Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2017/2018
Canadian Excellence

Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology

The Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in the Department of Kinesiology and 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. Non-KP 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/SY211, KP200, KP221/HN210, KP222/HN220, KP231, KP251, KP290
Non-KP Electives (1.5 credits)

Year 3
(1.5 required KP credits, 3.5 KP and Non-KP electives):
KP322, KP390; 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.

 
Concentrations

Students may declare one of the four modules listed below, as a concentration, 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 - Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
    KP332 - Exercise Nutrition (BKin)
    KP351 - Biomechanics of Human Movement (BKin)
    KP361 - Sensorimotor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan (BKin)
    KP371 - Disability, Developmental Delays and Physical Activity (BKin)
    KP381 - Advanced Psychology of Sport and Exercise (BKin) 
    KP426 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (BKin)
    KP472 - Athletic Injuries
    KP482  (Effective Sept 1, 2018),
    KP491 - Research and Application in Kinesiology: Capstone Experiences (BKin) selections, if GPA = 8.00 or higher

  2. Human Movement and Performance
    KP201 - Applied Movement Skills: Fitness and Strength Training (BKin)
    KP202 - Applied Movement Skills: Endurance Sports (BKin)
    KP325 (Effective Sept 1, 2018),
    KP332 - Exercise Nutrition (BKin)
    KP351 - Biomechanics of Human Movement (BKin)
    KP361 - Sensorimotor Control and Learning Across the Lifespan (BKin)
    KP371 - Disability, Developmental Delays and Physical Activity (BKin)
    KP381 - Advanced Psychology of Sport and Exercise (BKin)
    KP422 - Advanced Exercise Physiology
    KP426 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (BKin)
    KP472 - Athletic Injuries (Effective September 1, 2018)
    KP481 - Advanced Psychology of Human Performance (BKin)
    KP491 - Research and Application in Kinesiology: Capstone Experiences (BKin) selections, if GPA = 8.0 or higher

  3. Teaching, Coaching and Management:
    KP201 - Applied Movement Skills: Fitness and Strength Training (BKin)
    KP202 - Applied Movement Skills: Endurance Sports (BKin)
    KP300 - Teaching and Coaching Sport and Physical Activity
    KP341 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in Canada
    KP344 - Organization and Administration in Physical Activity and Sport (BKin)
    KP371 - Disability, Developmental Delays and Physical Activity (BKin)
    KP381 - Advanced Psychology of Sport and Exercise (BKin)
    KP460 (Effective September 1, 2018)
    KP472 - Athletic Injuries
    KP481 - Advanced Psychology of Human Performance (BKin)
    KP491 - Research and Application in Kinesiology: Capstone Experiences (BKin) selections, if GPA = 8.0 or higher

  4. Physical Activity Promotion:
    KP331 - Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
    KP332 - Exercise Nutrition (BKin)
    KP341 - History of Physical Activity and Sport in Canada
    KP344 - Organization and Administration in Physical Activity and Sport (BKin)
    KP371 - Disability, Developmental Delays and Physical Activity (BKin)
    KP381 - Advanced Psychology of Sport and Exercise (BKin)
    KP426 - Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (BKin)
    KP460 (Effective September 1, 2018
    KP481 - Advanced Psychology of Human Performance (BKin)
    KP482 (Effective September 1, 2018
    KP491 - Research and Application in Kinesiology: Capstone Experiences (BKin) selections, if GPA = 8.0 or higher