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Careers:
  • Physical Educator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Ergonomics Specialist
  • Health Promoter
  • Medicine
  • Exercise Scientist
The Kinesiology program is located in the Health Sciences Building.

"My experience in the Kinesiology program here at UPEI has been amazing up to this point. Over the past three years, I have had the privilege of meeting a number of wonderful people and learning from some of the most knowledgeable professors I have ever met. I find that they do a fantastic job of connecting with us students and being on our level, which leads to strong student-teacher relationships.

The field in which we study is one with many applications. I love that what I learn in the classroom does not simply just stay in the classroom, but can be applied to situations that I encounter in everyday life. I find this really opens students eyes to the number of opportunities we have upon graduating from the program, whether it be in health, sport, management, research, the list goes on.

Being a Kinesiology student gives me a sense of self-worth, knowing that what I am learning now is going to help people in the future. Being able to be a positive impact on a person’s life is something that I look forward to being able to do on a daily basis some day, and I owe this program for giving me the tools and knowledge to help me achieve this."

Ryan Kelly, Third-year Kinesiology
Want more information about Kinesiology? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers:
  • Physical Educator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Ergonomics Specialist
  • Health Promoter
  • Medicine
  • Exercise Scientist
The Kinesiology program is located in the Health Sciences Building.

MAJOR IN KINESIOLOGY

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN KINESIOLOGY

Students following this degree program must complete 42 semester hours of required courses in Kinesiology and 6 semester hours of required courses in Foods and Nutrition. Students are advised to consult with the Department Chair or their Faculty Advisor prior to registration.

REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE KINESIOLOGY MAJOR

Kinesiology courses

1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
2410 - Human Development
3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
Four Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level

Foods and Nutrition

2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
2120 - Introductory Nutrition II

REQUIRED COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Mathematics

1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences

Statistics

2210 - Introductory Statistics I (formerly Math 221)

Chemistry

1110 - General Chemistry I
1120 - General Chemistry II

Physics

1210 Physics for Life Sciences I

Biology

1210 - Human Anatomy
1220 - Human Physiology
1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

UPEI courses and Writing Intensive Course

One of:

UPEI 1010 - Writing Studies - Engaging Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication;
UPEI 1020 - Inquiry Studies – Engaging Ideas and Cultural Contexts; OR
UPEI 1030 - University Studies - Engaging University Contexts and Experience; AND
One writing intensive course

Psychology

1010-1020 - Introductory Psychology I and II
 

FOLLOWING IS THE USUAL SEQUENCE FOR COMPLETION OF COURSES:

Year One

  • Kinesiology 1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Biology 1210 - Human Anatomy
  • Biology 1220  - Human Physiology
  • Chemistry 1110 - General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 1120  - General Chemistry II
  • One of UPEI 1010, 1020 or 1030
  • Math 1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences
  • Psychology 1010 - Introductory Psychology I
  • Psychology 1020 - Introductory Psychology II
  • One free elective

Year Two

  • Kinesiology 2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Kinesiology 2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology 2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
  • Kinesiology 2410 - Human Development
  • Foods and Nutrition 2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
  • Foods and Nutrition 2120 - Introductory Nutrition II
  • Biology 1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly Math 2210) - Introductory Statistics I
  • Physics 1210 Physics for Life Sciences I
  • One free elective

Year Three

  • Kinesiology 3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
  • Kinesiology 3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
  • Kinesiology 3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
  • One Kinesiology elective at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Five free electives

Year Four

  • Kinesiology 4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
  • Three Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Six free electives

 

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First Name:
Last Name:
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Careers:
  • Physical Educator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Ergonomics Specialist
  • Health Promoter
  • Medicine
  • Exercise Scientist
The Kinesiology program is located in the Health Sciences Building.

REQUIREMENTS FOR HONOURS PROGRAM IN KINESIOLOGY

The Honours program in Kinesiology is designed to provide research experience at the undergraduate level within the BSc Program. It is available to students with a strong academic background who intend to continue studies at the post graduate level in Kinesiology or related field, or to students who intend to pursue a career where research experience would be an asset.

The Honours program differs from the major in requiring a two-semester research course with thesis report for a total of 126 semester hours for the degree. The research component is to be completed within the BSc program through completion of Kinesiology 4900: Advanced Research and Thesis.

The following are the course requirements for the Honours program in Kinesiology.

Year One

  • Kinesiology 1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Biology 1210 - Human Anatomy
  • Biology 1220  - Human Physiology
  • Chemistry 1110 - General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 1120  - General Chemistry II
  • One of UPEI 1010, 1020 or 1030
  • Math 1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences
  • Psychology 1010 - Introductory Psychology I
  • Psychology 1020 - Introductory Psychology II
  • One free elective

Year Two

  • Kinesiology 2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Kinesiology 2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology 2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
  • Kinesiology 2410 - Human Development
  • Foods and Nutrition 2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
  • Foods and Nutrition 2120 - Introductory Nutrition II
  • Biology 1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Physics 1210 Physics for Life Sciences I
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly 2210) - Introductory Statistics I
  • One free elective

Year Three

  • Kinesiology 3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
  • Kinesiology 3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
  • Kinesiology 3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
  • One Kinesiology elective at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Five free electives

Year Four

  • Kinesiology 4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 4900 - Advanced Research and Thesis
  • Three Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Four free electives

NOTE: Honours students are advised to consult with their advisor for assistance in choosing electives that will support their research project.

Entrance Requirements

For admission to the Honours program, students must have a minimum average of 75% in all Kinesiology courses combined and an overall average of 70% in all previous courses. Permission of the Department is also required and is contingent on the student finding an advisor and on acceptance of the research project by the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Students interested in completing the honours program should consult with the Department Chair as early as possible, no later than March 31st of the student’s third year. 

To graduate with Honours in Kinesiology, students must maintain a minimum average of 75% in all Kinesiology courses combined and an overall average of 70%.

Want more information about Kinesiology? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers:
  • Physical Educator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Ergonomics Specialist
  • Health Promoter
  • Medicine
  • Exercise Scientist
The Kinesiology program is located in the Health Sciences Building.

QUALIFICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION 

Graduates of our Kinesiology program are eligible to apply for many certifications after graduation. Depending on the desired certifications, students may need to take certain elective courses beyond the core curriculum of the program.  Additionally, most certifications require an entrance exam and volunteer hours prior to becoming certified. Students are encouraged to review certification requirements early in their degree so they are able to plan their education and volunteer hours accordingly. Below is a list of popular certifications, although this list is not exhaustive.
 
