croppedbisonsThe FKRM creates, translates, and mobilizes knowledge related to physical activity, human movement, sport, and leisure through undergraduate and graduate education, research and scholarship, university sport, and recreation programming. Studying at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management allows students to engage in human rights in an active and community-oriented way. Fieldwork and Mentorship programs provide students with a chance to get out into the community and not only learn, but help others in the process

For more information, including registration details, contact the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management.

Aboriginal Youth Mentor programs

Service learning opportunities via the Aboriginal Youth Mentor programs (students who complete the Diver Populations course can later be hired to work in the mentor programs). Aboriginal high school mentors are guaranteed work as community members/university mentors once they graduate high school. The Aboriginal youth mentor programs are viewed as both a recruitment and retention opportunity, particularly for Aboriginal and other under-represented groups.

Introduction to Outdoor and Land-based Recreation (REC 2130)

This course provides an introduction to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on land-based education and outdoor recreation. Students examine how as individuals and groups we can build strong relationships and a robust sense of connection with others, with the land, the outdoors, and with recreation through academic and experiential explorations.

History of Physical Activity and Leisure (KPER 2170)

This course examines the post-Confederation history of Canadian sport, physical education, physical fitness and recreation, as well as the growth of public programs. Using the concepts of social class, gender, race, and ethnicity, the focus is on the ways in which Canadian physical activity, recreation, and sport have been organized since Confederation and the processes by which people have fashioned them, within the dynamic of economic, social, and political struggles and changes.

Inclusive Physical Activity and Leisure (KPER 3100) 

This course introduces the foundations of inclusive physical activity and leisure and the application of this knowledge to individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences with a focus on people with various forms of impairment.

Indigenous Song and Dance
(PHED 3102)

An introduction to a variety of traditional and culturally relevant Indigenous songs and dances representative of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit, taught using western and traditional teaching styles with an emphasis on hands-on learning.

Philosophy of Physical Activity and Leisure (PERS 3340) 

Issues in sport, physical education and recreation will be examined from a philosophical perspective.

Culturally Relevant Physical Education and Health (PHED 3360)

An investigation of physical health and education from a critical theorist perspective, that is, one that investigates the different relations of power and privilege (based on ability, gender, race, socio-economic class, sexuality, etc.) experienced within education experiences of young people from diverse backgrounds will be analyzed from a holistic perspective.

Sociology of Physical Activity and Leisure (KPER 3460) 

This course examines sociological factors that influence and shape participation in the areas of physical activity, sport and leisure. The exploration of students’ own experiences in this field is emphasized, using an analytical model examining experiences as they arise out of the interplay of social structure and individual agency.

Diverse Populations Mentorship
(PHED 3760)

An experiential service learning course focused on inner city youth implemented in partnership with several levels of government.

Indigenous Games and Activities
(PHED 3770)

This course will provide Indigenous and non-Indigenous students with a unique opportunity to explore, in theory and practice, traditional and contemporary world views related to historical, cultural, and environmental approaches to Indigenous games and activities.

Indigenous Perspectives on Land-Based Education (REC 3770)

This course provides an introduction, overview and exploration of Indigenous knowledge systems and ways of knowing as an entry point to understanding Indigenous land-based education on Turtle Island (North America). Treaties, stories, traditional ecological knowledge and ways of living as well as an intensive land-based experiential learning weekend will be used to explore historical and contemporary Indigenous perspectives of the land and land-based education.

Sport and the Body (PERS 4320)

A critical analysis of current, interdisciplinary topics pertaining to sport and the body. This course tackles difficult and controversial questions related to the active body.

Sport, Film and Society (PERS 4340)

This seminar format course encourages students to use films as “texts” through which important sociocultural themes related to the study of sport, recreation, physical activity, dance, and physical education can be explored. It builds upon themes explored in courses such as PERS 3460 and uses film as a way to examine the intersections between the representations of key historical and sociological concepts, such as social class, gender, and race/ethnicity and the representations of sport and the moving body. The course is organized around these themes and includes a variety of film genres, primarily feature films and documentaries. Each seminar includes one or more screenings upon which class discussions are based. The course concludes with a screening of the films made by the students themselves, a key component of the course evaluation.

Supervised Fieldwork Experience
(KPER 4630)

The fieldwork practicum is a professionally supervised field experience that provides an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in academic courses and exposure to new concepts of professional practice in the fields of physical activity, health and wellness or leisure. Students are placed for a 13-week period of full time work within a suitable agency.