KRLS - Kinesiology, Recreation, Leisure and Sport

Offered By:
Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

Below are the courses available from the KRLS subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

KRLS 104 - Introduction to Sociology of Sport and Leisure in Canadian Society View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-1S-0)

This course brings a sociological imagination to the study of sport and leisure with particular reference to Canadian society. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 104 or PERLS 104.


KRLS 105 - Introduction to the Management of Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Programs View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Provides students with an introduction to the management concepts required to successfully administer a sport, recreation or physical activity. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 105 or PERLS 105.


KRLS 204 - Canadian History of Leisure, Sport, and Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introductory examination of Canadian leisure, sport, physical cultures, recreation, tourism, and health, in a global world, since the 19th century. Topics are integrated to understand the past in order to think broadly and critically through historical study of culture and society. Prerequisite: KRLS 104. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 204 or PERLS 204.


KRLS 207 - Adapted Physical Activity and Leisure for Diverse Populations View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to research, theory and practice pertaining to participation in physical activity and leisure by persons with impairments. The course explores the intersection of social influences and personal interests on participation in active lifestyles. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 207 or PERLS 207.


KRLS 304 - Advanced Sociology of Sport and Leisure View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-1S-0)

Building on introductory sociological concepts from KRLS 104 and historical foundations from KRLS 204, the course focuses on developing a critical understanding of the power relations operating through contemporary social and cultural processes that shape the body, sport and leisure, such as colonialism, consumer culture, globalization and neo-liberalism. Prerequisites: KRLS 104 and 204. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 304 or PERLS 304.


KRLS 305 - Financial Management in Recreation, Sport and Tourism View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course examines financial issues associated with the recreation, sport and tourism industries. Topics include industry trends and challenges, public partnerships, economic rationales for investment, sources of funding, revenues, and business development. Prerequisite KRLS 105. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 305 or PERLS 305.


KRLS 323 - Aboriginal Peoples and Physical Practices: Canadian Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course explores ways in which physical practices influence the health of Aboriginal peoples. In this context health is defined as a state of balance involving body, emotions, mind, and spirit. The various forms of physical activity, sport, recreation, and leisure activities in which Aboriginal peoples participate will be examined. Prerequisite: KRLS 104 or NS 111. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 323 or PERLS 323.


KRLS 335 - Volunteers Management in Recreation, Sport and Physical Activity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of the specific role played by volunteer management in the delivery of recreation, sport and physical activity programs, including the structure and processes of the voluntary organizations that make up the recreation delivery system. Prerequisite: KRLS 105. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of RLS 335 or KRLS 335. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 335 or PERLS 335.


KRLS 350 - Advanced Analysis of Sport and Leisure Organizations View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theoretical consideration for the organization and administration of exercise, sport, recreation, and leisure programs. Prerequisite: KRLS 105. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 350 or PERLS 350.


KRLS 352 - Leisure Facilities: Planning and Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3L-0)

An examination of the planning, management and operations of sport, leisure and recreation areas and facilities (inclusive of sport, recreation, and tourism). Note: Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: KRLS 105. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 352 or PERLS 352 or 452.


KRLS 370 - Assessment and Service Delivery for Adapted Physical Activity and Therapeutic Recreation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

An overview of basic qualitative and quantitative assessment principles and their use to deliver quality physical activity and recreation services for individuals with diverse needs. Prerequisites: KRLS 207 and KIN 109 or RLS 210 or STAT 141 or 151. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 370 or PERLS 370.


KRLS 371 - Assessment and Evaluation in Physical Activity for Children and Youth View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1)

Provides an overview of basic assessment and evaluation principles and their application in the provision of physical activity for children and youth. Designed for individuals who are particularly interested in assessment of movement; this course will encourage critical thought about assessment and evaluation of the movement of children and youth. For the purpose of instruction and evaluation in instructional/coaching/leadership settings. Prerequisites: KIN 207 or 307 and KRLS 207, and successful completion of 30 course credits. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 371 or PERLS 371.


KRLS 411 - The Business of Hockey View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course explores strategic, economic, and cultural issues related to the business of hockey - with a specific focus on the National Hockey League. Students will develop a critical understanding of the hockey industry and its stakeholders. Prerequisite: Students should be in the third or fourth year of their degree program. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 411 or PERLS 411.


KRLS 420 - Play: The Foundation of Recreation, Sport and Physical Activity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will provide students with an in-depth understanding of the concept of play. It will offer learning experiences that will enable students to create play in various recreation, sport, tourism and physical activity contexts. Prerequisite: 3rd year standing. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 420 or PERLS 420.


KRLS 421 - Play Leadership View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The content will include the defining criteria and values of Play Leadership. The roles and responsibilities of Play Leaders in fostering learning and development through play will be examined. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 421 or PERLS 421.


KRLS 440 - Play Around the World Program Preparation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, VARIABLE)

The Play Around the World project provides a 3-month international or Canadian based, cross-cultural field placement working with children and youth of all abilities in the area of play, recreation and sport. Students apply and are selected in Fall Term, and then have a significant time commitment during the Winter Term to prepare for their Intersession field placement. Travel takes place May through August. This course represents the theoretical aspect of the experience, and involves written and creative work in the area of programming in cross-cultural settings. Prerequisite: KRLS 421 is strongly recommended. Corequisite: KRLS 441. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 440 or PERLS 440.


KRLS 441 - Play Around the World - Field Placement View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(SPR/SUM, VARIABLE)

The Play Around the World project provides a 3-month international or Canadian based, cross-cultural field placement working with children and youth of all abilities in the area of play, recreation and sport. Students apply and are selected in Fall Term, and then have a significant time commitment during the Winter Term to prepare for their Intersession field placement. Travel takes place May through August. This course represents the experiential part of the project. Prerequisite: KRLS 421 is strongly recommended. Corequisite: KRLS 440. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 441 or PERLS 441.


