School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

Degree PlansCourses of InstructionCourse Lists

M.A.Adams, M.L.Adams, B.Brouwer, J.T.Bryant, P.Collins, P.A.Costigan, J.Côté, G.A.L.Davies, G.A.Dumas, S.Fergus, S.Fischer, J.Freeman, B.Gurd, I.Janssen, M.Jolly, S.J.King, A.Latimer, L.Lévesque, J.Masuda, S.Moore, E.L.Morin, D.E.O’Donnell, L.Pelland, E.Power, K.E.Pyke, R.M.Ross, M.E.Tschakovsky

Departmental Notes
Subject Code for Health Studies     HLTH
Subject Code for Kinesiology and Physical Education    KNPE
Subject Code for Physical Activity Practicum Course    PACT
World Wide Web Address    http://www.queensu.ca/skhs/
Director of the School     J.Côté
Associate Director of the School    S.Fergus
School Office    School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Room 206
Telephone Number    613-533-2666 Press 1
E-Mail Address for Health Studies    askhlth@queensu.ca
E-Mail Address for Kinesiology    askkin@queensu.ca
E-Mail Address for Physical Education    askbphe@queensu.ca
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies   A.Van Der Meulen
Assistant Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies    M.Monte
Coordinator of Graduate Studies    S.Fergus

Overview
The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies offers a range of Program and Plan options to students in Arts and Science:

The Plan in Physical and Health Education explores human movement from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will learn about the physical aspects of human movement through courses in the area of applied exercise science, as well as how sport, physical activity and exercise are shaped by psychological and socio-cultural factors. Students are taught the application of health and physical activity in the context of teaching, coaching, fitness consulting and across all populations and abilities (e.g. children, persons with disabilities, older adults).  The Physical and Health Education Plan includes required activity-based courses across all years of the program.  Along with other post-degree options, the Program prepares students to offer Physical Education as a teaching subject for admission to teacher preparation programs.  The B.P.H.E.(Honours) Plan has been designed to meet and exceed the minimum accreditation standards for Physical Education Pre-Teacher Preparation programs accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA).  Admission to the Physical and Health Education Plan, leading to a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours) degree, is by direct-entry from high school.

The Kinesiology Specialization Plan is a multi-disciplinary, science-based program that focuses on human movement in the applied exercise-science fields of study such as biomechanics, ergonomics, exercise physiology, and physical activity epidemiology.  While the Plan is primarily science-based, students also learn about human movement in the context of exercise and sport psychology, health promotion, and the socio-cultural aspects of physical activity.  The B.Sc.(Hons.) Kinesiology Plan has been designed to meet the minimum accreditation standards for Kinesiology programs accredited by the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA).  Admission to the Kinesiology Specialization Plan, leading to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, is by direct-entry from high school.

The Health Studies Plan is a social science concentration that addresses subject areas bearing on human health.  For the public health care system in Canada to function effectively both the social and physical determinants of health at the individual and societal level need to be understood in the context of health education, health policy, community health, and epidemiology.  The core competencies of the Plan include health processes (e.g. implementation of programs and policies), health content (e.g. nutrition, sexuality), and supporting knowledge and concepts fundamental to the evaluation of health (e.g. behaviour, lifestyle choices).  Major, Medial and Minor/General Plans in Health Studies are all available, leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, with admission based on first-year standing.

Departmental Policies

Special Fee for Outdoor Education Courses

In addition to tuition, students registering in PACT 338/3.0 and PACT 438/3.0 will pay a fee (subject to change) of $400 per course in order to defray the extraordinary costs involved in offering these outdoor education courses. The School will be responsible for providing transportation, accommodation, food, and general equipment for the outdoor education camp schools; personal equipment will be provided by the students.  Financial penalties apply when these courses are dropped within 30 days of the start date. Consult the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies for details.

Advice to Students


Practicum (PACT) courses are primarily participatory in nature and as such, entail an increased number of contact hours compared to standard lecture-based courses.

Students should note that the following courses are typically offered in alternate years:  KNPE 363/3.0 and KNPE 365/3.0; KNPE 367/3.0 and KNPE 473/3.0; KNPE 463/6.0 and KNPE 465/3.0.  Typically at least one 300-level and one 400-level course will be offered each year.

Students in a Health Studies Plan may access KNPE 251/3.0, KNPE 335/3.0 and KNPE 365/3.0.  

Limited spaces for other Arts and Science students are available in KNPE 367/3.0, KNPE 450/3.0 and KNPE 473/3.0.  Upper-year students may select these courses, subject to available space.  All other KNPE courses are only open to students registered in a Physical and Health Education or a Kinesiology Specialization Plan.

Admission

Students wishing to enroll in Health Studies Major, Medial or Minor/General Plans follow the standard Arts and Science admission regulations, normally applying to these Plans at the end of first year.   Admission to the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Honours) Program is by direct-entry. Once admitted to this Program, the student will be automatically enrolled in the Physical and Health Education Specialization Plan.  Admission to the Kinesiology (Science) Specialization Plan within the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Program is also by direct-entry.  Students apply from high school directly to Undergraduate Admission  for access to these Programs/Plans.  

The Bachelor of Physical and Health Education Program – Physical and Health Education General Plan and the Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology General Plan are graduation credentials only available to students who are otherwise unable to complete the corresponding Honours Specialization Program/Plan.