2013-2014 Graduate Calendar

Applied Health Sciences  
Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
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Community Health Health and Physical Education Leisure Studies Sport Management  
Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
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Health Science Kinesiology  
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Health Biosciences Behavioural and Population Health Social and Cultural Health Studies Dean Neil McCartney Faculty of Applied Health Sciences Associate Dean Panagiota (Nota) Klentrou Faculty of Applied Health Sciences  
Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
Community Health Go to top of document
Professors Anthony Bogaert (Community Health Sciences), Terry Wade (Community Health Sciences/CRC/Chair) Associate Professors Joyce Engel (Nursing), Kelli-an Lawrance (Community Health Sciences), Heather Lee Kilty (Nursing), Dan Malleck (Community Health Sciences), Lynn McCleary (Nursing), Miya Narushima (Community Health Sciences), Dawn Prentice (Nursing/Chair), Lynn Rempel (Nursing) Assistant Professors Madelyn Law (Community Health Sciences), Jane Moore (Nursing) Participating Faculty Sue Arai (University of Waterloo), John Cairney (McMaster University)  
Health and Physical Education Go to top of document
Professors Maureen Connolly (Kinesiology), Anna Lathrop (Kinesiology/Vice-Provost, Teaching & Learning), Nancy Francis (Kinesiology), Philip Sullivan (Kinesiology/Chair) Associate Professors Lorne Adams (Kinesiology), Jarold Cosby (Kinesiology), Ken Lodewyk (Kinesiology), Jamie Mandigo (Kinesiology/Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies), Ian Ritchie (Kinesiology), Danny Rosenberg (Kinesiology), Cathy van Ingen (Kinesiology), Phil Wilson (Kinesiology) Participating Faculty Chunlei Lu (Education)  
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Professors Colleen Hood (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Tim O'Connell (Recreaition & Leisure Studies/Chair) Associate Professors Martha Barnes (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Mary Breunig (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Scott Forrester (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Garrett Hutson (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Suzie Lane (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Trent Newmeyer (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Erin Sharpe (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Shalini Singh (Recreation & Leisure Studies) Assistant Professors Sanghee Chun (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Dawn Trussell (Recreation & Leisure Studies) Participating Faculty Bob Henderson (McMaster), Glenn Stalker (York University)  
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Professor Lucie Thibault (Sport Management) Associate Professors Cheri Bradish (Sport Management), Laura Cousens (Sport Management), Hilary Findlay (Sport Management), Craig Hyatt (Sport Management), Lisa Kikulis (Sport Management), Cheryl Mallen (Sport Management), Kirsty Spence (Sport Management/Chair), Julie Stevens (Sport Management) Assistant Professor Chris Chard (Sport Management), Shannon Kerwin (Sport Management)  
Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
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Professors Brent Faught (Community Health Sciences), John Hay (Community Health Sciences), Neil McCartney (Community Health Sciences/Dean), Martin Tammemagi (Community Health Sciences) Associate Professors Brian Jeynes (Community Health Sciences), Paul LeBlanc (Community Health Sciences), Jason Liu (Community Health Sciences), Deborah O'Leary (Community Health Sciences), Ana Sanchez (Community Health Sciences), Evangelia Tsiani (Community Health Sciences), Huidi Wang (Community Health Sciences), Wendy Ward (Kinesiology/CRC) Participating Faculty Theodoros Tsakiridis (McMaster Medical Centre)  
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Professors Stephen Cheung (Kinesiology/CRC), Bareket Falk (Kinesiology), David Gabriel (Kinesiology), Panagiota Klentrou (Kinesiology/Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies), Sandra Peters (Kinesiology), Mike Plyley (Kinesiology/Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies) Associate Professors Allan Adkin (Kinesiology), David Ditor (Kinesiology), Gail Frost (Kinesiology), Kimberley Gammage (Kinesiology), Kelly Lockwood (Kinesiology), Diane Mack (Kinesiology), Jae Patterson (Kinesiology), Brian Roy (Kinesiology), Rene Vandenboom (Kinesiology), Wendy Ward (Kinesiology/CRC) Assistant Professors Andrea Josse (Kinesiology), Craig Tokuno (Kinesiology) Participating Faculty Peter Fritz (University of Toronoto), Brian Timmons (McMaster University), Russ Tupling (University of Waterloo)  
PhD in Applied Health Sciences Go to top of document
Behavourial and Population Health Go to top of document
