PSK4U Introductory Kinesiology
Ministry of Education Course Title: Health and Physical Education, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: PSK4U
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education
Department: Health and Physical Education
This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.
Total Time: 110 hours
Unit 1 Physical Activity and Sport in Society
A1. demonstrate an understanding of how the social and cultural significance of physical activity and sport has evolved historically, and analyse current social issues relating to physical activity and sport;
A2. demonstrate an understanding of the individual and social benefits of participation in physical activity and sport and the factors that enable and constrain participation.
Unit 2 The Basis of Movement
B1. describe the structure and function of major body systems involved in human movement, and demonstrate an understanding of related anatomical and physiological concepts and theories;
B2. demonstrate an understanding of and assess factors that affect performance during human movement.
Unit 3 Biomechanics and Motor Development
C1. demonstrate an understanding of the phases of movement and of physical laws and biomechanical principles related to improving movement;
C2. demonstrate an understanding of human growth and motor development, and apply it to the design of age-appropriate movement activities and to the enhancement of movement skills.