Course Descriptions

Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health and Social Development

HMKN: Human Kinetics

HMKN 100 (3) Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle
The importance of exercise, fitness, physical activity, healthy eating, and other health behaviours across the lifespan. Principles of basic exercise prescription, fitness appraisal, behaviour change, and other positive health approaches; implications for personal health/quality of life, professional success, health care. [3-3-0]
Prerequisite: Registration limited to students in the B.H.K. program.
HMKN 101 (3) Biomechanics
Application of the elementary principles of physics and math to quantitative analysis of human movement. Analysis will also focus on the development of forces within muscles and their effect on initiating and controlling human movement (pertaining to exercise, physical activity, and rehabilitation). [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: Registration limited to students in the B.H.K. program.
HMKN 105 (3) Canadian Health Care System
Medical, hospital, community health, and long-term care in Canada, including the evolution of health and hospital insurance policies, efforts to renew the Canadian health care system, innovations in primary health care, and current issues confronting health providers and policy makers. [3-0-0]
HMKN 190 (3) Functional Anatomy and Applied Physiology I
Structure and function of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems of the human body. Special emphasis on movement analysis and the physiological effects of exercise. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 190 or BIOL 122 and only one of HMKN 190 or BIOL 131. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: Registration limited to students in the B.H.K. program.
HMKN 191 (3) Functional Anatomy and Applied Physiology II
Structure and function of the digestive, endocrine, urinary, circulatory, and respiratory systems. Special emphasis on the effects of exercise. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 191 or BIOL 122 and only one of HMKN 191 or BIOL 133. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 190. Registration limited to students in the B.H.K. program.
HMKN 200 (3) Exercise Physiology I
Acute and chronic changes observed in physiological systems as a result of exercise and exercise training. Aerobic and anaerobic metabolism during exercise and cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular responses to physical activity. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 100, HMKN 190, HMKN 191.
HMKN 201 (3) Exercise Psychology
Psychological theories and research related to exercise adoption, maintenance, and avoidance. Psychological antecedents and consequences of exercise behaviour. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 100.
HMKN 202 (3) Human Motor Behaviour I
Processes and structures underlying the production human movement. Sensory, motor and cognitive factors influencing the learning, execution, and control of action will be addressed. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 101, HMKN 190, HMKN 191.
HMKN 203 (3) Lifespan Physical and Motor Development
Principles governing physical growth and motor development related to physical activity. Lifespan changes, including aging, and their impact on physical activity participation and performance. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 100, HMKN 190, HMKN 191.
HMKN 205 (3) Methods of Data Analysis
Introduction to basic statistics and methods relevant to the analysis and interpretation of quantitative data pertaining to health and social well-being. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 100 and second-year standing in Human Kinetics.
HMKN 206 (3) Health Research Methods
Introduction to the research methods commonly encountered in health research, including quantitative and qualitative designs; provides a basis for comprehending more fully the research literature relevant to health studies.
Prerequisite: HMKN 100 and second-year standing in Human Kinetics
HMKN 302 (3) Social and Cultural Issues of Physical Activity
Social-cultural issues, principles, and controversies surrounding physical activity at the individual, community and population level and across the life-span in Canada. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 100, HMKN 105, HEAL 200.
HMKN 303 (3) Health Program Evaluation
Introduction to the key concepts and methods used in evaluation of health programs. Formerly offered as HEAL 303. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 303 or HEAL 303. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 100, HEAL 200.
HMKN 310 (3) Exercise Physiology II
Oxygen transport and vascular response during exercise in humans. Regulation and adaptation of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during exercise. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 200.
HMKN 311 (3) Exercise Prescription
Exercise prescription and testing for both the healthy adult population and for special populations or persons with a disability. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 101, HMKN 200, HMKN 203.
HMKN 312 (3) Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science
Current methods in exercise science will be demonstrated via modules presented by faculty in their areas of specialization including electrophysiological techniques and methods of assessing blood-flow, respiratory capacity, and muscle function. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 310.
