2018-2019 Graduate Calendar

Applied Health Sciences  
Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
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Health Biosciences Behavioural and Population Health Social and Cultural Health Studies  
Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
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Community Health Health and Physical Education Leisure Studies Nursing Sport Management  
Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
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Health Sciences Kinesiology  
Master of Professional Kinesiology Go to top of document
Dean Peter Tiidus Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Associate Dean Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Administrative Graduate Coordinator Bev Minor 905-688-5550, extension 4797 ahsgradstudies@brocku.ca South Block 439 https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences Graduate Officer, Professional Programs Andra Lenius 905-688-5550, extension 3934 South Block (STH) 438 AHS.Mastersprofessional@brocku.ca  
PhD in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
Behavourial and Population Health Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professors Anthony Bogaert (Health Sciences), Brent Faught (Health Sciences), Jian (Jason) Liu (Health Sciences), Diane Mack (Kinesiology), Philip Sullivan (Kinesiology), Martin Tammemagi (Health Sciences), Terrance Wade (Health Sciences), Philip Wilson (Kinesiology) Associate Professors Kimberley Gammage (Kinesiology), Kelli-an Lawrance (Health Sciences)  
Health Biosciences Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professors Allan Adkin (Kinesiology), Stephen Cheung (Kinesiology/CRC), Bareket Falk (Kinesiology), David Gabriel (Kinesiology), Panagiota Klentrou (Kinesiology/Associate Dean), Deborah O'Leary (Health Sciences), Sandra Peters (Kinesiology), Michael J. Plyley (Kinesiology), Brian Roy (Kinesiology/Chair), Wendy Ward (Kinesiology/CRC) Associate Professors David Ditor (Kinesiology), Paul LeBlanc (Health Sciences), Ana Sanchez (Health Sciences/Chair), Craig Tokuno (Kinesiology), Evangelia Tsiani (Health Sciences), Rene Vandenboom (Kinesiology), Huidi Wang (Health Sciences) Assistant Professors Michael Holmes (Kinesiology/CRC), Adam MacNeil (Health Sceinces)  
Social and Cultural Health Studies Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professors Maureen Connolly (Kinesiology), Colleen Hood (Recreation & Leisure Studies), James L. Mandigo (Kinesiology/Vice-Provost, Management & International), Tim O'Connell (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Lucie Thibault (Sport Management) Associate Professors Mary Breunig (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Jarold Cosby (Kinesiology), Timothy Fletcher (Kinesiology), Lisa Kikulis (Sport Management), Lynn McCleary (Nursing), Trent Newmeyer (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Erin Sharpe (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Julie Stevens (Sport Management), Dawn Trussell (Recreation & Leisure Studies)  
Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
Community Health Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professors Anthony Bogaert (Health Sciences), Terrance Wade (Health Sciences) Associate Professors Madelyn Law (Health Sciences), Kelli-an Lawrance (Health Sciences), Dan Malleck (Health Sciences), Lynn McCleary (Nursing), Miya Narushima (Health Sciences), Lynn Rempel (Nursing) Assistant Professors Paula Gardner (Health Sciences), Karen Patte (Health Sciences) Participating Faculty Sue Arai (University of Waterloo), John Cairney (McMaster University)  
Health and Physical Education Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professors Maureen Connolly (Kinesiology), Nancy Francis (Kinesiology/Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies), Anna Lathrop (Kinesiology/Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning), James L. Mandigo (Kinesiology/Vice-Provost, Management & International), Philip Sullivan (Kinesiology), Philip Wilson (Kinesiology) Associate Professors Jarold Cosby (Kinesiology), Timothy Fletcher (Kinesiology), Ken Lodewyk (Kinesiology), Ian Ritchie (Kinesiology), Danny Rosenberg (Kinesiology), Cathy van Ingen (Kinesiology) Participating Faculty Chunlei Lu (Education)  
