Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Kinesiology – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)


Subject:  Administered by the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies.
Plan:  Consists of 102.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
HLTH 101Social Determinants of Health3.00
KNPE 125Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
KNPE 153Introductory Biomechanics3.00
KNPE 167Socio-Cult Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity3.00
B. Complete the following:
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
C. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
D. Complete the following:
KNPE 225Advanced Human Physiology3.00
KNPE 227Exercise Physiology3.00
KNPE 254Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement3.00
KNPE 255Physical Activity, Fitness and Health3.00
KNPE 261Theory of Motor Behaviour and Motor Learning3.00
KNPE 265Psychology of Sport and Exercise3.00
E. Complete the following:
HLTH 252Introduction to Research Methods3.00
F. Complete the following:
ANAT 315The Human Musculoskeletal System3.00
ANAT 316The Human Visceral Systems3.00
G. Complete the following:
KNPE 400Professional Issues in Allied Health3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
HLTH at the 400-level or above
KNPE at the 400-level or above
B. Complete 18.00 units from the following:18.00
HLTH at the 300-level or above
KNPE at the 300-level or above
C. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
HLTH at any level
KNPE at any level
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list:3.00
ASC_Science_Excluding_KNPE_HLTH at the 300-level or above
E. Complete 9.00 units from the following course list:9.00
ASC_Science_Excluding_KNPE_HLTH at the 200-level or above
F. Complete 12.00 units from the following course list:12.00
Elective Courses18.00
Total Units120.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. 3.00 units in the Plan must be selected from each of the following course lists: KINE_Labs; KINE_Exercise_Options; KINE_Socio-Culture_Options; KINE_Health_Promo_Options.

B. No more than 12.00 units from KINE_Professional_Options may be used to satisfy the Plan requirements.

4. Substitutions

A. If an approved course is taken in another department in place of HLTH 252 an additional 3.00 unit KNPE or HLTH option at the 200-level or above is required as part of the KINE Plans.

5. Notes

A. PACT courses may not be used towards the requirements of this degree program. This includes any elective requirements.

B. Students interested in being accepted into the Athletic Therapy or Strength and Conditioning “mini-stream” will apply at the end of first year for the limited number of spaces that are available. Students accepted into these streams will be permitted to access the entry level courses KNPE 331 or KNPE 345 starting in their second year.

C. Students in the KINE-P-BSH Plan are permitted to complete only one “mini-stream” towards the requirements for their degree plan.

D. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Kinesiology Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Natural and Physical Science Courses
BMED 384Integrative Laboratory Course3.00
BMED 470Principles of 'Omics'3.00
BMED 480Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy3.00
BMED 483Advanced Topics In Infectious Diseases3.00
CHEE 209Analysis Of Process Data3.50
COMM 162Managerial Statistics3.00
ECON 250Introduction to Statistics3.00
ENSC 201Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks3.00
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 407Global Water Issues3.00
ENSC 425Ecotoxicology3.00
ENSC 471Environmental Analysis Methods3.00
ENSC 480Special Topics in Environmental Science3.00
GLPH 472Special Populations: Neonatal to End-of-Life-Care3.00
GPHY_Physical Course List*
GPHY_Tech/Methods Course List*
NURS 323Introduction to Statistics3.00
NURS 324Nursing Research3.00
POLS 285Introduction to Statistics3.00
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
PSYC 101Principles of Psychology l3.00
PSYC 103Principles of Psychology lll3.00
PSYC 202Statistics in Psychology3.00
PSYC 203Research Methods in Psychology3.00
PSYC 221Cognitive Psychology3.00
PSYC 271Brain and Behaviour I3.00
PSYC 299Introduction to Directed Research in Psychology3.00
PSYC 301Advanced Statistical Inference3.00
PSYC 302Advanced Research Methods3.00
PSYC 450Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC_Cognitive Course List*
PSYC_Behavioural Neuroscience Course List*
SOCY 210Social Research Methods3.00
SOCY 211Introduction to Statistics3.00