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP):
Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) and Certified
Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
 
College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
 
Health and Fitness Federation of Canada:
Certified Personal Trainer (HFFC-CPT) and Certified
Exercise Physiologist (HFFC-CEP)
 
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA):
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Want more information about Kinesiology? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers:
  • Physical Educator
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Ergonomics Specialist
  • Health Promoter
  • Medicine
  • Exercise Scientist
The Kinesiology program is located in the Health Sciences Building.
  • Doris M. Anderson, Professor Emeritus
  • Dany MacDonald, Chair and Associate Professor
  • Katherine Gottschall-Pass, Professor
  • Deborah MacLellan, Professor
  • William Montelpare, Professor
  • Jennifer Taylor, Professor
  • Rebecca Reed-Jones, Associate Professor
  • Misty Rossiter, Associate Professor
  • Sarah Hewko, Assistant Professor
  • Adam Johnston, Assistant Professor
  • Michael MacLellan, Assistant Professor
  • Travis Saunders, Assistant Professor
  • Lucy Njoki Kathuri-Ogola, Adjunct Professor
  • Carolanne Nelson, Adjunct Professor
  • Irene Awuor Ogada, Adjunct Professor
  • Charlene VanLeeuwen, Sessional Lecturer
Kinesiology

"My experience in the Kinesiology program here at UPEI has been amazing up to this point. Over the past three years, I have had the privilege of meeting a number of wonderful people and learning from some of the most knowledgeable professors I have ever met. I find that they do a fantastic job of connecting with us students and being on our level, which leads to strong student-teacher relationships.

The field in which we study is one with many applications. I love that what I learn in the classroom does not simply just stay in the classroom, but can be applied to situations that I encounter in everyday life. I find this really opens students eyes to the number of opportunities we have upon graduating from the program, whether it be in health, sport, management, research, the list goes on.

Being a Kinesiology student gives me a sense of self-worth, knowing that what I am learning now is going to help people in the future. Being able to be a positive impact on a person’s life is something that I look forward to being able to do on a daily basis some day, and I owe this program for giving me the tools and knowledge to help me achieve this."

Ryan Kelly, Third-year Kinesiology
Major / Course Sequence

MAJOR IN KINESIOLOGY

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN KINESIOLOGY

Students following this degree program must complete 42 semester hours of required courses in Kinesiology and 6 semester hours of required courses in Foods and Nutrition. Students are advised to consult with the Department Chair or their Faculty Advisor prior to registration.

REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE KINESIOLOGY MAJOR

Kinesiology courses

1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
2410 - Human Development
3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
Four Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level

Foods and Nutrition

2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
2120 - Introductory Nutrition II

REQUIRED COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Mathematics

1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences

Statistics

2210 - Introductory Statistics I (formerly Math 221)

Chemistry

1110 - General Chemistry I
1120 - General Chemistry II

Physics

1210 Physics for Life Sciences I

Biology

1210 - Human Anatomy
1220 - Human Physiology
1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

UPEI courses and Writing Intensive Course

One of:

UPEI 1010 - Writing Studies - Engaging Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication;
UPEI 1020 - Inquiry Studies – Engaging Ideas and Cultural Contexts; OR
UPEI 1030 - University Studies - Engaging University Contexts and Experience; AND
One writing intensive course

Psychology

1010-1020 - Introductory Psychology I and II
 

FOLLOWING IS THE USUAL SEQUENCE FOR COMPLETION OF COURSES:

Year One

  • Kinesiology 1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Biology 1210 - Human Anatomy
  • Biology 1220  - Human Physiology
  • Chemistry 1110 - General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 1120  - General Chemistry II
  • One of UPEI 1010, 1020 or 1030
  • Math 1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences
  • Psychology 1010 - Introductory Psychology I
  • Psychology 1020 - Introductory Psychology II
  • One free elective

Year Two

  • Kinesiology 2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Kinesiology 2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology 2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
  • Kinesiology 2410 - Human Development
  • Foods and Nutrition 2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
  • Foods and Nutrition 2120 - Introductory Nutrition II
  • Biology 1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly Math 2210) - Introductory Statistics I
  • Physics 1210 Physics for Life Sciences I
  • One free elective

Year Three

  • Kinesiology 3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
  • Kinesiology 3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
  • Kinesiology 3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
  • One Kinesiology elective at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Five free electives

Year Four

  • Kinesiology 4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
  • Three Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Six free electives

 

Honours

REQUIREMENTS FOR HONOURS PROGRAM IN KINESIOLOGY

The Honours program in Kinesiology is designed to provide research experience at the undergraduate level within the BSc Program. It is available to students with a strong academic background who intend to continue studies at the post graduate level in Kinesiology or related field, or to students who intend to pursue a career where research experience would be an asset.

The Honours program differs from the major in requiring a two-semester research course with thesis report for a total of 126 semester hours for the degree. The research component is to be completed within the BSc program through completion of Kinesiology 4900: Advanced Research and Thesis.

The following are the course requirements for the Honours program in Kinesiology.

Year One

  • Kinesiology 1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Biology 1210 - Human Anatomy
  • Biology 1220  - Human Physiology
  • Chemistry 1110 - General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 1120  - General Chemistry II
  • One of UPEI 1010, 1020 or 1030
  • Math 1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences
  • Psychology 1010 - Introductory Psychology I
  • Psychology 1020 - Introductory Psychology II
  • One free elective

Year Two

  • Kinesiology 2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Kinesiology 2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology 2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
  • Kinesiology 2410 - Human Development
  • Foods and Nutrition 2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
  • Foods and Nutrition 2120 - Introductory Nutrition II
  • Biology 1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Physics 1210 Physics for Life Sciences I
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly 2210) - Introductory Statistics I
  • One free elective

Year Three

  • Kinesiology 3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
  • Kinesiology 3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
  • Kinesiology 3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
  • One Kinesiology elective at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Five free electives

Year Four

  • Kinesiology 4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 4900 - Advanced Research and Thesis
  • Three Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Four free electives

NOTE: Honours students are advised to consult with their advisor for assistance in choosing electives that will support their research project.

Entrance Requirements

For admission to the Honours program, students must have a minimum average of 75% in all Kinesiology courses combined and an overall average of 70% in all previous courses. Permission of the Department is also required and is contingent on the student finding an advisor and on acceptance of the research project by the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Students interested in completing the honours program should consult with the Department Chair as early as possible, no later than March 31st of the student’s third year. 

To graduate with Honours in Kinesiology, students must maintain a minimum average of 75% in all Kinesiology courses combined and an overall average of 70%.

Certification

QUALIFICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION 

Graduates of our Kinesiology program are eligible to apply for many certifications after graduation. Depending on the desired certifications, students may need to take certain elective courses beyond the core curriculum of the program.  Additionally, most certifications require an entrance exam and volunteer hours prior to becoming certified. Students are encouraged to review certification requirements early in their degree so they are able to plan their education and volunteer hours accordingly. Below is a list of popular certifications, although this list is not exhaustive.
 
