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Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2019

Kinesiology Minor

Note that students cannot combine a kinesiology minor with any other major or minor in the areas of biomedical physiology and behavioural neuroscience.

Admission Requirements

Application can be made once four of the required lower division courses have been completed, each with a minimum grade of C-, and the program approval form (available from the undergraduate advisor) has been submitted. Admission is competitive.

The admission grade point average (GPA) is calculated each term on the four required courses. All courses completed towards the program will be included in the application process.

The program approval form is available on the BPK website at http://www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergrad_program/forms.html

Application Procedure

Students should complete a program approval form and submit it along with their  most recent advising transcript to the BPK advisor's mailbox by June 1 for fall term approval, October 1 for spring term approval, or February 1 for summer term approval.

Prerequisite and Required Course Grades

Students enrolling in biomedical physiology and kinesiology courses must have a grade of C- or better in prerequisite courses. Students enrolled in kinesiology certificate, minor, major (including concentrations), honours, second degree, and post baccalaureate diploma programs must have grade of C- or better in all required courses.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete

BPK 142 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3)

Basic procedures for the assessment of the status and performance of the individual according to the principles of anthropometry, functional anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor learning. Prerequisite: Recommended: Grade 11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jim Carter
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D102
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D103
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D200 Mike Walsh
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2740, Surrey
D201
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
D203 Mike Walsh
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey

and one of

BPK 105 - Fundamentals of Human Structure and Function (3)

Basic anatomy and physiology of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardio-respiratory, urinary, digestive, immune, and reproductive systems. (distance education). Kinesiology Major and Honours students may not receive credit for BPK 105. BPK 205 or 208 may be used as a substitute for BPK 105 by students in the Kinesiology Minor and Certificate programs. No student may take both BPK 105 and BPK 208 for credit. Prerequisite: Recommended: Grade 11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
BPK 205 - Introduction to Human Physiology (3)

An introductory survey of human physiology with an emphasis on mechanisms of regulation and integration. Anatomy of structures will be detailed only when it is critical to a functional understanding. Although this is intended as a survey course, some topics will be covered in reasonable detail in order to give insight into mechanisms of function. BPK 208 may not be used as a substitute for BPK 205 by students in the Kinesiology Major and Honours programs. Kinesiology Major and Honours students who have taken BPK 105 must also take BPK 205. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 205. Prerequisite: BISC 101, CHEM 281, PHYS 101 and 102.

BPK 208 - Introduction to Physiological Systems (3)

An introduction to anatomy and physiological function of the major human systems, from a biomedical engineering perspective. Normally only available to students in the Biomedical Engineering Program. BPK 208 may be used as a substitute for BPK 105 by students in the Kinesiology Minor and Certificate programs. Kinesiology Major and Honours students may not receive credit for BPK 208. No student may take both BPK 105 and BPK 208 for credit, or both BPK 205 and BPK 208 for credit. Corequisite: CHEM 180.

and three of the following, one of which must be a 200 division course

BPK 110 - Human Nutrition: Current Issues (3)

An introduction of the principles of human nutrition with an emphasis on topics of current interest. The material is presented in a Canadian context to focus on nutrition practices and problems in this country. Students will gain an understanding of factors affecting food selection and the role of nutrition in maintaining good health. Students will develop the ability to discriminate between reliable and unreliable information on the subject of food and nutrition. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
D100 Penny Deck
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D102
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D103
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D104
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D300 Penny Deck
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 2740, Surrey
D301
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
D302
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
D303
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
E100 Diana Bedoya
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1425, Vancouver
E101
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
E102
Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
BPK 140 - Contemporary Health Issues (3)

Explores health from a holistic perspective, in which health is viewed as physical, psychological, and social well-being. Considers genetics, environment, personal health behaviors (such as diet, exercise, stress management, and drug use), socioeconomic status, health care delivery systems, and aging with the intent to improve students' abilities to evaluate health information. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
C200 Distance Education
D100 Mandana Salajegheh
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D104
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D300 Mike Walsh
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2740, Surrey
D301
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
D302
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
D303
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2970, Surrey
E100 Penny Deck
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
E101
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 400, Vancouver
E102
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 400, Vancouver
E103
Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 400, Vancouver
BPK 143 - Exercise: Health and Performance (3)

Introduces the student to exercise physiology. Focuses on personal exercise prescription to improve aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Also discusses athletic conditioning, e.g. speed and power training. The effects of nutritional and environmental factors on exercise and the role of exercise in weight control and stress management are considered. Prerequisite: Recommended: Medical clearance from a personal physician. Students with credit for BPK 141 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Science.