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Core Faculty Professors Colleen Hood (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Tim O'Connell (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Shalini Singh (Recreation & Leisure Studies/Chair) Associate Professors Martha Barnes (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Mary Breunig (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Sanghee Chun (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Scott Forrester (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Garrett Hutson (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Suzie Lane (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Trent Newmeyer (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Erin Sharpe (Recreation & Leisure Studies),
Dawn Trussell (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Colleen Whyte (Recreation & Leisure Studies) Participating Faculty Bob Henderson (McMaster), Glenn Stalker (York University)
 
Nursing Go to top of document
Core Faculty Associate Professors Joyce Engel (Nursing), Lynn McCleary (Nursing), Jane Moore (Nursing), Dawn Prentice (Nursing/Chair), Lynn Rempel (Nursing), Karyn Taplay (Nursing) Assistant Professors Joanne Crawford (Nursing), Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy (Nursing), Jenninne Salfi (Nursing)  
Sport Management Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professor Lucie Thibault (Sport Management) Associate Professors Chris Chard (Sport Management), Laura Cousens (Sport Management), Hilary Findlay (Sport Management), Curtis Fogel (Sport Management), Craig Hyatt (Sport Management), Shannon Kerwin (Sport Management), Lisa Kikulis (Sport Management/Chair), Cheryl Mallen (Sport Management), Kirsty Spence (Sport Management), Julie Stevens (Sport Management) Assistant Professors Nicholas Burton (Sport Management), Kevin Mongeon (Sport Management)  
Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
Health Sciences Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professors Jens Coorssen (Health Sciences), Brent Faught (Health Sciences), Jian (Jason) Liu (Health Sciences), Deborah O'Leary (Health Sciences), Ana Sanchez (Healthe Sciences/Chair), Martin Tammemagi (Health Sciences), Wendy Ward (Kinesiology/CRC) Associate Professors Paul LeBlanc (Health Sciences), Evangelia Tsiani (Health Sciences), Hui Di Wang (Health Sciences) Assistant Professor Adam MacNeil (Health Sciences), Rebecca MacPherson (Health Sciences) Participating Faculty Theodoros Tsakiridis (McMaster Medical Centre), Sarah Pennisi (Director of Health Services)  
Kinesiology Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professors Allan Adkin (Kinesiology), Stephen Cheung (Kinesiology/CRC), Bareket Falk (Kinesiology), David Gabriel (Kinesiology), Panagiota Klentrou (Kinesiology/Associate Dean), Diane Mack (Kinesiology), Sandra Peters (Kinesiology), Michael J. Plyley (Kinesiology), Brian Roy (Kinesiology/Chair), Philip Sullivan, Peter Tiidus (Kinesiology/Dean), Wendy Ward (Kinesiology/CRC), Philip Wilson (Kinesiology) Associate Professors David Ditor (Kinesiology), Gail Frost (Kinesiology), Kimberley Gammage (Kinesiology), Kelly Lockwood (Kinesiology), Jae Patterson (Kinesiology), Craig Tokuno (Kinesiology), Rene Vandenboom (Kinesiology) Assistant Professor Michael Holmes (Kinesiology), Andrea Josse (Kinesiology) Participating Faculty Peter Fritz (Niagara Health System), Brian Timmons (McMaster University), Russ Tupling (University of Waterloo)  
Master of Professional Kinesiology Go to top of document
Core Faculty Professors Allan Adkin (Kinesioloy), Maureen Connolly (Kinesiology), Bareket Falk (Kinesiology), David Gabriel (Kinesiology), Panagiota Klentrou (Kinesiology/Associate Dean), Deb O'Leary (Health Sciences), Philip Sullivan (Kinesiology), Brian Roy (Kinesiology/Chair) 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), Andrea Josse (Kinesiology) Clinical Instructors Daniel Caterini (Physiotherapy), Joseph P. Kenny (Athletic Therapy) Senior Lab Coordinator Greig Inglis Experiential Education Coordinator Janet Westbury 905-688-5550, extension 4143 South Block (STH) 434 jwestbury@brocku.ca Graduate Officer, Professional Programs Andra Lenius 905-688-5550, extension 3934 South Block (STH) 438 ahs.mastersprofessional@brocku.ca Program Notes:
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 may be required for but is not limited to: 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 if these requirements are not met.
