This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2016 to April 2017.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2016-2017, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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KIN 002
MITACS/Globalink Undergraduate Visiting Research

KIN GR

KIN 121.3 — 1/2(3L-P)
Functional Basis of Physical Activity

In surveying the functional effects of physical activity the course will examine strength development and training, anaerobic training, aerobic training, flexibility, diet and other selected topics. Physical growth patterns of children and the effects of exercise on growing tissues will also be covered. Laboratory experiences will be provided to supplement the lectures.

Restriction(s): Course only open to first and/or second year students.


KIN 122.3 — 1/2(3L)
Social Behavioral Foundations of Physical Activity

Introduction to the basic concepts and topics associated with the behavioral aspects of physical activity. The focus is basic principles of motor learning and the social psychology of sport. A brief introduction to cultural aspects of physical activity in Canada is also presented along with current issues.

KIN 146.3 — 1/2(3L-1P)
Physical Activity and School Aged Children and Youth

This course will offer prospective College of Education students opportunities to increase their understanding of the role physical activity plays in the health and wellbeing of school aged children and youth.

Restriction(s): Students must be enrolled in the College of Education. This course will not be offered to students in any other college.
Note: Not for credit in the College of Kinesiology. Intended for prospective students who wish to enter the College of Education in the elementary/middles stream years.


KIN 150.3 — 1/2(3L)
How Body Moves I

Introduces students to the theoretical and practical study of human movement. Students will become knowledgeable in the basic sports science principles underpinning human movement while at the same time developing their own body-management skills (moving efficiently and safely). Through the medium of gymnastics, students will be introduced to the six mechanically-related Movement Patterns from which most human movement evolves: The Body in Stillness (Statics), The Body in Explosive Movement (Spring or Take-off), The Body in Repetitive Movement (Locomotion), The Body in Absorbing Movement (Landing), The Body in Rotation and The Body in Swing. Students will be assessed on both theoretical and practical content.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): KIN 121 or 122.
Note: Students may not receive credit for both KIN 150 and KINA 213.


KIN 222.3 — 1/2(3L-1P)
Biomechanics I

A study of the principles of statics and dynamics related to human motor performance in exercise and sport. Systematic methods for analyzing simple and complex motor skills are presented.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122; MATH 104 or MATH 110.


KIN 223.3 — 1/2(3L)
Contemporary Health Issues

Provides a forum for the discussion of current health issues. Global health concerns (e.g. environment, media, medical technologies, health care), as well as personal behaviors related to one's health and the health of others, will be examined. Students will develop the skills needed to seek out and evaluate health information enabling them to make wise choices for themselves and others.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122.


KIN 225.3 — (3L-2P)
Introductory Exercise Physiology I

An introductory course on the effects of physical activity on specific physiological systems. Specific emphasis will be placed on the basic aspects of skeletal muscle and neural physiology.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122.


KIN 226.3 — (3L-2P)
Introductory Exercise Physiology II

Continues to study the effects of physical activity on basic physiological function and systems. Special emphasis will be placed on the basic aspects of cardiovascular and respiratory function.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 225.


KIN 231.3 — 1/2(3L)
Social Psychological Foundations of Physical Activity

Explores individual human behaviour in a physical activity context. The emphasis will be placed upon understanding social-psychological concepts as they relate to the physical activity setting.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122.


KIN 232.3 — 1/2(3L)
Physical Activity in Society

Introduces the sociology of physical activity, including sport, and challenges students to think critically about physical activity in Canadian society. Overarching topics include: (a) the emergence of physical activity as a way to promote health and prevent chronic disease in Canadian society, (b) social inequality, arising from social structural factors such as social class, age, race, gender, and sexual orientation, and physical activity, and (c) the impact of social institutions on physical activity in society.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122.


KIN 233.3 — 3S
History of Sport and Physical Education in Canada

A historical and comparative study of the role, significance, and extent of sport and physical education in Canadian society and a series of selected cultures. The development and significance of sport and physical education in the U.S.A., Germany, Sweden, and China will also be studied.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122.


