KSR - Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

Offered By:
Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

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

KSR 500 - Concepts and Theories of Leisure and Recreation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Concepts, theories, and perspectives of leisure and recreation are examined in relation to the psychological, sociological, cultural, political, and global significance of leisure. Practical implications will also be explored. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 500 or RLS 510.


KSR 501 - Socio-Psychological Dimensions of Leisure Behaviour View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A social psychological examination of leisure behaviour research and theory, including motivations for, constraints to, experiences during, benefits from, and costs of, leisure. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 501 or RLS 531.


KSR 502 - Parks and Protected Areas: Planning and Management of Natural and Cultural Heritage. View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An interdisciplinary perspective on policy, planning, and management issues associated with parks, protected areas, and the stewardship of natural and cultural heritage. Current issues facing conservation and outdoor recreation agencies will be emphasized. The provision and management of outdoor recreation opportunities within protected areas is also examined. Prerequisite: RLS 225, or permission of the instructor. Note: additional fees related to Field Trip expenses are anticipated. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 502 or KRLS 541.


KSR 504 - The History of Outdoor Pursuits: Nature, Sport, Parks, and Travel View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This seminar explores nature, sport, parks, and travel at the crossroads of environmental and cultural history. It concerns ideas about nature expressed through outdoor pursuits and leisure from the 19th to the 21st century. Modern influences framed and promoted many outdoor pursuits and environments as natural, yet they were also culturally defined. Focused on Canada with international tangents, it studies conservation, adventure, wilderness, recreation, tourism, play, health, and body culture in outdoor life. Seminars may include topics such as natural history and field science, park origins and advocacy, mountaineering and paddling, snow sports and winter pastimes, expeditions and tours, wildlife and guiding, urban design and parks, outdoor education, youth movements and camps, nature art and literature, heritage and festivals, and tourism traced in cultural landscapes. Teaching encourages students from various disciplines to engage with history. Collaborative seminars and field trips incubate individualized research and writing to understand past and present concerns of people, place, and politics related to leisure and sustainability. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 504, KRLS 504 or PERLS 504.


KSR 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 506, KRLS 506 or PERLS 506.


KSR 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 507, KRLS 507 or PERLS 507.


KSR 510 - Seminar in Biomechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 510, KIN 500 or PEDS 500.


KSR 511 - Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-1S-2)

The theory and practice of exercise tests, interpretation, and exercise prescription for selected populations. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 511, KIN 511 or PEDS 511.


KSR 513 - Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course focuses on the functions, control and integration of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. It is designed to increase the student's knowledge of regulation and integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in health and disease. Responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise will be used as a foundation upon which the concepts of control and integration will be explored. Clinical applications (e.g., exercise, high altitude) and pathophysiology (e.g., Type 2 diabetes, heart disease) will be reviewed. Prerequisite: KIN 200. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for KIN 413. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 513, KIN 513 or PEDS 513.


KSR 514 - Sport Physiology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A survey of selected topics in exercise physiology with emphasis on application to sport. The course will normally include study of metabolic, cardio-pulmonary, neuromuscular and environmental physiology with reference to training and competition. Prerequisite: KIN 200 or equivalent. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 514, KIN 514 or PEDS 514.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 514 - Physiology and Performance in Sport

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course provides students with a survey of selected topics in exercise physiology with an emphasis on the application to sport and the planning practices employed by coaches. The course will normally include the study of metabolic, cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular and environmental physiology with reference to training and competition across a variety of sporting contexts. As well, possible topics may include the discussion of a variety of contemporary physiological issues related to coaching such as: sex-based differences in fitness norms for sport performance, ergogenic aids, and the place of experiential knowledge in enhancing sport performance. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 514, KIN 514, PEDS 514, or KSR 787.


KSR 517 - Histochemical and Biochemical Techniques in Exercise Physiology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 1-0-3)

This is primarily a laboratory experience for students to gain competencies in performing basic histochemical and biochemical procedures that are common in exercise physiology research. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 517, KIN 517 or PEDS 517.


KSR 520 - Organizational Analysis of Sport and Recreation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Concepts and perspectives in organizational theory are examined in relation to sport and recreation organizations in the public, nonprofit/voluntary, and commercial sector to help students understand and analyze the complexity of managing sport and recreation organizations effectively. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 520 or KSR 711.