BPK 180W - Introduction to Ergonomics (3)

Intended for students with a potential interest in ergonomics or human factors. The course surveys the design of work, the workplace environment, information systems, and consumer products. Topics include musculoskeletal disorders, manual materials handling, workplace design, organization of work, design of human/machine interfaces, environmental ergonomics, industrial design, and legal and social issues. Prerequisite: Grade 12 Biology or Physics, Grade 12 Math. Students with credit for BPK 180 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

BPK 201 - Biomechanics (3)

This course will cover the application of basic mechanics to human movement. It will provide students with a basic understanding of how forces act on body segments and how movements are produced. The subject matter of this course is relevant to quantifying all forms of physical activity, from activities of daily living, physically challenged movement patterns, to elite athletic performance. It also has applications in medical settings, including rehabilitation and sports medicine. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154, MATH 152 or 155 (may be taken concurrently), PHYS 101 (or 120 or 125 or 140), BPK 142. Quantitative.

BPK 207 - Sensorimotor Control and Learning (3)

Students are introduced to basic concepts in the sensorimotor planning and control of movement. Topics include the factors and disorders affecting movement, sensory and motor physiology, sensorimotor integration, current theories of motor control, and motor learning. Taught from a behavioral and neurophysiological perspective that explores psychological influences on motor control. Prerequisite: BPK 142 or permission of instructor.

BPK 241 - Sports Injuries - Prevention and Rehabilitation (3)

Includes delineation of the role of the sports therapist and will study the structural and functional characteristics of the body with regard to the prevention of injury in sport. A first aid approach to athletic injuries will be developed with practical experience in routine treatments. Prerequisite: BPK 142.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D101
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D103 Kevin Lunnie
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby

Upper Division Requirements

One of

BPK 325 - Basic Human Anatomy (3) +

For students interested in physical education, health science professions and liberal arts. Brief discussions on applied anatomy, aging, common dysfunctions and diseases enable students to appreciate the relationship between structure and function. Available only through correspondence, this course will not be counted as an upper level optional course for a major in kinesiology. Prerequisite: BPK 142 and either BPK 105 (with a grade of C or higher) or BPK 205. Students with credit for BPK 324 or BPK 326 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 342 - Active Health (3) +

An extension of BPK 143, Exercise Management, this course parallels the on-campus course BPK 343. This course is designed for students completing the health and fitness certificate and/or a kinesiology minor. The goal of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to appreciate principles of exercise leadership, assess individual fitness needs, design programs and monitor effects of prescribed exercise. This course is available only through distance education. Prerequisite: BPK 105 (or 205), 142 and 143. Biomedical Physiology, Behavioural Neuroscience and Kinesiology majors and honours students may not receive credit for BPK 342. Students with credit for BPK 343 may not take this course for further credit.

and four of (note that some classes may require additional prerequisites)

BPK 301 - Biomechanics Laboratory (3)

A laboratory course on the quantitative biomechanical evaluation of human movement. Students will learn analysis techniques for quantifying kinematics and kinetics of body segments in athletes, normal populations, and special populations during activities such as walking and jumping. Experiments will look at the nature of muscular force generation, and the mechanical impedance properties of the musculoskeletal system, as well as patterns of muscle activation, using surface EMG. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 (or 121 or 126 or 141), BPK 201. Quantitative.

BPK 303 - Kinanthropometry (3)

A study of human size, shape, proportion, composition, maturation and gross function related to basic concepts of growth, exercise, performance and nutrition. Prerequisite: BPK 105 or 142, and STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne-Kristina Arnold
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D101
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D102
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
BPK 304W - Inquiry and Measurement in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3)

This course covers the evaluation of measurement quality, test construction and assessment, and computer techniques for data capture and signal processing relevant to issues in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. Prereq statistical knowledge will be put into practice when discussing typical research designs, modeling and hypothesis testing in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. Prerequisite: BPK 142, 201, 205, and STAT 201. Students with credit for BPK 304 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Christina Hull
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D103
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
BPK 305 - Human Physiology I (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiac, vascular and respiratory systems. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 205, MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152). Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 306 - Human Physiology II (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous system, skeletal muscle and connective tissue. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 207. Corequisite: BPK 305. Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 310 - Exercise/Work Physiology (3)

The study of human physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise/work. Cardiorespiratory, cellular and metabolic adaptations will be studied and discussed in detail. Prerequisite: BPK 205, MBB 201 (or 231). Recommended: BPK 201.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 311 - Applied Human Nutrition (3)

The principles of nutritional biochemistry are applied to nutrition in life cycle - pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and aging. The second part of the course deals with common disease conditions where nutrition plays an important role in prevention or treatment or both. The course is presented in the Canadian context featuring sources of help on Canadian practice, standards and regulations. Prerequisite: BPK 105 or 205, and 110. Students with credit for BPK 220 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 312 - Nutrition for Fitness and Sport (3)

This course examines the theory and application of nutrition for fitness and sport. Students will study issues around dietary practices commonly promoted for performance enhancement, including mechanisms, effectiveness, risks and regulations. Students will learn skills for critical evaluation of nutrition research and nutrition claims, and will employ these in several small group projects investigating specific nutrition issues and products. Prerequisite: BPK 105 (or 205), and 110. Students with credit for BPK 424 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 325 - Basic Human Anatomy (3) +

