School of Recreation Management And Kinesiology

					School of Recreation
  And Kinesiology

     2006 – 2007
                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1:

      About the School of Recreation Management & Kinesiology   p.   4
      Kinesiology Faculty and Staff                             p.   5
      Recreation Faculty and Staff                              p.   7
      Acadia Kinesiology Society (AKS)                          P.   7

Section 2:

      Bachelor of Kinesiology Program                           p.   8
      The Bachelor of Kinesiology Curriculum                    p.   9
      Normal Progress Through the Degree                        p.   11
      Keeping Track of Your Degree                              p.   12
      Degree Checklist                                          p.   13

Section 3:

    Acadia University                                           p. 14
    Academic Structure of the University                        p. 14
    Academic Integrity                                          p. 15

Section 4:

      Concentrations in Kinesiology                             p. 18
      Honours Program                                           p. 25
      Vaughan Memorial Library                                  p. 26
      Certifications within Fitness                             p. 27
      How Do You Work Towards These Qualifications              p. 28
      Athletic and Recreation Programs                          p. 29
      Awards and Scholarships                                   p. 30

                   AND KINESIOLOGY

Message from the Director,

Welcome to Acadia's School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology and, in
particular to the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program. I am confident that the
curriculum will prepare you for the future challenges in the field of Kinesiology and that
you will find considerable opportunity for personal growth during your years of study at

Both the University and School offer considerable assistance to students who might
encounter academic or personal difficulties. I encourage you to consult with your
faculty advisor should you have any questions or concerns about your program of
studies or other matters.

Much of your success in academic studies and professional development will depend
upon the abilities and enthusiasm you bring to the university and on the effort you
expend on each task undertaken or assigned. Acadia will provide you with many
opportunities. Take advantage of every opportunity to enhance your continuous
development and future endeavours. Have a great year!


Dr. Gary Ness, Director
School of Recreation Management
and Kinesiology

Section I:

                AND KINESIOLOGY

The School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology is responsible for academic
study in Kinesiology and in Recreation Management. Degrees offered by the School
include the Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honours,
Bachelor of Kinesiology with Biology, Bachelor of Kinesiology with Nutrition,
Bachelor of Recreation Management and Bachelor of Recreation
Management with Honours. The School also offers a Master of Recreation
Management degree.

The School provides a variety of research and service programs in which students are
encouraged to participate. These programs provide, for example, professional
leadership experiences in physical activity and outdoor recreation programs, fitness
classes, fitness testing, the Kinder-Skills Motor Development Program, and the Sensory
Motor Instructional Leadership Experience (S.M.I.L.E.) Program. In addition, students
may have opportunities to serve as Sport Rehabilitation Assistants, Laboratory
Assistants, Research Assistants or Teaching Assistants. These programs, together with a
close association with Recreation Management and Kinesiology professionals, and the
Department of Varsity Athletics, provide students with a number of opportunities to
gain valuable experience during their undergraduate years.

The Acadia School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology has fifteen full time
faculty members representing diverse academic and professional areas of expertise.
Faculty members are actively engaged in teaching, professional and community service,
research and scholarly programs and maintain close working relationships with the
undergraduate student body. Entering students are assigned to a faculty advisor, and
the School makes every effort to offer students careful academic and professional
counselling during their years of study.

               To contact any member of faculty or staff by e-mail:



Dr. Bill McLeod, Dean and Professor        Dr. Gary Ness, Director and Professor
Faculty of Professional Studies            Exercise Physiology
19 Willett House                           AAC 340
(902) 585-1597                             (902) 585-1566
email:              email:

Dr. Wendy Bedingfield, Professor           Professor Ann Dodge, Lecturer
Theory and Practice                        Health Promotion and Wellness
AAC 481                                    AAC 383
(902) 585-1122                             (902) 585-1561
email:        email:

Dr. Jonathon Fowles, Associate Professor   Dr. Jason Holt, Assistant Professor
Anatomy, Physiology, Fitness               Philosophy, Communications
AAC 487.3                                  AAC 385F
(902) 585-1560                             (902) 585-1885
email:          Email:

Dr. Darren Kruisselbrink, Assistant        Dr. Jim MacLeod, Professor
Professor                                  Sport Rehabilitation
Motor Learning, Psychology of Sport        AAC 488
AAC 482                                    (902) 585-1554
(902) 585-1564                             email:

Dr. Rene Murphy, Associate Professor       Dr. Robert Pitter, Associate Professor
Exercise Physiology                        Sociologist
AAC 484                                    AAC 486
(902) 585-1559                             (902) 585-1553
email:               email:

Professor Roxanne Seaman, Lecturer         Dr. Christopher Shields, Assistant
Adapted Physical Activity & Sport          Professor
Director, S.M.I.L.E. Program               Sport & Exercise Psychology
AAC 487.4                                  AAC 487.5
(902) 585-1692                             (902) 585-1319
email:           email:
Janna Wentzell, Instructor                 Tanja Harrison, Librarian
Laboratory Instructor                      VML 2-420
AAC 385B                                   (902) 585-1378
(902) 585-1797                             email:


Rosie Hare, Secretary to the Director
Recreation Management and Kinesiology
AAC 380
(902) 585-1457

Krista Robertson, Administrative
Kinesiology Program & SMILE Program
AAC 483
(902) 585-1309

Kim Vaughan, Administrative Secretary
Recreation Management Program
AAC 380A
(902) 585-1307

Darren Burns, Varsity Men’s Hockey        Jeff Cummins, Varsity Football Coach
Coach                                     Football 1 and 2
Hockey 1, Power Skating                   AAC 2149
AAC 2136                                  (902) 585-1174
email:            email:

Leslie Berry, Varsity Men’s Basketball    Angela McLeod, Varsity Women’s
Coach                                     Basketball Coach
Basketball 1 and 2                        Soccer 1 and 2
AAC 300A                                  AAC 300
(902) 585-1567                            (902) 585-1563
email:               email:
Joffre Ribout, Varsity Volleyball Coach
Volleyball 1
AAC 341
(902) 585-1423


