Course List

KINS 205 - Introduction to Soccer

This course includes instruction in outdoor soccer, indoor soccer and futsol. Content focuses on the theory and practice of the fundamental skills with an overview of history, strategies, training rules and regulations. Emphasis is divided equally between skill acquisition and the pedagogy of skills as required by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

KINS 207 - Human Anatomy

This introductory survey course of general human morphology is designed to provide students with a systematic description of the anatomical structures of the human body. This includes gross and microscopic anatomy of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, endocrine, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Labs include various dissections and in-depth examination of the musculoskeletal system with specific attention to the upper and lower extremities,articulations, and surface anatomy. Critical thinking and appreciation for health and disease from a gross anatomical perspective are emphasized.

KINS 211 - Introduction to Basketball

This course includes basic instruction in basketball. Content will include the theory and practice of the fundamental skills with an overview of history, strategies, training rules and regulations. Emphasis is divided equally between skill acquisition and the pedagogy of skills as required by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

KINS 216 - Introduction to Volleyball

This course includes basic instruction in volleyball. Content will include the theory and practice of the fundamental skills with an overview of history, strategies, training rules and regulations. Emphasis is divided equally between skill acquisition and the pedagogy of skills as required by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

KINS 222 - Strength Training and Conditioning

This course in intended as an introduction to the basic principles of strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Emphasis is placed on fitness testing and evaluation, training techniques, program design, methods of training and implementation. Students will learn to administer and interpret fitness assessments, develop training programs, and monitor training.

KINS 223 - Introduction to Martial Arts

This course offers basic elementary instruction in the martial arts. Content will vary based on the style practiced by the instructor. The focus of the course will be on the theory and practice of the fundamental skills of the martial arts. Emphasis will be placed on participation and skill acquisition with an overview of basic movement strategies and principles of training. Certification and progression to a yellow belt/sash are attainable. (Note: The purchase of a traditional outfit of the style practiced by the instructor is recommended but not required.)

KINS 237 - Introduction to Badminton

This course includes basic instruction in badminton. Content will include the theory and practice of the fundamental skills with an overview of history, strategies, training rules and regulations. Emphasis is divided equally between skill acquisition and the pedagogy skills as required by the National Coaching Certification program (NCCP).

KINS 250 - Introduction to Kinesiology

Introductory course which examines the study of human movement from various perspectives including exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor learning, sport psychology, ethics, history and sociology. Students will explore how knowledge, theory and application relate to physical activity and sport from a Christian perspective. Specific attention will be given to the integration of critical thinking, leadership development and how contemporary concepts and trends about sports impacts our views of the world, both locally and globally. This course also includes a review of kinesiology based career options.

KINS 255 - Personal Physical Fitness and Wellness

This introductory course examines many of the determinants of total wellness and is intended to assist students in developing an awareness of lifestyle issues, to provide them with information about a positive, healthy lifestyle and ultimately to encourage them to adopt healthy practices. Emphasis will be placed upon knowing and understanding basic concepts of fitness, nutrition, elementary first-aid, stress and disease control and applying these in the lab. A holistic approach will provide students with a deeper understanding of their responsibility for personal wellness as part of God's creation.

KINS 300 - Fundamentals of Coaching

Introduction to the multifaceted field of coaching sports and physical activities. Topics include motivation and communication, skill analysis, training, ethics and sport management.

KINS 305 - Advanced Soccer

This course includes intermediate to advance instruction in soccer and futsal. Content will include the theory and practice of advanced skills with an in depth look at the history, strategies, training rules and regulations of the sport. Emphasis is divided equally between skill acquisition and the pedagogy of skills as required by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

KINS 307 - Human Physiology Foundations

A introductory study of human physiology. This course examines the human physiological systems which are the basis of normal body function and homeostasis. Topics include chemical and cellular composition of the body, genetic control, cellular respiration and metabolism, nervous system and sensory physiological function.

KINS 308 - Human Physiology Systems

This course provides an overview of the mechanisms and processes involved in human physiology. Students will learn to understand the complexity of the human body and develop a deeper understanding of how physiological systems function and interconnect. This course builds on KINS/BIOL307 in order to provide a broad overview of important systems in physiology, and will examine muscle, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, renal, digestive, metabolic and reproductive systems. Students will engage in a Lab component in which they will conduct experiments demonstrating physiological concepts with a hands-on approach across the various human systems.

KINS 318 - Exercise Physiology

This course is an introduction to exercise physiology and offers students the ability to investigate the human body at rest and examine the physiological responses to various forms of acute and chronic exercise. Students will examine the role that respiratory, cardiovascular, muscular, and neural systems play during physical activity. In the laboratory component of this course students will be exposed to different types of tests that can be conducted to monitor physical performance and endurance, while also analyzing the results and formulating meaningful conclusions in the context of exercise physiology.

