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PEDS100 Human Anatomy Course Page

Description: Introductory study of human anatomy. Students learn structural and functional components of selected systems of the human body.

PEDS101 Introduction to Human Physiology Course Page

Description: An introduction to human physiology from the cellular to systemic level with special emphasis on systems that adapt to exercise stress. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of PEDS 101 or 102.

PEDS103 Integrative Human Physiology Course Page

Description: Introduction to integrative human physiology. Focuses on the regulation, control, and integration of cellular functions in the human body with special emphasis on systems that respond to exercise stress. Prerequisite: PEDS 101. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of PEDS 101 or 102.

PEDS109 Statistics, Measurement, and Evaluation Course Page

Description: This course focuses largely upon the application of descriptive and inferential statistics in the context of quantitative research. The course also introduces students to basic principles surrounding measurement error, test reliability, and validity. Note: Students cannot receive credit for PEDS 109 if they received credit for PEDS 309, PSYCO 211, SOC 210, STAT 141, or STAT 151.

PEDS200 Physiology of Exercise Course Page

Description: An introduction to acute physiological responses to exercise and chronic adaptations to training. Prerequisite: PEDS 101.

PEDS203 Skill Acquisition and Performance Course Page

Description: The course presents a psychological approach to understanding human motor behaviour. The course examines the processes involved in learning motor skills and controlling movement, and the factors that influence acquisition and performance.

PEDS205 Introduction to Outdoor Environmental Education Course Page

Description: A conceptual and experiential introduction to outdoor environmental education and leadership. In addition to weekly lecture and lab components, the course includes weekend commitments. Note: Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

PEDS206 Biomechanics Course Page

Description: An introduction to the biomechanics of human movement. A qualitative approach is used in the study of key biomechanics concepts and principles as they are applied to sport and exercise. Prerequisite: PEDS 100.

PEDS207 Physical Growth and Psychomotor Development Course Page

Description: A study of the sequential changes in physical growth and motor development with emphasis on individual difference. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of PEDS 207 or 307.

PEDS209 Research Methods in Kinesiology Course Page

Description: An overview of research in kinesiology with emphasis on practical application of research techniques and designs. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of PEDS 209 or 409. Prerequisite: PEDS 109 or 309 or STAT 141 or 151.

PEDS240 Introduction to Sports Injury Management Course Page

Description: Analysis of practical and theoretical concepts of sports injury. Includes an overview of sports medicine, care and prevention of injuries, and safety in athletics and physical education. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: PEDS 100.

PEDS245 Introduction to the Profession of Coaching Course Page

Description: Examines the principles of coaching as they relate to the development of the athlete, the role of the coach, and organization of sport in contemporary society. Designed to present basic coaching theory that is applicable to a variety of sport settings with the focus on the practice and the season. Note: Credit will only granted for one of PEDS 245 or 345

PEDS246A Coaching Practicum I Course Page

Description: Students will be required to coach for a complete season in a program approved by the student's Mentor Coach. The purpose of the practicum is to provide the student with a practical coaching experience under the guidance of a Program Coach. It is intended to introduce the student to the demands of the profession of coaching. Note: at least 100 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Corequisite: PEDS 245 or 345.

PEDS246B Coaching Practicum I Course Page

Description: Students will be required to coach for a complete season in a program approved by the student's Mentor Coach. The purpose of the practicum is to provide the student with a practical coaching experience under the guidance of a Program Coach. It is intended to introduce the student to the demands of the profession of coaching. Note: at least 100 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Corequisite: PEDS 245 or 345.

PEDS293 Introduction to the Movement Activities of Children Course Page

Description: A study of developmentally appropriate movement activities for children. Students will participate and work with children in a variety of physical activities in recreational, educational and sport environments.

PEDS294 A Conceptual Approach to Physical Activity Course Page

Description: An exploration of the principles and concepts that underlie movement of individuals and groups in a variety of settings. Through examination of and experience in a wide range of physical activities and their contexts, the focus of the course is on the development of a conceptual understanding of movement. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of PAC 101 or PEDS 294.

PEDS302 Human Motor Control Course Page

Description: Presents a multi-level approach that focuses on the neural foundations underlying the control of movement. Prerequisite: PEDS 103.

PEDS303 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity Course Page

Description: This course introduces the student to the field of sport psychology and to select psychological theories as they relate to sport and physical activity. Psychological constructs along with their theoretical perspectives will be viewed within cognitive, emotional, and behavioural frameworks.