Dr. John Colton, Associate Professor         Dr. Brenda Robertson, Associate
Location: AAC 487.2                          Professor
Phone: 902-585-1160                          Location: AAC 385D
Email:                Phone: 902-585-1522
Dr. Susan Markham-Starr, Associate           Dr. Alan Warner, Assistant Professor
Professor                                    Location: AAC 384
Location: AAC 381                            Phone: 902-585-1562
Phone: 902-585-1558                          Email:
Dr. Glyn Bissix, Professor                   Professor Scott Hennigar, Lecturer
Professor Recreation Management              Outdoor Pursuits
AAC 340                                      AAC 385E
(902) 585-                                   (902) 585-1724
email:                email:

                   Acadia Kinesiology Students (A.K.S.)
The Kinesiology Society is a student oriented and run club for all students. It is an
excellent opportunity to contribute to the school and to have input into your social and
educational development while you are at Acadia University. The Society represents the
Kinesiology student body on the Faculty Student Planning Committee, and at Faculty,
School and Kinesiology Council meetings.

All kinesiology students are encouraged to become active members of the Society and
to take part in the events throughout the year. You are welcome to join us in events
like Orientation Day, Kinesiology BBQ, Intramural Teams, social events, clothing orders
and (of course!) any meeting of the society!

The new Kinesiology Society Executive Members are as follows:
PRESIDENT                          Jessica Campbell
COMMUNICATIONS                     Jessie Brown
SOCIAL                             Christina Swett
PROFESSIONAL                       Emily Read
FUND RAISING                       TBA

The new Kinesiology Society Sub-Committee Members are as follows:
2ND YEAR REPRESENTATIVE           Gillian Grant
3 YEAR REPRESENTATIVE             Ross Horsely

Section 2:



Kinesiologists are university graduates who have acquired knowledge about the
biophysical, biomechanical, socio-cultural, and psychomotor bases of human movement
and physical activity. The Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program at Acadia requires
students to complete CORE courses in each of several sub-disciplines, and to complete
complementary courses from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Pure and Applied
Science. Additionally the degree program provides an opportunity for students to elect
courses which represent an in-depth interest in a single sub-discipline, an interest in a
professional application or an interest in kinesiology in its broadest sense. Acadia
provides many opportunities for students to gain practical experience in Research,
Leadership and Instruction, Management, Sports Rehabilitation, etc., and encourages
students to take advantage of these opportunities.

The opportunities for employment in Kinesiology are varied. Students are encouraged
to be creative in marketing their degrees, as the world of Sport and Physical Activity
provides many opportunities. Although teaching continues to be an attractive option to
some Kinesiology graduates, there are a wide variety of other opportunities in such
areas as Fitness Leadership, Program Development and Instruction for all age and ability
groups, Sport or Fitness Management, Coaching, Sport Rehabilitation, Sport Science and
Health Promotion and Wellness. A number of graduates of the Acadia program have
entered Medical schools, Physiotherapy schools, Veterinary College, while others have
pursued Masters and Doctoral degrees in one of the sub-disciplines of Kinesiology.
Both the public and private sectors are frequent sources of employment and more
recently, non-profit organizations have presented a wide range of career opportunities.
In addition, several graduates have started their own businesses. New opportunities
arise every year in this growing field.

Teacher Education

Students who wish to pursue a career in teaching Physical Education in Nova Scotia
public schools are required to complete a four-year undergraduate degree program in
Physical Education/Kinesiology, followed by a two-year Bachelor of Education degree
before being certified. Students considering a teaching career should consult with their
faculty advisor to ensure appropriate course selection is made. Students should also
consult the ―Preparing for the Professions‖ section of the calendar for information
regarding the Pre-Education program of study.


The Bachelor of Kinesiology curriculum requires completion of 120 credit hours.
(Course numbers which end in ―3‖ are worth three credit hours. Course numbers
which end in ―6‖ are worth six credit hours). A CORE GPA (Grade Point Average) of
2.50 must be maintained to be eligible to graduate. An overall cumulative GPA of 2.00
must be maintained to graduate.


KINE 1013        Foundations of Kinesiology
KINE 1113        Research Issues in Kinesiology (formerly 2393)
KINE 1413        Applied Human Anatomy
KINE 1513        Fundamental Movement (formerly 2513)
KINE 2033        Biomechanics (formerly 3033)
KINE 2243        Historical Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport in Canada
KINE 2253        Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport
KINE 2413        Applied Human Physiology 1
KINE 2423        Applied Human Physiology 2
KINE 3013        Exercise Physiology
KINE 3213        Dynamics of Motor Performance and Skill
KINE 3363        Philosophical Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport
KINE 3443        Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport
KINE 4513        Structure and Strategy of Physical Activity and Sport
KINE 4633        Senior Seminar


MATH 1213            Statistics for Business and Behavioural Sciences 1
6 hours              Faculty of Arts
6 hours              Faculty of Pure and Applied Science
12 hours             Faculty of Arts or from the Faculty of Pure & Applied Science


COMM 1213        Communications 1
COMM 1223        Communications 2


Elective selected from Kinesiology or SRMK.


9 hours These can be KINE or SRMK
15 hours These courses must be outside of KINE or SRMK


KINE 2010       First Aid and CPR certification (to be completed by the end of 2nd year)
KINE 4010       Conference

At least 50% of the Kine electives offered for the degree must be at the 3000 level or
A GPA of 2.5 must be obtained in the Kinesiology core.
A minimum program GPA of 2.00 is required to be eligible to graduate.