5.  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 the commencement of the program.
 
Program Description - PhD Go to top of document
The PhD program is centered in the development of knowledge through the systematic evaluation of evidence related to the health and well-being of individuals and groups. The overall goals of the program are to develop well-trained individuals who think creatively, are able to evaluate critically both their own work and that of others, and are capable of conducting research and scholarship at the forefront of their chosen field. The PhD candidate strives to demonstrate the ability to conduct research independently, and to develop a program of research that is both original and capable of making a significant contribution to the candidate's field. The program offers the student the opportunity to participate in an individualized program of study, including mentorship-style learning and concentrated inquiry in an area of interest. Course work emphasizes a broad approach to the subject area, with particular attention to research techniques and the application of research methodology, current paradigms, and related conceptual, philosophical, and theoretical issues in health science research. Success in achieving the program goals is evaluated through: a) a formal thesis proposal defence to the Advisory Committee; b) a comprehensive examination (including both written and oral components) of a defined area of knowledge within the first 15-18 months of enrollment in the program; c) a Faculty oral defence conducted by the Advisory Committee; and d) a final Faculty of Graduate Studies oral defence, which includes both an Internal and an External Examiner.  
Admissions Requirements ­ PhD Go to top of document
To be eligible for admission, applicants must have completed a thesis oriented Master's degree or equivalent with at least a B+ standing from a recognized university in a discipline appropriate to the intended field of doctoral study. Applicants whose primary language is not English, or who have not completed three or more years of post-secondary work at a Canadian institution, at which English is the primary language of instruction, must provide certification of English language proficiency. The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences normally accepts only full-time degree students.  
Degree Requirements ­ PhD Go to top of document
The PhD program is designed as a 4-year program involving a combination of course work, a comprehensive examination, an original research program, and the writing and subsequent defence of a thesis. Students must take two required half-courses and two optional half-courses. The courses will be chosen in consultation with the candidate's advisor, but will normally include AHSC 7P01; one of AHSC 7P17 or AHSC 7P27; and two half-credit course electives. Students may choose a Selected Research Topic or Directed Study course, or a graduate level course (number 5(alpha)00 or above) from any graduate program in the University, to fulfill their two elective course requirements. In addition, the student must complete a comprehensive examination that includes both an oral and written component, a formal defence of a thesis proposal. Once the research is complete and the thesis written, the student must defend the thesis in both an internal Faculty oral defence and a formal University oral defence.  
Program Description ­ MA/MSc Go to top of document
The Master's program in Applied Health Sciences offers Master's of Arts degrees with the fields of Community Health, Health and Physical Education, Leisure Studies, Nursing, and Sport Management, and Master's of Science degrees with the fields of Health Sciences and Kinesiology. Students receive a unique educational experience which combines mentorship of the student by a faculty supervisor and extensive small group work with fellow students and faculty from each of the five academic departments represented in the program: Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sport Management. Students will gain in-depth training, knowledge and research experience through their thesis work while also benefiting from the broad, cross-disciplinary approach followed in the course work. The advanced course work and strong research experience are intended to prepare students to continue their graduate training at the doctoral level. Students will also be prepared to pursue the wide variety of career possibilities in health, kinesiology, recreation, and sport management. The objectives of the program are: a) to foster students' ability to do high quality, scientifically rigorous research in their discipline; b) to expand their understanding of concepts, theories and practices in their discipline such that they can successfully advance to doctoral studies; c) to provide the knowledge base and skills to analyze and evaluate programs, policies, environmental issues, and organizational structures related to applied health sciences; d) to enhance students' abilities to apply and disseminate new knowledge and practices to colleagues, practitioners, policy makers/analysts, and other professionals in applied health sciences.  
