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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).

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KINS 207 - Human Anatomy

Introductory study of the human body which includes structural and functional components of selected systems. This course is designed to provide the student with a systematic description of the anatomical structure and function of the human body. Students will gain an understanding of human gross anatomy and a working knowledge of the integration of the human body's major physiological systems. Emphasis will also be placed on critical thinking, active questioning and an appreciation for health and disease from a gross anatomical perspective.

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KINS 210 - Social Dance

This course introduces students to individual and partner dances which include a variety of dance forms such as modern, social , jazz and folk. The focus of the course will be on the aesthetic, expressive and rhythmical dimensions of movement with an emphasis on performing and teaching movement content, techniques, improvisation and composition.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.)

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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 teaching of basic skills as required by the National Coaching Certification program (NCCP). Students who successfully fulfill these requirements will receive certification as an NCCP Community Coach.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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KINS 307 - Human Physiology I

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. The course practicum normally entails an extended outdoor trip of 3-6 days and includes activities and supports for self and group reflection. (This course is nomally taught online in summer semester with a practicum at the end of August)

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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 thefield 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 anintroduction and brief history of health psychology and three primary modules: stress, illness and coping, health behaviorchange and health promotion and the management of chronic and life-threatening illness.

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KINS 399 - Special Topics in Kinesiology

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

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    Our Kinesiology grads get jobs as:

  • Coaches
  • Health and Wellness Educators
  • Health club directors
  • Personal Trainers
  • Recreation Coordinators

    Our Kinesiology grads go on to study:

  • Athletic Therapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Counselling
  • Sports Management