The Department of Kinesiology provides a research-intensive environment that offers a unique opportunity for students in Kinesiology to both participate in, and contribute to the research of the faculty. Students participate in research while earning credits towards their degree through the 6-unit or 9-unit Senior Thesis course. KINESIOL 4RR6/4RR9 are two-term inquiry courses that provides students an opportunity to conduct original research by collecting data and acquiring laboratory skills under the supervision of a full-time faculty member or Associate Member of the Department.
The project involves developing a research proposal, a literature review, design of methodology, data collection and analysis, a research report appropriate to the sub-discipline, and an oral presentation with an approximate time commitment of 8-10 hours weekly.
The project involves developing a research proposal, a literature review, design of methodology, data collection and analysis, a research report appropriate to the sub-discipline, and an oral presentation with an approximate time commitment of 12-15 hours weekly.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should demonstrate general proficiency in carrying out independent research; specifically, the students should demonstrate the ability to:
- formulate a scientific hypothesis suitable for study
- design and conduct a project to support or refute the hypothesis
- analyze and present results in a thesis an oral and written thesis
The Senior Thesis course is only available to students registered in Level IV Kinesiology. Students must have a Cumulative Average (CA) of 8.5 or higher.
Please Note: Concurrent registration in KINESIOL 3RP3 is not permitted. Students cannot take KINESIOL 4RR6 and KINESIOL 4RR9 together.
Students must submit their completed KINESIOL 4RR6 Thesis Enrollment Application or KINESIOL 4RR9 Thesis Enrollment Application to the Undergraduate Studies, Academic Program Advisor via email to email@example.com or in IWC 219C, ideally by March 31st, or 30-days prior to the start of the Fall term.
Frequently Asked Questions about KINESIOL 4RR6/KINESIOL 4RR9:
Yes. It is the student’s responsibility to find a supervisor for a thesis prior to submitting forms. This requires planning for your placement before the deadlines for forms.
Concurrent registration in KINESIOL 3RP3 is not permitted. KINESIOL 3RP3 functions as a great introduction to this course.
Submit approval forms to the Academic Program Advisor and if you meet the requirements, permission will be coded to allow you to register in the course on your MOSAIC account. Note: The GPA requirement will be verified by the end of May and if you do not meet the required 8.5 both you and your supervisor will be notified that you are not eligible to enrol.
MOSAIC will not allow you to register in conflicting courses. You are required to attend all lecture components of the course.
Once registered in Mosaic for KINESIOL 4RR6A/KINESIOL 4RR9A, you will automatically be enrolled in KINESIOL 4RR6B/KINESIOL 4RR9B for the Winter term.