Admission Requirements MA/MSc Go to top of document
Successful completion of a four year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university in a relevant discipline (For example, Health Studies, Nursing, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Kinesiology or Sport Management), with an average of not less than 75% (mid-B) over the last two years of full-time undegraduate study. Students with a Bachelor's degree in such related fields as Psychology, Planning, Sociology, Gerontology, Social Work, Biology and Business may also be eligible, although additional course work may be required. Applicants must have undergraduate preparation in research methods in either quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate research methods course and/or an undergraduate data analysis course may be admitted to the program as a conditional student. These students, however, must successfully complete, at the undergraduate level, the research methods and/or data analysis course within the first two terms in order to continue in the program. Agreement from a faculty advisor to supervise the student is also required for admission to the program. 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 ­ MA/MSc Go to top of document
Basic degree requirements include the successful completion of at least four half course credits and a research project that culminates in a thesis (AHSC 5F90). The research project for the thesis will be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. The courses will be chosen in consultation with the candidate's advisor, but normally will include: a minimum of one of the following AHSC 5P07, AHSC 5P17, AHSC 5P27, AHSC 5P37, AHSC 5P38, AHSC 5P47, AHSC 5P57 or AHSC 5P77; and three half-credit course electives. Students in the Leisure Studies, Nursing and Sport Managemen Fields are required to take AHSC 5P30, AHSC 5P10 and AHSC 5P08, respectively, as one of the three half-credit electives. Students may choose a Selected Research Topic or Directed Study course, or a graduate level course (number 5(alpha)00 or above) from any graduate department in the University, to fulfill their three elective course requirements. Students must also register and complete for AHSC 5N01 in the first year of study. Students are expected to complete their course requirements within the first three terms of study, and conclude all requirements within six academic terms (two years).  
Thesis MA/MSc Go to top of document
A thesis proposal will be required of all MA/MSc students in the program. The proposal should contain a detailed statement of the research problem and significance in terms of its contribution to knowledge and/or practice, a precise account of the methodology or research techniques to be employed, plus an outline of the proposed data analysis procedures to be used. The student will be required to present and defend this proposal before the student's thesis advisory committee. The final thesis based on the completed research must also be successfully defended to satisfy the thesis requirement.  
Fields of Specialization MA/MSc Go to top of document
Students will pursue their studies with an emphasis in one of the seven fields within the graduate program (Community Health, Health and Physical Education, Health Science, Kinesiology, Leisure Studies, Nursing, Sport Management). The nature and topic of the research project undertaken by the student will determine the choice of faculty advisor and the subsequent degree specification.  
Program Description - Professional Kinesiology 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 offers innovative course work combined with experiential education in practicum courses that provide students with the required clinical and scholarly competencies 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 - Professional Kinesiology Go to top of document
Successful completion of a four year Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited University in Kinesiology, Human Kinetics, Physical Education or a relevant field, with an average of no less than 80% (A-) in the last two years of study. This program is offered on a full-time (12 months) basis. The MPK 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 - Professional Kinesiology Go to top of document
Basic degree requirements include the successful completion of ten half-course credits. Requirements include: AHSC 5P51, 5P62, 5P63, 5P64, 5P65, 5P66, 5P67, MBAB 5P23, and two AHSC elective courses (number 5(alpha)00 or above) from the following courses: AHSC 5P11, AHSC 5P68, AHSC 5P69, AHSC 5P81, AHSC 5P86, AHSC 5P94, AHSC 5P95*, AHSC 5P98, and/or AHSC 5P99 Students are expected to complete their degree requirements within three academic terms (12 months).  