KSR 521 - Sport and Recreation Organizations and the Public Sector View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Emphasis is on the role of the federal, provincial, and municipal governments in Canada in recreation, health, wellness and amateur sport including the inter-organizational relations between the public sector and non-profit/voluntary amateur sport and community service organizations. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 521 or KSR 712.


KSR 522 - Financial Analysis and Management in Recreation and Sport Organizations 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 or funding, revenues, and business development. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 522 or KSR 713.


KSR 523 - Marketing and Sponsorship in Sport and Recreation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of basic marketing concepts with applications to sport and recreation organizations. Topics may include promotions and public relations, consumer behavior, marketing communications, and branding. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 523 or KSR 714.


KSR 524 - Facilities and Event Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of the key concepts and issues associated with facility and event management within the sport and recreation industry. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 524 or KSR 715.


KSR 525 - Contemporary Issues in Sport and Recreation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The course will examine current topics and issues within the sport and recreation environment from a variety of perspectives including economic, finance, sociology, management, and ethics. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 525 or KSR 716.


KSR 530 - Adapted Physical Activity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Seminar on current theoretical, practical and research issues in adapted physical activity. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 530, KIN 530 or PEDS 530.


KSR 531 - Critical Survey of Key Topics in Adapted Physical Activity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A critical survey of topics and issues that are foundational to research, theory, and practice within adapted physical activity. Topics may include models of disability, social justice and intersectionality, and constraints and affordances that influence participation in physical activity and leisure by persons with impairments.


KSR 532 - Program Evaluation and Assessment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of strategies, approaches, and practices for assessing programs, and their impacts, within adapted physical activity and other related settings (e.g., rehabilitation). Quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and alternative (e.g., arts-based) assessment methods will be introduced and critically analysed, with an emphasis on disability-affirming approaches to each. This course will explore how to conduct various types of program evaluation (e.g., formative, summative, accountability-based) in a way that meaningfully engages stakeholders and shares learnings in an accessible, inclusive, and impactful way.


KSR 533 - Being a Reflexive Practitioner View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A reflexivity-centered approach to supporting course participants in making complex, ethical and theoretical decisions in practice contexts. Course participants will examine the taken for granted assumptions that underpin our practices as adapted physical activity professionals and explore practice-oriented tools and knowledges that can be used to support the development of a theoretically and ethically reflexive praxis.


KSR 534 - Accessible Design for APA View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of key concepts, issues related to accessible and universal design, as well as specific, actionable tools for assessing and creating more accessible physical spaces, online spaces, physical activity programs, media and communications, as well as learning experiences. This course will engage with access issues faced by a wide range of people, and be applied to contexts most relevant to course participants. They will also learn how to develop key organizational policies to support the creation of more accessible, inclusive, and equitable spaces.


KSR 535 - Instructional Approaches & Programming Models View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An exploration of the various instructional approaches and programming models that are used within adapted physical activity settings, to promote innovative and cooperative service delivery. This course will include opportunities to apply theory in a real-life setting, which may involve acquiring practice oriented tools to provide supports as needed and empower individuals. This course can either be fulfilled through an on-campus learning environment at the University of Alberta's Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement, or through a pre-approved practice context negotiated by the course participant.


KSR 536 - Coaching Athletes Experiencing Disability View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of current topics relating to coaching athletes experiencing disability across the stages of Long Term Development (LTD). The course will cover a range of sports for various different impairment groups, and will discuss structural, inter-relational, and individual considerations.


KSR 537 - Integrating Disability Perspectives into APA Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Disability-affirming practice requires an engagement with knowledges produced by thinkers and leaders who experience disability, as well as an understanding of the immense diversity of disability experience. Course participants will learn about how scholars, activists, and self-advocacy leaders who self-identify as Deaf, disabled, Mad, sick, and neurodivergent conceptualize their own bodies, minds, lives, and physical activities of meaning. Emphasis will be placed on how disabled and neurodivergent people's lives are always impacted by equity issues relating to culture, religion, Indigeneity, race, gender, sexuality, newcomer status, class, and caste.


KSR 538 - Trauma Informed Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Linking trauma-informed pedagogy with strength-based instructional approaches promotes a safer and more relational instructional context one that minimizes actions that may trigger or retraumatize learners. With the aim of acknowledging and supporting learner resilience, choice, control over one's body and mind, and autonomy, course participants will learn the meaning and applications of trauma-informed pedagogy and practice, using instructional strategies typical of adapted physical activity as points for critical reflexion.


