Human Kinetics

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.