For students interested in physical education, health science professions and liberal arts. Brief discussions on applied anatomy, aging, common dysfunctions and diseases enable students to appreciate the relationship between structure and function. Available only through correspondence, this course will not be counted as an upper level optional course for a major in kinesiology. Prerequisite: BPK 142 and either BPK 105 (with a grade of C or higher) or BPK 205. Students with credit for BPK 324 or BPK 326 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 340 - Active Health: Behavior and Promotion (3)

Relationships among health, physical activity, and other health-associated behaviors are examined. In addition, the theories and models of health behavior, in the context of intervention and promotion strategies, are discussed. Pertinent background information is provided, concerning the influence of fitness on various disease states, as well as the epidemiology of health and exercise behaviors. Prerequisite: BPK 142, STAT 201 (or PSYC 201). Recommended: BPK 140.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne-Kristina Arnold
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
BPK 342 - Active Health (3) +

An extension of BPK 143, Exercise Management, this course parallels the on-campus course BPK 343. This course is designed for students completing the health and fitness certificate and/or a kinesiology minor. The goal of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to appreciate principles of exercise leadership, assess individual fitness needs, design programs and monitor effects of prescribed exercise. This course is available only through distance education. Prerequisite: BPK 105 (or 205), 142 and 143. Biomedical Physiology, Behavioural Neuroscience and Kinesiology majors and honours students may not receive credit for BPK 342. Students with credit for BPK 343 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 375 - Human Growth and Development (3)

The fundamentals of physiological growth and development from conception to maturity. Topics included form a strong foundation for those interested in designing appropriate activity programs for children of all ages. Prerequisite: BPK 105 or 205, and 142.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 381 - Psychology of Work (3)

The application of psychological principles and methods to the study of human performance at work. A systems approach will be taken to study the interactions among the individual worker, his/her task, groups of workers, and the management structure of the organization. Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or both of BPK 207 and STAT 201. Corequisite: STAT 201 may be taken concurrently. Recommended: BPK 180.

BPK 382 - Workplace Health (3)

The focus of this course will be the study of the physical environment and its effects on the health, safety and performance of the worker. Physical problems associated with noise, vibration, lighting, radiation, dust and ventilation will be examined together with methods of recognition, treatment, protection and prevention. Prerequisite: BPK 142, 201, 205. Quantitative.

BPK 402 - Mechanical Behavior of Biological Tissues (3)

Extension of BPK 201 provides students with an understanding of structure-function relations in musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage and muscle) in health and disease. Includes effect of disease and aging on physiological and biomechanical properties, mechanics and prevention of tissue injury, and design of implants and prostheses. Prerequisite: BPK 201.

BPK 420 - Selected Topics in Kinesiology I (3)

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the School of Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations.

BPK 421 - Selected Topics in Kinesiology II (3)

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the School of Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: to be announced.

BPK 422 - Selected Topics in Kinesiology III (3)

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the School of Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 423 - Selected Topics in Kinesiology IV (3)

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the School of Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations.

BPK 431 - Integrative Cancer Biology (3)

Core concepts in cancer biology ranging from the clinical and pathological basis of carcinogenesis to the molecular and cellular changes involved in cancer development. Emphasis will be on the complex interactions of lifestyle factors, genetics and social cultural determinants on cancer risk. Prerequisite: MBB 231 (or MBB 201) and at least 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Miriam Rosin
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
BPK 458 - Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease (3)

A multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the pathology, risk factors and treatments for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. Physical examination, as well as non-invasive cardiac imaging techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Both theoretical and practical perspectives inform the course's approach to the principles of behavioural change (diet, physical exercise, and smoking cessation) and risk factor management. Prerequisite: BPK 305 or HSCI 321. Students with credit for HSCI 471 or BPK 421 (Fall 2013) may not complete this course for further credit. Students with credit for HSCI 458 may not take this course for further credit.

GERO 407 - Nutrition and Aging (3)

This course examines specific nutritional conditions and concerns of the aging population. It does so by exploring the nutrient needs of the elderly as determined by physiological changes of aging, metabolic effects of common diseases, and biochemical interactions of medications. The course includes a broad investigation of the psychological, sociological, and physical factors which influence food choice and ultimately nutritional status in aging. Prerequisite: 60 units and GERO 300 or KIN 110.

HSCI 312 - Health Promotion: Individuals and Communities (3)

Theoretical frameworks and their applications in health promotion and disease prevention. The development, implementation, and evaluation of programs aimed at individuals and communities in Canada and globally. Prerequisite: 60 units, including either HSCI 130 or BPK 140. Students with credit for HSCI 401 prior to fall 2010 may not take this course for further credit.

There is a maximum number of allowable transferable units that count toward the minor program from any other institution, including the Open Learning Agency.

The graduation GPA of 2.0 must be obtained both on the overall course work (CGPA) as well as on the upper division subset of that work (UDGPA).

In addition, the program GPA of 2.0 must be obtained on the overall course work (CGPA) as well as on the upper division subset of that work (UDGPA) in the program area.

+ Students can complete both BPK 325 and 342 and count one as an elective below.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.