HMKN 313 (3) Exercise Metabolism
The underlying metabolic events associated with exercise and nutritional challenges. Substrate delivery and skeletal muscle metabolism with respect to exercise. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 200.
HMKN 314 (3) Body Composition
Body composition, with particular emphasis on the influence of physical (in)activity. Techniques for measuring the amounts of adipose tissue, muscle, and bone in the body. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 190.
HMKN 315 (3) Laboratory Techniques in Sensorimotor Neuroscience
Current methods in sensorimotor neuroscience will be demonstrated via modules presented by faculty in their areas of specialization including electromyography, electroencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and analysis of movement kinetics and kinematics. [2-3-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 200, HMKN 310.
HMKN 316 (3) Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Psychology
Introduction to lab techniques and research methods used in the field of Exercise Psychology. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 201.
HMKN 320 (3) Health Education: Theory and Practice
Explains the importance of and theories involved in health education in addressing public health problems, especially those related to physical inactivity. Concepts of adult education and exercise leadership will be addressed. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 100, HEAL 200.
HMKN 321 (3) Sport Psychology
How psychological factors influence and are influenced by participation and performance in sport including personality, motivation, arousal, attitude, perception, aggression, competition, concentration, confidence, and goal setting as they pertain to sport. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 201.
HMKN 322 (3) Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Design and implementation of health promotion strategies in a variety of arenas, particularly health promotion/education strategies aimed at encouraging physical activity. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 100, HEAL 200, HMKN 201.
HMKN 323 (3) Introduction to Nutrition
Nutrients, nutrient food sources and their functions in the body, and application to healthy diets and eating practices. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 100 and either (a) all of HMKN 190, HMKN 191 or (b) all of BIOL 131, BIOL 133 or third-year standing in the B.S.N. program; or third-year standing in any program and completion of first-year human anatomy and physiology.
HMKN 331 (3) Physical Dimensions of Aging
Changes in physiological function with age. For students planning to become health professionals. Various dimensions of life, including health and functional capacity, are addressed. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 200, HMKN 203.
HMKN 335 (3) Pathophysiology
The physiological basis of selected cardiovascular, muscular, respiratory, and nervous system disorders, and their effects on health and exercise. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 335 or BIOL 231 or one of HMKN 335 or BIOL 235 or one of HMKN 335 or HINT 231. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 200, HMKN 202.
HMKN 336 (3) Tissue Injury and Repair
The mechanics of both injury and repair of muscular, connective and nervous tissue in acute and chronic conditions. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 391.
HMKN 391 (3) Advanced Functional Anatomy
The structure and function of the body regions with special attention to musculoskeletal, vascular, and neural systems. [3-2-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 100 and either (a) all of HMKN 190, HMKN 191 or (b) all of BIOL 131, BIOL 133.
HMKN 400 (3) Ethics for Health Practitioners
Ethics and Canadian law relating to consent, negligence, record keeping, trust and confidentiality, standards of care, professionalism, beneficence and non-maleficence, the just distribution of health care resources, and responsibility for health outcomes. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 105 and third-year standing in Human Kinetics.
HMKN 401 (3) Community Placement Experience
Practical work experience in a supervised health/human kinetics related work setting with a cooperating agency, private business, or industry. No more than 9 credits in total will be granted for any combination of HMKN 401, HMKN 402, HMKN 499. Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite: One of HMKN 205, HEAL 300 and one of HMKN 206, HEAL 301 and fourth-year standing in Human Kinetics and permission of the Undergraduate Chair.
HMKN 402 (3) Advanced Community Placement Experience
Advanced 'hands-on' practical work experience in a supervised health-related work setting with a partnered organization. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 402 or HMKN 401b.
Prerequisite: HMKN 401 and permission of both the Practicum Coordinator and the Undergraduate Chair.