I.    Students are required to attend and participate in the equivalent of 12 hours or a
      2-day conference. Six of the 12 hours can be completed on site at Acadia
      University, while the remaining six hours must be completed at a site other than
      Acadia (to allow for networking opportunities). This 12 hour total can be
      composed of combinations of such events as guest lecturers, speakers,
      professional presentations or conferences BUT must be directly related to the
      discipline of Kinesiology and approved by your faculty advisor prior to attending.
      Conference credit will not be granted for certifications (eg. NCCP courses,
      aerobics instructors‘ courses, etc.), nor for situations where students must attend
      due to course requirement. A written report must be completed after each
      presentation, lecture, or conference which you attend, and should include a
      description and evaluation.
      The following are a selection of upcoming potential conferences:

         1. Recreation Nova Scotia Annual 9th Annual Conference, Oct.26 – 28, 2006
            Inverary Inn, Baddeck NS
         2. TAPHE Annual Conference, Oct.27, 2006
            Sherwood Park Educational Center, Sydney NS
         3. CSEP/SCAPPS Building Bridges, Nov.1 -4, 2006
            Halifax, NS
         4. APES Annual Conference, March 2007
            Tentatively planned for Antigonish, NS
         5. CAHPERD National Conference, May 9 – May 12, 2007
            Université de Moncton, Moncton, NS

II.   Students must provide a copy of a valid First Aid and CPR certificate to the
      Kinesiology Secretary before completion of the second year in the program.


                 YEAR 1                                      YEAR 2

KINE 1013                                     KINE 2413 and KINE 2410 Lab
KINE 1413 and KINE 1410 Lab                   KINE 2423 and KINE 2410 Lab
KINE 1513                                     KINE 2033 prereq: KINE 2413
KINE 1113                                     KINE 2243
COMM 1213                                     KINE 2253
COMM 1223                                     3h KINE Electives
MATH 1213                                     6h Arts/Science Electives
9h Arts/Science Electives                     6h University Electives
KINE 2010 (to be completed before 3rd year)
                 YEAR 3                                      YEAR 4

KINE 3013 and KINE 3010 Lab                   KINE 4513 or 2 Activity Courses
KINE 3213 and KINE 3210 Lab                   KINE 4633
KINE 3443 and KINE 3440 Lab                   9h KINE Electives
KINE 3363                                     12h University Electives
6h KINE Electives                             3h Arts/Science Electives
6h Arts/Science Electives                     KINE 4010 Attend 12 hours of conference
6h University Electives                       sessions


Although faculty and staff will do their best to follow your progress, it is your
responsibility to make absolutely sure you complete all degree requirements and are
thus eligible to graduate. Normally, students who complete 30h per year will finish the
program in four years.

The following checklist is provided to help you keep track of where you are and what
you have left to do. As a general rule, 1000 level courses are completed in the first year,
2000 level courses in the second year and 3/4000 level courses in the third and fourth
years. Check calendar course descriptions for pre-requisites to courses numbered
2000 and above.

A KINE elective is any KINE or SRMK course. A University elective is any university
course including KINE and SRMK. An Arts course is any course offered by the Faculty of
Arts. A Science course is any course offered by the Faculty of Pure & Applied Science.

If you enter the Honours Program, KINE 3163 and KINE 4996 will replace 9h of
University electives. The following page is your check off list with all your required
courses. Be sure to keep track!

Note: The following courses can not be taken as part of the Bachelor of
Kinesiology degree:

                      KINE 2293       Physically Active Living
                      KINE 2153       Personal Health
                      BIOL 2813       Human Physiology & Anatomy 1
                      BIOL 2823       Human Physiology & Anatomy 2

                                DEGREE CHECKLIST

Requirement                                                      Complete Notes
KINE 1013 – Foundations of Kinesiology
KINE 1113 – Research Issues in Kinesiology
KINE 1413/1410 Lab – Applied Human Anatomy
KINE 1513/1510 Lab – Fundamental Movement
KINE 2033/2030 Lab – Biomechanics 1
KINE 2243 – Historical Aspects of Physical Activity & Sport in
KINE 2253 – Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity & Sport
KINE 2413/2410 Lab - Applied Human Physiology 1
KINE 2423/2420 Lab – Applied Human Physiology 2
KINE 3013/3010 Lab – Exercise Physiology
KINE 3213/3210 Lab – Dynamics of Motor Performance &
               Skill Acquisition
KINE 3363 – Philosophical Aspects of Physical Activity &
KINE 3443/3440 Lab – Psychological Aspects of Physical
               Activity & Sport
KINE 4513 – Structure and Strategy of Physical Activity &
KINE 4633 – Senior Seminar
COMM 1213 – Communication 1
COMM 1223 – Communication 2
MATH 1213
3h Arts
3h Arts
3h Science
3h Science
3h Arts or Science
3h Arts or Science
3h Arts or Science
3h Arts or Science
3h Kine elective
3h Kine elective
3h Kine elective
3h Kine elective Must be 3000 or 4000 level course
3h Kine elective Must be 3000 or 4000 level course
3h Kine elective Must be 3000 or 4000 level course
3h Univ. elective
3h Univ. elective
3h Univ. elective
3h Univ. elective Excluding KINE or SRMK
3h Univ. elective Excluding KINE or SRMK
3h Univ. elective Excluding KINE or SRMK
3h Univ. elective Excluding KINE or SRMK
3h Univ. elective Excluding KINE or SRMK
KINE 2010 – First Aid and CPR
KINE 4010 – Conference

Section 3:
                             ACADIA UNIVERSITY
Located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, 100 kilometers northwest of Halifax, Acadia
University, was founded in 1838. The university has earned a national and international
reputation for scholarship in the arts, sciences, and many professional fields. Acadia
current enrolment is over 3700 full time students.

Acadia University has embarked on the next evolution in learning through the Acadia
Advantage, an academic initiative which integrates the use of notebook computers into
the undergraduate curriculum. It is an exciting undertaking that enhances the
university's teaching and learning environment, and continues a tradition of innovation
that has made Acadia a leader in undergraduate education.

