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Third and Fourth Year Courses

With the academic skills and grounding in concepts you have from your first two years, you are now ready to personalize your studies by entering one of our two concentrations. The third and fourth years of the program offer a variety of options to allow you to gain the depth of knowledge you need to move on to begin your career or to move on to further study. The concentrations combine a selection of core courses and the flexibility to choose electives that will help you explore academic and career interests that follow your passion.

Areas of Concentration

Clinical Exercise Physiology
The Clinical Exercise Physiology concentration focuses on incorporating exercise and activity education and skills into patient rehabilitation and recovery programs for the management of chronic diseases. The core of the program focuses on the advanced study of applied physiology and how exercise, movement and fitness intersect with disease, fatigue, and disability. Graduates of the program will understand exercise prescription and the physiological role of activity in health promotion.

Occupational titles include kinesiologist, exercise therapist, clinical exercise physiologist, and personal trainer among others. These individuals often work in conjunction with other health care providers, such as physiotherapists.  They work in hospitals, health centres, long term care facilities and other clinical settings.

Health Promotion
The Health Promotion concentration takes a preventive approach to studying the concepts of active living and lifestyle management in individuals and communities. The core of the concentration focuses on the role of nutrition, exercise programs and the role of informal activity in population health promotion.

Students and graduates will have opportunities to work in conjunction with other health professionals and community services to provide a holistic approach to health. This area of study is aimed at improving the health of communities and reducing the reliance on the health care system. The promotion of active living throughout the lifespan, particularly in youth and senior populations, is a focus and priority.

Occupational titles in Community Health Promotion include Health Promotion Program Officer, Health Care Consultant, Corporate Health Programmer, Health Educator, Lifestyle Coach, and Active Living Coordinator, among others.


Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • HMKN 310-- (3) Exercise Physiology II
  • HMKN 311-- (3) Exercise Prescription
  • HMKN 312-- (3) Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Science or HMKN 315 Laboratory Techniques in Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  • HMKN 335-- (3) Pathophysiology
  • 6 credits of HMKN Electives at the 300 or 400 level
  • 12 credits of electives

Health Promotion

  • HMKN 321-- (3) Sport Psychology
  • HMKN 322-- (3) Health Promotion I
  • HMKN 323-- (3) Introduction to Nutrition
  • HMKN  303-- (3) Health Program Evaluation
  • 3 credits of HEAL  elective coursework at the 300 or 400 level
  • 3 credits of 300 or 400 level HMKN electives
  • 12 credits of electives


Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • HMKN 401-402 (3-6) Community Placement Experience  or HMKN 499-- (3) Projects in Human Kinetics
  • 9 credits of HMKN Electives
  • 12 credits of  300 or 400 level non HMKN or HEAL electives  
  • 6  credits of 300 or 400 level electives

Health Promotion

  • HMKN 401-402 (3-6) Community Placement Experience or HMKN 499-- (3-9) Projects in Human Kinetics
  • 12 credits of HMKN Electives
  • 12 credits of  300 or 400 level non HMKN or HEAL electives
  • 3 credits of 300 or 400 level electives

Human Kinetics Elective Courses

Students may fill their HMKN Elective credits through a combination of courses from the alternative area of concentration, or the following courses:

  • HMKN 313-- (3) Exercise Metabolism 
  • HMKN 314-- (3) Body Composition 
  • HMKN 315-- (3) Laboratory Techniques in Sensorimotor Neuroscience
  • HMKN 316-- (3) Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Psychology 
  • HMKN 331-- (3) Physical Dimensions of Aging
  • HMKN 336-- (3) Tissue Injury and Repair
  • HMKN 410-- (3) Respiratory Disease: Pathology to Prescription 
  • HMKN 411-- (3) Environmental Physiology 
  • HMKN 412-- (3) Neuromuscular Physiology 
  • HMKN 414-- (3) Advanced Circulatory Physiology
  • HMKN 415-- (3) Muscle Fatigue
  • HMKN 419-- (3) Lifestyle and Metabolic Disease
  • HMKN 421-- (3) Advanced Theories of Health Behaviour Change
  • HMKN 422-- (3) Health Promotion II: Applications
  • HMKN 423-- (3) Applied Nutrition: Exercise and Chronic Disease
  • HMKN 431-- (3) Exercise Rehabilitation for Clinical Disorders of Aging 
  • HMKN 495H-- (3) Special Topics in Health and Exercise Sciences: Pediatric Exercise Physiology
  • HMKN 495I-- (3) Special Topics in Health and Exercise Sciences: Concussion
  • HMKN 495L-- (3) Special Topics in Health and Exercise Sciences: Knowledge Transfer
  • HMKN 495M-- (3) Special Topics in Health and Exercise Sciences: Physiological Measurement Systems 

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Minor Programs

Students who wish to focus their non-Human Kinetics electives may, with the approval in writing of the Director of the Human Kinetics program, undertake an optional Minor program in conjunction with the Bachelor of Human Kinetics degree. All courses in the Minor must be taken outside of the School of Human Kinetics. Although other minors may be available in the future, currently there are two types of Minors available: Minor in Arts and Minor in Science.

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