Course name: Introductory Kinesiology Course code: (PSK4U)

Grade 12    1.0 Credit

Course type:    University Preparation

Course description: This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. You will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual's participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.
PSK4UZ: Introductory Kinesiology
Course description: This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. You will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual's participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

Course Lessons

This course is designed for independent study.
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20 Lessons

5 Lessons

1.1   Are we physically active enough?

1.2   How did sport develop historically?

1.3   Sports entertainment: A big business?

1.4   Is there equity in sport?

1.5   Can we encourage healthy living?

5 Lessons

2.1   Anatomy and the skeletal system

2.2   What is the muscular system?

2.3   What are joint mechanics and injuries?

2.4   What is muscle power?

2.5   What’s the cardiorespiratory system?

5 Lessons

3.1   Physics and human movement

3.2   Biomechanical principles: Linear motion

3.3   Biomechanical principles: Angular motion

3.4   Biomechanics outside of sport

3.5   Can we analyze qualitative skills?

5 Lessons

4.1   How do we grow and develop?

4.2   What is motor learning?

4.3   Can psychology help?

4.4   Can we enhance performance?

4.5   Nutrition and training