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Health and Fitness Studies

Certificate

Admission to this program has been suspended effective Summer 2017.

This program provides a co-ordinated program of study on a full or part-time basis in the areas of health, fitness and nutrition, and provides basic knowledge in the functions of the healthy human body at rest and during physical exertion. The program is useful to those supervising training and/or fitness programs, to sport coaches, and to the general public.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program has been suspended effective Summer 2017.

Admission is governed by the University’s admissions regulations. After University admission, submission of a completed program approval form to the biomedical physiology & kinesiology academic advisor is required for formal acceptance in the program.

The certificate is normally completed within five years of admission to the certificate program.

Units applied to one certificate may not be applied to another certificate or diploma.

Prerequisite and Required Course Grades

Students enrolling in in biomedical physiology and kinesiology courses must have a grade of C- or better in prerequisite courses. Students enrolled in this certificate program must have a grade of C- or better in all required courses.

Program Requirements

Students must have a minimum 2.00 grade point average (GPA) calculated on all required courses.

Students complete 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). Prerequisite: Recommended: Grade 11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics. BPK 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 program. No student may take both BPK 105 and BPK 208 for credit.

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. Prerequisite: BISC 101, CHEM 281, PHYS 101 and 102. BPK 208 may not be used as a substitute for BPK 205 by students in the BPK Major and Honours programs. BPK 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nadine Wicks
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
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. Corequisite: CHEM 180. BPK 208 may be used as a substitute for BPK 105 by students in the Kinesiology Minor program. BPK 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nadine Wicks
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby

and all of

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 Amandio Vieira
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D105 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D300 Amandio Vieira
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D301 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D302 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D303 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
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 Andrew Blaber
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D103 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D106 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D107 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D108 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D109 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D110 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D111 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D113 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D114 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D115 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D200 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D201 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
D202 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
D203 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
BPK 142 - Introduction to Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3)

Survey of theories and laboratory procedures for assessing human health status and physical performance, including biomechanics, body composition, development, environmental physiology, ergonomics, exercise physiology and motor learning. Functional anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, skeletal and skeletal muscle systems in relation to physical activity are explored. Prerequisite: One of Grade 12 Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics with a grade of C or better; or one of BPK 105, BPK 110, BPK 143, BISC 100, BISC 113 or HSCI 100 with a grade of C or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Peter Dill
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D105 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D106 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D108 Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D109 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D110 Fr 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8640, Burnaby
D200 Mike Walsh
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D201 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
D202 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
D203 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2970, Surrey
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Carmen Bott
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101 Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
GYM 191, Burnaby
D102 Mo, We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
GYM 191, Burnaby
D103 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
GYM 191, Burnaby

and one of

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.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
BPK 343 - Active Health: Assessment and Programming (3)

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. Prerequisite: 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. Students with credit for BPK 342 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tony Leyland
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby

and three of

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dylan Cooke
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D105 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D106 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
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 Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D102 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8605, Burnaby
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
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D102 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D103 Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8650, Burnaby
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 Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ryan Peter Dill
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D103 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
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 Peter Ruben
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
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.

A minimum 2.00 GPA calculated on courses counting toward the certificate is required for graduation.

A current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate is required at the time of certificate completion.

Program completion is normally within five years of admission to the certificate program.

Please note that credits applied to the Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies may not be applied to the Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition, or any other certificates offered at Simon Fraser University. For those who wish to complete both the Health and Fitness Certificate AND the Applied Human Nutrition Certificate, it is best to consult the Kinesiology Advisor for assistance in course planning.

* available by distance education

+ courses have additional prerequisites