KSR 541 - Sport and Physical Activity for Children and Youth View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course examines psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity participation among children and youth. It may include topics such as parental involvement, peer relationships, coach/leader behaviour, sport for development, talent development, life skills, inclusion, and exclusion. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 541, KIN 541 or PEDS 541.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 541 - Sport and Physical Activity for Children and Youth

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course examines a range of psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity participation among children and youth. Topics may include parental involvement, peer relationships, coach/leader behaviour, sport for development, talent development, life skills, and inclusion, and exclusion especially as they relate to an awareness and appreciation of difference and diversity. Throughout this course, ways in which coaches and physical activity instructors can promote positive developmental experiences for children and youth will be discussed, along with strategies for knowledge translation and exchange with broader community audiences including, in particular, Indigenous communities. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 541, KIN 541, PEDS 541, or KSR 741.


KSR 544 - Psychosocial Dimensions of Athletic Behaviour in the Competitive Sport Environment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A theoretical analysis of psychosocial constructs in sport including competitive anxiety, motivation, perfectionism, burnout, aggression, moral reasoning, enjoyment, and sport injury. Frequently examines the construct validation processes that researchers employ in the development of latent constructs and associated nomological networks. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 544, KIN 544 or PEDS 544.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 544 - Psychological Dimensions of Performance in Sport

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course offers a theoretical and empirical analysis of psychological constructs that underlie athlete performance and experience in competitive sport. The course examines the theoretical underpinnings of psychological (e.g., confidence, motivation), emotional (e.g., anxiety, anger), cultural (e.g., norms, roles), and personality characteristics (e.g., perfectionism, grit) that shape and inform the competitive sport experience for athletes. Students are exposed to key psychological constructs relevant to competitive sport settings and effective coaching in order to account for participation and performance in sport as a deeply holistic process. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 544, KIN 544, PEDS 544 or KSR 744.


KSR 545 - Physical Activity and Cancer View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An overview of the role of physical activity in cancer control. Specifically, physical activity is examined for its role in cancer prevention, coping with treatments, rehabilitation after treatments, palliative care, long term survival, secondary prevention and survival. A multidisciplinary perspective draws on kinesiology, oncology, nursing, epidemiology, psychology, rehabilitation medicine and health promotion. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 545, KIN 545 or PEDS 545.


KSR 546 - 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 546, KRLS 541 or PERLS 541.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 546 - Social Cognitive Approaches to Health Promoting Behaviors

★ 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 Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 546, KRLS 541 or PERLS 541.


KSR 563 - Indigeneity and Settler Colonialism View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 6)(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. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 563, KSR 763, KRLS 563 or PERLS 563.


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

★ 4 (fi 6)(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. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 564, KSR 764, KRLS 564 or PERLS 564.


KSR 565 - Indigenous Peoples' Physical Activity View Available Classes

★ 4 (fi 6)(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. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 565, KSR 765, KRLS 565 or PERLS 565.


KSR 572A - Coaching Practicum View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Students will be required to coach for a complete season as head coach or assistant coach with major responsibilities in High Performance program approved by the student's Coaching Mentor. The purpose of the practicum is to provide students with practical experience of running their own High Performance program for an entire duration of 1 annual cycle that will include 1 competitive season. Note: a minimum of 250 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Prerequisite: consent of the Faculty. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 572 or KSR 572 or PEDS 572.


KSR 572B - Coaching Practicum View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, VARIABLE)

Students will be required to coach for a complete season as head coach or assistant coach with major responsibilities in High Performance program approved by the student's Coaching Mentor. The purpose of the practicum is to provide students with practical experience of running their own High Performance program for an entire duration of 1 annual cycle that will include 1 competitive season. Note: a minimum of 250 hours of outside-classroom time is required. Prerequisite: consent of the Faculty. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KIN 572 or KSR 572 or PEDS 572.


KSR 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 573, KRLS 573 or PERLS 573.


KSR 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 573, KRLS 573 or PERLS 573.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 575 - Social Dimensions of Performance in Sport

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course critically examines various power-knowledge formations and systems of discrimination such as racism and sexism and the implications they hold for those involved in the provision and production of sport. The starting point for this course is that performance and coaching in sport is an inherently complex, uncertain, and ambiguous process with long-standing colonial ties and neoliberal tendencies. This course provides students with a number of strategies and approaches informed by social theory to enable them to reflect on the effects of these various systems and processes in order to design and implement more effective and ethical practices. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 575, KRLS 575, PERLS 575 or KSR 775.


