The program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to learn about the field of Kinesiology in Canada, while also exploring Canadian society and culture through interactive lectures, various social activities and intercultural workshops.
What you might expect/course format
This package consists of two courses that will explore the psychological and physiological aspects of human movement and health. Students will discover exercise-related concepts in classrooms, laboratories, and through field trips. Past programs have visited the Richmond Oval, a world-class recreation facility and 2010 Winter Olympic venue; ICORD and PARC, a state of the art spinal cord injury research facility; and participated in Dragon Boating, a unique and cultural team sport that is widely popular across Canada and the world.
For more information, please visit the Kinesiology VSP page.
July 2024 Course Packages
Sport and Exercise Psychology
This course will provide an overview of core topics and applications in sport and exercise psychology. The course is intended to develop students’ understanding of the psychosocial factors that impact behavior in sport and exercise settings. Emphasis will be placed on the application of sport and exercise psychology in phys500ical activity contexts, including visiting sport/physical activity facilities and engaging in personal reflection exercises.
Exercise & Health Physiology
Exercise is now recognized as a fundamental lifestyle component of health promotion and is an integral part of prescriptive approaches to the treatment of chronic diseases or conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, dementia, and other degenerative diseases. Students in this course will be exposed to the theoretical basis for the mechanisms for exercise as a therapeutic approach to health promotion, application of exercise prescriptions, and research approaches. Concepts learned in class will be supported by lab-based sessions covering testing and monitoring of exercise training programs, as well as visits to facilities that put these concepts into practice, in order to facilitate an active learning environment.
Prerequisites: No prerequisites
For more information
For VSP Kinesiology-specific questions, email Chanel Flores, Academic Advisor, Special Programs & Partnerships, at email@example.com.
– Emily Wong, VSP Kinesiology Student
– Yilin Chen, VSP Kinesiology Student