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP):
Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) and Certified
Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
 
College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
 
Health and Fitness Federation of Canada:
Certified Personal Trainer (HFFC-CPT) and Certified
Exercise Physiologist (HFFC-CEP)
 
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA):
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
Faculty
  • Doris M. Anderson, Professor Emeritus
  • Dany MacDonald, Chair and Associate Professor
  • Katherine Gottschall-Pass, Professor
  • Deborah MacLellan, Professor
  • William Montelpare, Professor
  • Jennifer Taylor, Professor
  • Rebecca Reed-Jones, Associate Professor
  • Misty Rossiter, Associate Professor
  • Sarah Hewko, Assistant Professor
  • Adam Johnston, Assistant Professor
  • Michael MacLellan, Assistant Professor
  • Travis Saunders, Assistant Professor
  • Lucy Njoki Kathuri-Ogola, Adjunct Professor
  • Carolanne Nelson, Adjunct Professor
  • Irene Awuor Ogada, Adjunct Professor
  • Charlene VanLeeuwen, Sessional Lecturer

Kinesiology

"My experience in the Kinesiology program here at UPEI has been amazing up to this point. Over the past three years, I have had the privilege of meeting a number of wonderful people and learning from some of the most knowledgeable professors I have ever met. I find that they do a fantastic job of connecting with us students and being on our level, which leads to strong student-teacher relationships.

The field in which we study is one with many applications. I love that what I learn in the classroom does not simply just stay in the classroom, but can be applied to situations that I encounter in everyday life. I find this really opens students eyes to the number of opportunities we have upon graduating from the program, whether it be in health, sport, management, research, the list goes on.

Being a Kinesiology student gives me a sense of self-worth, knowing that what I am learning now is going to help people in the future. Being able to be a positive impact on a person’s life is something that I look forward to being able to do on a daily basis some day, and I owe this program for giving me the tools and knowledge to help me achieve this."

Ryan Kelly, Third-year Kinesiology

Major / Course Sequence

MAJOR IN KINESIOLOGY

REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN KINESIOLOGY

Students following this degree program must complete 42 semester hours of required courses in Kinesiology and 6 semester hours of required courses in Foods and Nutrition. Students are advised to consult with the Department Chair or their Faculty Advisor prior to registration.

REQUIRED COURSES FOR THE KINESIOLOGY MAJOR

Kinesiology courses

1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
2410 - Human Development
3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
Four Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level

Foods and Nutrition

2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
2120 - Introductory Nutrition II

REQUIRED COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS

Mathematics

1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences

Statistics

2210 - Introductory Statistics I (formerly Math 221)

Chemistry

1110 - General Chemistry I
1120 - General Chemistry II

Physics

1210 Physics for Life Sciences I

Biology

1210 - Human Anatomy
1220 - Human Physiology
1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

UPEI courses and Writing Intensive Course

One of:

UPEI 1010 - Writing Studies - Engaging Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication;
UPEI 1020 - Inquiry Studies – Engaging Ideas and Cultural Contexts; OR
UPEI 1030 - University Studies - Engaging University Contexts and Experience; AND
One writing intensive course

Psychology

1010-1020 - Introductory Psychology I and II
 

FOLLOWING IS THE USUAL SEQUENCE FOR COMPLETION OF COURSES:

Year One

  • Kinesiology 1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Biology 1210 - Human Anatomy
  • Biology 1220  - Human Physiology
  • Chemistry 1110 - General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 1120  - General Chemistry II
  • One of UPEI 1010, 1020 or 1030
  • Math 1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences
  • Psychology 1010 - Introductory Psychology I
  • Psychology 1020 - Introductory Psychology II
  • One free elective

Year Two

  • Kinesiology 2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Kinesiology 2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology 2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
  • Kinesiology 2410 - Human Development
  • Foods and Nutrition 2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
  • Foods and Nutrition 2120 - Introductory Nutrition II
  • Biology 1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly Math 2210) - Introductory Statistics I
  • Physics 1210 Physics for Life Sciences I
  • One free elective

Year Three

  • Kinesiology 3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
  • Kinesiology 3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
  • Kinesiology 3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
  • One Kinesiology elective at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Five free electives

Year Four

  • Kinesiology 4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
  • Three Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Six free electives

 

Honours

REQUIREMENTS FOR HONOURS PROGRAM IN KINESIOLOGY

The Honours program in Kinesiology is designed to provide research experience at the undergraduate level within the BSc Program. It is available to students with a strong academic background who intend to continue studies at the post graduate level in Kinesiology or related field, or to students who intend to pursue a career where research experience would be an asset.

The Honours program differs from the major in requiring a two-semester research course with thesis report for a total of 126 semester hours for the degree. The research component is to be completed within the BSc program through completion of Kinesiology 4900: Advanced Research and Thesis.

The following are the course requirements for the Honours program in Kinesiology.

Year One

  • Kinesiology 1010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Biology 1210 - Human Anatomy
  • Biology 1220  - Human Physiology
  • Chemistry 1110 - General Chemistry I
  • Chemistry 1120  - General Chemistry II
  • One of UPEI 1010, 1020 or 1030
  • Math 1120 - Calculus for the Managerial, Social and Life Sciences
  • Psychology 1010 - Introductory Psychology I
  • Psychology 1020 - Introductory Psychology II
  • One free elective

Year Two

  • Kinesiology 2020 - Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Kinesiology 2210 - Introduction to Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology 2320 - Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
  • Kinesiology 2410 - Human Development
  • Foods and Nutrition 2110 - Introductory Nutrition I
  • Foods and Nutrition 2120 - Introductory Nutrition II
  • Biology 1310 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Physics 1210 Physics for Life Sciences I
  • Statistics 2210 (formerly 2210) - Introductory Statistics I
  • One free elective

Year Three

  • Kinesiology 3120 - Introduction to Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 3310 - Introduction to Research Methods
  • Kinesiology 3430 - Physiological Assessment and Training
  • Kinesiology 3820 - Program Planning and Evaluation
  • One Kinesiology elective at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Five free electives

Year Four

  • Kinesiology 4810 - Advanced Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology 4900 - Advanced Research and Thesis
  • Three Kinesiology electives at the 3000 or 4000 level
  • Four free electives

NOTE: Honours students are advised to consult with their advisor for assistance in choosing electives that will support their research project.

Entrance Requirements

For admission to the Honours program, students must have a minimum average of 75% in all Kinesiology courses combined and an overall average of 70% in all previous courses. Permission of the Department is also required and is contingent on the student finding an advisor and on acceptance of the research project by the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Students interested in completing the honours program should consult with the Department Chair as early as possible, no later than March 31st of the student’s third year. 

To graduate with Honours in Kinesiology, students must maintain a minimum average of 75% in all Kinesiology courses combined and an overall average of 70%.

Certification

QUALIFICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION 

Graduates of our Kinesiology program are eligible to apply for many certifications after graduation. Depending on the desired certifications, students may need to take certain elective courses beyond the core curriculum of the program.  Additionally, most certifications require an entrance exam and volunteer hours prior to becoming certified. Students are encouraged to review certification requirements early in their degree so they are able to plan their education and volunteer hours accordingly. Below is a list of popular certifications, although this list is not exhaustive.
 
