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Faculty of Health (HH) – Kinesiology and Health Science

Location: 341 Norman Bethune College, Tel.: 416-736-5807, Fax: 416-736-5774, E-mail:
Chair of School: A. Belcastro
Undergraduate Program Director: M. Connor
Graduate Program Director: M. Riddell
Tier One Canada Research Chair: D. Hood
Professors: A. Belcastro, C. Davis, S. Grace, D. Hood, M. Riddell, P. Ritvo
University Professor Emeritus: S. G. Robbins
Professors Emeriti: T. O. Bompa, E. Cafarelli, F. Cosentino, D. Chambers, B. Fowler, N. Gledhill, G. Wu
Associate Professors: G. Abdel-Shehid, O. Adegoke, C. I. Ardern, J. Baker, O. Birot, R. Ceddia, M. Connor, D. A. Crawford, M. Fallah, F. Flint, J. Fraser-Thomas, L. Gagliese, W. H. Gage, T. Haas, M. J. Hamadeh, D. Henriques, V. Jamnik, J. Kuk, A. Macpherson, P. Safai, L. Sergio, H. Tamim, S. Vail
Associate Professors Emeriti: F. Cosentino, T. Duck, K. Jones, R. Kelton, G. Malszecki, M. van der Merwe, V. E. Wilson
Assistant Professors: R. Bassett-Gunter, J. Drake, H. Edgell, A. Moore, Y. Nakamura, C. Perry, M. Rotondi, A. Scime
Senior Lecturers: W. Dyba, M. Mosher
Senior Lecturers Emeriti: R. Bain, C. Wilson, T. Zivic
Associate Lecturers: N. Bajin, H. Humana, N. Smith
Associate Lecturers Emeriti: T. Bomba, P. Murray, E. Willis
Assistant Lecturers: N. Richardson

Kinesiology and Health Science is the study of physical activity and its importance for human health, health science and society. The program addresses the continuum of human movement from the cellular level to the whole body. The curriculum presents broad and flexible offerings to the student. All students take a core of required courses encompassing the major areas of emphasis in kinesiology and health science. The core academic required courses include, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness and health, human anatomy, human physiology nutrition, psychology of physical activity, research methods and statistics, and sociocultural perspectives. Students may choose from a variety of academic elective courses to develop a highly specialized area of interest or to obtain a more general and broad program of study. The academic program combines lectures, experiential laboratories, tutorials and field experiences, thereby coupling theory and technical knowledge with applied experiences. The school offers specialized certifications in the areas of athletic therapy, and fitness assessment and exercise counselling.

A physical activity skills “practicum” program is an integral part of the undergraduate program in Kinesiology and Health Science. Students take one practicum course in each of the following six areas: dance/gymnastics, aquatics, team sports, individual and dual sports, track and field, and emergency care, plus two elective courses from the large variety of practicum courses offered.

For specific program requirements please consult the Faculty of Health Programs of Study section.

Courses in Kinesiology and Health Science

Academic courses in kinesiology and health science offered by the School of Kinesiology and Health Science have the prefix KINE. Practicum courses have the prefix PKIN.

4000-Level Courses

Note: only students with Honours standing may register in kinesiology and health science courses.