Kinesiology

KIN 121.3 (96)

Functional Basis of Physical Activity

CRN: 83136

Term: 1 (3 hour lecture)

Time: Thursday, 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Professor: Shannon Dawn Forrester

Restriction(s):

Course only open to first and/or second year students.

Description:

Kin 121 is a survey class that gives students a taste of various topics relating to the functional side of Kinesiology. Kin 121 not only provides foundational knowledge in the exercise sciences, but also delivers pertinent and practical information for those interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  As such it is an excellent choice for any student, but especially those interested in the health science (especially nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy) or education fields.  

 Not only will students learn about the structural aspects of the human body (skeletal and muscle anatomy) and how the body grows (growth and development), but also how the body moves and responds to various lifestyle behaviours (ex. the biomechanics, exercise physiology, and nutrition of exercise).  Throughout the course students will become familiar with the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems and be introduced to the training principles needed to acquire the five components of physical fitness: healthy body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, and musculoskeletal strength, endurance, and flexibility.   Kin 121 also has a lab component, where students will also have the opportunity to directly apply the theoretical concepts of health and physical fitness.  

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KIN 122.3 (96)

Social Behavioural Foundations of Physical Activity

CRN: 23374

Term: 2 (3 hour lecture)

                             Time: Monday, 4:00 pm - 6:50 pm

Professor: Shannon Dawn Forrester

Restriction(s):

Course only open to first and/or second year students.

Description:

Kin 121 is a survey class that gives students a taste of various topics relating to the functional side of Kinesiology. Kin 121 not only provides foundational knowledge in the exercise sciences, but also delivers pertinent and practical information for those interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  As such it is an excellent choice for any student, but especially those interested in the health science (especially nursing, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy) or education fields.  

 Not only will students learn about the structural aspects of the human body (skeletal and muscle anatomy) and how the body grows (growth and development), but also how the body moves and responds to various lifestyle behaviours (ex. the biomechanics, exercise physiology, and nutrition of exercise).  Throughout the course students will become familiar with the cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systems and be introduced to the training principles needed to acquire the five components of physical fitness: healthy body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, and musculoskeletal strength, endurance, and flexibility.   Kin 121 also has a lab component, where students will also have the opportunity to directly apply the theoretical concepts of health and physical fitness.  

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KIN 150.3 (96)

How Body Moves I                              

CRN: 23036

Term: 2 (3 hour lecture)

Time: Monday, 12:45 pm - 3:25 pm

Professor: Shannon Dawn Forrester

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):

KIN 121 or 111.

Description:

Kin 150: How the Body Moves

 Kin 150 is a truly unique course in which students have the opportunity to take exercise science theory of how the body moves and apply it immediately and directly into a practical setting. Students will become knowledgeable in the principles underpinning human movement (biomechanics and exercise physiology) while at the same time developing their own body-management skills (moving efficiently and safely) and facilitation of the body-management skills of others. Through the medium of gymnastics, students will be introduced to the six mechanically-related movement patterns from which most human movement evolves: The Body in Stillness (Stationary Positions);  Linear Motion  (Explosive = Spring,  Repetitive = Locomotion), Rotational Motion (Rotations, Swing), and Absorbing Movement (Landing). 

 This class is great for any student interested in the health sciences or education or any individual wanting to understand how the body moves whether for personal reasons, coaching, or rehabilitation. Although the class uses fundamental movement patterns found in gymnastics, the theory is applicable to any movement form so absolutely NO gymnastics experience is needed. Who knew a university class that provided both physical and intellectual challenge could be so much fun!

Note:

Students may not receive credit for both KIN 150 and KINA 213.

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