Professors Anthony Bogaert (Community Health Sciences), Brent Faught (Community Health Sciences), John Hay (Community Health Sciences), Philip Sullivan (Kinesiology/Chair), Martin Tammemagi (Community Health Sciences), Terry Wade (Community Health Sciences/Chair) Associate Professors Kimberley Gammage (Kinesiology), Kelli-an Lawrance (Community Health Sciences), Jason Liu (Community Health Sciences), Diane Mack (Kinesiology), Phil Wilson (Kinesiology)  
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Professors Stephen Cheung (Kinesiology/CRC), Bareket Falk (Kinesiology), David Gabriel (Kinesiology), Panagiota Klentrou (Kinesiology/Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies), Sandra Peters (Kinesiology), Mike Plyley (Kinesiology/Associate Dean of Faculty of Graduate Studies) Associate Professors Allan Adkin (Kinesiology), David Ditor (Kinesiology), Paul LeBlanc (Community Health Sciences), Deborah O'Leary (Community Health Sciences), Brian Roy (Kinesiology), Ana Sanchez (Community Health Sciences), Evangelia Tsiani (Community Health Sciences), Rene Vandenboom (Kinesiology), Huidi Wang (Community Health Sciences), Wendy Ward (Kinesiology/CRC)  
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Professors Maureen Connolly (Kinesiology), Colleen Hood (Recreation & Leisure Studies/Chair), Lucie Thibault (Sport Management) Associate Professors Mary Breunig (Recreation & Leisure Studies, Jarold Cosby (Kinesiology), Lisa Kikulis (Sport Management), Heather Lee Kilty (Nursing), Jamie Mandigo (Kinesiology), Lynn McCleary (Nursing), Trent Newmeyer (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Tim O'Connell (Recreation & Leisure Studies), Erin Sharpe (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Julie Stevens (Sport Management) Assistant Professors Dawn Trussell (Recreation & Leisure Studies) Administrative Graduate Coordinator Bev Minor 905-688-5550, extension 4797 ahsgradstudies@brocku.ca South Block 435 http://www.brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences  
Program Description ­ MA/MSc Go to top of document
The Master's program in Applied Health Sciences offers Master's of Arts degrees with the fields of Community Health, Health and Physical Education, Leisure Studies, Nursing, and Sport Management, and Master's of Science degrees with the fields of Health Sciences and Kinesiology. Students receive a unique educational experience which combines mentorship of the student by a faculty supervisor and extensive small group work with fellow students and faculty from each of the five academic departments represented in the program: Community Health Sciences, Nursing, Kinesiology, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sport Management. Students will gain in-depth training, knowledge and research experience through their thesis work while also benefiting from the broad, cross-disciplinary approach followed in the course work. The advanced course work and strong research experience are intended to prepare students to continue their graduate training at the doctoral level. Students will also be prepared to pursue the wide variety of career possibilities in health, kinesiology, recreation, and sport management. The objectives of the program are: a) to foster students' ability to do high quality, scientifically rigorous research in their discipline; b) to expand their understanding of concepts, theories and practices in their discipline such that they can successfully advance to doctoral studies; c) to provide the knowledge base and skills to analyze and evaluate programs, policies, environmental issues, and organizational structures related to applied health sciences; d) to enhance students' abilities to apply and disseminate new knowledge and practices to colleagues, practitioners, policy makers/analysts, and other professionals in applied health sciences.  
Admission Requirements ­ MA/MSc Go to top of document
Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline (For example, Health Studies, Nursing, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Kinesiology or Sport Management), with an average of not less than 75%. Students with an Honours Bachelor's degree in such related fields as Psychology, Planning, Sociology, Gerontology, Social Work, Biology and Business may also be eligible, although additional course work may be required. Applicants must have undergraduate preparation in research methods in either quantitative or qualitative data analysis. Applicants who do not have an undergraduate research methods course and/or an undergraduate data analysis course may be admitted to the program as a conditional student. These students, however, must successfully complete, at the undergraduate level, the research methods and/or data analysis course within the first two terms in order to continue in the program. Agreement from a faculty advisor to supervise the student is also required for admission to the program. The Graduate Admissions Committee will review all applications and recommend admission for a limited number of suitable candidates. Admission to part-time study is not normally available. Individuals interested in part-time study should consult with the Graduate Program Director.  