Applied Exercise Science Options
KNPE 327Exercise Physiology Laboratory3.00
KNPE 339Advanced Exercise Metabolism3.00
KNPE 349Sports Nutrition3.00
KNPE 354Occupational Biomechanics and Physical Ergonomics3.00
KNPE 355Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Assessment Laboratory3.00
KNPE 425Physiology of Stress3.00
KNPE 429Skeletal Muscle Oxygen Delivery: Demand Matching in Exercise3.00
KNPE 439Critical Appraisal and Translation of Muscle Physiology Research3.00
KNPE 449Advanced Protein Metabolism3.00
KNPE 450Ergonomics3.00
KNPE 454Clinical Biomechanics3.00
KNPE 455Advanced Physical Activity and Health3.00
KNPE 459Clinical Exercise Physiology3.00


Physical Activity, Epidemiology and Health Promotion Options
HLTH 205Introduction to Health Promotion3.00
HLTH 230Basic Human Nutrition3.00
HLTH 237An Introduction to Drugs, Drug Use and Drug Dependence3.00
HLTH 305Fundamentals of Health Policy3.00
HLTH 323Epidemiology3.00
HLTH 331Advanced Human Nutrition3.00
HLTH 332Foundations for Understanding Disability: A Health Perspective3.00
HLTH 350Topics in Global Health3.00
HLTH 351Health in Humanitarian Crises3.00
HLTH 401Interprofessional Collaborative Education3.00
HLTH 402Disability Studies: Issues, Research and Policy3.00
HLTH 403Community Based Rehabilitation3.00
HLTH 404Global Studies of Social Inclusion, Community Participation and Mental Health3.00
HLTH 430Critical Weight Studies3.00
HLTH 435Seminar on HIV/AIDS Prevention3.00
HLTH 437Seminar on Harm Reduction3.00
HLTH 445Critical Health Promotion3.00
HLTH 455Health and Built Environments3.00
HLTH 493Advanced Topics in Health Studies I3.00
KNPE 335Healthy Aging3.00
KNPE 338Field Course in Kinesiology and Health Studies3.00
KNPE 433Global Sport and Disability3.00
KNPE 463Community-Based Physical Activity Promotion6.00


Kinesiology Laboratory Options
KNPE 327Exercise Physiology Laboratory3.00
KNPE 355Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Assessment Laboratory3.00


Professional/Applied Options
KNPE 300Community-Based Internship3.00
KNPE 330Athletic Therapy Field Placement4.50
KNPE 331Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3.00
KNPE 337Physical Activity Promotion for Children and Youth3.00
KNPE 345The Science and Methodology of Sport Training Conditioning Programs3.00
KNPE 346Strength and Conditioning Field Placement4.50
KNPE 430Athletic Therapy Internship4.50
KNPE 446Strength and Conditioning Internship4.50


Psychology and Socio-Cultural Studies of Physical Activity and Health Options
HLTH 235Food Systems3.00
HLTH 315Theory and Practice of Health Behaviour Change3.00
HLTH 333Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality3.00
HLTH 334Health, Illness and Society3.00
HLTH 350Topics in Global Health3.00
HLTH 402Disability Studies: Issues, Research and Policy3.00
HLTH 404Global Studies of Social Inclusion, Community Participation and Mental Health3.00
HLTH 430Critical Weight Studies3.00
HLTH 434Social Movements in Health3.00
HLTH 445Critical Health Promotion3.00
HLTH 455Health and Built Environments3.00
HLTH 495Advanced Topics in Health Studies II3.00
KNPE 203Coaching and Leadership in Sport3.00
KNPE 237Child and Adolescent Motor Development3.00
KNPE 363Team Dynamics in Sport: Theory and Practice3.00
KNPE 365Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change3.00
KNPE 366Race, Sport and Physical Activity3.00
KNPE 367Fitness, the Body and Culture3.00
KNPE 465Sport Participation and Performance3.00
KNPE 473Sport and Culture3.00


Statistic Course Options
BIOL 243Introduction to Statistics3.00
CHEE 209Analysis Of Process Data3.00
COMM 162Managerial Statistics3.00
ECON 250Introduction to Statistics3.00
GPHY 247Introduction to Statistics3.00
KNPE 251Introduction to Statistics3.00
NURS 323Introduction to Statistics3.00
POLS 285Introduction to Statistics3.00
PSYC 202Statistics in Psychology3.00
SOCY 211Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAM 200Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAT 263Introduction to Statistics3.00
STAT 367Engineering Data Analysis4.00