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP):
Certified Personal Trainer (CSEP-CPT) and Certified
Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP)
 
College of Kinesiologists of Ontario
 
Health and Fitness Federation of Canada:
Certified Personal Trainer (HFFC-CPT) and Certified
Exercise Physiologist (HFFC-CEP)
 
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA):
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Faculty

  • Doris M. Anderson, Professor Emeritus
  • Dany MacDonald, Chair and Associate Professor
  • Katherine Gottschall-Pass, Professor
  • Deborah MacLellan, Professor
  • William Montelpare, Professor
  • Jennifer Taylor, Professor
  • Rebecca Reed-Jones, Associate Professor
  • Misty Rossiter, Associate Professor
  • Sarah Hewko, Assistant Professor
  • Adam Johnston, Assistant Professor
  • Michael MacLellan, Assistant Professor
  • Travis Saunders, Assistant Professor
  • Lucy Njoki Kathuri-Ogola, Adjunct Professor
  • Carolanne Nelson, Adjunct Professor
  • Irene Awuor Ogada, Adjunct Professor
  • Charlene VanLeeuwen, Sessional Lecturer
Want more information about Kinesiology? Leave your email address and we'll get in touch!
First Name:
Last Name:
E-mail Address:
Careers: 
Physical Educator
Occupational Therapist
Physiotherapist
Ergonomics Specialist
Health Promoter
Medicine
Exercise Scientist
Course Level: 
1000 Level
Courses: 
KINE-1010 Introduction to Kinesiology
This course will provide students with an introduction to the study of human movement, and explore the physical, social, and psychological aspects of development as they relate to physical activity. Topics include: exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, sport sociology and exercise psychology. Three hours a week
3 hours credit
Course Level: 
2000 Level
Courses: 
KINE-2020 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
The purpose of this course is to provide insight into the theories, subject matter, and empirical research concerning the psychological processes that influence performance in sports, exercise, and other physical activities. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Psychology 1020, and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2210 Introduction to Exercise Physiology
This course discusses the physiological response to exercise, examining both acute and chronic adaptations to an exercise stress. Discussed from a physiological systems perspective, this course will examine the functional capacity of individual physiological systems, including the muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, and discuss the system's response to submaximal and maximal exercise and its impact on human performance. The environmental impact on physical performance will also be discussed. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Biology 1220 and admission to the BSc Kinesiology program; Kine-2210L
3 hours credit
KINE-2320 Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
This course will introduce students to the basic principles of motor behaviour and motor control. Included will be considerations of the physical changes during growth and motor developmental while considering the role of feedback and practice on skilled behaviour. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Biology 1220 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2410 Human Development
This course explores human development from conception to old age, including physical, cognitive, and psychological aspects. Topics include attachment across the lifespan; various theories used to study human development; gender; the aging process; and societal factors affecting human development. The reciprocal relationship between human development and their environments is emphasized. (Cross-listed with Family Science 2410). Three lecture hours NOTE: Credit will not be allowed for Family Science/Kinesiology 2410 if a student has already received credit for Psychology 2010.
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2620 Introduction to the Sociology of Sport and Exercise
This course will explore the significance of sport across society and culture. Students will gain an understanding of the role of sport in culture and how sport is structured within society. Different sociological theories will be presented and discussed throughout the class to explain the intersection of sport and society. (Cross-listed with Sociology 2210). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010 and admission to the Kinesiology program, or Sociology 1010.
3 hours credit
Course Level: 
3000 Level
Courses: 
KINE-3090 Special Topics
A course in which topics or issues are explored outside the core area.
3 hours credit
KINE-3120 Introduction to Biomechanics
This course introduces kinesiology students to the biomechanical basis of fundamental human movement. Topics include: skeletal, muscular and neural considerations for movement? functional anatomy? and essential mechanics and mathematics for the analysis of human motion. (Cross-listed with Physics 2420). NOTE: Prerequisites for Physics 2420 - Kinesiology 1010 or Physics 1110 or Physics 1210; and Math 1120 or Math 1910/1920 Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120 Lab Section ; Math 1120 Physics 1210, and admission to BSc Kinesiology program.
3 hours credit
KINE-3310 Introduction to Research Methods
This course is an introduction to research intended to enable students to read critically and evaluate current research. Students are introduced to various types of research designs, research terminology, and the components of the research process. (Cross-listed with Foods and Nutrition/Family Science 3310). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Statistics 2210. Preference for admission will be given to students registered in the Family Science, Foods and Nutrition, Child and Family Studies, Kinesiology or Radiography programs
3 hours credit
KINE-3420 Introduction to Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Epidemiology
This course will explore the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and chronic disease. Students will be introduced to epidemiological concepts as they relate to physical activity and chronic disease, and will discuss other important modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors that influence the prevention of common chronic diseases. PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210, Kinesiology 3310 Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210 and Kinesiology 3310
3 hours credit
KINE-3430 Physiological Assessment and Training
This course will equip students with theoretical concepts and applied experience regarding fitness assessment, physical activity prescription and client management. Content is tailored to focus on training with low-risk healthy adult populations with an emphasis on the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and various health-related outcomes. Three lecture hours, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3430 Lab Section; Kinesiology 2210 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-3510 Ethical Issues in Fitness and Health
This course explores philosophical issues related to fitness and health. Students will discuss and evaluate arguments focused on important ethical issues arising in practice. (Cross-listed with Foods & Nutrition 4010). Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Third year standing in Kinesiology or Foods & Nutrition, Kinesiology 2020 or Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-3520 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
This course is an introduction to the prevention and recognition of injuries from accidents in athletic activities. Analysis of the incidence of these athletic injuries, assessment techniques and therapeutic aids, support methods, conditioning and reconditioning exercises are discussed. Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210
3 hours credit
KINE-3750 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
This course will focus on the role of nutrition in athletic performance and fitness. Topics include energy expenditure, macro- and micro-nutrients, hydration and dietary supplementation. Eating strategies for optimal performance and other current topics in sports nutrition will also be discussed. (Cross-listed with Foods & Nutrition 3750). Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-3820 Program Planning and Evaluation
In this course, students develop competency in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for health promotion and family education. Topics include theories and models commonly used for program planning and behaviour change, assessing needs, selecting appropriate intervention strategies, identification and allocation of resources, the marketing process, and evaluation models and design. (Cross-listed with Family Science/Foods & Nutrition 3820).