KIN 240.3 — 1/2(3L)
Pedagogy in Physical Activity Setting I Theory

A study of the philosophical and theoretical concepts involved in a physical education environment. The intent is to establish a foundation upon which further developments in the area may be undertaken. Topics will include factors such as: developmentally appropriate physical education, factors influencing the learning of motor skills, development of movement tasks, and a comprehensive understanding of human movement taxonomies.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122.
Note: Cannot receive credit for both KIN 240 and 245. Previous KIN 245 credit fulfills the KIN 240 requirement in the B.Sc.(Kin.) program.


KIN 255.3 — 1/2(3L)
Program Planning and Design for Leisure and Sport

Provides students with the basic information required to successfully plan a leisure or sport program for a variety of agencies and target groups. In an effort to address the changing demographic trends that influence leisure and sport programs, focus will be on needs assessments of clients, resource implications, short- and long-term planning.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122.


KIN 281.3 — 1/2(3L-P)
Fitness Foundations for Life

Introduces students to fitness foundations for life and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle through traditional fitness methods and current trends in different mediums. Students will become knowledgeable in physical activity prescription and the application of specific fitness programming, as well as enhancement of leadership skills in aerobic fitness, flexibility, resistance training, and expressive movement. Students will be assessed on both theoretical and practical content.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): KIN 121, 122, and 150.
Note: Student may not receive credit for both KIN 281 and KINA 270.


KIN 320.3 — 1/2(3L)
Physical Growth and Development of Children

Deals with the physical changes that occur during the growth period in children. The implications of changes in structure and function as they relate to education, exercise and physical activity will be discussed. Topics include the relationship of growth to physiological function, strength and motor performance, exercise and growth, secular trends, variations in puberty and the assessment of growth by anthropometric techniques.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 226.


KIN 321.3 — 1/2(3L-2P)
Prevention and Care of Sports Recreational and School Injuries

Acquaints the student with the common types of athletic injuries that are encountered in Canadian athletic competitions, the methods for their prevention, the methods of treatment and the rehabilitative procedures that can be safely employed by the physical educator in order to enable the athlete to return to competition with maximum safety.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122; ACB 221.
Note: CPR is required and will be checked by the instructor.


KIN 322.3 — 1/2(3L-2P)
Motor Learning and Control

This course will provide an introduction to human motor control, learning, and development. Motor control will be examined through the concepts, theories, and applications of experimental neuroscience. Motor learning will be explored using theoretical and conceptual application of behavioural research. Motor development will also be introduced and examined across the lifespan. In addition, application to special populations, including clinical and high performance, will be integrated throughout.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122; STAT 245 or PLSC 314 or PSY 233.


KIN 330.3 — 1/2(3L)
Excercise Psychology

This course is designed to explore the application of psychological, behavioural, and social factors concepts in exercise and physical activity settings.

Restriction(s): This course is restricted to students in the College of Kinesiology.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 231


KIN 334.3 — 2(3L)
Theory of Coaching

Designed to provide the student with an appreciation and understanding of the theory and practice of coaching. Students will look at the development of techniques of communication between the coach, individuals and/or groups as they relate to team organization and integration. There will be a development of the concept that coaching is a specialized form of teaching.

Restriction(s): Open to students entering Third Year Kinesiology.


KIN 341.3 — 1/2(3L)
Pedagogy in Physical Activity Setting II Practice

The aim of this course is to develop an increased understanding of selected principles and practices of motor skill development in children and youth. In addition emphasis will be placed upon the establishment of optimal environments for the instruction and practice of motor skills. Opportunities will be provided for the observation and application of these principles and practices in lab and field based settings.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 240.
Note: Student may only receive credit for one of KIN 341, 345, and 346. Previous credit for KIN 345 fulfills the KIN 341 requirement in the B.Sc. (Kin.) program.


KIN 380.3 — 1/2(3L)
Research Methods in Kinesiology

Provides an introduction to research methods and design used in kinesiology research. The course will focus on critical evaluation of research studies and the use of various types of research methods with emphasis on the sport and physical activity context.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 121 and 122; or permission of the department.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): STAT 245 or PLSC 314 or PSY 233.
Note: Students may not receive credit for both KIN 380 and 390.


KIN 381.3 — 1/2(3L-2P)
Adult Fitness and Exercise Management I

Students will have the opportunity to complete the CSEP Certified Personal Trainer theory and practical examinations.

Formerly: KINA 270
Prerequisite(s): KIN 222, 225, 226, and 281
Note: Students may not receive credit for both KIN 381 and 420.