Facilities Go to top of document
The Faculty has over twenty labs including behavioural/observation labs, "dry" biophysical labs, "wet" biophysical labs, functional assessment labs and anatomy/physiology teaching labs. Dedicated study space for the MPK students is available in the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex 400 level. Additional graduate student areas are available in the Walker Complex with desktop computers connected to the network for use by FAHS graduate students. Students have access to a variety of software programs, including SPSS, SAS, and other discipline-specific software. Also available is a large format printer for printing posters, and various scanners, cameras, and devices for digital analysis.  
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable timetable for details. 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.

APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES COURSES

#AHSC 5F90 MA/MSc Research and Thesis A research project involving the preparation and defence of a thesis proposal and a final thesis report which demonstrate a capacity for independent work. The thesis shall be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member and both the proposal and final thesis shall be defended at an oral examination. #AHSC 5N01 Current Issues in Applied Health Sciences Research This non-credit course provides students an overview of evidence-based thinking via research conducted with an applied health science focus. Students will be exposed to a range of methodological and paradigmatic issues characterizing the multidisciplinary nature of research in applied health sciences. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their knowledge mobilization skills pertaining to disseminating research ideas. Note: Student must register and complete AHSC 5N01 in the first year of study. #AHSC 5P03 Organizational Analysis of Leisure, Sport and Community Based Organizations An introduction to selected topics in organizational theory and to discuss how these can be used to understand and conduct research on the different types of leisure and sport organizations (i.e., public, nonprofit, and commercial organizations). #AHSC 5P04 Leadership and Organizational Behaviour in Leisure, Sport, and Community Based Organization Understanding and effectively managing human behaviour is critical for leaders in sport, recreation, health and educational organizations. Content will relate to theory, current research, and the practical application of the behaviour of people in organizations and how that behaviour interfaces with management. #AHSC 5P05 Social Responsibility for Sports, Recreation and Health Examination of the role of social responsibility for sport, recreation and health with focus on organizational and individual oreintations of social responsibility and global citizenship. Topics include social responsibility, business ethics, employee relations community-related development, corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, social marketing, fundraising and awareness, giving. #AHSC 5P06 International Relations and Globalization of Sport Global issues affecting sport. Topics include governance of international sport; United Nations, international sport federations, corruption and cheating in international sport; global labour issues; sport media complex; use of sport and sport events for international relations, and trade; athlete rights/human rights; different models of sport delivery and unequal distribution of resources in global sport. #AHSC 5P07 Qualitative Approaches, Theories & Methods This course provides an introduction to the philosophical foundations that guide qualitative inquiry. Students will develop an introductory understanding of onto-epistemological underpinnings, theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, methods, ethical issues, and paradigmatic criterion for high quality qualitative inquiry. #AHSC 5P08 Critical Analysis of Sport Management Research An examination of the nature of research used in sport management and the problems this research aims to address. Research themes may include: organizational theory, organizational behaviour, human resource management, sport policy, sport marketing, sport law, and sport economics. #AHSC 5P09 Power, Politics and Policy for Applied Health Sciences Examines the relationships between power, politics, and policy in sport, physical activity, health, and leisure, including theories of policy making and political theory, content and scope of policy, struggle for power within and between organizations, the role of non-governmental organizations, community development, advocacy, public participation, citizen engagement, and deliberative democracy. #AHSC 5P10 Basis of Nursing Practice and Inquiry An inquiry into the philosophical, historical and theoretical foundations of nursing knowledge that influence nursing. Critical analysis of various concepts, theories paradigms and metaparadigms that influence nursing will also be emphasized. Note: Course is required for Nursing stream students. #AHSC 5P11 Theory and Practice of Health Program Planning and Evaluation Fundamentals of program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of health settings. Critical examination of models and processes used to plan, implement and evaluate health programs. #AHSC 5P17 Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation Examines and applies a variety of qualitative data analysis strategies and techniques including the use of computer software programs in qualitative data analysis. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation, representation, and implications of empirical qualitative research in the field. Prerequisite(s): AHSC 5P07 or permission of the instructor. #AHSC 5P18 Marketing Communications for Health, Sport and Recreation Service Organizations An exploration of the integrated role of communications in the marketing management function for health, sport and recreation service organizations. Special attention will be directed to the nature and methods of communication and marketing strategies, teamwork and collaboration with regard to the marketing team and client groups, and corporate and social responsibility theories. #AHSC 5P23 Sport, Social Justice, and Human Rights A critical examination of power, privilege, oppression, and exclusion in the context of sport, as well as the transformative potential of sport for fostering equality, justice, and peace. #AHSC 5P27 Biostatistics in Applied Health Science Research Statistical principles and their applications in the applied health sciences with emphasis on advanced understanding of multivariate analysis and practical skills in statistical programming. #AHSC 5P30 Foundations of Leisure Studies An examination of contemporary variations in the meaning of leisure and the origins and trajectories of those meanings, including the historical, political, economic, and social foundations of leisure as an idea, and the practical concerns and issues that surround the interpretation of leisure, leisure behaviour, and the leisure services in contemporary society. #AHSC 5P31 Recreation Behaviour in Natural Environments An examination of the philosophical and theoretical perspectives utilized in understanding people's recreation and leisure behaviours in an outdoor context. Emphasis is placed on using contemporary research to explore foundational concepts that describe outdoor recreation and leisure behaviours, particularly from a Canadian viewpoint. #AHSC 5P35 Positive Leisure Science: Individual and Community Well-being The intersection between positive psychology and leisure behaviour; the role of leisure in supporting positive emotion and experience; the enhancement of individual, family and community strength; and overall health and well-being. Contemporary research contributions and limitations for leisure practice and research. #AHSC 5P36 Youth Culture, Leisure and Sport Engagement Critical examination of youth cultures, alternative lifestyles, power, and politics within leisure and sport experiences, including discussion on major issues of representation and difference such as gender, race, and social class. Emphasis on research design complexities (in the social sciences) when working with youth. #AHSC 5P37 Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation: ANOVA Designs Examines and applies a variety of ANOVA-based statistical analysis techniques in research in applied health sciences. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical quantitative research in the field. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in AHSC 5P07 #AHSC 5P38 Research Design for Social Research Critical examination of theoretical, methodological and practical issues of effective research design in Applied Health Sciences. Major topics of discussion include the conceptualization of research problems, strategies in reviewing relevant literature, ethical considerations and techniques for verifying the existence of primary and secondary data (quantitative and qualitative) that bear upon the research problem. #AHSC 5P39 Strengths-Based Facilitation Techniques This course is designed to examine a variety of strengths-based approaches to supporting behaviour change. Many health professionals work towards supporting personal change in participants, either through increasing physical activity, changing health related behaviour, or enhancing leisure engagement. This course will provide the opportunity to critically examine and apply a variety of facilitation techniques, including affective, cognitive, behavioural and eclectic approaches. #AHSC 5P40 Interventions in Physical Activity and Health Health promotion strategies, with a focus on physical activity as a means to promote health across the lifespan and for various health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis. #AHSC 5P41 Foundations of Physical Education Research A critical analysis of the theoretical, historical, philosophical, socio-cultural, pedagogical, and political foundations within the discipline of physical education. #AHSC 5P47 Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation: Regression Designs Examines and applies a variety of regression-based statistical analysis techniques in research in applied health sciences. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical quantitative research in the field. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in AHSC 5P07 #AHSC 5P50 Modern Epidemiology Concepts, principles and biostatistical tools of epidemiologic analysis required to conduct research studies. Critical evaluation of papers, protocols, and grants involving population studies of human health. #AHSC 5P51 Health Ethics 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. #AHSC 5P57 Quantitative Research Analysis Major quantitative research methods used in health research including topics such as study design, sampling and measurement are examined with a focus on their epistemological, theoretical and statistical linkages. #AHSC 5P60 Directed Study Directed individual project in a substantive area to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. #AHSC 5P61 Directed Reading Directed individual or group reading in an area of applied health sciences. #AHSC 5P65 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. #AHSC 5P66 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 #AHSC 5P67 Professional Development in Applied Kinesiology 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 #AHSC 5P68 Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation The principles of musculo-skeletal 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. #AHSC 5P69 Advanced Exercise Prescription Theory and application of exercise program design and prescription with diverse populations and across the lifespan. A problem based learning approach will be used. Topics include fitness programming, muscle strength and power, cardiorespiratoryrespiratory endurance, weight loss and management, and the issue of “over-exercise.” Restriction: Only open to MPK students. #AHSC 5P70 Sociology of the Modern Olympic Games Social and political issues including historical trends in the Olympic Movement, power and organizational structure of the International Olympic Committee, media integration, gender equity, substance use, athletes' rights, and the role of the Olympic Games in globalization and international development. #AHSC 5P77 Biological Research Design Structuring research methodology for hypothesis testing in biological systems from humans to model organisms, tissues, cells, and molecules in consideration of sample type and size, statistical power and analysis, and appreciation of study limitations. #AHSC 5P81 Research Topics in Cardiovascular Regulation and Adaptation Cardiovascular physiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, rehabilitation/prevention exercise cardiology and related topics. An in-depth examination of concise and current topics in the area of cardiovascular physiology. #AHSC 5P85 Body-Related Concerns in Health and Physical Activity Settings Examination of topics related to body image and other body-related concerns and how they are related to health and physical activity. Students will have the opportunity to increase their understanding of the theoretical basis of body-related concerns, read and critique the research literature, and understand how research can be used to reduce body-related concerns in a variety of populations. #AHSC 5P86 Applied Sport Psychology Interventions Theory and applied practice of sport psychology consulting with individual and team sports at various levels of performance. Note: Previous coursework in Sport and Exercise Psychology and approval of the instructor is required. Includes an experiential learning component of at least 20 hours of work placement. #AHSC 5P89 Current Topics in Infection and Immunity Discussions of landmark and current research from the field, with select topics from infectious diseases, allergic inflammation, cancer immunology, immunogenetics, molecular immunology, and emerging challenges and strategies in vaccination and immunotherapy, presented in a journal club-inspired format. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor. #AHSC 5P90 Skeletal Muscle Physiology Physiological approach to understand the structure and function of muscle tissue under different conditions and in various pathological states. An examination and critical review of historical and current research in muscle physiology. #AHSC 5P91 Physiological Responses to Adverse Environments An exploration of the field of thermoregulation across a wide spectrum of species, including humans. Using a multi-disciplinary and systems-based perspective the broad spectrum of environmental stress effects on the physiological responses of both humans and other animal species will be examined. #AHSC 5P93 Neural Control of Posture, Balance, and Gait An examination of the organization and processes underlying the control of human movement. Cognitive, affective, and behavioural influences are addressed in the context of normal development and aging and pathology models. #AHSC 5P94 Measurement Issues in Applied Health Science Research An overview of measurement issues central to applied health science research. Key measurement concepts and issues such as reliability, validity, psychometrics, instrument development and evaluation, item content relevance, and representation and construct validation. #AHSC 5P95 Pediatric Exercise Science An examination of the physiological responses to exercise and training among healthy children and the effect that growth may have on these responses, and of the potential benefits of physical activity and exercise among children with chronic illnesses. #AHSC 5P96 Cell Signaling Pathways in Health and Disease An examination of the fundamental insights and concepts in cellular signaling. The