Considered one of the leading undergraduate universities in Canada, Acadia offers
students a unique opportunity to experience an environment which combines
outstanding academic programs with a diversity of extracurricular activities. The
university's small-town location and predominately residential character encourages
personal growth through close contacts with fellow students and professors, through
participation in intramural and intercollegiate activities, and through a wide variety of
cultural programs.

The university is situated on a campus of 100 hectares and features 31 major buildings
including 12 residences which house over 1700 students, the largest on-campus
population in eastern Canada. At the heart of the university is the Vaughan Memorial
Library which contains over one million titles.

Acadia offers students more than 200 different degree combinations leading to degrees,
diplomas, and certificates in the disciplines comprising the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of
Pure and Applied Science, Faculty of Professional Studies, and Faculty of Theology.
Within these faculties many specialized programs are offered.


Academic units (Schools and Departments) at Acadia University are grouped into three
Faculties: the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science, and the Faculty of
Professional Studies. Each Faculty is headed by a Dean who reports to the Vice-
President (Academic).

The Faculty of Professional Studies comprises three Schools: The School of Business
Administration, The School of Education, and The School of Recreation Management
and Kinesiology. Each School is headed by a Director who reports to the Dean of the
Faculty of Professional Studies.

Policy making within the School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology is the
responsibility of the School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology Council, which
monthly during the regular academic year. All faculty and staff and two student
representatives (one from Acadia Kinesiology Society and one from Acadia Recreation
Management Society) make up the Council membership.

The Kinesiology Program Council also meets monthly. Membership consists of all
kinesiology faculty and staff members, and one student representative. Student
concerns are brought to Council by the student representative via A.K.S. (Acadia
Kinesiology Society).

                              Academic Integrity

Academic integrity demands responsible use of the work of other scholars. It is
compromised by academic dishonesty such as cheating and plagiarism. A student who is
uncertain whether or not a course of action might constitute cheating or plagiarism
should seek in advance the advice of the instructor involved.

    Cheating is copying or the use of unauthorized aids or the intentional
     falsification or invention of information in any academic exercise.
    Plagiarism is the act of presenting the ideas or words of another as
     one's own. Students are required to acknowledge and document the
     sources of ideas that they use in their written work.
    Self plagiarism is also a form of plagiarism. It is the presentation of the
     same work in more than one course with out the permission of the
     instructors involved.
    A student who knowingly helps another to commit an act of academic
     dishonesty is equally guilty.
    Penalties are levied in relation to the degree of the relevant infraction.
     They range from requiring the student to re-do the piece of work,
     through failure on that piece of work, to failure in the course, and to
     dismissal from the university.

Procedures concerning infractions of academic integrity

    Faculty members, after informing their director/head and contacting the student
     involved, shall attempt to determine the personal responsibility of the student
     and impose any penalties where appropriate.

    The student can appeal the faculty member‘s decision to the department
     director/head and, if still not satisfied, to the dean.
    The student can appeal the dean‘s decision to the Vice-President Academic who
     shall inform the student of his/her decision as to the student‘s personal
     responsibility and the penalty imposed.
    A student has the right to appeal the decision of the Vice-President Academic to
     the Senate Committee on Academic Discipline. Students have the right to have
     legal counsel when appearing before this committee.
    Computing Services and the Vaughan Memorial Library publish policies for the
     use of university computer facilities, both hardware and software and the use of
     the university library and its resources. Violation of these policies, or other
     abuse of university computer facilities, will be dealt with in the same manner as
     other forms of cheating or as a non-academic offence. For the dedicated purpose
     of inter-institutional loan and document delivery services, patron records may be
     stored on a remote database. Some violations may also lead to criminal
     prosecution. It is the students' responsibility to familiarize themselves with the
     Computing Services policies.

Procedures on complaints in other academic matters

The complainant should first attempt to resolve the matter with the instructor. If it
cannot be so resolved, the complaint, preferably in writing, must be presented to the
appropriate head of department or director of the school who will conduct an
investigation and attempt a resolution. If the matter cannot be settled by the
head/director, it shall be referred to the appropriate dean of faculty. Any complainant
may at any time have the assistance of the vice president, academic of the Acadia
Students' Union.


The authority for Acadia University's judicial system derives from the power granted to
the Board of Governors by the Province of Nova Scotia under the University's Act of
Incorporation in 1891. These powers are exercised on behalf of the Board of
Governors by the Manager, Campus Programs. The system itself is fundamentally
informal, and the Judicial Board is staffed by students, faculty, and members of the
University‘s administration, and Acadia Students ‗Union, none of whom are trained legal
experts. Nevertheless, care has been taken to build into it the elements of natural
justice, while at the same time, providing for the relatively speedy resolution of
complaints. To this end, specific time limitations and procedures have been established,
the option of a pre-hearing settlement rather than going to a full hearing exists, and
provision is made for appeals of decisions rendered by the Judicial Board. All sanctions

are imposed either by the Manager, Campus Programs, through a pre-hearing
settlement, or by the Judicial Board after it has conducted a full hearing.

    Sanctions imposed will, as closely as possible; reflect the logical consequences of
     the student's misbehaviour. Although punitive measures may be taken, efforts
     will also be made to provide for sanctions which will be educative and
     developmental in nature.
    Students who are subject to charges placed through the local police or RCMP
     may also be subject to a hearing under the University's judicial system. As well,
     the University reserves the right to impose sanctions.
    This statement of judicial policies and procedures does not limit the freedom of
     the University to press criminal charges in cases where this is deemed to be the
     most appropriate course of action.
    The University reserves the right to refuse application for residence
     accommodation, to cancel residence privileges during the year, and to reassign
     students to other rooms for reasons it deems appropriate.
    Not all matters have been delegated to the judicial system. Unless specifically
     referred to in this policy statement, matters or issues are not covered by such
     systems. However, the Board of Governors and the Manager, Campus Programs,
     have the authority to deal with any matter in a manner that is outside the limits
     and procedures of the student judicial system when they deem it appropriate or
     necessary to do so.