KIN 382.3 — 1&2(1L-3P)
Adult Fitness and Exercise Management II

Students will have the opportunity to challenge the Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) examination, provided that all prerequisites have been satisfied.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 381
Note: Students may not receive credit for both KIN 382 and 470.


KIN 421.6 — 1&2(3P)
Athlete Health Practicum

Provides for practical field experience in the prevention and care of sporting injuries. Students will be assigned a field experience as a student trainer with a Huskie Athletics team for a season. For details, consult the Academic Advisor.

Permission of the Department required.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 321.3.
Note: One year volunteer experience in the Huskie Athletics Student Trainer Program with a team assignment, regular attendance at seminars, and some clinic hours are required. Valid CPR and First Aid Certification are also required. Apply to the academic advisor.


KIN 423.3 — 1/2(3L)
Physical Activity for Persons with Impairment

Focuses on physical activity programs for persons with impairments. Current trends in Canadian physical activity program philosophy and delivery are considered in concert with the more general philosophy and delivery systems for persons with impairments. Basic adapted physical activity principles focusing on activity, program and instructional modification are also considered.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 222, 225, 226, 231, and 322.


KIN 424.3 — 1/2(3L-1.5P)
Aging and Activity

Will focus on exercise programming for older adults with respect to understanding the biology of aging as it affects potential for physical activity in later years. Emphasis will be on the special and changing needs of older adults and the adaptations to traditional exercise modalities necessary to ensure success in "active living." As part of the practicum experience, students are expected to spend 6-10 hours during the term, outside of class lecture times, observing and participating in community-based activity programs for seniors.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 225 and 226.


KIN 425.3 — 2(3L-2P)
Physiology of Exercise

Will involve an overview of neuromuscular and cardiorespiratory physiology and a focus on special topics such as causes of fatigue during exercise, gender differences in response to exercise, and physiological responses during exercise in environments with altered temperature and atmospheric pressure (ie. altitude and diving).

Prerequisite(s): KIN 225 and 226.


KIN 426.3 — 1/2(3L)
Health Aspects of Physical Activity and Physical Fitness

A comprehensive review of current knowledge regarding the effects of physical activity and physical fitness on physical and mental health. Additional topics include exercise and aging, cost/benefit of physical activity and risks of exercise.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 225 and 226.


KIN 428.3 — 1/2(3L-2P)
Nutrition Drugs and Physical Activity

Examines the effects of nutritional intake and drug usage on physical performance. Preparation for competitive or recreational activities demands an understanding of: (1) the nutritional requirements which underpin such activity, and (2) the major consequences that ingestion of performance enhancing drugs may have upon the health and physical achievement of an individual.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 225 and 226.


KIN 429.3 — 1/2(2L-2P)
Exercise and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Primarily a practicum course in cardiac rehabilitation. Students will intern within the tri-hospital cardiac rehabilitation program offered through Saskatoon District Health. The major emphasis of this course is the role of exercise in cardiac rehabilitation.

Permission of the Department required.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 381.
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): KIN 382.
Note: PATH 205 and PHSI 346 are recommended. Apply to the academic advisor.


KIN 430.3 — 1/2(3L)
Psychological and Behaviour Change Aspects of Physical Activity and Health Interventions

This course will focus on the psychological theory, research, and methods of changing psychological factors and behaviour known to influence physical activity. The specific focus will be upon physical activity and health interventions and will concern individual behaviour change. Topics include concepts about interventions such as, behaviour change and examples of interventions for asymptomatic and symtomatic populations.

Restriction(s): This course is restricted to students in the College of Kinesiology.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 330


KIN 431.3 — 1/2(3L)
Mental Training for Sport and Physical Activity

An introduction to mental skills training for sport and physical activity. This course will build on the material presented in KIN 231.3 and focus on the development and application of a mental skills training program in sport and physical activity. Analysis, discussion, and application will focus on ethical issues, pre-competition and competition planning, goal-setting, arousal control, imagery, self-talk, attention control, and program evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 231.


KIN 432.3 — 1/2(2L-1S)
Ethics and Values in Sport and Physical Activity

Students will be introduced to a number of decision making models which guide the ethical decision making process. Contemporary issues and controversies from the behavioural, functional, educational and management areas of physical activity will be examined from an ethical and moral perspective.

