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School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (2014/2015)
12 Course Descriptions

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Dean of the School.

All courses of the School are designated by HKR.

1000

Fitness and Wellness

is an introduction to the concepts of fitness and wellness, and the relationships among physical activity, fitness, wellness, quality of life, and longevity.

UL: not applicable towards any of the degrees offered by the School

1001

Resistance Training for Health and Activity

is an introduction to resistance training exercises, programs, and principles. This will necessitate both theoretical classes and practical laboratories that will involve testing and participation in resistance training activities. A portion of the assessment will also be based on regular attendance (at student convenience) for another hour of resistance training per week certified by the attending fitness consultant.

CR: HKR 2340; the former HKR 4320

LH: 2

UL: not applicable towards any of the kinesiology or physical education degrees offered by the School

1123

Professional Development Seminars

are offered during the Fall semester prior to a student's first work term. These seminars introduce the co-operative education process and prepare the student for work terms. These seminars are graded PAS or FAL based on attendance and participation.

AR: attendance is required

CH: 0

LC: as scheduled

2000

Introduction to Kinesiology, Physical Education and Recreation

introduces the philosophical, scientific, socio-cultural, historical concepts, and influences in kinesiology, physical education, and recreation.

CR: HKR 2001

2001

Introduction to Physical Education for Education Students

provides students a general overview of the role that physical education and active living play in the overall development of primary and elementary students, and in the creation of positive learning environment in schools. This course is intended for students in the primary/elementary program offered by the Faculty of Education.

CR: HKR 2000

PR: admission to the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) offered by the Faculty of Education

UL: not applicable towards any of the degrees offered by the School

2002

Coaching

introduces the various methods, principles, and theories used to coach developing athletes in various sport settings. Factors such as the coach's role, planning, analysing and developing skills, sport safety, and physical preparation will be presented with an emphasis on attaining competency in these areas.

2004

Enhancing Performance in Physical Activity

gives an overview of the various models, principles, and theories used to explain and predict ways in which athletes and exercisers conduct themselves in various sport settings. Selected intervention techniques to enhance performance will be presented.

2005

Personal Stress Management

is designed to provide students with an introduction to stress and to explore the relationship between exercise, fitness and physical activity and stress management. It describes how to reorganize one's life by presenting a systematic analysis of stress and coping mechanisms appropriate to different stages of life. The stress coping mechanisms will be presented with an emphasis on application. Completion of this course does not qualify students as stress management counsellors. Students interested in this field are advised to contact the Department of Psychology for information on careers in counselling.

CO: Psychology 1000 and 1001

PR: Psychology 1000 and 1001

2100

Introduction to Organization and Administration

introduces the basic administrative functions in a work setting in physical education and/or recreation. The laboratory sessions will assist students to develop skill in the basic computer applications relevant to these functions.

LH: 2

2210

Physical Activities Course: Movement Concepts

employs the conceptual approach to teaching physical activity and facilitated through various forms of dance (e.g., creative, folk). Concepts, skills, and strategies will be emphasized.

AR: attendance is required. Students who are absent more than six class hours may be required to withdraw from the course and will receive a letter grade of DRF and a numeric grade of 0

LC: as scheduled

LH: as scheduled

2220

Physical Activities Course: Gymnastics and Aquatics

may employ a number of teaching methods. Emphasis will be placed on the language and practice of the conceptual approach. Concepts, skills, and strategies will be emphasized.

AR: attendance is required. Students who are absent more than six class hours may be required to withdraw from the course and will receive a letter grade of DRF and a numeric grade of 0

LC: as scheduled

LH: as scheduled

PR: HKR 2210

2300

Growth and Development

is an introductory study of human growth and developmental factors and their influence on the learning of motor skills.

2310

Human Anatomy

is a study of the structure of the human body with emphasis on selected systems (endocrine, neural, muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory).

LH: 2

2311

Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

is designed to provide students with general overview of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students will explore skeletal, muscular, neural and cardiorespiratory systems in addition to a very brief introduction to cell structure and ‘cellular’ muscle function.

CR: HKR 2310, HKR 2320

UL: not applicable towards any of the kinesiology or physical education degrees offered by the School

2320

Primary Human Physiology

is a study of bodily functions with emphasis of selected systems (endocrine, neural, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory).

LH: 2

2340

Fitness Leadership

(formerly HKR 4320) prepares professionals in the administrative, interpretive, instructional, interpersonal, and pedagogic competencies required for and associated with fitness testing, prescription, teaching, and leadership.