Degree Requirements ­ MA/MSc Go to top of document
(Subject to Senate Approval) Basic degree requirements include the successful completion of at least four half course credits and a research project that culminates in a thesis (AHSC 5F90). The research project for the thesis will be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. The courses will be chosen in consultation with the candidate's advisor, but normally will include: AHSC 5P00; one of AHSC 5P17, AHSC 5P27, AHSC 5P37 or AHSC 5P47; and two half-credit course electives. Students in the Nursing Field are required to take AHSC 5P10 as one of the two half-credit electives. Students may choose a Selected Research Topic or Directed Study course, or a graduate level course (number 5(alpha)00 or above) from any graduate department in the University, to fulfill their two elective course requirementss (Subject to Senate Approval.) Students should register for AHSC 5P00 in the first semester of study, and three additional 5(alpha)xx - level courses in either the first, second or third semester of study. Students are expected to complete their course requirements within the first three terms of study, and conclude all requirements within six academic terms (two years).  
Thesis ­ MA/MSc Go to top of document
A thesis proposal will be required of all MA/MSc students in the program. The proposal should contain a detailed statement of the research problem and significance in terms of its contribution to knowledge and/or practice, a precise account of the methodology or research techniques to be employed, plus an outline of the proposed data analysis procedures to be used. The student will be required to present and defend this proposal before the student's thesis advisory committee. The final thesis based on the completed research must also be successfully defended to satisfy the thesis requirement.  
Fields of Specialization ­ MA/MSc Go to top of document
Students will pursue their studies with an emphasis in one of the seven fields within the graduate program (Community Health, Health and Physical Education, Health Science, Kinesiology, Leisure Studies, Nursing, Sport Management). The nature and topic of the research project undertaken by the student will determine the choice of faculty advisor and the subsequent degree specification.  
Program Description - PhD Go to top of document
The PhD program is centered in the development of knowledge through the systematic evaluation of evidence related to the health and well-being of individuals and groups. The overall goals of the program are to develop well-trained individuals who think creatively, are able to evaluate critically both their own work and that of others, and are capable of conducting research and scholarship at the forefront of their chosen field. The PhD candidate strives to demonstrate the ability to conduct research independently, and to develop a program of research that is both original and capable of making a significant contribution to the candidate's field. The program offers the student the opportunity to participate in an individualized program of study, including mentorship-style learning and concentrated inquiry in an area of interest. Course work emphasizes a broad approach to the subject area, with particular attention to research techniques and the application of research methodology, current paradigms, and related conceptual, philosophical, and theoretical issues in health science research. Success in achieving the program goals is evaluated through: a) a formal thesis proposal defence to the Advisory Committee; b) a comprehensive examination (including both written and oral components) of a defined area of knowledge within the first 15-18 months of enrollment in the program; c) a Faculty oral defence conducted by the Advisory Committee; and d) a final Faculty of Graduate Studies oral defence, which includes both an Internal and an External Examiner.  
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To be eligible for admission, applicants must have completed a thesis oriented Master's degree or equivalent with at least a B+ standing from a recognized university in a discipline appropriate to the intended field of doctoral study. Applicants whose primary language is not English, or who have not completed three or more years of post-secondary work at a Canadian institution, at which English is the primary language of instruction, must provide certification of English language proficiency. The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences normally accepts only full-time degree students.  
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The PhD program is designed as a 4-year program involving a combination of course work, a comprehensive examination, an original research program, and the writing and subsequent defence of a thesis. Students must take two required half-courses and two optional half-courses. The courses will be chosen in consultation with the candidate's advisor, but will normally include AHSC 7P00; one of AHSC 7P17 or AHSC 7P27; and two half-credit course electives. Students may choose a Selected Research Topic or Directed Study course, or a graduate level course (number 5(alpha)00 or above) from any graduate program in the University, to fulfill their two elective course requirements. In addition, the student must complete a comprehensive examination that includes both an oral and written component, a formal defence of a thesis proposal. Once the research is complete and the thesis written, the student must defend the thesis in both an internal Faculty oral defence and a formal University oral defence.  
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The Faculty has eighteen research labs, four behavioural/observation labs, seven "dry" biophysical labs, five "wet" biophysical labs, and two teaching labs that can be used for research during periods of "down-time" from academic instruction. The graduate student computer lab has twenty-seven Optiplex 620 computers connected to the network for use by FAHS graduate students. In addition, some faculty members have computer stations in the labs, which can be used by graduate students. Students have access to a variety of software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite 2007; SPSS, SAS, and discipline-specific software that students access via site licenses through their supervisors. Also available is a large format printer for printing posters, a colour laser printer, and various scanners, cameras, and devices for digital analysis.  