Judicial policies are described in considerable detail in the Acadia Students' Union (ASU)
student handbook, and also the residence handbook. Material on student discipline
found in the University's calendar, the ASU student handbook, and the residence
handbook all constitute part of the formal contract between the University and the
student. The official university judicial policy document is found on the university
website under both Student Life and Campus Resources - Campus Programs. A copy of
this document can also be obtained from the Department of Campus Programs. For
more information call (902) 585-1308.

Section 4:

Concentrations in Kinesiology

In the Bachelor of Kinesiology degree program, students may concentrate their courses
in one of the following areas:

                             Health Promotion and Wellness
                             Exercise and Sport Sciences
                             Outdoor Recreation and Sustainable Tourism
                             Leadership and Education

Normally, students decide in the beginning of their second year of study their intent to
concentrate in one of the three areas listed above. Students do not require a
concentration in order to graduate and in fact, many students choose not to be in a
concentration. Instead they choose to sample the wide variety of elective courses
available in the Kinesiology program.

NOTE: The number of students able to complete all courses in a concentration may be
limited due to enrolment caps in particular courses in the concentration. These courses
have limited enrolments for a variety of reasons, including safety concerns, supervision
and practicum opportunities.

Completion of a Concentration

Students are encouraged to complete as many courses in the concentration as possible;
however, completion of all courses in the concentration is not required for graduation
nor is the completion of the concentration recorded on the student‘s degree. Those
students who are able to complete all courses in the concentration will have a notation
in their file which will document their accomplishment.


This concentration prepares students to pursue careers in Community, Clinical and
Corporate Health and Wellness; graduates will be able to lead and manage Health and
Wellness programs and services focusing on special populations, fitness and community
wellness. Its broad purpose is to examine the physical, social, spiritual, emotional and
intellectual components of health and wellness as it applies to the needs of individuals
and groups across the lifespan and all abilities in occupational or leisure settings.
Students from both undergraduate programs within the School of Recreation
Management and Kinesiology may follow this concentration of courses. Course
selection will be in conjunction with your faculty advisor.

KINE Health Promotion & Wellness Core

KINE 2493 Health Promotion and Wellness
KINE 3493 Health Promotion and Wellness Practicum
KINE 4493 Seminar in Health Promotion and Wellness
RECR 1253 Individual and Community Wellness
RECR 2013 Leisure Behaviour

Concentration Electives (Must take a minimum of 3 electives)

If you are interested in continuing your studies in SPECIAL POPULATIONS, you
should consider taking the following electives:

KINE 2003     Adapted Physical Activity
KINE 2443     Growth and Motor Development
KINE 3573     Perceptual Motor Development
KINE 3853     Physical Activity and Aging
RECR 3423     Leisure in Special Populations

If you are interested in continuing your studies in FITNESS, you should consider taking
the following electives:

KINE 2023     Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KINE 3343     Fitness Programming
KINE 4013     Training Methods
KINE 4333     Physiological Assessment

If you are interested in continuing your studies in COMMUNITY WELLNESS, you
should consider taking the following electives:

KINE 2443      Growth and Motor Development
RECR 3163     Leisure Education Principles and Processes
RECR 2013     Leisure Behaviour
RECR 4593     Special Topics: Leisure Education & Counselling

                       EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCES

This concentration of study is concerned with the theory and practice of sport and
physical activity as pursued by all segments of society. Several streams of courses are
possible. One follows a prescribed set of courses in sport rehabilitation while another
focuses on sport as a biophysical science; a further stream of courses concentrates on
sport as a social science phenomenon, and a fourth examines sport as the management
of sport systems. Typically, only students in the Kinesiology program can follow the
sport rehabilitation and sport science streams while students from both Recreation
Management and Kinesiology programs can follow the social science and the sport
systems concentrations of courses. Course selection will be in conjunction with your
faculty advisor.

If you are interested in continuing your studies in the Sport Injury Assessment and
Rehabilitation, you should consider taking the following electives:

Introductory Core Course
KINE 2023      Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Concentration Courses
KINE 3413      Assessment of Athletic Injuries – Lower Extremity
KINE 3423      Assessment of Athletic Injuries – Upper Extremity
KINE 4843      Principles of Sport Injury Rehabilitation
KINE 4853      Professional Issues in Sport Injury Rehabilitation
                  (there is a practicum associated with each of these four courses
                  wherein the students work with varsity or club teams)

Potential School Electives
Kinesiology Activity courses (1.5 hour credit per activity course)
KINE 4013           Training Methods
KINE 3163           Research Methods in Kinesiology
KINE 3343           Fitness Programming
KINE 3683           Applied Sport Psychology
KINE 3883           Directed Readings in Kinesiology
KINE 4083           Independent Study
KINE 4333           Physiological Assessment
KINE 4996           Honours Thesis (Completion of an Honours Degree will require
                       some adjustments to the courses outlined below—please refer to
                       your SRMK academic advisor for details)

Or other courses approved by your faculty advisor

If you are interested in continuing your studies in the Social Science of Sport and
the Study of Sport Systems, you should consider taking the following electives:

Required in the Kinesiology core
KINE 2253 Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity

Recommended for students interested in the managerial aspects of sport
BUSI 1703      Introduction to Business
Students are strongly encouraged to take other BUSI courses

Electives in the concentration Kinesiology or University (42h)
SRMK 2383 Introduction to Sport Management
SRMK 3133 Leadership and Team Building
SRMK 3583 The Canadian Sport System
SRMK 3783 Sport Marketing Strategies
SRMK 4483 International Sport
SRMK 4883 Sport, Media, and Culture

KINE 3353     Women, Sport, and Physical Activity
KINE 3883     Directed Reading in Kinesiology
KINE 4083     Independent Study
KINE 4783     Contemporary Social Issues in Sport and Physical Activity
KINE 4996     Honours Thesis