mechanism and biological role of mammalian cell signaling as a selection of major topics in signal transduction in relationship with homeostasis. #AHSC 5P98 Functional Assessment of the Neuromuscular System Examination of muscle electrical activity during voluntary contractions and by peripheral nerve stimulation for the life sciences. Techniques for measuring, analyzing, and interpreting muscle electrical activity for both clinical and kinesiological applications. Note: Course taught in conjunction with KINE 4P98. #AHSC 5P99 Psychological Approaches to Health Behaviour Change An overview of the field of health behaviour change from a psychological perspective. The complexities involved in health behaviour change and the utility of psychological theories in planning, conducting, and evaluating health behaviour change interventions. #AHSC 5V20-5V29 Selected Research Topics Focuses on a specific research problem or issue. Topic(s) to be negotiated on a small group basis reflecting the research interests of faculty members. #AHSC 7F90 PhD Research and Thesis A research project involving the preparation and defence of a thesis proposal and a final thesis report which demonstrate a capacity for independent work. The thesis shall be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member and both the proposal and final thesis shall be defended at an oral examination. #AHSC 7P01 PhD Seminar in Applied Health Sciences An open discussion/debate of current theories, methods, and issues as they apply to the various fields of applied health science research with visiting faculty and AHS faculty and students from the various areas within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. #AHSC 7P10 Advanced Biomechanics Mechanical analysis of human movement using inverse dynamics. Link-segment modeling of selected resistive exercises, walking, and balance will be explored through computational investigation. Computer-based data acquisition of kinetics, kinematics and electromyographic activity are used to understand the control of human movement. #AHSC 7P17 Advanced Qualitative Analysis A critical examination of philosophical issues, current paradigms, and research methodology related to the conduct of research. Discussion of published and ongoing research from various perspectives will be explored. Topics will vary with respect to the current research and expertise of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): AHSC 5P17 or equivalent or the permission of the instructor. #AHSC 7P27 Advanced Biostatistics in Applied Health Science Research Statistical principles and their applications in the applied health sciences with emphasis on advanced understanding of multivariate analysis and practical skills in statistical programming. Prerequisite(s): AHSC 5P27 or equivalent or the permission of the instructor. #AHSC 7P60 Directed Study Directed individual project in a substantive area to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. #AHSC 7P61 Directed Reading Directed individual or group reading in an area of applied health sciences. #AHSC 7P70 Social Theories of Sport and Physical Activity An examination of major theories in sociology and cultural studies as they apply to sport and physical activity. Building on both classical and contemporary theory, the course considers major issues of representation, difference, governance, and agency. #AHSC 7P92 Optimizing Health Through Nutrition How nutritional strategies optimize health throughout the lifespan. The role of nutrition in the prevention and management of chronic diseases that most commonly afflict Canadians. Emerging research in nutritional sciences and health. Prerequisite(s): One of HLSC 3P93, PEKN 4P08, 4P90, 4P97 or permission of the instructor. #AHSC 7P97 Advanced Regulation of Fuel Metabolism Physiological approach to understanding the integration of substrate supply to skeletal muscle and energy production by muscle cells during exercise of different intensities. Examination and critical review of the current research in human metabolic regulation. Prerequisite(s): Student should have an advanced understanding of metabolic pathways. #AHSC 7V20-7V29 Selected Research Topics Focuses on a specific research problem or issue. Topic(s) to be negotiated on a small group basis reflecting the research interests of faculty members.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COURSES

#AHSC 5P62 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, as approved by the Experiential Education Coordinator, Graduate Programs. Restriction: Only open to MPK students. #AHSC 5P63 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, as approved by the Experiential Education Coordinator, Graduate Programs. Restriction: Only open to MPK students. #AHSC 5P64 Professional Kinesiology Practicum III Clinical, therapeutic, high performance, or health promotion experience in Kinesiology working with diverse populations. Three (3) different experiences with different populations must be completed, as approved by the Experiential Education Coordinator, Graduate Programs. For the successful completion of the degree, an exit interview will be conducted in the last term of study for the practicum experiences. Restriction: Only open to MPK students.
 
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