KRLS 451 - Cultural Studies of Sport and Leisure View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An advanced seminar course that critically and collaboratively examines select sport and leisure practices through popular and contemporary examples, using a cultural studies framework. Prerequisite: KRLS 304, or consent of the instructor. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 451 or PERLS 351.


KRLS 495 - Senior Research Experience View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-3)

This is an independent study course that allows students to explore a research topic under the supervision of a Doctoral student. Students will use the resources of libraries, laboratories, and current research projects with the goal of gaining an understanding of the process of conducting research. The student will be introduced to methodology and theory in a designated research area through reading, discussion, and practical application. Normally for students in their fourth year of study. Note: Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 over their last 30 credits. Prerequisite: KIN 209 or 409 or RLS 210 and consent of the Associate Dean, (Undergraduate Programs). Students must arrange a topic with a Doctoral student. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 495 or PERLS 495.


KRLS 497 - Selected Topics in Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

A course offered on a topic of current interest in physical education and sport. Topics may vary from year to year. Prerequisite: Consent of Faculty. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 497 or PERLS 497.


KRLS 506 - Socio-cultural Perspectives on the Body and Health View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examines contemporary socio-cultural discussions and debates regarding the body as a social phenomenon, with a particular focus on understanding intersections of the body, physical activity, exercise and health. In doing so, questions regarding social construction, representation and regulation of bodies as well as experiences of embodiment will be examined. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 506 or PERLS 506.


KRLS 507 - Sport and Popular Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An examination of the place of sport in contemporary Canadian popular culture, with three principal aims: 1) To offer an introduction to Cultural Studies and its key concepts; 2) To give students a chance to think about how social difference and inequality work in contemporary Canadian society, and how it is reflected in the world of sport and leisure; and 3) To examine the effects of both cultural and economic globalization on sport and Canadian society. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 507 or PERLS 507.


KRLS 541 - Social Cognitive Approaches to Health Promoting Behaviors View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course will address social-cognitive theories as they relate to behavioral change in the broad areas of health-promoting-behaviors (HPBS) with particular emphasis on physical activity. The theories and models to be covered will include Stages of Change, Social-Cognitive and Self-efficacy, Reasoned Action and Planned behavior, Self-esteem (various), etc. The specific context areas and order of classes will be determined in consultation with the class members each term. Areas of common interest will be identified and used as the basis for classes and examples throughout the term. The course is appropriate for individuals interested in social psychological and social-cognitive influences on health promoting behaviors and sport performance. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 541 or PERLS 541.


KRLS 563 - Indigeneity and Settler Colonialism View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

This course will explore and critically examine the social issues to gain an understanding of the historical and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and settler societies. Specifically, this course endeavors to investigate how Canada's brand of colonialism has impacted Indigenous collectivities both historically and today. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 563 or PERLS 563.


KRLS 564 - Managing Recreation, Sport, and Physical Activity Programs in Indigenous Communities View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

This course will examine the policies, politics, perceptions and practices related to managing recreation, sport and physical activity programs that occur in or engage indigenous communities. While a global context will be considered, the experience of Indigenous people in Canada will be central to this course. Attention will be given to applying different community and policy development theories to current issues and trends. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 564 or PERLS 564.


KRLS 565 - Indigenous Peoples' Physical Activity View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 8)(EITHER, 4-0-0)

This course will examine the role of physical activity in the lives of Indigenous peoples. While global contexts will be considered, the experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada will be the focus of the course. The manner in which colonization continues to shape the physical activity of Indigenous peoples will be examined and frameworks for the potential promotion of physical activity will be considered. Sections offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students.


KRLS 573 - Coaching Issues and the Work Environment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A study of critical factors within the work environment of a high performance coach and strategies for effectiveness in complex and competitive work environments. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 573 or PERLS 573.


KRLS 575 - Coaching Knowledge: The Social Dimensions of Performance Sport View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A critical examination of the construction of coaches' knowledge and what makes coaches effective. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 573 or PERLS 573.


KRLS 576 - Principles of Performance: Programming and Pedagogy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course examines a range of knowledges, perspectives and practices relevant to effective programming and pedagogy across a variety of coaching contexts.


KRLS 580 - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Research Methodology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A study of basic philosophical issues, methodology and methods used by researchers in physical activity, sport, recreation and leisure. The emphasis of this course will be on quantitative inquiry. Prerequisite: KIN 309 or consent of Faculty. Note: Students will not receive credit for KRLS 580 if credit was previously awarded for KIN 580. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 580 or PERLS 580.


KRLS 581 - Scientific Inquiry and Qualitative Research Methodology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An examination of philosophical issues and contemporary research methodologies in the fields of physical activity, sport, recreation, and leisure. The emphasis of this course will be on qualitative inquiry. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 581 or PERLS 581.


KRLS 582 - Graduate Seminar: A Seminar in Current Factors, Problems and Issues View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 582 or PERLS 582.


KRLS 590 - Research and Directed Studies I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 590 or PERLS 590.


KRLS 591 - Research and Directed Studies II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 591 or PERLS 591.


KRLS 599B - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 599 or PERLS 599.


KRLS 685 - Doctoral Research Seminar View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This seminar focuses on the scholarly and professional challenges facing researchers in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. This course is a requirement of the doctoral program in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 685 or PERLS 685.


KRLS 690 - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 690 or PERLS 690.


KRLS 691 - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 691 or PERLS 691.


KRLS 699B - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 699 or PERLS 699.


KRLS 900B - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(VAR, UNASSIGNED)

A significant piece of scholarly writing. This course used by course-based Master's students. Credit will be granted for only one of KRLS 900 or PERLS 900.