HMKN 403 (1) Undergraduate Honours Research Seminar
Seminar examining current topics, controversies, and arising research trends in health and exercise sciences. Pass/Fail. [0-0-1]
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the B. H. K. Honours program.
HMKN 404 (3) Concussion
Investigation of the diagnosis, deficits and treatment of concussion, and the neurocognitive, biomechanical, cerebrovascular, and sensorimotor effects of the injury. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 404 or HMKN 495I. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 205, HMKN 206, HMKN 335.
HMKN 406 (3) Pediatric Exercise Physiology
Investigation into the physiological responses of children and adolescents to exercise. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 406 or HMKN 495H. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 200, HMKN 310 and third-year standing in Human Kinetics.
HMKN 408 (3) Knowledge Translation in Health and Exercise Sciences
Methods for knowledge mobilization, implementation, theory and practice in knowledge translation for healthcare professionals. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 408 or HMKN 495L. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 206. Recommended: HEAL 201, HMKN 421.
HMKN 409 (3) Advanced Training Methods
Advanced theory and applications of exercise physiology and training methodology to the conditioning process for sport and physical activity. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 409 or HMKN 495K. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 205, HMKN 206, HMKN 310, HMKN 311.
HMKN 410 (3) Respiratory Disease: Pathology to Prescription
Common respiratory diseases of the adult, including acute and chronic disorders. Respiratory diagnostics, therapeutics, and exercise interventions applied to these disorders. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 410 or HMKN 510. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 310.
HMKN 411 (3) Environmental Physiology
Regulation and adaptation of the cardiovascular, circulatory, and respiratory systems during environmental extremes. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: HMKN 310.
HMKN 412 (3) Neuromuscular Physiology
Integrated actions of the neural, somotosensory, and motor systems underlying human movement in healthy, diseased, and aged individuals. Emphasis will be placed upon motor unit physiology, reflexes, and the descending motor system. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 205, HMKN 206, HMKN 315.
HMKN 413 (3) Cortical Control of Movement
Cortical events associated with sensation and motor planning associated with goal-directed movement. Particular focus on plasticity associated with disease and injury. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 202, HMKN 205, HMKN 206.
HMKN 414 (3) Advanced Circulatory Physiology
Regulation and adaptation of the circulatory systems at rest, during exercise. Focus on adaptations and prescription implications following pathology. [0-0-3]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 310, HMKN 335, HMKN 205, HMKN 206.
HMKN 415 (3) Muscle Fatigue
Physiological mechanisms within the central nervous system and muscle fibres which contribute to muscle fatigue. The influence of various factors (e.g., sex, age, disease) on muscle fatigue. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 205, HMKN 206, HMKN 310, HMKN 315.
HMKN 419 (3) Lifestyle and Metabolic Disease
The impact of exercise and nutritional interventions on metabolic health in obesity and type 2 diabetes will be explored through analyses of research articles, individual assignments, and a major group term project. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 205, HMKN 206, HMKN 313 and Either (a) HMKN 323 or (b) permission of instructor
HMKN 421 (3) Advanced Theories of Health Behaviour Change
Advanced theories in health and exercise psychology and their critical evaluation regarding utility for instilling and sustaining health behaviour change. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 421 or HMKN 521. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 201, HMKN 206.
HMKN 422 (3) Advanced Applications in Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Advanced strategies for health promotion in various arenas, particularly aimed at encouraging physical activity. [0-0-3]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 322, HMKN 205, HMKN 206.
HMKN 423 (3) Applied Nutrition: Exercise and Chronic Disease
Application of principles of nutrition to chronic disease and exercise. Practical considerations of prescription toward sport performance and disease prevention. [3-0-0]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 200, HMKN 323, HMKN 205, HMKN 206.
HMKN 431 (3) Exercise Rehabilitation for Clinical Disorders of Aging
Consideration of disabilities and pathologies associated with aging. Particular focus on physiological changes and how they affect quality of life and activities of daily living. [0-0-3]
Prerequisite: All of HMKN 311, HMKN 331.
