The Honours Bachelor in Human Kinetics emphasizes the social sciences and humanities aspects of physical activity, sports, leisure and health. It provides the knowledge and skills required to play a leading role in developing, promoting and implementing programs, policies and positive lifestyle behaviours for different populations in a variety of settings. While the program focuses on disciplines such as sociology, psychology, pedagogy/coaching, leisure studies and administration, it provides an understanding of the basic biophysical aspects of human movement. This program offers a number of job opportunities in community recreation and sport; socio-cultural studies in leisure and sport; sport and leisure management; coaching in sport; teaching in schools and other settings; sport psychology; and sport, physical activity and health consultancy. The degree can lead to graduate studies in human kinetics and teacher education. Potential additional certifications: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (Certified Personal Trainer), Coaching Association of Canada (National Coaching Certification Program).

This program is offered in English and in French.

The French immersion stream is available with this program.

A maximum of 42 course units can be taken at the 1000 level.

Compulsory Courses:
ENG 1100Workshop in Essay Writing3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Technical Report Writing
Literature and Composition I: Prose Fiction
Literature and Composition II: Drama and Poetry
3 course units from:3 Units
Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
3 course units from:3 Units
Principles of Sociology
Social Conflicts, Activism and Social Change
3 course units from:3 Units
Reasoning and Critical Thinking
Philosophical Issues in Health Care
Introduction to Psychology: Foundations
Introduction to Psychology: Applications
Principles of Sociology
Social Conflicts, Activism and Social Change
Compulsory Courses in Human Kinetics:
APA 1122Health: a Global Perspective3 Units
APA 1302Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada3 Units
APA 1313Musculoskeletal Anatomy3 Units
LSR 1100Introduction to Leisure Studies3 Units
APA 2111Intervention Theories3 Units
APA 2120Motor Control and Learning3 Units
APA 2134Administration of Leisure, Sport and Physical Activity Services3 Units
APA 2140Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology3 Units
APA 2180Research Methods in Human Kinetics3 Units
APA 2302History of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada3 Units
APA 2312Physiology of Physical Activity3 Units
APA 2315Introduction to the Biomechanics of Human Movement3 Units
APA 3118Recreation, Sport and Community Development3 Units
APA 3301Ethics in Sport, Physical Activity and Health in Canada3 Units
APA 3381Measurement and Data Analysis in Human Kinetics3 Units
3 course units from:3 Units
Research Project
Internship/Clinical Experience
24 optional course units at the 3000 or 4000 level from the list of optional courses24 Units
3 optional course units at the 4000 level from the list of optional courses3 Units
30 elective course units 30 Units
or a minor
Total: 120 Units

List of Optional Courses

APA 2121Nutrition and Health3 Units
APA 3111Intervention Observation and Experimentation3 Units
APA 3113Management of Sporting Events and Festivals3 Units
APA 3116Principles of Coaching3 Units
APA 3119Coaching Training Methods3 Units
APA 3121Human Motor Skill Development3 Units
APA 3122Physical Activity and Health3 Units
APA 3123Hockey and Canadian Culture3 Units
APA 3124Diet and Physical Activity3 Units
APA 3125Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3 Units
APA 3142Sociology of Health in Canada3 Units
APA 3143Physical Activity and Community Health3 Units
APA 3150Neural Control of Human Movement3 Units
APA 3311Musculoskeletal Biomechanics3 Units
APA 3324Techniques and Strategies in Sport3 Units
APA 3325Fitness Training Principles3 Units
APA 4101Anthropology of Sport and Leisure3 Units
APA 4112Political Economy of Sport and Physical Activity3 Units
APA 4114Gender, Sport and Leisure3 Units
APA 4115Sport and Identities3 Units
APA 4116Applied Sport and Performance Psychology3 Units
APA 4117Quality of Life: Theory, Research and Application3 Units
APA 4118Biomechanical Basis of Injury3 Units
APA 4123Physical Activity Counselling3 Units
APA 4131Psychomotor Behavior: Current Trends3 Units
APA 4145Sport and Recreation Marketing3 Units
APA 4147Sport, Leisure and Health Risks3 Units
APA 4150Principles in Psychomotor Rehabilitation3 Units
APA 4160Fitness Testing and Exercise Prescription3 Units
APA 4313Exercise and Disease Prevention3 Units
APA 4320Advanced Coaching: Global Preparation in a Sport3 Units
APA 4323Selected Topics in Human Kinetics3 Units
APA 4900Directed Studies3 Units
LSR 1105Leisure in Canadian Society3 Units
LSR 2110Leisure : Concepts and Values3 Units
LSR 2118Recreation Program Development and Evaluation3 Units
LSR 2121Recreation and Environmental Quality3 Units
LSR 2122Tourism3 Units
LSR 2135Recreation and Political Processes3 Units
LSR 2312Principles of Leadership in Recreation3 Units
LSR 3105Recreation Resources Conservation3 Units
LSR 3107Leisure and Cultural Development3 Units
LSR 3116Leisure Counselling3 Units
LSR 3380In-School Recreation Mentoring for Youth at Risk3 Units