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Human Kinetics Program (Physical Education Stream) Diploma

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  • Objectives
    The Human Kinetics program at Capilano University focuses on the bio-physical and psycho-social dimensions of human movement, exercise, sport, play and the cultural context with which these elements of human behavior have developed and occur. Areas of study in the Dept. of Human Kinetics range from cellular analyses neuromuscular function and psycho-social factors influencing human movement, to analyses of social and cultural transformation in the role and function of play, exercise and sport.
  • Academic Title
    Human Kinetics Program (Physical Education Stream) Diploma
  • Course description
    First Term    Course Credits
    Required:    12.00
    • ENGL 100    Academic Writing Strategies    3.00
    • HKIN 103    Active Health    3.00
    • HKIN 116    Performance Analysis of Selected Individual Sports and Activities I    3.00
    • HKIN 190    Anatomy and Physiology I    3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits of electives:    3.00
    • University Transferable Elective    3.00
    Credits    15.00

    Second Term    Course Credits
    Required:    12.00
    • HKIN 117    Performance Analysis of Selected Individual Sports and Activities II    3.00
    • HKIN 151    Biomechanics I    3.00
    • HKIN 161    Leisure and Sport in Society    3.00
    • HKIN 191    Anatomy and Physiology II    3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:    3.00
    • HKIN 112    Health and Human Nutrition    3.00
    • University Transferable Elective    3.00
    Credits    15.00

    Third Term    Course Credits

    Required:    9.00
    • HKIN 216    Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports/Activities I    3.00
    • HKIN 230    Human Motor Behaviour I    3.00
    • HKIN 275    Exercise Physiology    3.00
    Choose 6.00 credits from the following list:    6.00
    • HKIN 241    Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries    3.00
    • HKIN 252    Contemporary Health Issues    3.00
    • University Transferable 100 or 200-Level Electives    3.00
    Credits    15.00

    Fourth Term    Course Credits

    Required:    12.00
    • HKIN 217    Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports/Activities II    3.00
    • HKIN 231    Mental Theories in Sport and Exercise    3.00
    • HKIN 261    Health, Policy and Society    3.00
    • HKIN 284    Human Growth and Development    3.00
    Choose 3.00 credits from the following list:    3.00
    • HKIN 205    Principles of Strength and Conditioning    3.00
    • University Transferable 100 or 200-Level Elective    3.00
    Credits    15.00
    Total Program Credits    60.00


    HKIN 103    Active Health
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    The role of physical activity in the maintenance of a health life and the application of basic physical fitness and exercise methods, exercise techniques and fitness appraisal will be examined.

    HKIN 112    Health and Human Nutrition
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    This course is an introduction to fundamental principles and some current topics related to health and human nutrition. This course is a holistic approach to nutrition encompassing a broad view of nutrition and health. It is intended to help students understand basic components regarding the nutrients and their metabolism in the body, nutritional planning and assessment in the context of national dietary recommendations, and some of the consequences of deficient or excessive intake of nutrients. Students will gain an understanding of factors affecting food selection and the role of nutrition in maintaining good health. Students will develop the ability to discriminate between reliable and unreliable information on the subject of food and nutrition. More specialized topics and applications of nutrition in exercise will also be introduced.

    HKIN 116    Performance Analysis of Selected Individual Sports and Activities I
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Introduction to the basic principles of biomechanics applicable to various individual activities and sports. The course includes in-class demonstrations of practical and theoretical knowledge of skills, techniques and strategies for effective performance.

    HKIN 117    Performance Analysis of Selected Individual Sports and Activities II
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 116
    This course is a continuation of the analysis and application of the basic principles of biomechanics applicable to selected individual sports and activities.

    HKIN 151    Biomechanics I
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Application of elementary principles of physics and math to quantitative analysis of movement. This analysis will focus on the development of forces within muscles and their effects on initiating and controlling human movement.
    Note: It is recommended that students take MATH 091 if they have not taken Math in the last 12 months.

    HKIN 161    Leisure and Sport in Society
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    An introductory analysis of political, economic and social issues in leisure and sport. This course will analyze the present day problems, myths, and stereotypes experienced in sport and leisure.

    HKIN 190    Anatomy and Physiology I
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Investigation of the structure and function of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems of the human body. Special emphasis is placed on movement analysis and the physiological effects of exercise.

    HKIN 191    Anatomy and Physiology II
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 190
    Continuing analysis of the structure and function of the digestive, endocrine, urinary, circulatory and respiratory systems. Special emphasis is placed on the effects of exercise.

    HKIN 205    Principles of Strength and Conditioning
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 103
    This course investigates the theories and applied principles of physical training and conditioning as they relate to flexibility improvement and muscular strength, endurance and power development; examines the principles and training variables of weight training, a detailed comparison of various weight training programs, and the development of power through plyometrics.
    Note: Prerequisite may be waived by permission of instructor.

    HKIN 216    Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports/Activities I
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 116 or 117
    This course will provide the student with: an understanding and appreciation of the historical factors which influenced the development of the sport; an ability to analyse, detect and correct errors in both technical and tactical game performance; an understanding of the physical, psycho-motor and cognitive factors contributing to effective performance; the ability to demonstrate the correct technical application of skills and instructional strategies used in the game.
    Note: Prerequisite may be waived by permission of instructor.

    HKIN 217    Performance Analysis of Selected Team Sports/Activities II
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 116 or 117
    This course will provide the student with: an understanding and appreciation of the historical factors which influenced the development of the sport; an ability to analyse, detect and correct errors in both technical and tactical game performance; an understanding of the physical, psycho-motor and cognitive factors contributing to effective performance; the ability to demonstrate the correct technical application of skills and instructional strategies used in the game.
    Note: Prerequisite may be waived by permission of instructor.

    HKIN 230    Human Motor Behaviour I
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100, HKIN 103, 151, 161, 190 and 191
    This course examines the processes underlying human movement and learning motor skills and factors influencing acquisition, performance, and movement control.
    Note: Prerequisites may be waived by permission of instructor.

    HKIN 231    Mental Theories in Sport and Exercise
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100, HKIN 103, 151 and 161
    This course looks at psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behaviour.
    Note: Prerequisites may be waived by permission of instructor.

    HKIN 241    Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 190 or KIN 142
    Students will be introduced to the role of the sports therapist. This course will concentrate on the structural and functional characteristics of the body with regard to the prevention, and recognition of common sports injuries. A first aid approach to athletic injuries will be developed with practical experience in routine treatments.

    HKIN 252    Contemporary Health Issues
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Current health problems in our society, including disease transmission, disease prevention, chronic disease, and drug problems, are examined as they relate to contemporary lifestyle and health and fitness.

    HKIN 261    Health, Policy and Society
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 161
    This course offers an analysis of Canadian sport, fitness and leisure delivery systems relating to active health.
    Note: Prerequisite may be waived by permission of instructor.

    HKIN 275    Exercise Physiology
    3.00 credits    (2,2,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 191
    This course looks at the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the body; basic concepts of cardiovascular, respiratory and muscular responses to physical activity.
    Note: Prerequisite may be waived by permission of instructor.

    HKIN 284    Human Growth and Development
    3.00 credits    (4,0,0) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: HKIN 230
    The purpose of this course is to examine human growth and development from fertilization to adulthood and the factors that influence physical and motor development.
    Note: Prerequisite may be waived by permission of instructor.

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