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Grade 12 Kinesiology (PSK4U) 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.

Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 12 Kinesiology PSK4U

Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. Please note that while the unit called “Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration” is not listed below however the specific expectations listed in this unit are threaded and incorporated within the delivery and assessment of the other five units. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the PSK4U course profile.

Unit OrderUnit NameSuggested Time
Unit 1Introduction to Kinesiology25 hours
Unit 2Anatomical Kinesiology25 hours
Unit 3Physiology of Movement25 hours
Unit 4Biomechanics and Psychomotor Development22 hours
FinalCourse Summative10 hours
FinalFinal Exam3 hours
Total110 Hours


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