CR: HKR 1001, the former HKR 4320

2410

Historical and Comparative Physical Education

- inactive course.

2420

Doping in Sport

- inactive course.

2505

Recreation Programming and Evaluation

introduces the student to a variety of methodologies, skills, and materials for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating professional recreation programs for diverse populations in a variety of settings.

2515

Social Psychology of Leisure

introduces the personality and social factors that shape how people experience leisure. Course materials will focus on life cycle theory, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, perceived freedom, constraints theory, and other social psychological theory related to leisure.

2545

Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Education

gives an overview of the foundational principles of outdoor education and recreation as they pertain to philosophy, wilderness ethics, professional preparation, movement through wildlands, environmental hazards, navigation, and safety. Students will participate in a sampling of outdoor education and recreation activities during the course.

PR: HKR 2505

2585

Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

is designed to examine a variety of aspects of therapeutic recreation from both a practical and theoretical perspective. Topics will include the history, philosophies, and theories underlying therapeutic recreation, therapeutic recreation models, essential skills for the therapeutic recreationist and ethical considerations for therapeutic recreation. Diverse groups (e.g. adults, youth, disadvantaged and disabled) and settings (e.g. community, schools, institutions, and workplace) suitable for therapeutic recreation will be discussed.

2600

Introduction to Human Nutrition

(same as Biochemistry 2600) gives an overview of human nutrition with an emphasis on topics of current interest. Students will gain an understanding of nutrition in the context of health maintenance across the life span. Topics covered will include nutrition during pregnancy, nutrition for infants, Canadian Recommended Nutrient Intake/Dietary Reference Intake, weight loss and weight gain, nutriceuticals, and ergogenic aids.

CR: Biochemistry 2600

2601

Physical Activity, Obesity, and Weight Control

explores the relationship between physical activity, obesity, and morbidity. Emphasis will be placed on the incidence and prevalence of obesity, environmental and genetic factors affecting obesity, and mechanisms of weight and body composition modification.

2703

Introduction to Human Factors

is an introduction to the field of human factors, the field that studies aspects of human movement, health, safety, and performance in the workplace. This will include an introduction to the methods of detection, evaluation, and the physiological changes arising from hazards (e.g. inappropriate levels of noise, vibration, and illumination) in the workplace. The course will also examine overuse injuries in workplace studied in the context of basic biomechanics and function of the musculo-skeletal system.

CO: HKR 2320 and Physics 1020

PR: HKR 2310, Chemistry 1010 and 1011 or Chemistry 1050 and 1051

299W

Work Term 1

offers an opportunity for students to learn, develop, and practice high standards of professional behaviour and performance in the work environment. A student is required to submit a personal job diary and a work term report which should, at a minimum, reflect a clear understanding of job events and work place expectations and show reasonable competence in written communication skills.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: HKR 1123

3002

Advanced Coaching

is an advanced study of the various methods, principles, and theories used to coach athletes in various sport settings. Topics such as planning, the coach's role, analysing, and developing skills, mental training, physical preparation, and development of a personal coaching plan will be studied with an emphasis on attaining competency in these areas. Practical coaching experience is a required component of the course.

LH: 3 Students will participate in practical coaching situations from which coaching journals will be developed for course evaluation.

PR: HKR 2002

3110

Curriculum Development and Teaching Methods

gives an overview, through a blend of theory and practical experience, of curriculum development and teaching methods as they apply to primary/elementary level physical education

CH: 6

CO: HKR 3300

LH: 9

PR: HKR 2000, 2210, 2300, 2310, 2320 and 3340

3210

Physical Activities Course: Group Exercise, Net/Wall and Health Related Fitness

covers activities such as volleyball, tennis, badminton, plus a selection of other net & wall games. A number of teaching methods may be employed and emphasis will be placed on the language and practice of the conceptual approach. Concepts, skills, and strategies will be emphasized.

AR: attendance is required. Students who are absent more than six class hours may be required to withdraw from the course and will receive a letter grade of DRF and a numeric grade of 0

LC: as scheduled

LH: as scheduled

PR: HKR 2210

3220

Physical Activities Course: Summer Outdoor Activities and Target/Striking Activities

covers activities such as golf, archery, softball, and track and field. Outdoor activities include canoeing, orienteering, lightweight camping, over-night canoe trip, and introduction to rock climbing. A number of teaching methods may be employed and emphasis will be placed on the language and practice of the conceptual approach. Concepts, skills, and strategies will be emphasized.