KSR 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 576, KRLS 576 or PERLS 576.


KSR 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 580, KRLS 580 or PERLS 580.


KSR 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 581, KRLS 581 or PERLS 581.


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

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 582, KRLS 582 or PERLS 582.


KSR 586 - Motor Learning and Performance in Sport View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will explore recent and seminal research in the field of motor learning and performance in sport. A number of current theories and models will be discussed as well as the experimental literature concerned with the learning and performance of skilled movement across a diverse range of sport contexts. Also covered in this course will be various issues concerning the `nature¿ of motor skills, transfer of practice and feedback, as well as their integration with the retention of motor skills with specific application to the practice of coaching as a complex and highly integrated act. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 586 or KSR 786.


KSR 588 - Biomechanics and Performance in Sport View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will provide students with a detailed mechanical exploration of form and function in the human system with respect to performance in sport. The focus will be on the integration of various anatomical and mechanical concepts and their specific application to movement across a range of sport contexts. Students will also be encouraged to consider how both qualitative and quantitative applications of biomechanics to coaching can enhance athletes' movement and performance capabilities through a rich and holistic understanding of the moving body in culture. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 588 or KSR 788.


KSR 590 - Research and Directed Studies I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 590, KRLS 590 or PERLS 590.


KSR 591 - Research and Directed Studies II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 591, KRLS 591 or PERLS 591.


KSR 599A - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 599, KRLS 599 or PERLS 599.


KSR 599B - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 599, KRLS 599 or PERLS 599.


KSR 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. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 685, KRLS 685 or PERLS 685.


KSR 690 - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 690, KRLS 690 or PERLS 690.


KSR 691 - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 691, KRLS 691 or PERLS 691.


KSR 699A - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 699, KRLS 699 or PERLS 699.


KSR 699B - Directed Studies and Research View Available Classes

★ 1.5 (fi 6)(TWO TERM, 0-1.5S-0)

Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 699, KRLS 699 or PERLS 699.


KSR 711 - Organizational Analysis of Sport and Recreation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Concepts and perspectives in organizational theory are examined in relation to sport and recreation organizations in the public, nonprofit/voluntary, and commercial sector to help students understand and analyze the complexity of managing sport and recreation organizations effectively. 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 KSR 520 or KSR 711.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 711 - Organizational Analysis of Sport and Recreation

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Concepts and perspectives in organizational theory are examined in relation to sport and recreation organizations in the public, nonprofit/voluntary, and commercial sector to help students understand and analyze the complexity of managing sport and recreation organizations effectively. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 520 or KSR 711.


KSR 712 - Sport and Recreation Organizations and the Public Sector View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Emphasis is on the role of the federal, provincial, and municipal governments in Canada in recreation, health, wellness and amateur sport including the interorganizational relations between the public sector and non-profit/voluntary amateur sport and community service organizations. 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 KSR 521 or KSR 712.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 712 - Sport and Recreation Organizations and the Public Sector

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Emphasis is on the role of the federal, provincial, and municipal governments in Canada in recreation, health, wellness and amateur sport including the interorganizational relations between the public sector and non-profit/voluntary amateur sport and community service organizations. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 521 or KSR 712.


KSR 713 - Financial Analysis and Management in Recreation and Sport Organizations 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 or funding, revenues, and business development. 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 KSR 522 or KSR 713.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 713 - Financial Analysis and Management in Recreation and Sport Organizations

★ 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 or funding, revenues, and business development. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 522 or KSR 713.


KSR 714 - Marketing and Sponsorship in Sport and Recreation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of basic marketing concepts with applications to sport and recreation organizations. Topics may include promotions and public relations, consumer behavior, marketing communications, and branding. 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 KSR 523 or KSR 714.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 714 - Marketing and Sponsorship in Sport and Recreation

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of basic marketing concepts with applications to sport and recreation organizations. Topics may include promotions and public relations, consumer behavior, marketing communications, and branding. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 523 or KSR 714.


KSR 715 - Facilities and Event Management View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of the key concepts and issues associated with facility and event management within the sport and recreation industry. 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 KSR 524 or KSR 715.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 715 - Facilities and Event Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of the key concepts and issues associated with facility and event management within the sport and recreation industry. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 524 or KSR 715.