RECR 2083     Introduction to Community Recreation
RECR 3173     Facility Planning and Management
RECR 4133     Administration of Leisure Services
RECR 4473     Festival and Special Event Management
RECR 4393     Directed Study in Recreation
RECR 4493     Independent Study of Recreation
RECR 4593     Special Topics in Recreation

BUSI 2013     Management Accounting
BUSI 2053     Introductory General Accounting
BUSI 2213     Introductory Finance
BUSI 2413     Introductory Marketing
BUSI 2613     Business Law
BUSI 2733     Organizational Behaviour 1
BUSI 2743     Organizational Theory
BUSI 2753     Human Relations in Organizations
BUSI 3313     Human Resource Management
BUSI 3433     Consumer Behaviour
BUSI 3623     Business Law 2
BUSI 3723     Organizational Change
BUSI 3733     Organizational Behaviour 2

BUSI 4313     Labour Relations
BUSI 4553     New Venture Creation
BUSI 4633     Ethics, Business and Society

Or other courses approved by your faculty advisor

If you are interested in continuing your studies in the Biophysical area, you should
consider taking the following electives:

Suggested courses:
KINE 2003      Adapted Physical Activity
KINE 2023      Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KINE 3343      Fitness Programming
KINE 3373      Children with Special Needs
KINE 3853      Physical Activity and Aging
KINE 3883      Directed Readings in KINEsiology
KINE 4013      Training Methods
KINE 4083      Independent Study
KINE 4333      Physiological Assessment
KINE 4573      Biomechanics 2
BIOL 1113       Organisms and their Environment 1
BIOL 1123       Organisms and their Environment 2
BIOL 2013       Cell Biology
BIOL 3063       Introductory Neuroscience
BIOL 3173       Vertebrate Physiology 1
BIOL 3423       Histology 1
CHEM 1013      Fundamental Chemistry 1
CHEM 1023      Fundamental Chemistry 2
CHEM 2513      Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 2713      Biochemistry 1
IDST 3613       Health and Wellness in Nova Scotia
NUTR 1513      Food and People
NUTR 2503      Human Nutrition 1
NUTR 2513      Human Nutrition 2
NUTR 3523      Nutrition and Aging
NUTR 3533      Sports Nutrition
PHYS 1013        Introductory Physics 1
PHYS 1023        Introductory Physics 2
PSYC 2133      Physiological Psychology

Or other courses approved by your faculty advisor

If you are interested in continuing your studies in the Psychomotor area, you should
consider taking the following electives:

Suggested courses:
KINE 2443      Growth and Motor Development
KINE 3573      Perceptual-Motor Development
KINE 3683      Applied Sport Psychology
KINE 3883      Directed Readings in Kinesiology
KINE 4083      Independent Study
KINE 4373      Neural Basis of Motor Control
PSYC 1013      Introductory Psychology: Experimental
PSYC 1023      Introductory Psychology: Applied
PSYC 2103      Social Psychology
PSYC 2133      Physiological Psychology
PSYC 2143      Information Processing
PSYC 2153      Developmental Psychology
BIOL 1113      Organisms and their Environment 1
BIOL 1123      Organisms and their Environment 2
BIOL 2013      Cell Biology
BIOL 3063       Introductory Neuroscience

Or other courses approved by your faculty advisor


This concentration of courses responds to the need for well educated and appropriately
skilled leaders and managers in the rapidly expanding fields of Outdoor Recreation and
Nature Based Tourism. Students will be grounded in the basic knowledge and skills of
adventure pursuits including safety and risk management as well as theoretical and
practical skills in Outdoor Recreation Programming and Tourism Development,
especially in alternative forms such as Adventure Tourism, Ecotourism and Cultural
Tourism. Students from both undergraduate programs within the School of Recreation
Management and Kinesiology may follow this concentration of courses. Course
selection will be in conjunction with your faculty advisor.

Concentration Courses

RECR 1163 Environment and Sustainable Society
RECR 1223 Outdoor Recreation & Sustainable Tourism
SRMK 2413 Outdoor Pursuits Education
SRMK 2423 Outdoor Leadership & Expedition Management 1
SRMK 2433 Outdoor Leadership & Expedition Management 2
RECR 2563 Ecotourism
RECR 3563 Environmental Education
RECR 4263 Dev. Parks & Open Space or RECR 4423 Resource & Environmental

SRMK 4363 Practicum in Outdoor Recreation (Advanced Outdoor Leadership Experience)
SRMK 4563 Adventure Education

Potential School Electives

Kinesiology Activity labs— Adven. Programming, Biking, X-Country Skiing, Expedition
Planning, Canoeing, Kayaking
KINE 185D or RECR 4593 Special Topics Options
RECR 3453 Community Tourism
RECR 4083 Sustainable Tourism Planning and Development
KINE 4996 Honours Thesis (Completion of an Honours Degree will require some
adjustments to the courses outlined below—please refer to your SRMK academic
advisor for details)

Discuss relevant liberal arts/science electives with your SRMK academic advisor.

                        LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION

This concentration of courses provides students with a broad based understanding of
providing leadership in educational settings such as teaching, programming, coaching, and
administration. The combination of theoretical and practical courses provides students
with knowledge and skills to be leaders in educational and community settings that are
related to physical activity.