AR: attendance is required. Students who are absent more than six class hours may be required to withdraw from the course and will receive a letter grade of DRF and a numeric grade of 0

LC: as scheduled

LH: as scheduled

PR: HKR 2210, HKR 3210

3221

Wilderness First Aid for Outdoor Leaders

provides a minimum standard for outdoor professionals, guides and instructors who work in a wilderness setting. Course content extends beyond urban-based first aid programs to include elements inherent in leading groups in the outdoors and guiding wilderness adventures. Special emphasis is placed on prevention of injuries, accident scene management, leadership, leader responsibility and liability, advanced first aid kits, wound management and managing the trauma victim. CPR is included in this course.

3300

Motor Learning

gives an overview of motor learning and performance variables and their application to the teaching of physical skills, and will investigate motor control issues related to skill instruction.

PR: HKR 2300

3310

Physiology of Exercise

covers the physiological responses of the metabolic, neuromuscular, and cardiorespiratory systems at rest and during acute and chronic activity.

LH: 3

PR: HKR 2310 and 2320; or Biochemistry 311A and 311B; or Nursing 1002 and 1012; or the former Pharmacy 3201 and 3202

3320

Introduction to Biomechanics

is the analysis of human movement; the mechanics of motion and the general application of kinesiology.

CO: HKR 2320

LH: 2

PR: HKR 2310 It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete Physics 1020 prior to enrolling in this course

3330

Health Issues I

covers issues in personal and community health related to infectious illness, degenerative illness, heredity, and nutrition.

3340

Adapted Physical Activity

presents an overview of current practices, philosophies, and issues related to physical activity and recreation for persons with disabilities. Knowledge and understanding of various disabling conditions and consequent needs of persons with disabilities, including health, safety and fitness, and how these needs may be met in terms of physical activity will be emphasized.

CR: HKR 3685

3350

Health Issues II

- inactive course.

3360

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

is a basic introduction to the field of athletic therapy and sports medicine. The content focuses on the prevention and care of sports injuries and covers topics such as preventive screening, safe environments, on the spot assessment and First Aid, legal responsibility, and supportive taping/wrapping.

PR: HKR 2310 and a Basic First Aid Course

3400

Social Determinants of Health and Physical Activity

provides students with a social, political, economic, environmental, and cultural perspective on health and health inequalities. A concentrated look at contemporary health issues using the social determinants of health model will equip students with critical skills necessary to consider health issues beyond physical pathologies.

3410

Sociology of Sport

(same as Sociology 3410) is an analysis of functions of sport in Canadian and North American society. Areas include social organization of sport, sport and social processes, sport and social problems, socialization and stratification of sport, and violence in sport.

CR: Sociology 3410

3485

Therapeutic Recreation Service Delivery

focuses on issues related to the delivery of therapeutic recreation services. In particular, the following topics will be addressed: documentation in therapeutic recreation; client assessment issues; therapeutic recreation program planning (identifying client needs, selecting appropriate interventions, task and activity analysis, planning change-oriented programs, writing behavioural objectives, etc.); program and client evaluation; written plans of operation.

PR: HKR 2585 and HKR 2505

3490

Gender in Sport and Physical Activity

provides students with an opportunity to examine, understand and appreciate critically the influences of gender to the areas of sport and physical activity. The student will be expected to analyse, synthesize, and evaluate a wide range of historical, cultural, philosophical, and socio-psychological issues that have shaped the nature and scope of participation in sport and physical activity.

3505

Adventure Programming

- inactive course.

3515

Outdoor Recreation and Persons with Disabilities

- inactive course.

3525

Canadian Recreation Delivery Systems

introduces recreation and sport delivery systems in Newfoundland and Canada. The course will examine the various agencies that administer recreation and sport at municipal, provincial, and national levels.

PR: HKR 2000

3535

Legal Aspects of Leisure and Recreation Services

provides students with an opportunity for in-depth study of legal issues related to the operation of leisure services and facilities. Issues of tort and contract liability, employment related legal aspects, human rights and freedoms, and administrative procedures involved in property acquisition, law enforcement, and risk management are the topics of this course.

3545

Outdoor Recreation Leadership

acquaints students with the breadth, depth, and scope of outdoor recreation leadership including a detailed examination of theories, principles, and practices. The course provides opportunities for individual students to develop, practice, and receive feedback on their outdoor leadership skills. The course includes a required field experience in outdoor recreation leadership.

