Graduate Programs

Graduate Courses

Please refer to the current University of Alberta Calendar for full course descriptions and availability. Most graduate courses in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation are offered in alternate years. All courses are open to all students unless specifically marked.

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Graduate courses offered Fall Term 2017/Winter Term 2018: Class Schedule (PDF)

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Courses annotated ★3, ★6 indicates units of course weight.  

REQUIRED COURSES
NAME OF COURSE
PROGRAM
PERLS 580 (★3)
Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Research Methodology
All Masters (580 or 581 required depending on nature of inquiry)
PERLS 581 (★3)
Scientific Inquiry and Qualitative Research Methodology All Masters (580 or 581 required depending on nature of inquiry)
KIN 572 (★6)
Coaching Practicum
MCoach only
PERLS 573 (★3)
Coaching Issues and the Work Environment
MCoach (required). Open to all students
PERLS 900 (★6) Directed Research Projects - Capping Exercise
MA, MA (RLS), MCoach (required for all course-based Masters programs)
RLS 510 (★3)
Concepts and Theories of Leisure and Recreation
MA (RLS) (required). Open to all students
PERLS 685 (★3) Doctoral Research Seminar Doctoral only (required for students admitted on or after September 1, 2013)
OPTIONAL COURSES
NAME OF COURSE
MASTERS & DOCTORAL PROGRAMS
KIN 500 (★3)
Seminar in Biomechanics
All
KIN 511 (★3)
Exercise Testing and Exercise Prescription
All
KIN 512 (★3)
Selected Topics in Advanced Exercise Physiology
All
KIN 513 (★3)
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology
All
KIN 514 (★3)
Sport Physiology
All
KIN 517 (★3)
Histochemical and Biochemical Techniques In Exercise Physiology  All
KIN 518 (★3)
Hormonal Response to Exercise
All
KIN 530 (★3)
Adapted Physical Activity
All
KIN 540 (★3)
The Psychology of Performance Enhancement In Sport and Physical Activity  All
KIN 541 (★3)
Positive Youth Development Through Sport and Physical Activity All
KIN 544 (★3)
Psychosocial Dimensions of Athletic Behaviour In the Competitive Sport Environment  All
KIN 545 (★3)
Physical Activity and Cancer
All
PERLS 504 (★3)
The History of Nature, Parks and Travel
All
PERLS 506 (★3)
Socio-cultural Perspectives on the Body and Health  All
PERLS 507 (★3)
Sport and Popular Culture
All
PERLS 541 (★3)
Social Cognitive Approaches to Health Promoting Behaviours  All
PERLS 550 (★3)
Sport and Leisure Organizations and the Public Sector  All
PERLS 551 (★3)
Organizational Analysis of Sport and Leisure All
PERLS 573 (★3)
Coaching Issues and the Work Environment
All
PERLS 575 (★3)
Coaching Knowledge: The Social Dimensions of Performance Sport  All
PERLS 577 (★3)
Sport and Ethics
All
PERLS 582 (★3)
Graduate Seminar: A Seminar In Current Factors, Problems and Issues  All
PERLS 590 (★3)
Research Directed Studies I
Masters only
PERLS 591 (★3)
Research Directed Studies II
Masters only
PERLS 599 (★3; ★1.5 per term)
Directed Studies Research
Masters only
PERLS 613 (★3)
Special Topics In the Socio-Cultural Study of Leisure, Sport, and Health  All
PERLS 690 (★3)
Directed Studies and Research
Doctoral only
PERLS 691 (★3)
Directed Studies and Research  Doctoral only
PERLS 699 (★3; ★1.5 per term)
Directed Studies and Research
Doctoral only
PERLS 900 (★6)
Directed Research Project - capping exercise
Masters course-based only
RLS 510 (★3)
Concepts and Theories of Leisure and Recreation All
RLS 531 (★3)
Socio-Psychological Dimensions of Leisure Behaviour  All
RLS 541 (★3)
Parks and Protected Areas: Planning and Management of Natural and Cultural Heritage  All