HMKN 449 (6) Undergraduate Honours Thesis
A research problem in health and exercise sciences under the supervision of a Health and Exercise Sciences faculty member. Students engage in research requiring a written report with a public presentation of the findings.
Prerequisite: Restricted to students in the B.H.K. Honours Program.
HMKN 495 (3/6) d Special Topics in Health and Exercise Sciences
[3-0-0]
Prerequisite: One of HMKN 205, HEAL 300 and one of HMKN 206, HEAL 301 and third-year standing in Human Kinetics and permission of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences.
HMKN 499 (3/6) d Project in Human Kinetics
Provides opportunities to perform research pertaining to a chosen area of Human Kinetics as agreed upon by a faculty member and student. No more than 9 credits in total will be granted for any combination of HMKN 499, HMKN 402, HMKN 401.
Prerequisite: One of HMKN 205, HEAL 300 and one of HMKN 206, HEAL 301. Third-year standing in Human Kinetics and permission of the School Director.
HMKN 501 (1) Research Seminar in Health and Exercise Sciences
Seminar examining current topics, controversies, and arising research trends in health and exercise sciences. Pass/Fail. [0-0-1]
HMKN 506 (3) Research Methods in Health and Exercise Sciences
Principles of research methods including philosophy of science, research designs, ethical considerations, critical analysis, qualitative and quantitative approaches, proposal development.
HMKN 510 (3) Advanced Respiratory Physiology and Pathology
Advanced respiratory physiology and pathophysiology of common respiratory diseases. Respiratory diagnostics, effect of respiratory therapeutics, and the role of exercise in the treatment of respiratory conditions. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 510 or HMKN 410.
HMKN 513 (3) Advanced Topics in Sensorimotor Neuroscience
Neurophysiological and functional neuroanatomical processes involved in the sensorimotor control of movement. Current theories and debates regarding peripheral and central contributions to control.
HMKN 521 (3) Advanced Application of Theories of Health Behaviour Change
In-depth examination of the most commonly used theories in health and exercise psychology to critically evaluate and apply their utility in instilling and sustaining health behaviour change. Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 521 or HMKN 421.
HMKN 527 (3) Population Health and Epidemiology
Principles of epidemiology; population health study designs; concepts of health as they apply to populations and communities; biostatistical methods such as measures of risk and survival analysis; the application of evidence and critical thinking to issues of population health.
HMKN 529 (3) Determinants of Health
Principles of social epidemiology; factors contributing to health, life expectancy, disease, and disability in populations; theoretical frameworks associated with hypothesized mechanisms or pathways leading to health or disease; policy and program implications of research on the determinants of human health.
HMKN 531 (3) Cerebrovascular Physiology
Examines the integrative mechanisms that regulate human brain blood flow in health and disease. Pathological (syncope, dementia, heart, and respiratory disease) and applied aspects (e.g., exercise, sleep, and aging) of cerebrovascular physiology. Aspects of practical training will be provided.
HMKN 532 (3) Exercise Prescription for the Management of Chronic Disease
The use of exercise for the prevention and management of chronic disease and for sustaining functional independence in persons with physical and/or cognitive challenges.
HMKN 533 (3) Neuromuscular Physiology
Fundamental concepts of the neuromuscular system as they relate to movement, exercise and sport. Special emphasis on physiological adaptations of the neuromuscular system as a result of acute (exercise, fatigue, training) and chronic (age, disease) perturbations.
HMKN 545 (3/6) d Special Topics in Health and Exercise Sciences
Credit will be granted for only one of HMKN 495 or HMKN 545 when the subject matter is of the same nature.
HMKN 549 (18) M.A./M.Sc. Thesis
Pass/Fail.
HMKN 649 (0) Ph.D. Dissertation
Pass/Fail.

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