Elective Courses
1. KINE 2003          Adapted Physical Activity
2. SRMK 2413          Outdoor Pursuits
3. KINE 2443          Growth and Motor Development
4. KINE 2493          Health Promotion
5. KINE 3143          Introduction to Teaching Physical Education

Courses in Core
1. KINE 1513          Fundamental movement
2. KINE 4513          Structure and Strategy of Physical Activity and Sport
3. Activity Cores

Elective Courses
1. KINE 3133          Leadership and Teambuilding
2. Practicum in leadership

Elective Courses
1. KINE 2133          Introduction to Coaching
2. KINE 3533          Advanced Coaching

3. KINE 3633          Coaching Practicum 1
4. KINE 2023          Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Community Education
Elective Courses
1. RECR 3163     Leisure Education Principles
2. RECR 3563     Environment Education
3. RECR 4563     Adventure Education

Or other courses approved by your faculty advisor

                             HONOURS PROGRAM
Students whose academic performance in the BKIN program is demonstrably excellent
are encouraged to make application to the BKIN Honours Degree. The purpose of the
BKIN Honours is two-fold:
        It provides students an opportunity to pursue study with additional
          rigour and depth. This opportunity may be used to prepare for
          graduate work in Kinesiology or in a related field, or to acquire a
          further qualification in the profession, or as a structured avenue to
          pursue academic curiosity. This opportunity is afforded through
          requiring Honours students to carry out appropriate preparation
          and to then complete a research thesis.

        The Honours Degree acts as official recognition of exceptional
         accomplishment in undergraduate scholarship.


Application to the BKIN Honours degree program may be made by any BKIN student,
whether a specialization student or not, providing the student has an entering and a final
program GPA of 3.0, as well as a GPA of 3.0 in core courses. Application to the
Honours program is normally made in the winter term of the second year of study.
Decisions regarding admission will be made following the April exam period by the
Kinesiology Honours Committee.
Students considering entrance to the Honours degree program should first discuss their
aspirations with a faculty member in their area of interest. Faculty members hold the
right to agree or not to agree to serve as thesis advisor and will consider such factors as
current advising load, sabbatical leave plans and expertise in the student‘s area of
interest as well as the qualifications of the student to complete the proposed project.
To be admitted to the Honours program, students must meet the academic
requirements and be accepted by a thesis advisor.


A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required both for entry to the BKIN
(Honours) and for graduation.

In lieu of 9h university electives:

KINE 3163        Research Methods
KINE 4996        Honours Thesis

Please Note: The Honours thesis option is not for everyone. The work for an
Honours thesis requires a big commitment of time and energy during your third and
fourth years in the Kinesiology program. An Honours thesis is NOT required to enter a
graduate program at most universities, but it is very helpful in demonstrating your ability
to carry out advanced research. If a school‘s prerequisites mention an ―honours
degree‖, that usually means a four-year undergraduate degree such as the Kinesiology
degree from Acadia University. As well, students who complete the BKin may
subsequently complete additional studies that fulfil the honours degree requirements
and be issued and honours conversion certificate.

                           Vaughan Memorial Library

As a centre for information and learning, the Vaughan Memorial Library is dedicated to
providing quality resources and services to meet your course information needs. The
Library building is located adjacent to the Beveridge Arts Centre (BAC) on the edge of
the Acadia Campus. Its gateway to information sources can be accessed at:

Students enrolled in the Kinesiology program have their own librarian to assist them
with course related research. Your librarian, Tanja Harrison, can show you how to
navigate through library resources and help you find, organize, and cite information for
your assignments and papers.

                           Certifications within Fitness

Many students are interested in certifications for different aspects of fitness leadership.
As part of the Health Promotion & Wellness concentration, we also provide
opportunities to obtain certifications from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
(CSEP see Currently, CSEP offers four certifications, although in the
near future, these four certifications will be combined to two certifications - the CPT
(Certified Personal Trainer – formerly CFC Certified Fitness Consultant) and CEP
(Certified Exercise Physiologist – formerly PFLC Professional Fitness and Lifestyle
Consultant) certifications. What follows, is a brief description of these certifications,
then a description on how to obtain these qualifications through our Kinesiology

1) CSEP - Certified Personal Trainer (formerly CFC).

This is the minimum standardized fitness appraiser/personal trainer certification in
Canada. It is developed by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) to
address certain needs and concerns of personnel working in the physical activity, fitness
and lifestyle appraisal and personal training industry. This certification prepares you to
conduct a basic fitness and lifestyle assessment and conduct counseling with clients
regarding their physical activity programming. Because it is organized by CSEP, it is
nationally standardized and highly regarded. A minimum of 3 years of university courses
in Kinesiology is a pre-requisite. It usually costs about ~$300 for a 32-40h course, if
taken as a weekend workshop. The theory portion of this certification will be obtained
through Fitness Programming, with an additional practical testing component that will be
outside of the course at minimal cost. This certification requires a $120.00 annual
registration which includes liability insurance (a substantial benefit). This certification is
appropriate for working in fitness centres, workplace fitness, and community health.

2) CSEP – Certified Exercise Physiologist (formerly Professional Fitness &
Lifestyle Consultant - PFLC).

This is the advanced, gold-standard fitness appraisal and personal training certification in
Canada. It requires experience as a CFC/CPT and course work in advanced testing and
training (Physiological Assessment and Training Methods Courses at Acadia), in addition
to a practicum (32h). The PFLC prepares you to work in fitness centres, workplace
fitness, university testing centres, personal training of healthy and elite clients, and
working with athletes as well as diseased populations. The course can cost anywhere
from $1000-$2000, depending on what university is offering the course, but this cost
will be greatly reduced through our program. The registration is $130 per year and
includes liability insurance. This is a comprehensive and highly regarded certification and
requires a degree in Kinesiology – or related area as a pre-requisite (i.e. you take the
exams at the end of your 4th year).

There are other certifications, Can Fit Pro Personal Trainer & Group Fitness
Leadership, NSCA- PT (Personal Trainer) and NSCA- CSCS (Certified Strength &
Conditioning Coach). Most background information and registration details are on the
web, so you should investigate the appropriate CanFitPro, CSEP, and NSCA web-sites.


It is important to note that you DO NOT HAVE TO get the certifications as part of the
courses, the opportunities to get the certifications will accompany the course material.
You can pick and choose any courses mentioned as you see fit; what follows is the
recommended path for those who want to progress to the CEP. It is presumed that ~
20 students per year will be interested in the CPT in 3rd year and ~ 8 students per year
in the CEP in 4th yr. Selection into the CEP stream will be through consultation with a
faculty member. These certifications require faculty supervision but are partly self-
directed. Due to faculty scheduling, not all certification components can be offered
every year. It is up to you to determine your schedule and plan early.

