School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Kinesiology and Health Studies

Notes:

  1.     Not all courses are offered in any one year.  If a course is not offered in one year, it is frequently offered in the subsequent year.
  2.     Admission to all courses is in consultation and approval with the course instructor.
  3.     Every attempt will be made to arrange programs to suit the interests and needs of individual students.
  4.     The course timetable for each academic session is available on the School's web site.

KHS 830*     Health Promotion Research Seminar         
This colloquium-style course provides students with a foundation in various methods of practice-based discovery, primarily quantitative, used by health promotion researchers. Topics include ethics, study design, sampling, measurement, evaluation, and data analysis. The course is tailored each semester according to students’ thesis needs. Offered jointly with EPID-830*.
EXCLUSION: EPID-830*

KHS-849*     Motion Analysis     
This course covers the application, instrumentation and techniques of human motion analysis. Topics include 2D and 3D kinematics, force measurement, link segment analysis and the application of these techniques to able-bodied and disabled populations. To integrate the material, the course combines readings, lectures, laboratories and projects.  (Offered jointly with RHBS-872*/RHBS-972*).
EXCLUSIONS: RHBS-872*/RHBS-972*

KHS-851*     Physical Tests and Measurement     
An advanced theoretical and practical course covering the application, instrumentation and techniques of kinetics, kinematics, kinesiological electromyography, and anthropomectric analysis in the study of normal and abnormal human movement. (Offered jointly with RHBS-837*.)
EXCLUSION: RHBS-837*

KHS-853*     Physical Bases of Ergonomics     
A lecture-seminar-laboratory course dealing with occupational biomechanics, work physiology, anthropometry, and skill acquisition as related to workplace environments.  Other physical factors of ergonomics to be studied will be:  posture at work stations, spinal and upper limb biomechanics, manual materials handling, and employee selection and fitness.
EXCLUSION:  MECH-895*

KHS-859*     Biomechanics of Human Movement     
A seminar course on the biomechanics of human motion in rehabilitation, sport, and ergonomics. Topics include measurement and analysis techniques, modeling, and the study of selected applications of the biomechanics of human movement of able-bodied and disabled populations. Course offered in odd years jointly with RHBS-871*.  
EXCLUSION: RHBS-871*

KHS-862*     Community-Based Programming     
In this seminar course students will apply theoretical concepts from the social and behavioural sciences, health education, and health communication to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of community-based physical activity programs.  Interventions and programs for group, organization (e.g. schools), and community settings that target people, policies and the environment, will be emphasized. Offered jointly with EPID-862*.
EXCLUSION:  EPID-862*

KHS-864*     Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology     
A lecture-seminar course designed to provide comprehensive coverage of sport psychology. The course examines the development of the field, general theories and concepts, forms of measurement, and issues in the current literature.    PREREQUISITE: KNPE-363* or KNPE-365* or permission of the instructor.

KHS-865*     Social Psychology of Sport and Exercise     
A lecture/seminar course designed to provide a comprehensive perspective of the field of social psychology as it applies to sport and physical activity settings. Historical, broad theoretical frameworks and methodological considerations will be examined.  PREREQUISITE: KNPE-265* or equivalent or permission of the instructor.

KHS-869*     The Body and Social Theory     
This course explores the body as represented in contemporary and classical social theories with a particular focus on social inequalities and embodied existence. Possible topics may include health, sport, physical activity, food, sexuality, disability, race, gender, class.

KHS-871* Critical Health Promotion
This course will provide students with the opportunity to examine the genealogy of health, health promotion, and population health over the past half-century and to apply critical thinking skill within current theoretical and methodological applications in health promotion studies. (offered jointly with HLTH-493).

KHS-872*     Health Behaviour Change     
Introduction to theories, measures, and statistical methodologies typically used in health and exercise psychology research. Students will learn to critically evaluate and apply these key principles.

KHS-873*     Cultural Studies Kin/Health     
This seminar course explores the methodologies of cultural studies in the study of health and physical activity in contemporary and historical contexts. Topics may include the history of cultural studies, inter-disciplinarity, the politics of knowledge, textual analysis, and ethnographic methods. PREREQUISITE: KNPE-367* or equivalent.