PEDS306 Quantitative Biomechanics of Human Movement Course Page

Description: Application of the principles of mechanics to the measurement, analysis and interpretation of human movement. Laboratories emphasize utilization of commonly available technologies for movement analysis. Prerequisite: PEDS 206 or PHYS 124.

PEDS311 Assessment of Fitness and Health Course Page

Description: Students will gain knowledge in fitness, health and research appraisal. Emphasis will be given to validity and reliability of various assessments and factors involved in the assessment of performance and health assessment. Prerequisites: PEDS 200 and 109 or 309 or STAT 141 or 151.

PEDS334 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Energy Balance Course Page

Description: Emphasis on the components of energy expenditure and energy intake. Other topics include the regulation of body composition, nutritional requirements for athletes, eating disorders, and obesity. Prerequisite: PEDS 200.

PEDS335 Advanced Conditioning Methodology Course Page

Description: A survey of the theoretical bases of conditioning programs. The course emphasis is on the nature of physiological adaptation to selected training regimens and the factors which influence the adaptive process. Prerequisite: PEDS 200 (no concurrent registration).

PEDS338 Physical Activity and Sport for Children Course Page

Description: This course focuses on the child from birth to twelve years of age in a wide range of physical activities in both free and structured environments. It will look at activities offered in home, recreational, educational and competitive environments. There will be emphasis on the developing capabilities of the child and the most appropriate types of activity for any age or stage of development.

PEDS346A Coaching Practicum II Course Page

Description: Students will be required to coach for a complete season, preferably with High Performance athletes, in a program approved by the student's Mentor Coach. The student should expect to assume more responsibility than in PEDS 246, either in program or athlete development. The guidance of a highly qualified Head Coach is essential. It is intended to introduce the student to the demands of coaching in a High Performance-oriented program. Note: At least 150 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Prerequisite: PEDS 246

PEDS346B Coaching Practicum II Course Page

Description: Students will be required to coach for a complete season, preferably with High Performance athletes, in a program approved by the student's Mentor Coach. The student should expect to assume more responsibility than in PEDS 246, either in program or athlete development. The guidance of a highly qualified Head Coach is essential. It is intended to introduce the student to the demands of coaching in a High Performance-oriented program. Note: At least 150 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Prerequisite: PEDS 246.

PEDS347 Applied Coaching Practice Course Page

Description: This course examines the practice of coaching with an emphasis on the number of advanced social science concepts and theories as they apply to effective coaching. The position of the "athlete as a learner" will be central to this course so that students/coaches and pedagogical process centered around human interaction and development. Prerequisite: PEDS 245.

PEDS372 Neuroscience Considerations for Adapted Physical Activity Course Page

Description: This course uses a physiological approach to examine how neuromuscular impairments present barriers to participation in physical activity for people experiencing disability. Examples covered in class may include involuntary muscle contraction, fatigue and pain that arise due to a number of different physiological mechanisms. Prerequisites: PERLS 207, PEDS 101, and 103.

PEDS385 Physical Activity and the Aging Adult Course Page

Description: An examination of the role of physical activity on the health and lifestyle of aging adults. Note: PEDS 385 was formerly PEDS 484. Credit will only be granted for one of these courses.

PEDS391 Introduction to the Scientific Basis of Human Movement Course Page

Description: Lecture course with an emphasis on introductory knowledge and practical implications of the structural and functional characteristics and capacities of the human body with respect to movement. Note: Degree Credit is not available for BPE, BPE/BEd, or BSc-KIN students.

PEDS400 Human Gross Anatomy Course Page

Description: The course is designed to provide in-depth information on the structure of the human body. Lectures and laboratories emphasize the anatomical relationship in the extremities and the trunk as they relate to human movement, athletic therapy, and fitness. Lectures are followed by dissections of the human body and prosection demonstrations. Prerequisite: PEDS 100.

PEDS401 Applied Ethics in Physical Education and Sport Course Page

Description: A philosophical examination of ethical questions in the professional practice of physical education and sport. Prerequisite: PERLS 104.

PEDS403 The Application of Psychological Skills to Sport and Physical Activity Course Page

Description: The direct application of select psychological skills to sport and physical activity. A strong emphasis is placed on how to apply psychological skills in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: PEDS 303.

PEDS410 A Systems Neuroscience Approach to Human Motor Behaviour Course Page

Description: This course will offer an exploration of human motor behaviour by focusing on several key networks in the central nervous system involved in producing human movement. For each network, students will be given an overview of the key principles and components. Then, for that network, they will work on self-directed projects that will require ether: 1) a summary of contemporary research being conducted regarding the functioning of that network or 2) a case-study summary or research review of impairments that arise when that network is disrupted. Examples of networks that will be explored include the cortical control of action selection and the spinal "pattern generators" that control locomotion. Prerequisites: PEDS 203, 209, and 302.