Restriction(s): Only open to Kinesiology students entering their Third Year.


KIN 434.3 — 1/2(2L-2P)
Coaching Practicum

This course provides further application of sport coaching theory to practice. Students will plan, implement and evaluate aspects of coaching pedagogy, sociology, and sport science while coaching their selected sport. This occurs during coaching sessions within a selected coaching environment, throughout a season of practices and games/events.

Permission of the department is required.
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the College of Kinesiology.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 121, KIN 122, and KIN 150


KIN 442.3 — 1/2(3L-P)
Biomechanics II

This is a second level biomechanics course which provides students an opportunity to further their study in both the qualitative and quantitative aspects of sport biomechanics.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 222.


KIN 445.3 — 1&2(R)
Advanced Readings and Special Studies in Kinesiology

Students are required to present in writing a detailed description of the proposed special study to a college faculty member with expertise in that area. The faculty member may then wish to sponsor the study by requesting approval from the Assistant Dean.

Formerly: Permission of the department required.
Note: Open to senior students who have a strong background and wish to pursue planned study in a special phase of Kinesiology.


KIN 451.3 — 1&2(P)
Community Service Learning in a School Setting

Community Service Learning (CSL) combines working within the community with experience-based learning. This course will offer students an opportunity to plan, teach and learn in a community school setting. Students will work with teachers to promote healthy living through physical activity and nutrition activities. Students will be asked to share their experiences through discussion, journals and presentations.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 240.3 and KIN 341.3. Apply to Academic Advisor, College of Kinesiology.


KIN 471.6 — 1&2(P)
Administration Practicum

Students will be involved in assigned field experience equal to 10 hours per week for one complete term. In addition, a monthly group seminar will be held to discuss programs and problems related to the field experience. Provides for practical field experience in the administration of sport and leisure programs. Will be under the direction of college staff and competent community authorities. FIELD EXPERIENCE: Students will be assigned to work with leisure services boards, intercollegiate athletic boards, amateur sport associations or special games committees. Work done will be evaluated by the college staff and the professional in the field.

Permission of the department required.
Note: Open to senior students. Apply to the academic advisor. Preference will be given to senior students who have completed a minimum of 6 credit units of Entrepreneurship and/or Edwards School of Business classes.


KIN 481.6 — 1&2(P)
Advanced Adult Fitness and Exercise Management Practicum

A practical-based course that will expose the student to healthy and unhealthy populations. Experiences may include such areas as musculoskeletal rehabilitation, athlete training, and health and wellness promotion. Many of the hour requirements to challenge the Certified Exercise Therapist designation (through CSEP) will be satisfied by the course requirements.

Permission of the department required.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 381 and 382.
Note: Apply to academic advisor.


KIN 490.3 — 1/2(3S)
Honours Seminar

Students will attend presentations, review articles, and prepare materials that will assist them in interpreting and presenting research in exercise and sport science.

Formerly: Permission of the department required.
Restriction(s): Open to students in the B.Sc. (Kin.) Honours Program.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 380.


KIN 494.6 — 1/2(3P)
Honours Thesis

The student will work two terms on a project under a faculty member's supervision; become familiar with the pertinent research literature; establish procedures, collect, record and analyze experimental results; submit to the College a written thesis which incorporates the background to the work done, procedures used, results obtained and a discussion of the results and their significance. The student will present the thesis findings in KIN 490.3 Honours Seminar. Before beginning, the student must submit an outline of the project for approval of the Associate Dean. At the end of the project, the student will submit to the department a journal and a written report in thesis form.

Permission of the department required.
Restriction(s): Open to students in the B.Sc. (Kin.) Honours Program with a minimum Cumulative Wieghted Average of 75% or higher.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 380.
Corequisite(s): KIN 490.


KIN 498.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Takes advantage of special circumstances in which one time special topic offerings can be made available to senior students in the College.

KIN 499.6 — 1&2(3L)
Special Topics

Takes advantage of special circumstances in which one time special topic offerings can be made available to senior students in the College.

KIN 803.3 — 1/2(R)
Biomechanics

Topics can include 3D kinematics, kinetic measurements, segmental energy and power flow, stresses and strains on human tissue, electromyography, modeling and simulation.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 442 or equivalent.


