc. This course provides a basis for understanding both qualitative and quantitative human movement analysis techniques, with specific emphasis and application of functional anatomy, motion capture and classical mechanics (kinematics and kinetics). ***Prerequisite: KIN 260***

KIN 308 - International Experience Course
An intensive course offering will be delivered in an international location.

KIN 318 - Specialty Discipline Course
This course will be delivered in an intensive format by a visiting scholar. Topics are variable.

KIN 321 - Principles of Epidemiology
This course will provide a broad overview of the fundamentals of Epidemiology, and the methods involved in researching the distribution and determinants of health and disease in human populations. Basic principles as well as core measurements (rates, standardization, association) and interpretation (bias, confounding, interaction chance) issues will be covered. The course will also examine epidemiological approaches to study design including descriptive (cross-sectional and ecological), observational (cohort, case-control), and experimental (randomized controlled trials, community trials) approaches. ***Prerequisite: One of STAT 100, STAT 160, SOST 201 or PSYC 305, or equivalent*** *Note: Research methods course or research experience is recommended.* *Students can only receive credit for one of KIN 381AA or KIN 321.*

KIN 341 - Physical Disability and Well Being
This course will enable the student to further examine issues facing persons with a physical disability through the understanding of assessment and diversity of functioning. Using theory and practical application, students will critically examine the sociocultural, psychological, and functional aspects of physical disability and their implications on quality of life and well being. ***Prerequisite: KIN 241 or EPSY 400 ***

KIN 342 - Developmental Disability and Well Being
This course will enable the student to further examine issues facing persons with a physical disability through the understanding of assessment and diversity of functioning. Using theory and practical application, students will critically examine the sociocultural, psychological, and functional aspects of developmental disability and their implications on quality of life and well being. ***Prerequisite: KIN 241 or EPSY 400 ***

KIN 350 - Fitness Appraisal and Exercise Leadership
The scientific basis of physical fitness appraisal and exercise counselling will be examined, as will the administration of standardized tests of fitness and program leadership. Students will have the opportunity to write the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. ***Prerequisite: KIN 170 and KIN 269***

KIN 355 - Training and Conditioning
This course provides an intensive examination of the scientific and methodological theories, techniques, and planning methods utilized in training and conditioning.***Prerequisite: KIN 269 and KIN 285***

KIN 369 - Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology
This course examines current methods of appraising performance and prescribing exercise in diverse population ranging from the general population to athletes and individuals involved with physically demanding occupations. ***Prerequisite: KIN 269 and KIN 285***

KIN 370 - Health Psychology
To provide exposure to various social psychological theories and models designed specifically in an attempt to understand health and exercise behaviours. ***Prerequisite: KIN 115 and KIN 220; or PSYC 101 and PSYC 102, and 204***

KIN 373 - Sport Psychology
A study of the psychological theories and concepts used in coaching individual and team sports and the factors related to their implementation. Special emphasis will be given to the theoretical models of anxiety, aggression, and activation. ***Prerequisite: KIN 115***

KIN 375 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
An examination of the causes, symptoms, and appropriate treatment of athletic injuries and an opportunity to practice taping and other techniques used in the treatment and prevention of such injuries. ***Prerequisite: KIN 260***

KIN 378 - Advanced Health and Wellness Promotion
An in-depth examination of health and wellness at the population levels in the context of health and health care trends. The course will also examine the development evidence-based health programs from needs assessment, program plan/implementation and evaluation. ***Prerequisite: KIN 278***

KIN 380 - Advanced Topics in Motor Behaviour
Theories underlying skill acquisition and control of goal-directed movements will be discussed, with specific emphasis on the practical application these theoretical concepts. Current methods and experimental paradigms will be examined through advanced research topics. Our current understanding of motor behaviour will be guided by the structure and functional organization of the central nervous system. ***Prerequisite: KIN 280 and KIN 285*** ***Prerequisite/Corequisite: KIN 220***

KIN 381AB - Balance Assessment
This course provides an experiential learning opportunity in biomechanics and motor control. Students will learn how to conduct a balance assessment using a force plate. Assessments will be provided as a community service, and students will learn how to use the analysis to develop and evaluate different training interventions. ***Prerequisite: KIN 385.***

KIN 381AC - Strength and Conditioning Internship Seminar
This course is designed as part one in a three-part series providing the student with an in-depth working knowledge of the scientific and methodological theories, techniques, and periodization methods utilized in strength and power training. In addition, special projects will be incorporated to enhance the students understanding of current equipment and trends in strength and conditioning.

