Academic Calendar 2024-2025

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.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
᳢ձ101Social Determinants of Health3.00
ʷ125Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
ʷ153Introductory Biomechanics3.00
ʷ167Socio-Cultural Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity3.00
B. Complete the following:
ʳ۰100Principles of Psychology6.00
C. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
D. Complete the following:
ʷ225Advanced Human Physiology3.00
ʷ227Exercise Physiology3.00
ʷ254Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement3.00
ʷ255Physical Activity, Fitness, and Health3.00
ʷ261Theory of Motor Behaviour and Motor Learning3.00
ʷ265Psychology of Sport and Exercise3.00
E. Complete the following:
᳢ձ252Introduction to Research Methods3.00
F. Complete the following:
315The Human Musculoskeletal System3.00
316The Human Visceral Systems3.00
G. Complete the following:
ʷ400Professional 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. 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 ʷ331 or ʷ345 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, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

Kinesiology Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (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
ѷ390; ѷ470; ѷ480
201; 301; 307; 320; 407; 425; 480
GPHY_Physical Course List 1
GPHY_Tech/Methods Course List 1
᳧270; ᳧383; ᳧483
鳧323; 鳧324
ʳ۰100; ʳ۰101; ʳ۰102; ʳ۰103; ʳ۰202; ʳ۰203; ʳ۰221; ʳ۰271; ʳ۰299; ʳ۰301; ʳ۰302; ʳ۰325; ʳ۰338; ʳ۰450
PSYC_Cognitive_Neuroscience Course List 1
210; 211

The GPHY and PSYC Course Lists noted here may be found in the Departments/Schools and Degree Plans section of this Calendar.


Excluding LISC 171/3.0*, LISC 173/3.0*, LISC 271/3.0*, LISC 373/3.0*, LISC 471/3.0*, LISC 493/3.0*.


Applied Exercise Science Options
ʷ327Exercise Physiology Laboratory3.00
ʷ339Advanced Exercise Metabolism3.00
ʷ349Sports Nutrition3.00
ʷ353Experiments in Neuromechanical Kinesiology3.00
ʷ354Occupational Biomechanics and Physical Ergonomics3.00
ʷ355Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Assessment Laboratory3.00
ʷ356Exercise Prescription3.00
ʷ425Physiology of Stress3.00
ʷ429Skeletal Muscle Oxygen Delivery: Demand Matching in Exercise3.00
ʷ439Critical Appraisal and Translation of Muscle Physiology Research3.00
ʷ447Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory3.00
ʷ449Advanced Protein Metabolism3.00
ʷ453Locomotor Neuromechanics3.00
ʷ454Clinical Biomechanics3.00
ʷ455Advanced Physical Activity and Health3.00
ʷ459Clinical Exercise Physiology3.00


Physical Activity, Epidemiology and Health Promotion Options
᳢ձ102Personal Health and Wellness3.00
᳢ձ205Introduction to Health Promotion3.00
᳢ձ230Basic Human Nutrition3.00
᳢ձ237An Introduction to Drugs, Drug Use and Drug Dependence3.00
᳢ձ305Fundamentals of Health Policy3.00
᳢ձ331Advanced Human Nutrition3.00
᳢ձ332Foundations for Understanding Disability: A Health Perspective3.00
᳢ձ350Topics in Global Health3.00
᳢ձ351Health in Humanitarian Crises3.00
᳢ձ360Globalization and Black Health3.00
᳢ձ401Interprofessional Collaborative Education3.00
᳢ձ402Disability Studies: Issues, Research, and Policy3.00
᳢ձ403Community Based Rehabilitation3.00
᳢ձ404Global Studies of Social Inclusion, Community Participation and Mental Health3.00
᳢ձ410Environment and Health3.00
᳢ձ416Program Planning and Evaluation3.00
᳢ձ417Community-Based Programming and Evaluation3.00
᳢ձ430Critical Weight Studies3.00
᳢ձ435Seminar on HIV/AIDS Prevention3.00
᳢ձ437Seminar on Harm Reduction3.00
᳢ձ440Sedentary Behaviour3.00
᳢ձ445Critical Population Health3.00
᳢ձ460Anti-Black Racism and Health3.00
᳢ձ493Advanced Topics in Health Studies I3.00
ʷ335Healthy Aging3.00
ʷ433Global Sport and Disability3.00
ʷ463Community-Based Physical Activity Promotion6.00


Kinesiology Laboratory Options
ʷ327Exercise Physiology Laboratory3.00
ʷ353Experiments in Neuromechanical Kinesiology3.00
ʷ355Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Assessment Laboratory3.00
ʷ356Exercise Prescription3.00
ʷ447Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory3.00


Professional/Applied Options
ʷ300Community-Based Practicum3.00
ʷ330Athletic Therapy Field Placement4.50
ʷ331Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3.00
ʷ337Physical Activity Promotion for Children and Youth3.00
ʷ345The Science and Methodology of Sport Training Conditioning Programs3.00
ʷ346Strength and Conditioning Field Placement4.50
ʷ430Athletic Therapy Internship4.50
ʷ446Strength and Conditioning Internship4.50


Psychology and Socio-Cultural Studies of Physical Activity and Health Options
᳢ձ235Food Systems3.00
᳢ձ315Theory and Practice of Health Behaviour Change3.00
᳢ձ333Contemporary Issues in Human Sexuality3.00
᳢ձ334Health, Illness, and Society3.00
᳢ձ350Topics in Global Health3.00
᳢ձ402Disability Studies: Issues, Research, and Policy3.00
᳢ձ404Global Studies of Social Inclusion, Community Participation and Mental Health3.00
᳢ձ430Critical Weight Studies3.00
᳢ձ434Social Movements in Health3.00
᳢ձ445Critical Population Health3.00
᳢ձ495Advanced Topics in Health Studies II3.00
ʷ237Child and Adolescent Motor Development3.00
ʷ303Coaching and Leadership in Sport3.00
ʷ363Team Dynamics in Sport: Theory and Practice3.00
ʷ365Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change3.00
ʷ366Race, Sport and Physical Activity3.00
ʷ367Fitness, the Body, and Culture3.00
ʷ465Sport Participation and Performance3.00
ʷ473Sport and Culture3.00
ʷ475Sport and the Environment3.00


Statistic Course Options
243Introduction to Statistics3.00
ᷡ209Analysis of Process Data 13.50
䰿Ѳ162Managerial Statistics3.00
䰿250Introduction to Statistics3.00
ұʱ247Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʷ251Introduction to Statistics3.00
鳧323Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʰ285Introduction to Statistics3.00
ʳ۰202Statistics in Psychology3.00
211Introduction to Statistics3.00
մ200Introduction to Statistics3.00
մ263Introduction to Statistics3.00

Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.