KIN 805.3 — 1/2(3L)
Physiology of Exercise

A reading and lecture course for the student interested in a specialized approach to the study of exercise physiology. Detailed papers will be presented by the students in both required and selected areas of exercise physiology. In addition laboratory experiences may be assigned to supplement the assigned readings. Areas to be covered include cardiopulmonary response to various types of exercise, muscle physiology and biochemistry of exercise, and the adaptation of bone to exercise.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 225 and 226, or permission of the instructor.


KIN 806.3 — 1/2(3L)
Physical Growth and Development

Examines special topics related to growth and physiological development. Special emphasis is placed on the influence of exercise, physical activity, and athletic performance on the dynamics of growth. The course consists of special readings and assigned topics dealing with physiological function, exercise tolerance, strength and motor performance as they relate to the growth of the child.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 320 or permission of the instructor.


KIN 807.3 — 1(3L)
Research Methods in Kinesiology

Intended to provide students with an introduction to research methods and design in Kinesiology research. Content of the class includes basic principals of both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills necessary for an effective research proposal.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Kinesiology must have completed an undergraduate course in statistics. Students not enrolled in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Kinesiology must receive permission of the department before registering in this course.


KIN 808.3 — 2(3L)
Data Analysis in Kinesiology

Intended to provide students with a review of quantitative data analysis. Content of the class will include the basic theory behind quantitative analysis, illustrated with hands on practical examples using available computer software. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring the knowledge to be able to apply and understand the statistical techniques using SPSS.

Prerequisite(s): Students enrolled in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Kinesiology must have completed an undergraduate course in statistics. Students not enrolled in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Kinesiology must receive permission of the department before registering in this course.


KIN 809.3 — 1/2(3S)
Health Aspects of Physical Activity and Physical Fitness

Involves a comprehensive investigation of the health implications of physical activity and exercise. Topics will include health aspects of exercise as related to current knowledge, gaps in knowledge and research needs.

KIN 818.3 — 1/2(3L)
Data Analysis and Research Decision Making Social Psychology of Health Exercise and Sport

To provide graduate students with experience that includes reading and discussion of types of research questions and the application of data analysis procedures as applied to those research questions and designs. The course caters to Kinesiology social-behavioural psychology graduate students who have completed their first year of graduate courses.

Permission of the department is required.
Prerequisite(s): KIN 807.3 or equivalent and KIN 830.3 or equivalent.
Corequisite(s): Advanced multivariate statistics.


KIN 830.3 — 1/2(3L)
Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Exercise Behaviour

Focuses on the psychosocial aspects of health and exercise behavior. An in-depth study and application of theoretical research to practical field settings is a central theme.

Prerequisite(s): KIN 231 or equivalent with permission of the instructor, such as a 200 or higher undergraduate level course in Exercise Psychology, Psychology of Physical Activity and Sport, or Social Psychology of Health Behaviour and KIN 380 or similar course with permission of the instructor, such as a course in Research Design.
Note: It is highly recommended that students have successfully taken an undergraduate quantitative statistics course.


KIN 831.3 — 1/2(3L)
Social Psychology of Group Processes in Physical Activity

This is a seminar-based course that includes reading and discussion of the application of theory in group processes as they relate to physical activity. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how groups promote individual change. Students will be exposed to selected topics in group processes (e.g., cohesion, groups as mediators, levels of analysis) as well as specific group applications such as team building and GMCB interventions.

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): KIN 807 and KIN 830 or permission of instructor.


KIN 861.3 — 1/2(3L)
Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

Required by students enrolled in the joint M.Ed. program in Physical Education Pedagogy. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the major issues facing the instruction of school-based physical education programs. The intent will be to encourage participants to take a stand on major issues and to support their positions.

KIN 898.3 — 1/2(3R/P)
Special Topics

Studies in selected areas of physical education may be undertaken by advanced students with the consent of the College Graduate Committee. This work consists of essay writing, special readings and reports on assigned topics relating to a common subject or upon a series of laboratory studies.

KIN 899.6
Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

KIN 990
Seminar

Review of related scientific studies. Graduate students are required to attend and present papers during their period of candidacy.

KIN 994
Research

Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.

KIN 996
Research

Students writing a Ph.D. thesis must register for this course.