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Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. AHSC 5F90 MA/MSc Research and Thesis A research project involving the preparation and defence of a thesis proposal and a final thesis report which demonstrate a capacity for independent work. The thesis shall be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member and both the proposal and final thesis shall be defended at an oral examination. AHSC 5P00 Philosophical and Methodological Issues in Applied Health Sciences A critical examination of philosophical issues, current paradigms, and research methodology related to the conduct of research. Discussion of published and ongoing research from a multidisciplinary perspective. Topics will vary with respect to the current research and expertise of the instructor. AHSC 5P03 Organizational Analysis of Leisure, Sport and Community Based Organizations An introduction to selected topics in organizational theory and to discuss how these can be used to understand and conduct research on the different types of leisure and sport organizations (i.e., public organizations, nonprofit organizations, and commercial organizations). AHSC 5P04 Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Leisure, Sport, and Community Based Organization Understanding and effectively managing behavior is critical for leaders in sport, recreation, health, and educational organizations. This course is designed to provide students from disparate Applied Health Science backgrounds an understanding of human behavior in organizations. Content will relate to theory, current research, and the practical application of the behavior of people in organizations and how that behavior interfaces with management. AHSC 5P05 Social Responsibility for Sports, Recreation and Health Examination of the role of social responsibility for sport, recreation and health with focus on organizational and individual oreintations of social responsibility and global citizenship. Topics include social responsibility, business ethics, employee relations community-related development, corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, social marketing, fundraising and awareness, giving. Note: Lecture, seminar 3 hours per week. AHSC 5P06 International Relations and Globalization of Sport Examination of global issues affecting sport. Topics include governance of international sport; United Nations, international sport federations, corruption, cheating, and deceitful practices in international sport; global labour issues; sport media complex; use of sport and sport events for international relations, politics, and trade; athlete rights/human rights; different models of sport delivery; unequal distribution of resources in global sport. Note: Lecture, seminar, 3 hours per week. AHSC 5P08 Critical Analysis of Sport Management Research An examination of the nature of research used in sport management and the problems this research aims to address. Research themes may include: organizational theory, organizational behaviour, human resource management, sport policy, sport marketing, sport law, and sport economics. AHSC 5P09 Power, Politics & Policy for Applied Health Sciences Examines the relationships between power, politics, and policy in sport, physical activity, health, and leisure, including theories of policy making and political theory, content and scope of policy, struggle for power within and between organizations, the role of non-governmental organizations, community development, advocacy, public participation, citizen engagement, and deliberative democracy. AHSC 5P10 Basis of Nursing Practice & Inquiry An inquiry into the philosophical, historical and theoretical foundations of nursing knowledge that influence nursing. Critical analysis of various concepts, theories paradigms and metaparadigms that influence nursing will also be emphasized. Note: Course is required for Nursing stream students. AHSC 5P11 Theory and Practice of Health Program Planning and Evaluation Fundamentals of program planning, implementation, and evaluation in a variety of health settings. Critical examination of models and processes used to plan, implement and evaluate health programs. AHSC 5P17 Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation Examines and applies a variety of qualitative data analysis techniques applicable in a variety of qualitative approaches, including the use of computer software programs in qualitative data analysis. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical qualitative research in the field. AHSC 5P18 Marketing Communications for Health, Sport and Recreation Service Organizations An exploration of the integrated role of communications in the marketing management function for health, sport and recreation service organizations. Special attention will be directed to the nature and methods of communication and marketing strategies, teamwork and collaboration with regard to the marketing team and client groups, and corporate and social responsibility theories. AHSC 5P19 Consumer Behaviour in Recreation, Leisure and Sport Comprehensive analysis of the consumers of sport, recreation, and leisure, and the behaviours dictating their consumption of sport, recreation, and leisure-related goods and services. AHSC 5P27 Biostatistics in Applied Health Science Research Statistical principles and their applications in the applied health sciences with emphasis on advanced understanding of multivariate analysis and practical skills in statistical programming. AHSC 5P29 Leisure Education The concept and application of leisure education with emphasis on "education for leisure" in the schools. Special consideration is to be given to the development of integrated and