PR: HKR 2505 or HKR 3220

3555

Outdoor Recreation Management

gives an overview of outdoor recreation practices in Newfoundland and Canada. This course will examine the management of resources, conservation education and practices, and development for public use or exclusion; legislation related to management of risk; viability of facilities; national and provincial agencies; private commercial ventures; and future trends in management. Management strategies will form a major part of the course.

3565

Tourism/Commercial Recreation

examines behavioural factors influencing tourism; promotion of commercial recreation attractions, provincial strategies in travel and tourism, problems of leisure travel, stability of entrepreneurial ventures in tourism, and research and planning strategies relevant to commercial ventures.

3575

Community Development and Recreation

introduces various theoretical perspectives on community organization and development, as well as methods available to the recreation practitioner to facilitate the development of recreation services in communities. This course examines, in particular, recreation services delivery which involves community residents and groups in recreation program decision-making and implementation.

CR: HKR 3785

3595

Gender and Leisure

provides students with an opportunity to examine, understand and appreciate critically the influences of gender on leisure. The student will be expected to analyse, synthesize, and evaluate a wide range of historical, cultural, philosophical, and socio-psychological issues that have shaped the nature and scope of participation in leisure.

3685

Assessment and Documentation in Therapeutic Recreation

presents an overview of current practices, philosophies, and issues related to recreation and leisure for persons with disabilities. Knowledge and understanding of various disabling conditions and needs of persons with disabilities from a therapeutic recreation perspective. Students will focus on communication skills necessary to carry out these tasks successfully. This requires the ability to actively listen, document with correct terminology, and interpret data to plan for treatment services.

CR: HKR 3340

PR: HKR 2585

3785

Community Development and Recreation in Therapeutic Recreation Settings

introduces various theoretical perspectives on community organization and development, as well as methods available to the therapeutic recreation practitioner to facilitate the development of recreation services in communities. Various issues such as poverty, ethnicity, and disability will be addressed. This course employs an ecological perspective in examining therapeutic recreation service delivery which involves community residents and groups in recreation program decision-making and implementation. The interconnectedness between leisure education, recreation and health and community development is discussed.

CR: HKR 3575

399W

Work Term 2

offers an opportunity for students to further expand and develop professional knowledge and skills, while demonstrating the ability to accept increased responsibility and challenge in the work place. A student is expected to demonstrate competence in written communication skills through the maintenance of a personal job diary and the submission of a formal report demonstrating the student's ability to effectively gather, analyse, organize, and present information regarding a specific aspect of the work term position.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: HKR 1123 and successful completion of 299W

4210

Physical Activities Course: Winter Outdoor Activities and Leadership

includes outdoor activities such as winter travel methods emphasizing cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, navigational skills, winter survival/camping, and overnight winter camping. A number of teaching methods may be employed and emphasis will be placed on the language and practice of the conceptual approach. Concepts, skills, and strategies will be emphasized.

AR: attendance is required. Students who are absent more than six class hours may be required to withdraw from the course and will receive a letter grade of DRF and a numeric grade of 0

LC: as scheduled

PR: HKR 2210, HKR 3220

4220

Physical Activities Course: Territorial Games

includes activities such as soccer and rugby, basketball, ice hockey, water polo, team handball and other territorial games. A number of teaching methods may be employed and emphasis will be placed on the language and practice of the conceptual approach. Concepts, skills, and strategies will be emphasized.

AR: attendance is required. Students who are absent more than six class hours may be required to withdraw from the course and will receive a letter grade of DRF and a numeric grade of 0

LC: as scheduled

LH: as scheduled

PR: HKR 2210

4300

Human Motor and Perceptual Motor Disorders

- inactive course.

4310

Evaluation

- inactive course.

4330

Social Psychology of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

introduces the psychological factors that influence participation in sport, exercise, physical activity and recreation and the psychological effects derived from participation.

4420

Issues

explores, through research and discussion, trends and issues basic to the profession including areas in physical education, health, fitness, and lifestyle industries.

PR: successful completion of a minimum of 78 credit hours

4485

Leisure Education in Therapeutic Recreation Settings

is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate leisure education interventions designed to bring about desired changes in the leisure behaviour of individuals. The course will address the following three broad areas: a) concepts and models of leisure education; b) content related to specific skills required for leisure involvement (leisure awareness, social skills development, friendship development, stress management, assertiveness, decision making, etc.) and c) instructional and interactional techniques used in leisure education.