PEDS411 Physiology of Emergency Response Occupations Course Page

Description: Explores selected issues of work physiology related to emergency response occupations with the main emphasis on fire fighting. Topics will include: human rights legislation and policies related to bona fide occupational requirements; the assessment of workload; the physiological limitations to work capacity; the development and implementation of physical fitness testing programs for applicants and incumbents; and, the development and monitoring of fitness training programs related to work demands. Prerequisite: PEDS 335.

PEDS413 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Course Page

Description: This course focuses on the functions, control and integration of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. It is designed to increase the student's knowledge of regulation and integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in health and disease. Responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise will be used as a foundation upon which the concepts of control and integration will be explored. Clinical applications (e.g. exercise, high altitude) and pathophysiology (e.g. type 2 diabetes, heart disease) will be reviewed. Prerequisite: PEDS 200.

PEDS434 Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Management Course Page

Description: The role of physical activity in the management of chronic diseases will be discussed. Chronic diseases will include: metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, as well as cancer. The implications of pathophysiology in performing safe/effective exercise prescription and evaluation will be considered. Physical activity guidelines will be examined within the context of other clinical practice guidelines (e.g., pharmacology). Prerequisite: PEDS 334.

PEDS440 Advanced Sports Injury Management Course Page

Description: Analysis of practical and theoretical concepts of sports injury management. Includes an overview of musculoskeletal injury assessment, rehabilitation of injuries, and safety in return to activity. Requires additional student instructional hours outside of class time. Prerequisite: PEDS 240.

PEDS444 Communication Skills and Strategies in Sport and Physical Activity Course Page

Description: Through experiential learning activities, students will develop communication skills that will enhance their effectiveness as professionals in sport and physical activity settings. Students will explore distinctions of communication and conversations in a workshop format. Sample topics include self-awareness, listening, and interpersonal communication.

PEDS446A Coaching Practicum III Course Page

Description: Students will be required to coach for a complete season, preferably as a Head Coach, in a program approved by the student's Mentor Coach. The purpose of this practicum is to provide the students with the practical coaching experience of running their own program for one complete season. It is intended to familiarize the students with the demands of being a Head Coach. Note: at least 250 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Prerequisite: PEDS 346.

PEDS446B Coaching Practicum III Course Page

Description: Students will be required to coach for a complete season, preferably as a Head Coach, in a program approved by the student's Mentor Coach. The purpose of this practicum is to provide the students with the practical coaching experience of running their own program for one complete season. It is intended to familiarize the students with the demands of being a Head Coach. Note: at least 250 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Prerequisite: PEDS 346.

PEDS447 Advanced Topics in Coaching Course Page

Description: Study of advanced topics in coaching as they relate to the development of the athlete, the coach, and the organization of sport in contemporary society. Designed to present coaching theory that will guide rising coaches in the development of sport programs that will positively contribute to Canadian society and its sport development model. Prerequisites: PEDS 245 or Consent of Instructor.

PEDS471 Physical Activity for Individuals with Developmental Impairments Course Page

Description: A focus on the delivery of adapted physical activity services to individuals with developmental impairments with a focus on the instruction of movement skills. Theory and practice will be integrated through lecture and lab activities. Prerequisite: PERLS 207

PEDS472 Physical Activity for Individuals with Physical Impairments Course Page

Description: An examination of instructional models and program implementation considerations for creating and augmenting physical activity opportunities for persons with physical impairments. The assumptions underlying actions which include and exclude will be examined. Prerequisite: PERLS 207.

PEDS490A Professional Practicum Course Page

Description: A half-time unpaid Professional Practicum of 20 hours per week for 14 weeks, or the equivalent time. Students must arrange placements through the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor. A limited number of placements are available. Note: Students will not be allowed to register in more than *9 concurrently with PEDS 490 unless approved by the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor.

PEDS490B Professional Practicum Course Page

Description: A half-time unpaid Professional Practicum of 20 hours per week for 14 weeks, or the equivalent time. Students must arrange placements through the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor. A limited number of placements are available. Note: Students will not be allowed to register in more than *9 concurrently with PEDS 490 unless approved by the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor.

PEDS491A Professional Practicum Course Page

Description: A full-time unpaid Professional Practicum of 35-40 hours per week for 14 weeks, or the equivalent time. Students must arrange placements through the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor. Note: Students will not be allowed to register in any other course concurrently with PEDS 491 unless approved by the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor.