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2320 and Kinesiology 2410 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
Course Level: 
4000 Level
Courses: 
KINE-4090 Special Topics
A course in which topics or issues are explored outside the core area.
3 hours credit
KINE-4110 Field Placement I
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory into practice in a variety of multidisciplinary environments. Students complete a combination of supervised and independent work experience, and share their experiences in the classroom. PREREQUISITES: Kinesiology 3120, 3430, 3820 and permission of the Department Chair Two lecture hours per week and 60 hours of field placement
PREREQUISITE: Kine-3120 Kine-3430 Kine-3820
3 hours credit
KINE-4120 Field Placement II
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory into practice in a variety of multidisciplinary environments. Students complete a combination of supervised and independent work experience, and share their experiences in the classroom. PREREQUISITES: Kinesiology 312e, 3430, 3820 and permission of the Department Chair Two lecture hours per week and 60 hours of field placement
PREREQUISITE: Kine-3120 Kine-3430 Kine-3820
3 hours credit
KINE-4210 Ergonomics
This course will take an occupational biomechanics approach to ergonomics. This course will emphasize the knowledge and skills required to perform biomechanical analyses of workplace tasks, identify occupational ergonomic issues and use ergonomic assessment tools to modify physical demands to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Interdisciplinary approaches to human factors, the study of human-machine interfaces, will also be discussed. Skill development will be achieved through practical experiences Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4310 Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences
This course focuses on the development of skills and knowledge required to find, appraise, use and communicate evidence in the health sciences. It provides students with the opportunity for the continued development of reasoning and decision making skills allowing them to integrate research evidence and critical thinking into professional practice. (Cross-listed with Family Science/Foods and Nutrition 4310). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Family Science 3310 or Foods and Nutrition 3310 or Kinesiology 3310 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
KINE-4320 Movement Disorders
This course is a study of movement disorders associated with a range of special populations from healthy older adults to those with neurological, degenerative or developmental disorders. Students will be provided with hands-on experiences using state-of-the-art techniques in motion analysis to understand the kinematics, kinetics, and neural control of standing posture, stepping, walking, and other activities of daily living. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a seminar, and prepare a research proposal related to the study of a specific movement disorder. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8320). Restriction: Graduate students need prior admission to a graduate program at UPEI and permission of the instructor. NOTE: Credit not given for both KINE 4320 and HB 8320; Responsibility for this course rests within the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4330 Psychological Aspects of Sport Performance
This course integrates theory, research, and applied perspectives to the area of sport psychology. Discussions will focus on theoretical constructs related to sport performance and provide students with a broad understanding of how athletes mentally train to reach high levels of proficiency in sport. Mental skills such as imagery, positive self-talk, goal setting, and other psychological skills will be introduced. Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2020
3 hours credit
KINE-4350 Principles of Positive Youth Development through Sport
This course will explore the different aspects related to positive youth development through sport and investigate the most current research available to understand how positive experiences in sport can be achieved. Topics that will be addressed in the course include, but are not limited to, the multiple definitions of positive development in sport (life skills, developmental assets, 5 Cs, initiative), sport as a vehicle for positive development, and characteristics associated with a positive sport environment. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a number of seminars throughout the semester, write a reflective journal, and prepare a grant application related to a topic of interest within the area of positive youth development. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8350). Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2020
3 hours credit
KINE-4400 Senior Undergraduate Research Project
This course allows senior students majoring in Kinesiology to carry out a full-year research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Entry to this course is contingent upon the student finding a departmental faculty member willing to supervise the research and permission of the department. Six semester hours of credit Restriction: Student must have fourth year standing in the Kinesiology program.
3 hours credit
KINE-4420 Directed Studies
These courses may be offered at the discretion of the department to advanced students. Conditions under which they are offered and entry will be subject to the approval of the Chair of the Department and the Dean of Science. (See Academic Regulation 9 for rules governing Directed Studies.)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in the Department of Kinesiology
3 hours credit
KINE-4430 Advanced Physiology of Exercise Adaption and Performance
This course combines theoretical background with applied learning experiences in advanced fitness appraisal methods and techniques. Attention will be given to the biochemical, molecular, and metabolic perturbations associated with acute exercise and how these effects translate into chronic exercise adaptations, athletic performance, and health. Students may take part in maximal fitness testing procedures within the laboratory setting. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a number of seminars throughout the semester, and prepare a review paper related to a topic of interest within the area of exercise physiology. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8430). PREREQUISITE: KINE 3430. Graduate students need prior admission to a graduate program at UPEI and permission of the instructor. NOTE: Credit not given for both KINE 4430 and HB 8430; Responsibility for this course rests within the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3430; Bio 1310
3 hours credit
KINE-4520 Biological & Lifestyle Perspectives
This course is an examination of the physiological changes that occur within the major organ systems (skeletal, muscular, neural, and cardiovascular) with normal human aging. The role of physical activity and nutrition to promote physiological function and quality of life as we age is emphasized. This course includes an examination of current biological theories of aging. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1220 and, Kinesiology 2210 or Foods & Nutrition 2120 Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210 or Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-4810 Advanced Biomechanics
This course is a continuation of KINE 3120 and provides students with in-depth case studies of how physics concepts explain the optimal biomechanics for fundamental human movements and sports activities. Topics include: the physics of balance, falling, jumping, landing, running, throwing, striking, and catching. (Cross-listed with Physics 3510). Note: Prerequisite for Physics 3510 - Physics 2420 Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 4810 Lab Section ; Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4900 Advanced Research and Thesis
The objective of this course is to provide research experience for the student who intends to take up further studies at a post graduate level or who is planning on entering a career where research experience in kinesiology would be an asset. Students are provided with the opportunity to design, carry out, evaluate and write up a research project in an approved scientific format, while working under the direction of an advisor. Some of this work may be carried out in the summer months. 12 semester hours of credit Restriction: Student must be admitted into the Honours program in Kinesiology.
6 hours credit

