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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BKin Degree Program


Program Structure


The Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program consists of ★120 and has both a professional and discipline focus. The program consists of the following components:

  1. Degree Core: ★69. These courses provide the foundation of knowledge in professional and discipline areas of the field.
  2. Activity Core: ★12. 100-level Physical Activity Courses (PAC) and Dance Activity Courses (DAC) focus on the ability to demonstrate the basic skills of activity, the development of theoretical knowledge fundamental to the activity, and to gain an understanding of error detection and correction. The 300-level PAC courses are advanced level courses designed to offer theory and skills required for coaching activity including experience with advanced error detection and correction. The focus is on the development of coaching skills in both practice and competitive arenas.
    Notes
    1. A maximum of ★3 in PAC/DAC must be taken at the 300-level
    2. A maximum of ★18 in PAC/DAC courses may be credited toward the BKin degree program.
    3. Any units of course weight above the required ★12 are included in the Option Component of the degree.
  3. Major: ★30. Five majors provide specializations in professional areas of kinesiology, sport, health, and well-being. Each major must include a practicum of at least ★9. Students normally select their major during the second year of their program.
    Note: Students in Sport Coaching will do KIN 246  (★3), PEDS 345 (★3), KIN 346  (★3), and KIN 446  (★6), to fulfill their practicum requirements.
  4. Option Component: A group of courses totalling ★9 of which at least ★3 must be taken from outside the Faculty.

Course Sequence


Students are advised to follow the prescribed order as closely as possible.

Year 4 (★30)


Notes


  1. Students must choose one of following practicum options:
    ★9: Part-time practicum (must register in KIN 492  only), or
    ★15: Full-time practicum (must register in KIN 493  only)
  2. Practicum opportunities may be limited for those students wishing to do a part-time practicum.
  3. Students interested in the major in Sport Coaching should see Sport Coaching.
  4. A maximum of ★18 in Practicum course offerings may be credited toward the BKin degree program.

Majors


Students normally select from one of five majors at the end of Year 2 of the program. Students should contact the Student Services Office of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation for information about specific course requirements for their major.

Adapted Physical Activity (★30):


This major provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills to facilitate physically active lifestyles for people with impairments. Emphasis is placed on gaining instructional and leadership skills in physical activity, fitness and sport programs for individuals along the continuum of impairments and across all age groups and environments.

Choose one of:


  • ★9 Professional Practicum (KIN 492 ) and ★9 from the list of approved Option Courses for Major
  • ★15 Professional Practicum (KIN 493 ) and ★3 from the list of approved Option Courses for Major

Additional Information


Students should contact the Student Services Office for a current list of approved options for this major.

Physical Activity and Health (★30):


This major provides students with understanding of and appreciation for the importance of physical activity as it relates to health, fitness, and well-being over the lifespan. Biopsychosocial factors influencing acquisition and maintenance of physical activity and health will be emphasized.

Note:

If HE ED 321  has been chosen as part of the Degree Core, please add ★3 to your Option Courses for Major requirement.

Choose one of:


  • ★9 Professional Practicum (KIN 492 ) and ★9 from the list of approved Option Courses for Major
  • ★15 Professional Practicum (KIN 493 ) and ★3 from the list of approved Option Courses for Major

Additional Information


Students should contact the Student Services Office for a current list of approved options for this major.

Sport Coaching:


This major provides students with a range of knowledge and experiences to become a competent practicing sport coach. Theories and areas of practice covered include the scientific, social scientific and pedagogical aspects of coaching. Clear links will be made to real-life coaching scenarios with a focus on understanding the integrated and complex nature of coaching and all that underlies the practice of quality sport coaching.

Required Courses for Major (★24)


Option Courses for Major (★6)


Students should contact the Student Services Office for a current list of approved options for this major.

Sport Performance (★30):


This major advances students' understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the multifaceted aspects of sport performance. In addition, students will gain practical experience in sport performance through an inter-disciplinary delivery of courses and practicum requirements.

Choose one of:


  • ★9 Professional Practicum (KIN 492 ) and ★12 from the list of approved Option Courses for Major
  • ★15 Professional Practicum (KIN 493 ) and ★6 from the list of approved Option Courses for Major

Additional Information


Students should contact the Student Services Office for a current list of approved options for this major.

Individualized Major (★30):


This major affords students the opportunity to design a combination or collection of courses that meets their individual interests and needs, provided that an opportunity to pursue their area of interest is not available through the other four majors. It may also enable students who choose to spend one term or year abroad an opportunity to design a major area of study around their international courses. This must be done in consultation with an Undergraduate Programs Advisor and requires approval of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs).

General Requirements


Students wishing to enter into this major must submit a written proposal to the Associate Dean (Undergraduate Programs) that contains the following information:

  1. A clear description of the focus and the objectives of the major.
  2. A detailed list of courses to be taken and indication of how they relate to the stated objectives.

Specific Requirements


Choose one of:

  • ★9 Professional Practicum (KIN 492 ) and ★21 additional course work related to the major
  • ★15 Professional Practicum (KIN 493 ) and additional ★15 of course work related to the major
Additional Information

The additional coursework related to the major normally consists of:

  1. ★15 taken at the 300- or 400-level
  2. Minimum ★9 taken from DANCE, HE ED, KIN, PERLS, and/or RLS courses.