PEDS491B Professional Practicum Course Page

Description: A full-time unpaid Professional Practicum of 35-40 hours per week for 14 weeks, or the equivalent time. Students must arrange placements through the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor. Note: Students will not be allowed to register in any other course concurrently with PEDS 491 unless approved by the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor.

PEDS492A Professional Practicum Course Page

Description: A half-time unpaid Professional Practicum of 20 hours per week for 14 weeks, or the equivalent time. Students must arrange placements through the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor. A limited number of placements are available. Note: Students will not be allowed to register in more than *9 concurrently with PEDS 492 unless approved by the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor.

PEDS492B Professional Practicum Course Page

Description: A half-time unpaid Professional Practicum of 20 hours per week for 14 weeks, or the equivalent time. Students must arrange placements through the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor. A limited number of placements are available. Note: Students will not be allowed to register in more than *9 concurrently with PEDS 492 unless approved by the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor.

PEDS493A Professional Practicum Course Page

Description: A full-time unpaid Professional Practicum of 35-40 hours per week for 14 weeks, or the equivalent time. Students must arrange placements through the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor. Note: Students will not be allowed to register in any other course concurrently with PEDS 493 unless approved by the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor.

PEDS493B Professional Practicum Course Page

Description: A full-time unpaid Professional Practicum of 35-40 hours per week for 14 weeks, or the equivalent time. Students must arrange placements through the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor. Note: Students will not be allowed to register in any other course concurrently with PEDS 493 unless approved by the Practicum Supervisor/Instructor.

PEDS497 Selected Topics in Physical Education and Sport Course Page

Description: A course offered on a topic of current interest in physical education and sport. Topics may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Consent of Faculty.

PEDS499 Directed Studies Course Page

Description: A course designed to meet the needs of individual students. Prerequisite: Consent of Faculty.

PEDS511 Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription Course Page

Description: The theory and practice of exercise tests, interpretation, and exercise prescription for selected populations.

PEDS513 Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Course Page

Description: This course focuses on the functions, control and integration of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. It is designed to increase the student's knowledge of regulation and integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in health and disease. Responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise will be used as a foundation upon which the concepts of control and integration will be explored. Clinical applications (e.g., exercise, high altitude) and pathophysiology (e.g., Type 2 diabetes, heart disease) will be reviewed. Prerequisite: PEDS 200. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for PEDS 413.

PEDS514 Sport Physiology Course Page

Description: A survey of selected topics in exercise physiology with emphasis on application to sport. The course will normally include study of metabolic, cardio-pulmonary, neuromuscular and environmental physiology with reference to training and competition. Prerequisite: PEDS 200 or equivalent.

PEDS517 Histochemical and Biochemical Techniques in Exercise Physiology Course Page

Description: This is primarily a laboratory experience for students to gain competencies in performing basic histochemical and biochemical procedures that are common in exercise physiology research. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor.

PEDS530 Adapted Physical Activity Course Page

Description: Seminar on current theoretical, practical and research issues in adapted physical activity.

PEDS541 Positive Youth Development Through Sport and Physical Activity Course Page

Description: Positive Youth Development (PYD) is a strength-based conception of childhood and adolescence. From the PYD Perspective, youth are viewed as 'resources to be developed' rather than 'problems to be managed.' Through this course the potential for promoting positive youth development through sport and physical activity will be explored. Prerequisites: PEDS 403, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

PEDS544 Psychosocial Dimensions of Athletic Behaviour in the Competitive Sport Environment Course Page

Description: A theoretical analysis of psychosocial constructs in sport including competitive anxiety, motivation, perfectionism, burnout, aggression, moral reasoning, enjoyment, and sport injury. Frequently examines the construct validation processes that researchers employ in the development of latent constructs and associated nomological networks.

PEDS572A Coaching Practicum Course Page

Description: Students will be required to coach for a complete season as head coach or assistant coach with major responsibilities in High Performance program approved by the student's Coaching Mentor. The purpose of the practicum is to provide students with practical experience of running their own High Performance program for an entire duration of 1 annual cycle that will include 1 competitive season. Note: a minimum of 250 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Prerequisite: consent of the Faculty.

PEDS572B Coaching Practicum Course Page

Description: Students will be required to coach for a complete season as head coach or assistant coach with major responsibilities in High Performance program approved by the student's Coaching Mentor. The purpose of the practicum is to provide students with practical experience of running their own High Performance program for an entire duration of 1 annual cycle that will include 1 competitive season. Note: a minimum of 250 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Prerequisite: consent of the Faculty.