KSR 716 - Contemporary Issues in Sport and Recreation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The course will examine current topics and issues within the sport and recreation environment from a variety of perspectives including economic, finance, sociology, management, and ethics. 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 KSR 525 or KSR 716.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 716 - Contemporary Issues in Sport and Recreation

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The course will examine current topics and issues within the sport and recreation environment from a variety of perspectives including economic, finance, sociology, management, and ethics. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 525 or KSR 716.


KSR 717 - Critical Survey of Key Topics in Adapted Physical Activity View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A critical survey of topics and issues that are foundational to research, theory, and practice within adapted physical activity. Topics may include models of disability, social justice and intersectionality, and constraints and affordances that influence participation in physical activity and leisure by persons with impairments. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Note: this course provides foundation content used throughout the APA certificate courses, therefore it is strongly recommended that students take KSR 717 as their first course.


KSR 718 - Program Evaluation and Assessment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of strategies, approaches, and practices for assessing programs, and their impacts, within adapted physical activity and other related settings (e.g., rehabilitation). Quantitative, qualitative, mixed, and alternative (e.g., arts-based) assessment methods will be introduced and critically analysed, with an emphasis on disability-affirming approaches to each. This course will explore how to conduct various types of program evaluation (e.g., formative, summative, accountability-based) in a way that meaningfully engages stakeholders and shares learnings in an accessible, inclusive, and impactful way. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 719 - Being a Reflexive Practitioner View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A reflexivity-centered approach to supporting course participants in making complex, ethical and theoretical decisions in practice contexts. Course participants will examine the taken for granted assumptions that underpin our practices as adapted physical activity professionals and explore practice-oriented tools and knowledges that can be used to support the development of a theoretically and ethically reflexive praxis. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 720 - Accessible Design for APA View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of key concepts, issues related to accessible and universal design, as well as specific, actionable tools for assessing and creating more accessible physical spaces, online spaces, physical activity programs, media and communications, as well as learning experiences. This course will engage with access issues faced by a wide range of people, and be applied to contexts most relevant to course participants. They will also learn how to develop key organizational policies to support the creation of more accessible, inclusive, and equitable spaces. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 721 - Instructional Approaches & Programming Models View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An exploration of the various instructional approaches and programming models that are used within adapted physical activity settings, to promote innovative and cooperative service delivery. This course will include opportunities to apply theory in a real-life setting, which may involve acquiring practice oriented tools to provide supports as needed and empower individuals. This course can either be fulfilled through an on-campus learning environment at the University of Alberta's Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement, or through a pre-approved practice context negotiated by the course participant. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 722 - Coaching Athletes Experiencing Disability View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of current topics relating to coaching athletes experiencing disability across the stages of Long Term Development (LTD). The course will cover a range of sports for various different impairment groups, and will discuss structural, inter-relational, and individual considerations. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 723 - Integrating Disability Perspectives into APA Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Disability-affirming practice requires an engagement with knowledges produced by thinkers and leaders who experience disability, as well as an understanding of the immense diversity of disability experience. Course participants will learn about how scholars, activists, and self-advocacy leaders who self-identify as Deaf, disabled, Mad, sick, and neurodivergent conceptualize their own bodies, minds, lives, and physical activities of meaning. Emphasis will be placed on how disabled and neurodivergent people's lives are always impacted by equity issues relating to culture, religion, Indigeneity, race, gender, sexuality, newcomer status, class, and caste. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 724 - Trauma Informed Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Linking trauma-informed pedagogy with strength-based instructional approaches promotes a safer and more relational instructional context one that minimizes actions that may trigger or retraumatize learners. With the aim of acknowledging and supporting learner resilience, choice, control over one's body and mind, and autonomy, course participants will learn the meaning and applications of trauma-informed pedagogy and practice, using instructional strategies typical of adapted physical activity as points for critical reflexion. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 741 - Sport and Physical Activity for Children and Youth View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course examines a range of psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity participation among children and youth. Topics may include parental involvement, peer relationships, coach/leader behaviour, sport for development, talent development, life skills, inclusion, and exclusion especially as they relate to an awareness and appreciation of difference and diversity. Throughout this course, ways in which coaches and physical activity instructors can promote positive developmental experiences for children and youth will be discussed, along with strategies for knowledge translation and exchange with broader community audiences including, in particular, Indigenous communities Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 741, KIN 541, PEDS 541, or KSR 541. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 744 - Psychological Dimensions of Performance in Sport View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course offers a theoretical and empirical analysis of various psychological constructs that underlie athlete performance and experience in competitive sport. This course examines the theoretical underpinnings of psychological (e.g., confidence, motivation), emotional (e.g., anxiety, anger), cultural (e.g., norms, roles), and personality characteristics (e.g., perfectionism, grit) that can play a role in the competitive sport experience for athletes. Students are exposed to key psychological constructs relevant to competitive sport settings and effective coaching in order to account for participation and performance in sport as a deeply holistic process. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 744, KIN 544, PEDS 544, or KSR 544. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 763 - 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 KSR 763, KRLS 563 or PERLS 563.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 763 - Indigeneity and Settler Colonialism