KHS-875*     Qualitative Methods     
This course is an introduction to graduate level qualitative methods. The goal of the course is to provide a foundation for graduate students to collect and analyze qualitative data using methods such as interviews, focus groups, and observation.
EXCLUSION: RHBS-832*

KHS-884*     Muscle Physiology     
A lecture-seminar course in which muscular, metabolic, and endocrine adaptations to exercise will be discussed in detail focusing on the effects of acute exercise and physical conditioning on the major energy producing systems (carbohydrate and lipid metabolism). Summer 2013. Prerequisite: KNPE-427 or equivalent.

KHS-885*     Oxygen Transport in Exercise: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Responses to Increased Muscle Metabolic Demand     
A lecture-seminar course examining control mechanisms and limiting factors of the oxygen transport system’s support of exercising muscle metabolism. Topics covered will include the mechanisms involved in regulation of muscle oxygen delivery, conflicting demands of blood pressure vs. muscle oxygen delivery vs. core temperature regulation, limitations to peak aerobic capacity. The impact of training on some of the above topics will also be explored. PREREQUISITE: KNPE-429* or equivalent.

KHS-886*     Clinical Exercise Science     
This is a lecture-seminar course in which the utility of exercise or physical activity as a treatment strategy for a wide range of clinical outcomes will be considered. Both the acute and chronic effects of exercise on cardiometabolic risk factors will be considered. PREREQUISITE: KNPE-427 or equivalent.

KHS-887*     Special Topics I     
A focus on specific issues in one of the three fields of study offered which include Applied Exercise Science; Physical Activity Epidemiology and Health Promotion; and Psychology and Socio-Cultural Studies of Physical Activity.  May be offered by current faculty or visiting scholars. PREREQUISITE: KNPE-427* or equivalent.

KHS-891*     Statistics     
A seminar course which will acquaint the students with the concepts and principles of quantitative statistical analysis including parametric and non-parametric methods. Students will present various topics throughout the course and critically evaluate research in their area of study.
EXCLUSION:  RHBS-834*/RHBS-934*

KHS-892*     Special Topics II     
A focus on specific issues in one of the three fields of study offered which include Applied Exercise Science; Physical Activity Epidemiology and Health Promotion; and Psychology and Socio-Cultural Studies of Physical Activity.  May be offered by current faculty or visiting scholars.

KHS-893*     Physical Activity Epidemiology     
A lecture-seminar course that investigates the epidemiological relationships among physical activity, fitness and health. The course also examines the historical development of the field, study designs and analytical frameworks. A particular emphasis is placed on issues in the current literature.  Lectures:  1 x 3 hours

KHS-894*     Applied Multivariate Data Analysis     
The course gives students an introduction to multivariate and multilevel statistical modeling. After a thorough review of multiple regression analysis including interactions, non-linear relationships, and mediation, students learn the basics of analyzing data with a nested structure, such as individuals within groups or observations within individuals.
Lectures 1 x 3 hours

KHS-895*, 897*     Individual Study     
A study topic in a subject area related to biomechanics, exercise physiology, social psychology of sport and exercise and/or sociology of sport, selected by the student under the guidance of a faculty member. Normally this course will take the form of a closely supervised reading course in an area of the instructor's expertise.

KHS-896*     Special Topics III     
This seminar course may cover topic areas including health behaviour change; sport psychology; exercise psychology; food studies; gender, sexuality and sport; neighbourhoods and health; globalization and health; social movements in health; HIV prevention; community-based participatory research; health, risk and the body.  Offered by various graduate faculty or visiting scholars.  One term only. Lectures 1 x 3 hours.

KHS-898*     Individual Project     
The student will work under the guidance of a project supervisor to complete a project.  The completed project will be evaluated by the project supervisor and two other faculty members. PREREQUISITE: KHS-891*. One term only.

KHS-899     Master's Thesis Research     

KHS-999     Ph.D. Thesis Research