2018-2019 Graduate Calendar

Professional Kinesiology  
Master of Professional Kinesiology Go to top of document
Dean Peter Tiidus Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Associate Dean Research and Graduate Studies Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Graduate Program Director Kimberley Gammage Department of Kinesiology Core Faculty Professors Allan Adkin (Kinesiology), Maureen Connolly (Kinesiology), Bareket Falk (Kinesiology), David Gabriel (Kinesiology), Panagiota Klentrou (Kinesiology/Associate Dean), Deborah O'Leary (Health Sciences), Philip Sullivan (Kinesiology/Chair), Brian Roy (Kinesiology) Associate Professors David Ditor (Kinesiology), Gail Frost (Kinesiology), Kimberley Gammage (Kinesiology), Kelly Lockwood (Kinesiology), Jae Patterson (Kinesiology), Julie Stevens (Sport Management), Craig Tokuno (Kinesiology), Cathy van Ingen (Kinesiology), Rene Vandenboom (Kinesiology), Philip Wilson (Kinesiology) Assistant Professors Michael Holmes (Kinesiology/CRC), Andrea Josse (Kinesiology) Clinical Instructors Daniel Caterini (Kinesiology), Nicole Chimera (Kinesiology), Joseph P. Kenny (Kinesiology) Program Coordinator Andra Lenius 905-688-5550, extension 3934 South Block (STH) 438 AHS.Mastersprofessional@brocku.ca https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences
 
Program Description Go to top of document
The Master of Professional Kinesiology (MPK) program is designed to prepare students as professional Kinesiologists with an advanced understanding of the latest evidence-based research to improve function, health, and wellness in all populations. The MPK program will provide innovative course work combined with experiential education in practicum courses to provide students with the clinical and scholarly competencies that are required to safely practice the profession. The MPK program will provide the opportunity for students to gain practical, hands on experience by working directly with a variety of populations and individuals in diverse settings, increasing their professional confidence and competence. Students will also be prepared to pursue the wide variety of career possibilities as health care professionals.  
Admission Requirements Go to top of document
Successful completion of four year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in Kinesiology (or equivalent), with an average of no less than 78% (B+). The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates. Admission to part-time study is not normally available. Individuals interested in part-time study should consult with the Graduate Program Director.  
Degree Requirements Go to top of document
Basic degree requirements include the successful completion of ten half-course credits. Requirements include: AHSC 5P51, 5P62, 5P63, 5P64, 5P67, 5P65, 5P66, MBAB 5P23, and two AHSC elective courses (number 5(alpha)00 or above) from the following courses: AHSC 5P68, AHSC 5P69, and/or AHSC 5P11, AHSC 5P18, AHSC 5P81, AHSC 5P85, AHSC 5P91, AHSC 5P93, AHSC 5P94, AHSC 5P95, AHSC 5P98, AHSC 5P99, AHSC 7P10, AHSC 7P92, and/or AHSC 7P97 Students are expected to complete their degree requirements within three academic terms (12 months).  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  Failure to succeed in any practicum courses will result in dismissal from the program  
2.  Students require current Standard First Aid and CPR (BCLS or Level C) certification that is in accordance with and approved by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), and must be valid during the time of study.  
3.  Proof of immunizations may be required prior to commencement of practicum courses. Immunization screening required for: Measles, Mumps, Rubella; Hepatitis B; Tuberculosis; Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis.  
4.  Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC) may be required by practicum agencies. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the process is complete – at their own expense. In some cases, students may not be allowed to attend practicum is these requirements are not met.  
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All program costs associated with required documentation or equipment are the sole responsibility of the student. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the process is complete prior to commencement of the program.

 
Facilities Go to top of document
The Faculty has eighteen research labs, four behavioural/observation labs, seven "dry" biophysical labs, five "wet" biophysical labs, and two teaching labs that can be used for research during periods of "down-time" from academic instruction. The graduate student computer labs have twenty-seven Optiplex 990 computers connected to the network for use by FAHS graduate students. In addition, some faculty members have computer stations in the labs, which can be used by graduate students. Students have access to a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite 2010; SPSS, SAS, and discipline-specific software that students access via site licenses through their supervisors. Also available is a large format printer for printing posters, and various scanners, cameras, and devices for digital analysis.  
Description of courses Go to top of document
See Applied Health Sciences calendar entry for course descriptions. Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. #KINE 5P01 Professional Kinesiology Practicum I (also offered as AHSC 5P62) Clinical, therapeutic, high performance, or health promotion experience in Kinesiology, working with diverse populations. Three (3) different experiences with different populations must be completed. Restriction: Only open to MPK students #KINE 5P02 Professional Kinesiology Practicum II (also offered as AHSC 5P63) Clinical, therapeutic, high performance, or health promotion experience in Kinesiology, working with diverse populations. Three (3) different experiences with different populations must be completed. Restriction: Only open to MPK students #KINE 5P03 Professional Kinesiology Practicum III (also offered as AHSC 5P64) Clinical, therapeutic, high performance, or health promotion experience in Kinesiology, working with diverse populations. This is the culminating practicum course of the three (3) different experiences with different populations. Restriction: Only open to MPK students #KINE 5P04 Professional Development in Applied Kinesiology (also offered as AHSC 5P67) An introduction to the profession of Kinesiology. Topics may include: professional conduct, communication; decision making and developing an understanding of the professional expectations as a regulated health care professional in Ontario. Restriction: Only open to MPK students #KINE 5P05 Physiological Assessment of Human Performance (also offered as AHSC 5P65) Applied course work in a variety of techniques commonly used by Kinesiologists in the assessment of exercise performance. Specific topics will include the techniques necessary to assess: body composition, aerobic power, anaerobic power and capacity, functional and muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiac electrophysiology. Restriction: Only open to MPK students #KINE 5P06 Functional and Ergonomic Assessment (also offered as AHSC 5P66) An overview of various functional assessments used in healthy and special populations will be covered. Topics include musculo-skeletal evaluation, neurological screening, and biomechanical assessments of posture, balance, and gait. Ergonomic assessments will focus on understanding and measuring physical workplace demands such that work-related musculo-skeletal injuries of non-traumatic origin (i.e. low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome) can be limited. Restriction: Only open to MPK students #KINE 5P07 Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation (also offered as AHSC 5P68) The principles of musculoskeletal assessments and rehabilitation will be examined and applied to the most common injuries occurring in the shoulder, elbow, back, knee and lower leg. Restriction: Only open to MPK students #KINE 5P09 Advanced Exercise Prescription (also offered as AHSC 5P69) Theory and application of exercise program design and prescription with diverse populations, across the lifespan. A problem based learning approach will be used. Topics include fitness programming, muscle strength and power, cardiorespiratory endurance, weight loss and management, and the issue of “over-exercise.” Restriction: Only open to MPK students #KINE 5P51 Health Ethics (also offered as AHSC 5P51) An examination of selected topics in health ethics. An overview of the history, principles and applications of health ethics in research, clinical and institutional settings, incorporating both theoretical and applied perspectives and experiences. Note: Cross listed as AHSC 5P51  
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