★ 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 at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 763, KRLS 563 or PERLS 563.


KSR 764 - 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 KSR 764, KRLS 564 or PERLS 564.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 764 - Managing Recreation, Sport, and Physical Activity Programs in Indigenous Communities

★ 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 at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 764, KRLS 564 or PERLS 564.


KSR 765 - 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. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 765, KRLS 565 or PERLS 565.


Starting: 2021-09-01

KSR 765 - Indigenous Peoples' Physical Activity

★ 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 at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar. Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 765, KRLS 565 or PERLS 565.


KSR 775 - Social Dimensions of Performance in Sport View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course critically examines various power-knowledge formations and systems of discrimination such as racism and sexism and the implications they hold for those involved in the provision and production of sport. The starting point for this course is that performance and coaching in sport is an inherently complex, uncertain, and ambiguous process with long-standing colonial ties and neoliberal tendencies. This course provides students with a number of strategies and approaches informed by social theory to enable them to reflect on the effects of these various systems and processes in order to design and implement more effective and ethical practices. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 775, KSR 575, KRLS 575, or PERLS 575. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 786 - Motor Learning and Performance in Sport View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will explore recent and seminal research in the field of motor learning and performance in sport. A number of current theories and models will be discussed as well as the experimental literature concerned with the learning and performance of skilled movement across a diverse range of sport contexts. Also covered in this course will be various issues concerning the `nature¿ of motor skills, transfer of practice and feedback, as well as their integration with the retention of motor skills with specific application to the practice of coaching as a complex and highly integrated act. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 786 or KSR 586. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 787 - Physiology and Performance in Sport View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

This course provides students with a survey of selected topics in exercise physiology with an emphasis on the application to sport and the planning practices employed by coaches. The course will normally include the study of metabolic, cardiorespiratory, neuromuscular and environmental physiology with reference to training and competition across a variety of sporting contexts. As well, possible topics may include the discussion of a variety of contemporary physiological issues related to coaching such as: sex-based differences in fitness norms for sport performance, ergogenic aids, and the place of experiential knowledge in enhancing sport performance. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 787, KIN 514, PEDS 514, or KSR 514. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar


KSR 788 - Sport Biomechanics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course will provide students with a detailed mechanical exploration of form and function in the human system with respect to performance in sport. The focus will be on the integration of various anatomical and mechanical concepts and their specific application to movement across a range of sport contexts. Students will also be encouraged to consider how both qualitative and quantitative applications of biomechanics to coaching can enhance athletes¿ movement and performance capabilities through a rich and holistic understanding of the moving body in culture. Note: Credit will be granted for only one of KSR 788 or KSR 588. Sections may be offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.


KSR 789 - Seminar View Available Classes

★ 0 (fi 0)(EITHER, 10 HOURS)

This online non-credit course is mandatory for students to earn their certificate and will provide a forum for students to share their thoughts, perspectives, and insights on their coaching in a supportive student-centred environment. The seminar's content will vary from year to year based on the specific needs and make-up of the students. In general, however, each session will include opportunities for students to discuss and reflect on their own coaching based on different prompts, exercises, readings, and guest lectures concerning a variety of coaching- related topics. Importantly, there will also be a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion as it relates to coaching running through every topic covered. One topic in particular that will be covered will be the uniqueness of Indigenous cultures, values, and lifestyles and the influence this can have in shaping more equitable and just coaching practices.


KSR 900A - 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. Note: Students can complete only one project during their degree.


KSR 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. Note: Students can complete only one project during their degree.