KIN 381AD - Strength and Conditioning Internship Seminar II
This course is designed as part two in a three-part series providing the student with an in-depth working knowledge of the scientific and methodological theories, techniques, and periodization methods utilized in strength and power training. In addition, special projects will be incorporated to enhance the students understanding of current equipment and trends in strength and conditioning. ***Prerequisite: KIN 381AC.***

KIN 381AF - Occupational Testing and Training
This course will provide students with practical application of occupational testing and training. ***Prerequisite: KIN 350.***

KIN 381AG - Practical Application of Neurorehabilitation
The course will provide students with practical application of rehabilitation principles and techniques for people with neurological conditions. It will include functional electrical stimulation (FES), assessment, and exercise prescription that address common lower and upper extremity challenges faced by people with chronic neurological conditions. ***Prerequisite: KIN 380.*** *Note: Permission will be provided for interested students concurrently registered in KIN 380.*

KIN 385 - Clinical Biomechanics
This course will apply the basic principles of biomechanics to the understanding and assessment of musculoskeletal injury and movement related disorders. It will focus on clinical application and will demonstrate the relationship between biomechanical theory, assessment strategy and pathomechanics in the successful application of knowledge for treatment intervention. It will also encourage and promote independent research and inquiry in the field of biomechanics. ***Prerequisite: KIN 285 and KIN 267***

KIN 420 - Diversity Issues in Kinesiology, Health, Sport and Recreation
This course examines the relationship between the diversity of the Canadian population and involvement in sport, recreation, exercise and/ or physical activity. Specific areas of focus might include gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, ability, social class, body type, and religion. Current issues will be used for discussion and illustration. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credit hours, including KIN 110, and KIN 120.***

KIN 447 - Seminar in Adapted Movement Science
A critical examination of historical and contemporary trends and assumptions besetting activity for persons with disabilities. ***Prerequisite: Completion of 75 credit hours which includes KIN 241 and one of KIN 341 or KIN 342***

KIN 450 - Advanced Fitness Appraisal (CEP Preparation)
This course will examine advanced issues involving the physiological assessment, response, and adaptations from different exercise modalities. Topics include musculoskeletal morphology, exercise fatigue, cardiovascular kinetics, and endocrinology. This is a preparatory course for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology- Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP), the highest exercise designation in Canada. ***Prerequisite: KIN 350.*** *Note: Students may receive credit for one of KIN 450 or KIN 481AB.*

KIN 475 - Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
This course examines the basic principles of nutrition, including Dietary Reference Intakes, macro and micro nutrients and the important role that nutrition plays in sport, recreation, and athletic performance. The role of ergogenic aids, exercise metabolism and sports nutrition will also be examined. ***Prerequisite: KIN 170, KIN 275 and KIN 269.***

KIN 478 - Health Promotion for Diverse Populations
This course will focus on health promotion principles across diverse populations within and outside Canada. ***Prerequisite/Corequisite: KIN 378***

KIN 481AB - Advanced Clinical Assessment and Application
This course will examine advanced issues involving the physiological assessment, response, and adaptations from different exercise modalities. Topics include musculoskeletal morphology, exercise fatigue, cardiovascular kinetics, and endocrinology. Theory and practical application will be integrated within the classroom environment and applied by the student in a 12 week clinical placement running concurrently with the course. ***Prerequisite: KIN 350.*** *Note: This is a preparatory course for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology- Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP), the highest exercise designation in Canada and is considered equivalent to KIN 450.*

KIN 485 - Pathophysiology of Human Movement
Capacities for movement will be examined relative to structural and functional changes as a result of aging and/or progression of disease among individuals with specific cardiovascular, physical, and/or neuromuscular impairments. ***Prerequisite: KIN 220 and KIN 280*** ***Prerequisite/Corequisite: KIN 350***

KIN 491AA - Effects of Intense Exercise on Cerebral & Muscle Oxygenation: Interaction of Cardiac Autoregulation
This course will focus on readings in the field of exercise physiology as it relates to the effects of intense exercise in the heat on autonomic nervous system function and control. This course is also a practical application of the theory related to data collection; i.e., pilot work will be collected on participants exercising in the heat using electrocardiography (ECG) and heart rate variability.

KIN 491AB - Pathophysiology Mechanisms of Post-Concussion Syndrome
This Directed Readings Course will focus on readings related to the effects of concussion on autonomic nervous system function and control. This course will also include the analyses of research data (electrocardiogram [ECG], and heart rate variability [HRV]) collected on participants that have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion.

KIN 491AC - Pathophysiology of Concussion
This course will focus on readings related to the effects of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on cerebral blood flow velocity (CBF) and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) regulation. A research proposal and a comprehensive review of the literature will be developed with respect to age, gender, fitness levels and concussion history.

KIN 491AD - Cerebrovascular and Blood Pressure Alterations Following Concussion
This Directed Studies Course will focus on data analysis of previously collected traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion research data. In particular, cerebral blood flow velocity (CBF), and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) data will be analysed to determine the effects of concussion on these variables. This data will be analysed with respect to age, gender, fitness levels and concussion history.

KIN 491AE - Exercise Physiology and Metabolism
This course is comprised of advanced topics in exercise physiology and metabolism. The major goal of this course is for the student to better understand, critically examine and have an advanced understanding of exercise physiology and metabolism.

KIN 498 - Honours Proposal
Supervised directed study and research leading to the development of a formal undergraduate thesis proposal for work to be conducted in KIN 499 (Honours Thesis). *** Prerequisite: KIN 220 ***

KIN 499 - Honours Thesis
A thesis based on research previously proposed in KIN 498 (Honours Proposal). Formal approval of the research topic is given by attaining a minimum grade of 70% in KIN 498 (Honours Proposal). The thesis will be presented orally in an open forum. ***Prerequisite: KIN 498***