interdisciplinary units of instruction in leisure education and lifestyle planning, and the application of leisure research in education as it relates to Canada and other countries. AHSC 5P30 Foundations of Leisure Studies An examination of contemporary variations in the meaning of leisure and the origins and trajectories of those meanings, including the historical, political, economic, and social foundations of leisure as an idea, and the practical concerns and issues that surround the interpretation of leisure, leisure behaviour, and the leisure services in contemporary society. AHSC 5P31 Recreation Behaviour in Natural Environments An examination of the philosophical and theoretical perspectives utilized in understanding people's recreation and leisure behaviours in an outdoor context. Emphasis is placed on using contemporary research to explore foundational concepts that describe outdoor recreation and leisure behaviours, particularly from a Canadian viewpoint. AHSC 5P32 Outdoor and Experiential Pedagogies An examination of theoretical knowledge and praxis related to outdoor and experiential pedagogies. An exploration of the ways in which these pedagogies can be employed to address the various intelligences and learning styles of individuals involved in outdoor therapeutic recreation experiences and employed in traditional classroom settings. AHSC 5P33 Urban Leisure Consumption and Recreation Urban leisure and recreation is both delivered by voluntary, public and commercial service section and is the product of communities defining their identities, space and leisure in the urban environment. An investigation of the unique beneficial and problematic contributions the city makes to leisure experiences in urban health, social relationships, culture, deviance and public space. AHSC 5P34 Leisure Tourism: Domestic & International Perspectives Domestic leisure tourism, as culturally specific practice in non-western societies. International tourism as a major globalization force. AHSC 5P35 Positive Leisure Science: Individual and Community Well-being The intersection between positive psychology and leisure behavior; the role of leisure in supporting positive emotion and experience; the enhancement of individual, family and community strength; and overall health and well-being. Contemporary research contributions and limitations for leisure practice and research. AHSC 5P37 Quantitative Data Analysis & Interpretation: ANOVA Designs Examines and applies a variety of ANOVA-based statistical analysis techniques in research in applied health sciences. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical quantitative research in the field. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in AHSC 5P07 AHSC 5P40 Interventions in Physical Activity and Health Health promotion strategies, with a focus on physical activity as a means to promote health across the lifespan and for various health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis. AHSC 5P41 Foundations of Physical Education Research A critical analysis of the theoretical, historical, philosophical, socio-cultural, pedagogical, and political foundations within the discipline of physical education. AHSC 5P47 Quantitative Data Analysis & Interpretation: Regression Designs Examines and applies a variety of regression-based statistical analysis techniques in research in applied health sciences. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and implications of empirical quantitative research in the field. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in AHSC 5P07 AHSC 5P50 Modern Epidemiology Concepts, principles and biostatistical tools of epidemiologic analysis required to conduct research studies. Critical evaluation of papers, protocols, and grants involving population studies of human health. AHSC 5P51 Health Ethics An examination of selected topics in Health Ethics. An overview of the history, principles and applications of Health Ethics in research, clinical and institutional settings, incorporating both theoretical and applied perspectives and experiences. AHSC 5P60 Directed Study Directed individual project in a substantive area to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. AHSC 5P61 Directed Reading Directed individual or group reading in an area of applied health sciences. AHSC 5P70 Sociology of the Modern Olympic Games Social and political issues including historical trends in the Olympic movement, power and organizational structure of the International Olympic Committee, media integration, gender equity, substance use, athletes' rights, and the role of the Olympic Games in globalization and international development. AHSC 5P80 Measurement of Physical Activity An examination of the principles of physical activity measurement and the strengths and limitations of physical activity measurement and methodologies. An emphasis on the pediatric issues of physical activity assessment and an understanding of lifelong learning principles. AHSC 5P81 Research Topics in Cardiovascular Regulation & Adaptation Cardiovascular physiology, pharmacology, epidemiology, rehabilitation/prevention exercise cardiology and related topics. An in-depth examination of concise and current topics in the area of cardiovascular physiology. AHSC 5P85 Body-Related Concerns in Health and Physical Activity Settings Examination of topics related to body image and other body-related concerns and how they are related to health and physical activity. Students will have the opportunity to increase their understanding of the theoretical basis of body related concerns, read and critique the research literature, and understand how research can be used to reduce body-related concerns in a variety of populations. AHSC 5P90 Skeletal Muscle