2019-2020 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 L. Gammage Department of Kinesiology Core Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Sandra Peters

Professors Allan Adkin, Maureen Connolly, Stephen Cheung (CRC), David Ditor, Bareket Falk, David Gabriel, Panagiota Klentrou (Associate Dean), Deb O'Leary (Health Sciences), Michael Plyley, Brian D. Roy, Philip Sullivan (Kinesiology Chair), Wendy Ward (CRC), Philip M. Wilson Associate Professors Jarold Cosby, Tim Fletcher, Gail Frost, Kimberley L. Gammage (Graduate Program Director), Kelly L. Lockwood, Ken R. Lodewyk, Jae Patterson, Ian Ritchie, Danny Rosenberg, Craig Tokuno, Rene Vandenboom, Cathy van Ingen Assistant Professors Nicole Chimera, Val Andrew Fajardo, Michael Holmes (CRC) Clinical Instructors Greig Inglis, Joseph P. Kenny Master of Professional Kinesiology Program Coordinator Andra Parker 905-688-5550, extension 3934 Walker Complex (WC) 292 mpk@brocku.ca
 
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+) over the last two years of study. 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 typically 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 10 half course credits. Requirements include: KINE 5P00, KINE 5P01, KINE 5P02, KINE 5P03, KINE 5P05, KINE 5P06 MBAB 5P23, and three elective credits (number 5(alpha)00 or above) from the following courses: KINE 5P07, KINE 5P08, KINE 5P09, KINE 5P10, KINE 5P11, KINE 5P12, KINE 5P14 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 must also register and complete KINE 5N98 and KINE 5N99. 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 a practicum course 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
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be de-registered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which pre-requisites and/or restrictions have not been met.

KINESIOLOGY COURSES

KINE 5P00 Professional Practice in Kinesiology An introduction to the profession of Kinesiology including an examination of selected topics such as ethics, leadership, communication, and administration for the practice of Kinesiology. Restriction: Only open to MPK students KINE 5P01 Professional Kinesiology Practicum I 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 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 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 5P05 Physiological Assessment of Human Performance 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 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 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 5P08 Exercise and Chronic Disease Overview of the role of exercise in the management of chronic disease, such as metabolic disorders, cardiopulmonary disease, cancer, and neurological disorders. KINE 5P09 Advanced Exercise Prescription 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 5P10 Nutrition for Physical Activity Effects of nutrition and supplements as related to physical activity and human performance settings in diverse populations. KINE 5P11 Pharmacology and Human Movement Understanding of the physiological effects of medication(s) and their interaction with physical activity. KINE 5P12 Lifestyle Counselling for Kinesiologists Developing skills for counselling clients about engagement in health behaviours and lifestyle management. KINE 5P13 Pain Modalities for Kinesiologists Theory of pain pathways and modality applications for pain management. Includes pain control theories and treatment modalities. Content will allow future kinesiologists to critically select and provide rationale for appropriate therapeutic agents designed to maintain, rehabilitate, or enhance movement and performance. KINE 5P14 Advanced clinical musculoskeletal anatomy Overview of musculoskeletal anatomy with clinical applications and how it pertains to human movement and dysfunction. Topics include superficial to deep musculoskeletal anatomy, fascial connections, clinical movement screens and practical implications for anatomy as a health care professional.

NON-CREDIT COURSES

KINE 5N98 Seminars In Professional Kinesiology This non-credit required course will expose students to seminars and guest lectures from Faculty, Practitioners, Community Leaders, and other guest speakers on topics related to the field of Kinesiology, linking theory and practice. KINE 5N99 Professional Development in Kinesiology This non-credit required course will expose students to workshops and seminars from Faculty, Practitioners, Staff, and other guest speakers on topics related to Professional Development in the field of Kinesiology.
 
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