KINS 335 - Biomechanics

This course is an introduction to the mechanics of human movement. Students will examine key biomechanics and kinetics concepts as they are applied to sport and exercise. The principles learned in this course will be used to enhance students' problem-solving abilities, application of knowledge and building a deeper understanding of core anatomical and physiological foundations needed for studying human motion. Among others, important topics covered in this course include basic concepts and terminologies, biomechanics of bones, joints and skeletal muscles, and the various mechanical and physical kinematic relationships that play a role in how we as humans can perform many different types of motion.

KINS 338 - Psychology of Sport and Exercise

This course is designed to introduce students to the relationship between psychological factors and sport and physical activity. There will be two main themes of this course:How psychological factors influence performance and experience in sport and physical activity and how sport and exercise influence psychological well-being. Students will learn to apply sport psychology theories to real situations such as coaching, sports medicine, physical education, health promotion, and training.

KINS 348 - Socio-cultural Aspects of Sport

This course examines how socio-cultural factors influence sport, and how sport has become a socializing agent of society and culture. Historical and sociological dimensions are explored. Aspects include the industry of sport, gender and sport, ethics and sport, and sport phenomena such as the Olympics.

KINS 351 - Growth and Development

Course in development.

KINS 356 - Sociology of Health and Illness

This course explores health, illness and death from a sociological perspective. In our examination of the broad cultural, political, economic, and interpersonal forces that impact health and illness, we will reflect critically on the relationship between the social determinants of health such as social class, race, gender, and age and patterns of health, illness and death in Canada and worldwide. We will explore historical and contemporary developments in dominant and alternative perspectives on the causes and treatment of disease and illness as well as contemporary issues surrounding the social experience of being ill, mental health, addictions, reasons for seeking particular types of care, and perspectives on death and dying.

KINS 375 - Sport and Recreation Management

This course provides an overview of the basic management principles as they relate to sport enterprises and the operation of sport and recreation organizations. Functional areas of management will be highlighted including finance, marketing, human resources, and ethics. Students will explore the nature of recreation and sport from a Christian world view with an emphasis on developing effective leadership skills. Current trends and challenges in sport and recreation will also be addressed.

KINS 377 - Event Management And Marketing

This course will examine effective management strategies and knowledge associated with pursuing a career in event management. It will introduce students to management career opportunities as well as guiding principles as they apply to event management, organization, leadership styles, communication and marketing. In addition, students will be exposed to the logistics required in proposing, designing, planning, promotion, managing, budgeting, execution, risk management and evaluation of events. Concepts taught in this course are applicable in a number of contexts including: sporting events, festivals, community celebrations, cultural events and arts productions. This course also explores the types, purpose and importance of events and analyzes the impact of events on the local and wider community, as well the economy, environment and socio-cultural and political implications of these events.

KINS 385 - Athletics Internship

Placement of a student with a sports organization for work experience. The practicum is designed by the student, supervising faculty member, and the supervising organizational director. Course work may include weekend seminars and certification in a specific sport or sports related training.

KINS 393 - Movement Activities for Children

Students will study movement activities for children in elementary school within a developmental framework. Special emphasis is placed on games, gymnastics and dance for children ages five to twelve years. The course combines theory, practical teaching experiences with children and critical reflection on these experiences in the context of children's physical development. This will include the study of free play and organized physical activities in recreational, educational, and sport environments.

KINS 395 - Leadership

This course includes an overview of the various approaches to leadership theory, including trait-based, skills-based, situational, contingency, path-goal, leader-member exchange, transformational and servant leadership, and others. Leadership issues examined include: leadership development, roles of followers, management vs leadership, personality, faith perspectives, personal values, group status and dynamics.

KINS 396 - Health Psychology

In this course students will examine theoretical explanations and empirical evidence concerning the influence of psychological factors on health and illness. Students will learn about clinical practice in the field of health psychology and learn how to approach assessment and intervention with knowledge of the biological,psychological, social, and spiritual factors that interact to influence health and illness. Topics of study will include an introduction and brief history of health psychology and three primary modules: stress, illness and coping, health behavior change and health promotion and the management of chronic and life-threatening illness.

KINS 399 - Special Topics in Kinesiology

A course on a topic or figure of special interest and offered on a non-recurring basis.

KINS 427 - Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

This course examines more advanced concepts in both normal cardiovascular physiology as well as pathophysiology in humans using a higher order of thinking as required from senior students. The integration between the cardiovascular system, exercise, and general health is shown. Students investigate relevant research and topics in the field, evaluate content and share their findings in open discussions with their peers.