Kinesiology

Do you have a passion for movement and a zest for science?

Methods from both the physical and behavioural sciences are used to study movement in its varied forms both in laboratory and classroom environments.

All students complete a major research project as well as applied internships in rehabilitation, ergonomics and/or gerontology in the final year of the program.

Academic Advisor

Dr. Sylvain Grenier

Telephone: 705.675.1151 x 1095

Email: sgrenier@laurentian.ca

How to Apply
Laurentian University aerial view
By land area, Greater Sudbury is the largest city in Ontario and as such, the great outdoors beckon with its vast expanse of lakes and waterways, varied terrain, forests and comprehensive network of trails.
Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English
  • English grade 12 U/M
  • Chemistry grade 12 U/M
  • Advanced functions grade 12 U/M
  • 3 other courses at the grade 12 U/M level(calculus, physics and vectors recommended)
  • A minimum overall average of 75% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses 

 

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.


Kinesiology (B.Sc.) (124.5 credits)

This program examines human movement from a scientific perspective. Methods from both the physical and behavioural sciences are used to study movement in its varied forms.

 

Program of Study

First Year

   PHED 1006E        Exercise Science, Wellness and Health

   PHED 1106E        Human Movement

   PHED 1206E        Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport

   PHED 1506E        Anatomy and Kinesiology I

   PHED 1507E        Anatomy and Kinesiology II

   PHED 1099E        Outdoor School I

   PSYC 1105E        Introduction to Psychology

   12 non-PHED elective credits from the list below:

                PHYS 1206E Physics for the Life Science I

                PHYS 1207E Physics for the Life Science II

                CHMI 1006E General Chemistry I or CHMI 1202E Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

                                                                                          for the Health Sciences

                any 3 credit Science elective

 

Note:    In order to advance to the second year of the program, students must provide a photocopy of a current Certificate in CPR (level C) and First Aid before February 28.

 

Second Year

   PHED 2099E        Outdoor School II

   PHED 2116E        Biomechanics I

   PHED 2206E        Motor Learning

   PHED 2506E        Physiology I

   PHED 2507E        Physiology II

   PHED 2526E        Introduction to Ergonomics

   PHED 3806E        Functional Assessment

   MATH 1036E       Calculus I

   STAT 2246E        Statistics for Scientists

   1.5 PHED activity credits

   3 credit Science elective

 

Third Year

   PHED 3099E        Outdoor School III

   PHED 3126E        Physiology of Exercise

   PHED 3136E        Research and Professional Ethics

   PHED 3507E        Community Health

   PHED 4006E        Fitness: Evaluation and Prescription

   PHED 4136E        Biomechanics II

   PHED 4207E        Neuromotor Control

   PHED 4216E        Sports Psychology

   BIOL 3327E          Experimental Methods in Biology

   1.5 PHED activity credits from either   PHED 3209E Therapeutic Exercise or

           PHED 3229E Gerontology and Exercise

   3 credits in upper year Science electives

 

Fourth Year

   PHED 4815E        Kinesiology Internship I

   6 credits of upper year Science electives

   3 credit elective

   Select 6 credits from the following:

            PHED 4805E        Thesis in Kinesiology (6 cr)

            Any upper theory electives (6 cr)

   Select 6 credits from the following:

            PHED 4825E         Kinesiology Internship II

            Any upper theory electives (6 cr)

   3 credits from the list below:

                GERO 3207E        Health Challenges in Aging

                ENGR 3126E        Occupational Health Engineering

                PHED 3117E        Traumatology for Physical Educators

                PHED 4507E        Nutrition

                PHED 4536E        Ergonomic Methods

                PHED 4547E        Principles of Health and Disease

 

Academic Regulations

To be in good academic standing in the School of Human Kinetics, the student must:
1) satisfy all conditions of admission;
2) not fail more than 3 credits in an academic year or in the previous 30 credits;
3) maintain a cumulative overall average of at least 4.0 on all courses taken.

A student who fails to attain good academic standing may be allowed to continue on probation for no more than one year (or 30 credits). If after one probationary period, the student does attain good academic standing, he or she may proceed in program.  However, if after the probationary period, the student fails to attain good academic standing, he or she must withdraw from the School of Human Kinetics, but may apply to transfer to another program at the university.

A student who fails over 6 credits in the 1st-year of program may not proceed to upper year PHED courses.
After one calendar year, a student who has been asked to withdraw from the program may petition the Senate Committee on Academic Regulations and Awards for readmission, but such measures should have the recommendation of the academic unit before being considered by the Senate Committee.
 

Year:

CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I PHED-1006EL - Exercise Science, Wellness and Health PHED-1099EL - Outdoor School I PHED-1106EL - Human Movement PHED-1206EL - Perspectives of Physical Education and Sport
PHED-1506EL - Anatomy and Kinesiology I PHED-1507EL - Anatomy and Kinesiology II PHYS-1206EL - Physics for the Life Sciences I PHYS-1207EL - Physics for the Life Sciences II PSYC-1105EL - Introduction to Psychology
Jaouad Alem

Jaouad Alem

School of Human Kinetics
Christine Blais

Christine Blais

Human Kinetics
Jian Chen

Jian Chen

School of Human Kinetics
Richard Danielson

Richard Danielson

Human Resources & Organizational Development
Sandra Dorman

Sandra Dorman

School of Human Kinetics
Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

Office of the Vice-President, Research
Alison Godwin

Alison Godwin

School of Human Kinetics
Sylvain Grenier

Sylvain Grenier

School of Human Kinetics
Georges Kpazai

Georges Kpazai

School of Human Kinetics
Michel Larivière

Michel Larivière

School of Human Kinetics
James Little

James Little

School of Human Kinetics
Kerry McGannon

Kerry McGannon

School of Human Kinetics
Ginette Michel

Ginette Michel

School of Human Kinetics
Sebastien Nault

Sebastien Nault

School of Human Kinetics
Patricia Pickard

Patricia Pickard

School of Human Kinetics
Barbara Ravel

Barbara Ravel

School of Human Kinetics
Stephen Ritchie

Stephen Ritchie

School of Human Kinetics
Robert Schinke

Robert Schinke

School of Human Kinetics
Amanda Schweinbenz

Amanda Schweinbenz

School of Human Kinetics
Olivier Serresse

Olivier Serresse

School of Human Kinetics
Yvonne St-Denis

Yvonne St-Denis

School of Nursing
Line Tremblay

Line Tremblay

Faculty of Health