Independent courses are intended to be used by students wanting to do an intensive study of a specific topic or research question and are designed to be a self-directed study under the supervision of a faculty adviser.
The following course is intended for students who wish to gain experience working in a research laboratory:
An 80-hour internship for students in Kinesiology and Physical Activity working in the research labs and on research projects of SKHS faculty members. Includes a seminar series covering research topics and methodologies in: Applied Exercise Science; Epidemiology; Health Promotion; Psychology of Sport, Physical Activity and Health; and Sociology of Sport and Health.
It is the responsibility of the individual student to seek, apply and arrange internships with assistance from the Internship Coordinator, Michelle McCalpin. These community-based practical internships should be related to a student's field of study.
The following courses are intended for students who wish to gain experience researching a topic in depth by reviewing the current literature on that topic:
The following courses are for students wanting experience undertaking a research-based or applied project:
These courses are equivalent to completing an honours-level thesis:
Detailed instructions about independent courses [PDF] - contains detailed information about independent courses including information about requirements, developing a course proposal, finding a supervisor, obtaining course approval, deadlines and so on.
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