Summer 2019 - BPK 343 D100

Active Health: Assessment and Programming (3)

Class Number: 4525

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 6 – Aug 2, 2019: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 10, 2019
    Sat, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

  • Prerequisites:

    BPK 142, 143 and 205; STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course, BPK 340 (may be taken concurrently). Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check prior to enrolling.



An extension of BPK 143, Exercise: Health and Performance, designed to provide students with an opportunity to appreciate principles of exercise leadership, assess individual fitness needs, design programs and monitor effects of prescribed exercise. The course includes a 34 hour unpaid practicum. Students with credit for BPK 342 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.


This course is designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of fitness evaluation and exercise program design. The course will also give students an introduction to coaching functional movements and resistance exercises. In addition to examining the scientific validity of numerous fitness tests, the practicality of their use in the fitness industry will be discussed. The course focuses on the design of exercise regimes for the general public but will also discuss exercise programming for special populations. The course hopes to bridge the gap between academic and practical issues in the areas of fitness appraisal, coaching and programming. This course is intended for any student who has an interest in human movement and fitness, whether that is in health care, research, fitness industry or education.

13 weeks
One, 2-hour Lecture
One, 2-hour Lab  

List of Topics

  1. Introduction to Measurement and Evaluation
  2. Exercise Safety
  3. Movement Screening
  4. Aerobic and Anaerobic Power Assessment and Programming
  5. Fundamental Movement Patterns
  6. Muscular Strength, Endurance and Power Assessment and Programming
  7. Flexibility and Mobility Testing and Prescription
  8. Body Composition Analysis
  9. Exercise Rx For Special Populations


By the end of the course you should be able to demonstrate in exams, papers and discussions:

  • An awareness of pre-exercise screening (cardiovascular and musculoskeletal / mobility)
  • Safety and legal issues related to exercise leaders.
  • A thorough knowledge of fundamental movement patterns and resistance training exercises that will effectively train these patterns.  
  • An understanding of exercise test theory, protocols, measurement and assessment.
  • Principles of exercise prescriptions for the healthy adult population and an introduction to exercise prescription for several special populations.
  • The importance of knowledge, organisation and general professionalism when dealing with clients.  
The ultimate goal of courses like BPK 143 and BPK 343 are to help you develop into a well informed, caring, and competent exercise/health professional. No matter what you do with a Kinesiology degree, from working in a weight room as a personal trainer to being a surgeon, you will have to deal with people, you will have to counsel people, give exercise advice and be looked upon as somebody knowledgeable in this field.


  • Practicum (Including Journal) 20%
  • Laboratory Log Books 10%
  • In Class Quizzes (best 4 of 5) 12%
  • Final Theory Exam 35%
  • Case Study Assignments (3) 12%
  • Practical Lab Exam 11%


BPK 142, 143 and 205, STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course.  BPK 340 (may be taken concurrently). Students with credit for BPK 342 may not take BPK 343 for further credit.  NOTE: An excellent recall of the functional anatomy and exercise physiology covered in BPK 142 and BPK 143 will be assumed



Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – Physical Activity Training for Health (CSEP-PATH)


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Department Undergraduate Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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