Courses with Community Engagement


Course Designation: KNPE 337

Course Title: Physical Activity Promotion for Children and Youth

Course Description:

KNPE 337 introduces students to the principles involved with promoting physical activity among children and youth. Throughout the course, students develop skills to design and effectively deliver physical activity programming in a variety of settings, including classrooms, gymnasiums, and playgrounds. Students complete 24 placement hours in a local elementary school, working in pairs to deliver Daily Physical Activity (DPA) sessions to different classes.

Examples of previous/current community partners: Multiple elementary schools within the Limestone District School Board


PACT 333

Course Designation: PACT 333

Course Title: Practicum in Physical Activity for Persons with Disabilities

Course Description: 

PACT 333 is an activity-based course designed to give students the opportunity to use skills, strategies and approaches to effectively plan and implement age-appropriate, adapted physical activity-based opportunities. Students complete 24 placement hours with one of our community partners who deliver physical activity programming for persons with a disability. The community-based placement and course activity sessions provide practical learning experiences for students, related to delivering various physical activity and adapted sport opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Examples of previous/current community partners: Revved Up; Special Olympics Kingston; SwimAbility; Down Syndrome Association Kingston; Bobbing buddies; Autism Mentorship Program


HLTH 415

Course Designation: HLTH 415

Course Title: Program Design and Evaluation

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to program design and evaluation, which are core competencies of health promotion and public health practice. Students work in small groups (3-4 students) with a community partner over the span of approximately 7 months. Throughout this community-based project, students will get exposure working with a community partner to plan, implement, and evaluate a community-based intervention.

Examples of previous/current community partners: Kingston Gets Active, The Mess Kingston, H’Art Centre, Four Directions, Queen’s Athletic and Recreation, Kingston Veg Fest, Good Food Box, City of Kingston (Fitness & Wellness)



Course Designation: HLTH/KNPE 300

Course Title: Community-based Internship

Course Description:

HLTH/KNPE 300 provides students in Health Studies, Kinesiology and Physical Education with a community-based practical internship opportunity related to their field of study, including but not limited to: fitness facilities, community health centres and allied healthcare clinics. Students complete a minimum of 84 internship hours throughout the winter term (January – April). Through pre-internship workshops, course seminars and their community-based internship, students will gain and utilize a wealth of professional development skills and experience.

Examples of previous/current community partners: Make Way For Me! (Occupational Therapy For Children); Spark Talk Speech Therapy; K-Town Physio; Hydrathletics; Canadian Cancer Society, Kingston Athletic Therapy Centre, Kingston West Family Chiropractic, Lifemark Physiotherapy


PACT 403

Course Designation: PACT 403

Course Title: Intensive Coaching Practical Placement

Course Description: 

PACT 403 is a practicum course which allows students the opportunity to gain coaching experience while learning about current research in coaching theory.  Students complete a coaching placement in either a school or community sport setting, for a minimum of 48 contact hours (e.g., 12 hours of practice planning and season preparation and 36 hours of hands on coaching). Students gain experience developing and implementing transferrable skills with regards to teaching, leadership, management and team development.

Examples of previous/current community partners: Kingston Area Minor Hockey Association (KAMHA); High schools in the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic School Boards; High schools in the Limestone District School Board; Kingston Clippers Soccer Club; Pegasus Volleyball 


PACT 335

Course Designation: PACT 335

Course Title: Practicum in Physical Activity for Seniors

Course Description:

PACT 335 is an activity-based placement course which provides students the opportunity to gain practical experience working with older adults in community-based physical activity programs. Through activity-based classroom sessions and a community-based placement, students acquire knowledge on a variety of different exercises and activities that are appropriate and beneficial to seniors. Students complete 24 placement hours with a community partner, developing leadership skills to plan and effectively deliver physical activity programming for seniors.

Examples of previous/current community partners: Seniors Association Kingston, Kingston Community Health Centre (Active Living Programs), Kingsdale Retirement Home, Queen’s Athletic and Recreation Centre