                             Obtaining Certifications :

CPT (Certified Personal Trainer):

KINE 2493     Health Promotion & Wellness (take in 2nd year)
KINE 3343     Fitness Programming (take in 3rd year)
              Certified Personal Trainer Workshop (out of curriculum – 10-12 hours)

The CPT covers basic health, activity, and fitness appraisal, consultation, and exercise
programming. You learn specific appraisal and counseling techniques, and how to
promote behaviour change to adopt appropriate health and fitness strategies. There is a
practical exam (counseling, fitness testing), a written (theory) exam, and the major
project is to complete a one-on-one consultation (appraisal, program) with a person
from the community. Other components of the course include Health & Fitness
Programming in the workplace, schools and community, leading group fitness activities,
and designing specific fitness training techniques (such as weight training).

CEP (Certified Exercise Physiologist) formerly PFLC (Professional Fitness
& Lifestyle Consultant:

In addition to the courses required for CPT:

KINE 4333     Physiological Assessment (take in 3rd year)
KINE 4013     Training Methods (take in 3rd year)
KINE 3493     Health Promotional and Wellness Practicum (take in 4th year)
KINE 4593     Special Topics in Exercise Promotion in Disease populations (4th year)

The advanced fitness assessment methods are covered in KINE 4333 and it is important
to get this in the 3rd year if possible to begin advanced testing. The advanced training
theory and methodology particular to the PFLC are covered in KINE 4013 which you
should try to take in 3rd year, but can wait till 4th year to accommodate your schedule.
KINE 4013 include a major program prescription for an individual. KINE 3493 will be
for the 4-8 students who specifically pursue the CEP. Thus, will include 1-3 practicum
hours per week working for campus programs doing health appraisals, weight room
orientations, personal training and weight room supervision, or with varsity athletics
leading strength training and conditioning sessions, advanced fitness testing, program
design and one-on-one consultations and working with special populations such as
cardiac rehabilitation and musculo skeletal or metabolic disorders. KINE 3493 will also
include a weekly meeting with the instructor to review testing protocols, specific case
study reviews, and specific questions relevant to the CEP and CSCS theory exams.

A comprehensive practical assessment (4h) and written examination (3h) is required at
the end of your 4th year to obtain the CEP as it is a post-graduate certification. The CEP
will allow you to work with advanced clients, with athletes, and with persons with
known metabolic or other disorders (such as in cardiac rehabilitation or as a
kinesiologist in a rehabilitation clinic).


Acadia University is a member of Canadian Interuniversity Sport Union (CIS) and the
Atlantic University Sport (AUS).
Acadia‘s interuniversity sports program dates back to 1875 and has gained recognition
at the local, regional, and national level as a competitive and successful athletic program.

Campus Programs

The Athletics Department and Campus Programs co-ordinates an extensive program of
recreation and leisure opportunities. Programs are offered in competitive intramural
sports, recreational activities, sports clubs, special events, and fitness activities. Clinics,
workshops and ―open‖ scheduled times in the facilities are also featured.

Of particular interest to students seeking a career in Kinesiology is that Campus
Programs can provide an opportunity to gain actual programming, leadership, and
administrative experience which will benefit your professional development. Officials for
soccer, softball, touch football, hockey, basketball, volleyball, and rugby are always
needed. Volunteers for office administration, residence representatives, and program
supervision are welcomed and offer a significant contribution to Campus Programs at

University Services:

Of particular importance to your life as a student at Acadia University is familiarity with
services the university provides that may assist you. Take some time to learn how to
effectively use the Library and Computing Services. Drop into the Campus Counselling
Centre to find out about assistance in study skills, time management and career
counselling, and locate your Student Council office and services in the Student Union
Building. Also the University Medical Centre is located in the ground floor of Dennis
House (west doors).

                     AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Application for Entrance Scholarships

All entering students who wish to be considered for an Entrance Scholarship must have
completed all admission procedures not later than March 1st proceeding entrance to
the University.

Dean’s List Scholar

The Dean‘s list includes the names of the top 5% of non-graduating students by faculty
or school, registered in 30 hours or more in their first three years of undergraduate
study. The selection is made after the undergraduate examination results are available
in the Spring.

The Dr. Hugh A. Noble Award

This award began in 1977 from the generosity of a man whose contributions to Physical
Education and Recreation shaped the field and study of Physical Education and
Recreation. Dr. Noble‘s integrity, vision, sportsmanship, leadership and contributions to
the community are renowned within the Kinesiology and Recreation Management
communities. The Hugh A. Noble Prize is awarded at the graduation breakfast to an
outstanding member of the Kinesiology graduating class who, in the opinion of students
and faculty, has best demonstrated academic ability, citizenship and sporting behaviour
throughout their degree program.

The Alex Wright Memorial Award

This award was started in 1998 in memory of Dr. Alex Wright who was Director of the
School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology and a faculty member since the late

1970‘s. Dr. Wright died in the Spring of 1997. In recognition of his love of scholarship,
this award recognizes outstanding commitment to scholarship as demonstrated by a
graduating student within the School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology. The
recipient of the award is chosen by faculty. The first student to win the award was
Roberta Watts, a 1998 Recreation Management Honours graduate. Other recipients
included: 2000 Anna Trbovich (BKIN), 2001 Meghann Lloyd (BKIN), 2002 Carolyn
Peddle (BKIN), 2003 Mary Sweatman (BRM), Allison Kirby (BKIN), 2004 Lindsay Fenton
(BKIN), 2005 Christopher Farlinger (BKIN), and 2006 Krista Nicholls (BKIH).

The University Medal

The University Medal in Kinesiology is awarded to the graduating student who has the
highest average in Kinesiology provided that he/she has an ―A‖ average.









































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