Human Kinetics is concerned with understanding capacities for, and limits of, human movement at different ages and with the role of physical activity in human health.
Students in HHNS study a common core which includes calculus, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, statistics, nutrition, and physiology. Human anatomy is in the core for Human Kinetics and Bio-Medical Science. After completing the core, your course selection reflects the major that you've chosen, and your particular interests.
Through the use of electives, you can structure a program emphasizing biomechanics and ergonomics, human population biology, or nutrition, exercise & metabolism.
This is an honours program, and is therefore completed in four years of study.
Courses of Interest
- Human Anatomy (HK*3401/02) consists of lectures and hands on dissection or prosection laboratories, providing a multifaceted learning atmosphere.
- Neuromuscular Physiology (HK*3100) focuses on the interactions between the muscular and nervous systems which guide our everyday movements and perception.
- Cardiorespiratory Physiology (HK*4550) examines clinical pathologies which affect the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems.
- Health and Injury Biomechanics (HK*4610) looks at changes in functional biomechanics in the presence of injury. The course includes beneficial clinical techniques, such as taking a patient's history, and diagnosing injury. With the new standardization of kinesiology, interested students may find the material advantageous toward the successful completion of the examination process.