Independent courses are intended to provide students with an opportunity to earn course credits while conducting an intensive study of a specific topic or research question. These courses are designed to be a self-directed study conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. This experience is of particular value for students who want to provide additional evidence of their academic abilities in their applications to post-degree or graduate programs.
All independent project courses are restricted to level 4 students in Health Studies (Major or Medial plans only) or Kinesiology and require permission of a faculty supervisor and the SKHS Undergraduate Chair.
This document contains detailed information to assist students who would like to explore taking an independent course including information about requirements, developing a course proposal, finding a supervisor and registration approval.
Independent study opportunities in 2023-24 (Updated on May 15th, 2023)
Survey of Research and Literature
Independent study involving a critical review of the literature on an approved topic of specialization. This opportunity trains students how to research a topic in depth by reviewing the current literature on a topic agreed between them and a professor.
Students do an independent project in an area of specialization in health enhancement, disease prevention, and human performance – or in an area of specialization in Health Studies.
An independent study involving a research proposal and project on an approved topic in the area of health enhancement, disease prevention, and human performance. A minimum GPA of 3.50 is a prerequisite for HLTH/KNPE 595.
HLTH 595/6.0 Form: Honours Thesis in Health Studies
KNPE 595/6.0 Form: Honours Thesis in Kinesiology and Physical and Health Education