Calendar Courses

KINE-1010 Introduction to Kinesiology
This course will provide students with an introduction to the study of human movement, and explore the physical, social, and psychological aspects of development as they relate to physical activity. Topics include: exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, sport sociology and exercise psychology. Three hours a week
3 hours credit
KINE-2020 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
The purpose of this course is to provide insight into the theories, subject matter, and empirical research concerning the psychological processes that influence performance in sports, exercise, and other physical activities. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Psychology 1020, and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2210 Introduction to Exercise Physiology
This course discusses the physiological response to exercise, examining both acute and chronic adaptations to an exercise stress. Discussed from a physiological systems perspective, this course will examine the functional capacity of individual physiological systems, including the muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, and discuss the system's response to submaximal and maximal exercise and its impact on human performance. The environmental impact on physical performance will also be discussed. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Biology 1220 and admission to the BSc Kinesiology program; Kine-2210L
3 hours credit
KINE-2320 Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
This course will introduce students to the basic principles of motor behaviour and motor control. Included will be considerations of the physical changes during growth and motor developmental while considering the role of feedback and practice on skilled behaviour. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Biology 1220 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2410 Human Development
This course explores human development from conception to old age, including physical, cognitive, and psychological aspects. Topics include attachment across the lifespan; various theories used to study human development; gender; the aging process; and societal factors affecting human development. The reciprocal relationship between human development and their environments is emphasized. (Cross-listed with Family Science 2410). Three lecture hours NOTE: Credit will not be allowed for Family Science/Kinesiology 2410 if a student has already received credit for Psychology 2010.
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2620 Introduction to the Sociology of Sport and Exercise
This course will explore the significance of sport across society and culture. Students will gain an understanding of the role of sport in culture and how sport is structured within society. Different sociological theories will be presented and discussed throughout the class to explain the intersection of sport and society. (Cross-listed with Sociology 2210). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010 and admission to the Kinesiology program, or Sociology 1010.
3 hours credit
KINE-3090 Special Topics
A course in which topics or issues are explored outside the core area.
3 hours credit
KINE-3120 Introduction to Biomechanics
This course introduces kinesiology students to the biomechanical basis of fundamental human movement. Topics include: skeletal, muscular and neural considerations for movement? functional anatomy? and essential mechanics and mathematics for the analysis of human motion. (Cross-listed with Physics 2420). NOTE: Prerequisites for Physics 2420 - Kinesiology 1010 or Physics 1110 or Physics 1210; and Math 1120 or Math 1910/1920 Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120 Lab Section ; Math 1120 Physics 1210, and admission to BSc Kinesiology program.
3 hours credit
KINE-3310 Introduction to Research Methods
This course is an introduction to research intended to enable students to read critically and evaluate current research. Students are introduced to various types of research designs, research terminology, and the components of the research process. (Cross-listed with Foods and Nutrition/Family Science 3310). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Statistics 2210. Preference for admission will be given to students registered in the Family Science, Foods and Nutrition, Child and Family Studies, Kinesiology or Radiography programs
3 hours credit
KINE-3420 Introduction to Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Epidemiology
This course will explore the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and chronic disease. Students will be introduced to epidemiological concepts as they relate to physical activity and chronic disease, and will discuss other important modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors that influence the prevention of common chronic diseases. PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210, Kinesiology 3310 Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210 and Kinesiology 3310
3 hours credit
KINE-3430 Physiological Assessment and Training
This course will equip students with theoretical concepts and applied experience regarding fitness assessment, physical activity prescription and client management. Content is tailored to focus on training with low-risk healthy adult populations with an emphasis on the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and various health-related outcomes. Three lecture hours, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3430 Lab Section; Kinesiology 2210 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-3510 Ethical Issues in Fitness and Health
This course explores philosophical issues related to fitness and health. Students will discuss and evaluate arguments focused on important ethical issues arising in practice. (Cross-listed with Foods & Nutrition 4010). Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Third year standing in Kinesiology or Foods & Nutrition, Kinesiology 2020 or Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-3520 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
This course is an introduction to the prevention and recognition of injuries from accidents in athletic activities. Analysis of the incidence of these athletic injuries, assessment techniques and therapeutic aids, support methods, conditioning and reconditioning exercises are discussed. Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210
3 hours credit
KINE-3750 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
This course will focus on the role of nutrition in athletic performance and fitness. Topics include energy expenditure, macro- and micro-nutrients, hydration and dietary supplementation. Eating strategies for optimal performance and other current topics in sports nutrition will also be discussed. (Cross-listed with Foods & Nutrition 3750). Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-3820 Program Planning and Evaluation
In this course, students develop competency in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for health promotion and family education. Topics include theories and models commonly used for program planning and behaviour change, assessing needs, selecting appropriate intervention strategies, identification and allocation of resources, the marketing process, and evaluation models and design. (Cross-listed with Family Science/Foods & Nutrition 3820).
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2320 and Kinesiology 2410 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
KINE-4090 Special Topics
A course in which topics or issues are explored outside the core area.
3 hours credit
KINE-4110 Field Placement I
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory into practice in a variety of multidisciplinary environments. Students complete a combination of supervised and independent work experience, and share their experiences in the classroom. PREREQUISITES: Kinesiology 3120, 3430, 3820 and permission of the Department Chair Two lecture hours per week and 60 hours of field placement
PREREQUISITE: Kine-3120 Kine-3430 Kine-3820
3 hours credit
KINE-4120 Field Placement II
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory into practice in a variety of multidisciplinary environments. Students complete a combination of supervised and independent work experience, and share their experiences in the classroom. PREREQUISITES: Kinesiology 312e, 3430, 3820 and permission of the Department Chair Two lecture hours per week and 60 hours of field placement
PREREQUISITE: Kine-3120 Kine-3430 Kine-3820
3 hours credit
KINE-4210 Ergonomics
This course will take an occupational biomechanics approach to ergonomics. This course will emphasize the knowledge and skills required to perform biomechanical analyses of workplace tasks, identify occupational ergonomic issues and use ergonomic assessment tools to modify physical demands to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Interdisciplinary approaches to human factors, the study of human-machine interfaces, will also be discussed. Skill development will be achieved through practical experiences Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4310 Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences
This course focuses on the development of skills and knowledge required to find, appraise, use and communicate evidence in the health sciences. It provides students with the opportunity for the continued development of reasoning and decision making skills allowing them to integrate research evidence and critical thinking into professional practice. (Cross-listed with Family Science/Foods and Nutrition 4310). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Family Science 3310 or Foods and Nutrition 3310 or Kinesiology 3310 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
KINE-4320 Movement Disorders
This course is a study of movement disorders associated with a range of special populations from healthy older adults to those with neurological, degenerative or developmental disorders. Students will be provided with hands-on experiences using state-of-the-art techniques in motion analysis to understand the kinematics, kinetics, and neural control of standing posture, stepping, walking, and other activities of daily living. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a seminar, and prepare a research proposal related to the study of a specific movement disorder. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8320). Restriction: Graduate students need prior admission to a graduate program at UPEI and permission of the instructor. NOTE: Credit not given for both KINE 4320 and HB 8320; Responsibility for this course rests within the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4330 Psychological Aspects of Sport Performance
This course integrates theory, research, and applied perspectives to the area of sport psychology. Discussions will focus on theoretical constructs related to sport performance and provide students with a broad understanding of how athletes mentally train to reach high levels of proficiency in sport. Mental skills such as imagery, positive self-talk, goal setting, and other psychological skills will be introduced. Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2020
3 hours credit
KINE-4350 Principles of Positive Youth Development through Sport
This course will explore the different aspects related to positive youth development through sport and investigate the most current research available to understand how positive experiences in sport can be achieved. Topics that will be addressed in the course include, but are not limited to, the multiple definitions of positive development in sport (life skills, developmental assets, 5 Cs, initiative), sport as a vehicle for positive development, and characteristics associated with a positive sport environment. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a number of seminars throughout the semester, write a reflective journal, and prepare a grant application related to a topic of interest within the area of positive youth development. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8350). Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2020
3 hours credit
KINE-4400 Senior Undergraduate Research Project
This course allows senior students majoring in Kinesiology to carry out a full-year research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Entry to this course is contingent upon the student finding a departmental faculty member willing to supervise the research and permission of the department. Six semester hours of credit Restriction: Student must have fourth year standing in the Kinesiology program.
3 hours credit
KINE-4420 Directed Studies
These courses may be offered at the discretion of the department to advanced students. Conditions under which they are offered and entry will be subject to the approval of the Chair of the Department and the Dean of Science. (See Academic Regulation 9 for rules governing Directed Studies.)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in the Department of Kinesiology
3 hours credit
KINE-4430 Advanced Physiology of Exercise Adaption and Performance
This course combines theoretical background with applied learning experiences in advanced fitness appraisal methods and techniques. Attention will be given to the biochemical, molecular, and metabolic perturbations associated with acute exercise and how these effects translate into chronic exercise adaptations, athletic performance, and health. Students may take part in maximal fitness testing procedures within the laboratory setting. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a number of seminars throughout the semester, and prepare a review paper related to a topic of interest within the area of exercise physiology. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8430). PREREQUISITE: KINE 3430. Graduate students need prior admission to a graduate program at UPEI and permission of the instructor. NOTE: Credit not given for both KINE 4430 and HB 8430; Responsibility for this course rests within the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3430; Bio 1310
3 hours credit
KINE-4520 Biological & Lifestyle Perspectives
This course is an examination of the physiological changes that occur within the major organ systems (skeletal, muscular, neural, and cardiovascular) with normal human aging. The role of physical activity and nutrition to promote physiological function and quality of life as we age is emphasized. This course includes an examination of current biological theories of aging. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1220 and, Kinesiology 2210 or Foods & Nutrition 2120 Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210 or Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-4810 Advanced Biomechanics
This course is a continuation of KINE 3120 and provides students with in-depth case studies of how physics concepts explain the optimal biomechanics for fundamental human movements and sports activities. Topics include: the physics of balance, falling, jumping, landing, running, throwing, striking, and catching. (Cross-listed with Physics 3510). Note: Prerequisite for Physics 3510 - Physics 2420 Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 4810 Lab Section ; Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4900 Advanced Research and Thesis
The objective of this course is to provide research experience for the student who intends to take up further studies at a post graduate level or who is planning on entering a career where research experience in kinesiology would be an asset. Students are provided with the opportunity to design, carry out, evaluate and write up a research project in an approved scientific format, while working under the direction of an advisor. Some of this work may be carried out in the summer months. 12 semester hours of credit Restriction: Student must be admitted into the Honours program in Kinesiology.
6 hours credit