PR: HKR 2585 and HKR 2505

4515

Principles and Practices of Social Recreation

- inactive course.

4525

Planning for Recreation

- inactive course.

4535

Camp Administration and Programming

- inactive course.

4545

Facility Planning, Design and Management

- inactive course.

4555

Leadership and Supervision in Recreation

focuses on need, selection, training, and supervision of leaders in recreation. Certification, standards and professional organizations. Evaluation of leadership materials and methods used. Practical exposure to roles of both leader and supervisor through seminar and related fieldwork.

4565

Recreation Promotion and Marketing

- inactive course.

4575

Recreation Ethics, Issues and Trends

explores contemporary trends and issues identified by governments and recreation practitioners and the way in which these issues influence the delivery of leisure services.

CR: HKR 4685

4585

Financing Recreation Services

provides opportunities for in-depth study of financing leisure services in a variety of settings. The primary learning objectives are to achieve an understanding of revenue sources, financial management, and budgeting, the concepts of equity from a justice, social, and economic perspective, and the ability to use various techniques in the allocation of resources, the pricing of services, and ascertaining the costs of providing services.

4600

Introduction to Research

introduces research methodologies currently employed in kinesiology, physical education or recreation.

PR: Statistics 2550 or equivalent

4605

Research Methods in Recreation and Leisure II

- inactive course.

4610

Research Project

is a detailed study for honours students in Kinesiology, Physical Education and Recreation, directed by a faculty member of the School, of a selected topic in the field of kinesiology, physical education or recreation.

PR: a minimum of 80% in HKR 4600, and one of Statistics 2500 or Statistics 2550

4625

Theoretical Perspectives of Recreation and Leisure

- inactive course.

4635

Multicultural Perspectives of Recreation and Leisure

- inactive course.

4685

Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation

is designed to facilitate an in-depth exploration and analysis of philosophical issues and interdisciplinary theories and to discuss how they relate to therapeutic recreation practice and research. The course will be conducted as a seminar and students will be responsible for reading course materials and leading discussions on various topics. The ultimate goal of the course is to prepare the student to enter the profession confident in his/her ability to provide exemplary TR services.

CR: HKR 4575

PR: HKR 2505 and HKR 2585

4700

Advanced Fitness Training and Assessment

prepares students to assess, prescribe, demonstrate, supervise, educate, and counsel apparently healthy individuals across the lifespan on information related to physical activity/exercise, fitness and health. The successful completion of this course will allow students to apply for a certification as a Professional Fitness and Lifestyle Consultant from the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.

LH: 2

PR: HKR 2340

4701

Environmental Physiology

- inactive course.

4702

Advanced Exercise Physiology

prepares students to acquire the knowledge necessary to understand, analyse, and integrate information and experiences related to physiological adaptations occurring with acute and chronic activity and disuse.

LH: 2

PR: HKR 3310

4703

Occupational Ergonomics and Sport Biomechanics

focuses on the contrast between biomechanical analyses of workplace tasks and athletic movement. Students will conduct a detailed biomechanical analysis of a given movement, in the workplace or for a given sport, with regard to both the probability of injury and optimization of performance.

LH: 2

PR: HKR 2703, 3320, and Physics 1020

4720

Directed Study

requires approval of Dean of the School and the course instructor. Permission to register must be obtained in the term preceding enrolment.

4785

Internship in Therapeutic Recreation

provides the student with an opportunity to develop the skills to become a competent practitioner utilizing the therapeutic recreation process, assessment, treatment planning, implementation/facilitation and evaluation. This practical experience will be carried out under the supervision of an approved Therapeutic Recreation professional. The internship will consist of 14-16 full-time consecutive weeks (35-40 hours per week for a minimum total of 560 hours). This course will normally be taken in the students’ last co-op work term placement or last semester of their degree program.

CR: HKR 299W, HKR 399W, HKR 499W

4910

Directed Study

requires approval of Dean of the School and the course instructor. Permission to register must be obtained in the term preceding enrolment.

4915

Directed Study

requires approval of Dean of the School and the course instructor. Permission to register must be obtained in the term preceding enrolment.

499W

Work Term 3

offers an opportunity for students, who have sufficient academic grounding and work experience, to exercise greater independence and responsibility in their assigned work. A student must demonstrate a high level of competency in communications skills through the submission of a formal report on a topic related to the work term or through a formal presentation on an aspect of the work term using the latest in computer technology and applications.

CH: 0

LC: 0

PR: HKR 1123 and successful completion of 399W

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).