Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
Canadian Excellence

Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology

The Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits, not more than 6.5 of which may be at the 100 level. The program must include at least 9.5 and may include at most 10.0 senior credits in Kinesiology & Physical Education. Non-KPE electives may be taken from any discipline.

Year 1
(2.0 required KP credits, 2.0 required non-KP, 1.0 non-KP electives):
KP100, KP141, KP161, KP181
Both BI110 and BI111
Both PS101 and PS102
Non-KP Electives (1.0 credit)

Year 2

(3.5 required KP credits, 1.5 non-KP electives):
KP211, KP200, KP221 (Effective September 1, 2016), KP222 (Effective September 1, 2016), KP231, KP251 (Effective September 1, 2016), KP290 (Effective September 1, 2016)
Non-KP Electives (1.5 credits)

Year 3
(1.5 required KP credits, 3.5 KP and Non-KP electives):
KP322, KP390 (Effective September 1, 2016); KP300 OR KP301
Non-KP Electives (2.0 credits)

Remainder of Year 3 and Year 4
(additional 4.5 to 5.0 credits KP electives):
KP Electives at the 300 level (1.5 credits)
KP Electives at the 400 level (1.5 credits)
Senior KP Electives (1.5 credits - mandatory): students may take KP201 and KP202 as senior KP electives.
Senior Electives (2.0 credits - mandatory)(0.5 may be KP)

Additional Information
 
Program Requirements

  1. Progression requirements for the Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology program are based on grade point averages (GPA) obtained from all courses taken and are calculated on a cumulative basis.
  2. For progression from year-to-year, the requirements are a minimum GPA of 5.00 (C) in Kinesiology & Physical Education courses, and a minimum overall GPA (including KP courses) of 5.00 (C).
  3. For graduation with the Honours degree, the requirements are a minimum cumulative GPA of 7.00 (B-) in Kinesiology & Physical Education courses, and a minimum overall GPA (including KP courses) of 5.00 (C).
  4. Every student must gain a minimum of 96 hours of community related leadership/activity experiences. These shall be obtained by participating in between 2 and 4 different applied experiences related to their studies in Kinesiology or Physical Education, with no fewer than 16 hours for any one experience. These experiences shall be leadership oriented, have an applied educational component and involve participation in some form of volunteer or paid activity in the community. These activities shall involve the student in some form of leadership, administrative, instructing, or service capacity related to the wide scope of kinesiology, physical activity, recreation and applied health. All leadership/activity experiences must be approved, prior to their commencement, by the department's undergraduate advisor or chair.

 
Modules

Students may declare one of the four modules listed below, as a concentration area, and thus have it appear on their transcript. To do so, students must take a minimum of 3.0 credits in the module, of which up to 1.5 credits may be from a capstone experience course, if the KPE GPA is 8.0 or higher.

1. Health and Rehabilitation:
KP331 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP332 - Human Nutrition in Exercise and Health
KP351 - Biomechanics
KP361 - Motor Learning and Control
KP371 - Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
KP381  (Effective September 1, 2016)
KP426  (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP472  (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP482  (Effective September 1, 2016), + KP491 - Research and Application in Kinesiology: Capstone Experiences selections, if GPA = 8.00 or higher

2. Human Movement and Performance:
KP201 - Applied Movement Skills: Fitness and Strength Training
KP202 - Applied Movement Skills: Endurance Sports
KP325 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP332 - Human Nutrition in Exercise and Health
KP361 - Motor Learning and Control
KP351 - Biomechanics
KP371 - Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
KP381 (Effective September 1, 2016)
KP422 - Physiology of Exercise: Muscle, Metabolism and Cellular Physiology
KP426 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP472 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP481 (Effective September 1, 2016), + KP491 - Research and Application in Kinesiology: Capstone Experiences selections, if GPA = 8.0 or higher

3. Teaching, Coaching and Management:
KP201 - Applied Movement Skills: Fitness and Strength Training
KP202 - Applied Movement Skills: Endurance Sports
KP300 - Principles of Coaching Theory
KP341 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in Canada
KP381 (Effective September 1, 2016)
KP371 - Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
KP442 - Marketing in Sport and Physical Activity
KP460 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP472 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP481 (Effective September 1, 2016) + KP491 - Research and Application in Kinesiology: Capstone Experiences selections, if GPA = 8.0 or higher

4. Physical Activity Promotion:
KP331 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP341 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in Canada
KP381 (Effective September 1, 2016)
KP332 - Human Nutrition in Exercise and Health
KP371 - Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
KP426 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP460 (Effective September 1, 2016),
KP481 (Effective September 1, 2016)
KP482 (Effective September 1, 2016), + KP491 - Research and Application in Kinesiology: Capstone Experiences selections, if GPA = 8.0 or higher