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PSK4U Introductory Kinesiology – Grade 12 (University)

  • Grade 12

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education

GRADE: 12 (University)

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMHealth and Physical Education

Course Overview

PSK4U online 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. PSK4U online prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

Anatomy and Physiology

Essential Question: What are the major bones and muscles of the body that contribute to human movement? What physiological factors affect the body's ability to efficiently move and fuel exercise?

In this unit, students will receive an essential introduction to the course. Students will begin by learning how to define human movement, then focus on skeletal and muscular anatomy. Students will focus on muscular contractions and end by examining the cardiovascular system.

Human Performance and Biomechanics

Essential Question: How can principles of physics be applied to human movements? What is the field of biomechanics and how does it influence analyzing movement?

In this unit, students will focus on three separate topics. First, students will put their anatomy knowledge to action through analyzing the Biomechanics of the human body. Second, they will investigate Nutrition and healthy eating practices. Lastly, students will learn Fitness principles and how to design a proper personalized plan.

Motor Development and Sport Psychology

Essential Question: How does the human body change from infancy to adulthood? What factors help positively influence learning new skills?

In this unit, students will focus on the basis of executing a skill. Students will learn how humans develop from childhood to adulthood. Next, they will learn how to properly analyze a skill. Finally, students will focus on the mental side of sport and exercise, taking an in-depth look at Sports Psychology.

Sport in Society

Essential Question: What is the role of sport in culture? Why is sport increasing in economic importance around the world?

In this unit, students will examine the social and economic side of sport and exercise. Students will review the history of sport and the Olympic games. Students will then investigate the unique role of sport in culture. Lastly, students will examine the growing economic importance of the sporting world as they look into the business of sport.

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