Physiology Physiological approach to understand the structure and function of muscle tissue under different conditions and in various pathological states. An examination and critical review of historical and current research in muscle physiology. AHSC 5P91 Physiological Responses to Adverse Environments An exploration of the field of thermoregulation across a wide spectrum of species, including humans. Using a multi-disciplinary and systems-based perspective the broad spectrum of environmental stress effects on the physiological responses of both humans and other animal species will be examined. AHSC 5P92 Optimizing Health Through Nutrition How nutritional strategies optimize health throughout the lifespan. The role of nutrition in the prevention and management of chronic diseases that most commonly afflict Canadians. Emerging research in nutritional sciences and health. AHSC 5P93 Neural Control of Posture, Balance, and Gait An examination of the organization and processes underlying the control of human movement. Cognitive, affective, and behavioural influences are addressed in the context of normal development and aging and pathology models. AHSC 5P94 Measurement Issues in Applied Health Science Research An overview of measurement issues central to applied health science research. Key measurement concepts and issues such as reliability, validity, psychometrics, instrument development and evaluation, item content relevance, and representation and construct validation. AHSC 5P95 Pediatric Exercise Science An examination of the physiological responses to exercise and training among healthy children and the effect that growth may have on these responses, and of the potential benefits of physical activity and exercise among children with chronic illnesses. AHSC 5P96 Cell Signaling Pathways in Health and Disease An examination of the fundamental insights and concepts in cellular signaling. The mechanism and biological role of mammalian cell signaling as a selection of major topics in signal transduction in relationship with homeostasis. AHSC 5P97 Advanced Regulation of Fuel Metabolism Physiological approach to understanding the integration of substrate supply to skeletal muscle and energy production by muscle cells during exercise of different intensities. Examination and critical review of the current research in human metabolic regulation. Note: Student should have a basic understanding of metabolic pathways. AHSC 5P98 Functional Assessment of the Neuromuscular System Examination of muscle electrical activity during voluntary contractions and by peripheral nerve stimulation for the life sciences. Techniques for measuring, analyzing, and interpreting muscle electrical activity for both clinical and kinesiological applications. Note: Course taught in conjunction with KINE 4P98. AHSC 5P99 Psychological Approaches to Health Behaviour Change An overview of the field of health behaviour change from a psychological perspective. The complexities involved in health behaviour change and the utility of psychological theories in planning, conducting, and evaluating health behaviour change interventions. AHSC 5V20-5V29 Selected Research Topics Focuses on a specific research problem or issue. Topic(s) to be negotiated on a small group basis reflecting the research interests of faculty members. AHSC 7F90 PhD Research and Thesis A research project involving the preparation and defence of a thesis proposal and a final thesis report which demonstrate a capacity for independent work. The thesis shall be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member and both the proposal and final thesis shall be defended at an oral examination. AHSC 7P00 PhD Seminar in Applied Health Sciences An open discussion/debate of current theories, methods, and issues as they apply to the various fields of applied health science research with visiting faculty and AHS faculty and students from the various areas within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. AHSC 7P10 Advanced Biomechanics – David Gabriel Mechanical analysis of human movement using inverse dynamics. Link-segment modeling of selected resistive exercises, walking, and balance will be explored through computational investigation. Computer-based data acquisition of kinetics, kinematics and electromyographic activity are used to understand the control of human movement. AHSC 7P17 Advanced Qualitative Analysis A critical examination of philosophical issues, current paradigms, and research methodology related to the conduct of research. Discussion of published and ongoing research from various perspectives will be explored. Topics will vary with respect to the current research and expertise of the instructor. AHSC 7P27 Advanced Biostatistics in Applied Health Science Research Statistical principles and their applications in the applied health sciences with emphasis on advanced understanding of multivariate analysis and practical skills in statistical programming. AHSC 7P60 Directed Study Directed individual project in a substantive area to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor. AHSC 7P61 Directed Reading Directed individual or group reading in an area of applied health sciences. AHSC 7P70 Social Theories of Sport and Physical Activity An examination of major theories in sociology and cultural studies as they apply to sport and physical activity. Building on both classical and contemporary theory, the course considers major issues of representation, difference, governance, and agency. AHSC 7V20-7V29 Selected Research Topics Focuses on a specific research problem or issue. Topic(s) to be negotiated on a small group basis reflecting the research interests of faculty members.  
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