Calendar Courses

1000 Level

KINE-1010 Introduction to Kinesiology
This course will provide students with an introduction to the study of human movement, and explore the physical, social, and psychological aspects of development as they relate to physical activity. Topics include: exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, sport sociology and exercise psychology. Three hours a week
3 hours credit

2000 Level

KINE-2020 Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
The purpose of this course is to provide insight into the theories, subject matter, and empirical research concerning the psychological processes that influence performance in sports, exercise, and other physical activities. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Psychology 1020, and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2210 Introduction to Exercise Physiology
This course discusses the physiological response to exercise, examining both acute and chronic adaptations to an exercise stress. Discussed from a physiological systems perspective, this course will examine the functional capacity of individual physiological systems, including the muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nervous systems, and discuss the system's response to submaximal and maximal exercise and its impact on human performance. The environmental impact on physical performance will also be discussed. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Biology 1220 and admission to the BSc Kinesiology program; Kine-2210L
3 hours credit
KINE-2320 Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
This course will introduce students to the basic principles of motor behaviour and motor control. Included will be considerations of the physical changes during growth and motor developmental while considering the role of feedback and practice on skilled behaviour. Three hours a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010, Biology 1220 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2410 Human Development
This course explores human development from conception to old age, including physical, cognitive, and psychological aspects. Topics include attachment across the lifespan; various theories used to study human development; gender; the aging process; and societal factors affecting human development. The reciprocal relationship between human development and their environments is emphasized. (Cross-listed with Family Science 2410). Three lecture hours NOTE: Credit will not be allowed for Family Science/Kinesiology 2410 if a student has already received credit for Psychology 2010.
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-2620 Introduction to the Sociology of Sport and Exercise
This course will explore the significance of sport across society and culture. Students will gain an understanding of the role of sport in culture and how sport is structured within society. Different sociological theories will be presented and discussed throughout the class to explain the intersection of sport and society. (Cross-listed with Sociology 2210). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 1010 and admission to the Kinesiology program, or Sociology 1010.
3 hours credit

3000 Level

KINE-3090 Special Topics
A course in which topics or issues are explored outside the core area.
3 hours credit
KINE-3120 Introduction to Biomechanics
This course introduces kinesiology students to the biomechanical basis of fundamental human movement. Topics include: skeletal, muscular and neural considerations for movement? functional anatomy? and essential mechanics and mathematics for the analysis of human motion. (Cross-listed with Physics 2420). NOTE: Prerequisites for Physics 2420 - Kinesiology 1010 or Physics 1110 or Physics 1210; and Math 1120 or Math 1910/1920 Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120 Lab Section ; Math 1120 Physics 1210, and admission to BSc Kinesiology program.
3 hours credit
KINE-3310 Introduction to Research Methods
This course is an introduction to research intended to enable students to read critically and evaluate current research. Students are introduced to various types of research designs, research terminology, and the components of the research process. (Cross-listed with Foods and Nutrition/Family Science 3310). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Statistics 2210. Preference for admission will be given to students registered in the Family Science, Foods and Nutrition, Child and Family Studies, Kinesiology or Radiography programs
3 hours credit
KINE-3420 Introduction to Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Epidemiology
This course will explore the relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and chronic disease. Students will be introduced to epidemiological concepts as they relate to physical activity and chronic disease, and will discuss other important modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors that influence the prevention of common chronic diseases. PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210, Kinesiology 3310 Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210 and Kinesiology 3310
3 hours credit
KINE-3430 Physiological Assessment and Training
This course will equip students with theoretical concepts and applied experience regarding fitness assessment, physical activity prescription and client management. Content is tailored to focus on training with low-risk healthy adult populations with an emphasis on the relationships between physical activity, physical fitness, and various health-related outcomes. Three lecture hours, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3430 Lab Section; Kinesiology 2210 and admission to BSc Kinesiology program
3 hours credit
KINE-3510 Ethical Issues in Fitness and Health
This course explores philosophical issues related to fitness and health. Students will discuss and evaluate arguments focused on important ethical issues arising in practice. (Cross-listed with Foods & Nutrition 4010). Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Third year standing in Kinesiology or Foods & Nutrition, Kinesiology 2020 or Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-3520 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
This course is an introduction to the prevention and recognition of injuries from accidents in athletic activities. Analysis of the incidence of these athletic injuries, assessment techniques and therapeutic aids, support methods, conditioning and reconditioning exercises are discussed. Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210
3 hours credit
KINE-3750 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
This course will focus on the role of nutrition in athletic performance and fitness. Topics include energy expenditure, macro- and micro-nutrients, hydration and dietary supplementation. Eating strategies for optimal performance and other current topics in sports nutrition will also be discussed. (Cross-listed with Foods & Nutrition 3750). Three hours lecture a week
PREREQUISITE: Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-3820 Program Planning and Evaluation
In this course, students develop competency in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for health promotion and family education. Topics include theories and models commonly used for program planning and behaviour change, assessing needs, selecting appropriate intervention strategies, identification and allocation of resources, the marketing process, and evaluation models and design. (Cross-listed with Family Science/Foods & Nutrition 3820).
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2320 and Kinesiology 2410 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit

4000 Level

KINE-4090 Special Topics
A course in which topics or issues are explored outside the core area.
3 hours credit
KINE-4110 Field Placement I
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory into practice in a variety of multidisciplinary environments. Students complete a combination of supervised and independent work experience, and share their experiences in the classroom. PREREQUISITES: Kinesiology 3120, 3430, 3820 and permission of the Department Chair Two lecture hours per week and 60 hours of field placement
PREREQUISITE: Kine-3120 Kine-3430 Kine-3820
3 hours credit
KINE-4120 Field Placement II
This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory into practice in a variety of multidisciplinary environments. Students complete a combination of supervised and independent work experience, and share their experiences in the classroom. PREREQUISITES: Kinesiology 312e, 3430, 3820 and permission of the Department Chair Two lecture hours per week and 60 hours of field placement
PREREQUISITE: Kine-3120 Kine-3430 Kine-3820
3 hours credit
KINE-4210 Ergonomics
This course will take an occupational biomechanics approach to ergonomics. This course will emphasize the knowledge and skills required to perform biomechanical analyses of workplace tasks, identify occupational ergonomic issues and use ergonomic assessment tools to modify physical demands to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Interdisciplinary approaches to human factors, the study of human-machine interfaces, will also be discussed. Skill development will be achieved through practical experiences Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4310 Evidence-Based Practice in the Health Sciences
This course focuses on the development of skills and knowledge required to find, appraise, use and communicate evidence in the health sciences. It provides students with the opportunity for the continued development of reasoning and decision making skills allowing them to integrate research evidence and critical thinking into professional practice. (Cross-listed with Family Science/Foods and Nutrition 4310). Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Family Science 3310 or Foods and Nutrition 3310 or Kinesiology 3310 or permission of the instructor
3 hours credit
KINE-4320 Movement Disorders
This course is a study of movement disorders associated with a range of special populations from healthy older adults to those with neurological, degenerative or developmental disorders. Students will be provided with hands-on experiences using state-of-the-art techniques in motion analysis to understand the kinematics, kinetics, and neural control of standing posture, stepping, walking, and other activities of daily living. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a seminar, and prepare a research proposal related to the study of a specific movement disorder. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8320). Restriction: Graduate students need prior admission to a graduate program at UPEI and permission of the instructor. NOTE: Credit not given for both KINE 4320 and HB 8320; Responsibility for this course rests within the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4330 Psychological Aspects of Sport Performance
This course integrates theory, research, and applied perspectives to the area of sport psychology. Discussions will focus on theoretical constructs related to sport performance and provide students with a broad understanding of how athletes mentally train to reach high levels of proficiency in sport. Mental skills such as imagery, positive self-talk, goal setting, and other psychological skills will be introduced. Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2020
3 hours credit
KINE-4350 Principles of Positive Youth Development through Sport
This course will explore the different aspects related to positive youth development through sport and investigate the most current research available to understand how positive experiences in sport can be achieved. Topics that will be addressed in the course include, but are not limited to, the multiple definitions of positive development in sport (life skills, developmental assets, 5 Cs, initiative), sport as a vehicle for positive development, and characteristics associated with a positive sport environment. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a number of seminars throughout the semester, write a reflective journal, and prepare a grant application related to a topic of interest within the area of positive youth development. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8350). Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2020
3 hours credit
KINE-4400 Senior Undergraduate Research Project
This course allows senior students majoring in Kinesiology to carry out a full-year research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Entry to this course is contingent upon the student finding a departmental faculty member willing to supervise the research and permission of the department. Six semester hours of credit Restriction: Student must have fourth year standing in the Kinesiology program.
3 hours credit
KINE-4420 Directed Studies
These courses may be offered at the discretion of the department to advanced students. Conditions under which they are offered and entry will be subject to the approval of the Chair of the Department and the Dean of Science. (See Academic Regulation 9 for rules governing Directed Studies.)
PREREQUISITE: Third or fourth year standing and 12 credit hours in the Department of Kinesiology
3 hours credit
KINE-4430 Advanced Physiology of Exercise Adaption and Performance
This course combines theoretical background with applied learning experiences in advanced fitness appraisal methods and techniques. Attention will be given to the biochemical, molecular, and metabolic perturbations associated with acute exercise and how these effects translate into chronic exercise adaptations, athletic performance, and health. Students may take part in maximal fitness testing procedures within the laboratory setting. The graduate component of the course will require students to lead a number of seminars throughout the semester, and prepare a review paper related to a topic of interest within the area of exercise physiology. (Cross-listed with Human Biology 8430). PREREQUISITE: KINE 3430. Graduate students need prior admission to a graduate program at UPEI and permission of the instructor. NOTE: Credit not given for both KINE 4430 and HB 8430; Responsibility for this course rests within the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Three lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 3430; Bio 1310
3 hours credit
KINE-4520 Biological & Lifestyle Perspectives
This course is an examination of the physiological changes that occur within the major organ systems (skeletal, muscular, neural, and cardiovascular) with normal human aging. The role of physical activity and nutrition to promote physiological function and quality of life as we age is emphasized. This course includes an examination of current biological theories of aging. PREREQUISITE: Biology 1220 and, Kinesiology 2210 or Foods & Nutrition 2120 Three semester hours of credit
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 2210 or Foods and Nutrition 2120
3 hours credit
KINE-4810 Advanced Biomechanics
This course is a continuation of KINE 3120 and provides students with in-depth case studies of how physics concepts explain the optimal biomechanics for fundamental human movements and sports activities. Topics include: the physics of balance, falling, jumping, landing, running, throwing, striking, and catching. (Cross-listed with Physics 3510). Note: Prerequisite for Physics 3510 - Physics 2420 Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory a week
PREREQUISITE: Kinesiology 4810 Lab Section ; Kinesiology 3120
3 hours credit
KINE-4900 Advanced Research and Thesis
The objective of this course is to provide research experience for the student who intends to take up further studies at a post graduate level or who is planning on entering a career where research experience in kinesiology would be an asset. Students are provided with the opportunity to design, carry out, evaluate and write up a research project in an approved scientific format, while working under the direction of an advisor. Some of this work may be carried out in the summer months. 12 semester hours of credit Restriction: Student must be admitted into the Honours program in Kinesiology.
6 hours credit
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