Academic Programs Committee ReportsRECOMMENDATION
To: University Council
Date: Nov. 16, 2000
Re: College of Kinesiology - addition of an Honours program to
the Exercise and Sports Studies program
Summary of proposal: Students in the Exercise and Sports Studies
program will be required to complete KIN 390.3 (Research methods in Kinesiology),
KIN 490.3 (Honours Seminar) and KIN 494.6 (Honours Thesis) and 6
additional credit units of restricted electives. To be admitted to
Honours, students must achieve an overall average of 70 per cent in their
first two years. To graduate, students must achieve an average of
70 per cent overall for Honours, or 80 per cent overall for High Honours.
Rationale: The proposed Honours program is necessary because of changes
in the field of study and in the College. The program will provide
students of proven academic ability with the opportunity to pursue a more
advanced program of studies within the Exercise and Sport Studies program.
In the prairies, the only other Honours program currently offered is at
the University of Calgary. See the enclosed proposal material
for additional information about the program.
Impact and Relationships: The proposal will not affect any other
Additional resources required: There are no budget implications
except limited expense of the Honours Thesis. The College plans to
restrict enrolment to ten students per year.
Committee Comments and Recommendation
Academic Programs Committee: The Academic Programs Committee agreed
that the College of Kinesiology did an excellent job in assembling the
proposal package. They tied their proposal to program review and
faculty renewal in the College. The committee recommended that the
proposal be approved (Oct. 12, 2000).
Budget Committee: That the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Honours
Program be approved based on the understanding that there will be no incremental
funds required from the Operating Budget to implement the program (Oct.
Planning Committee: That the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Honours Program be approved (Nov. 7, 2000).
cc: College of Kinesiology