Fitness and Health Promotion (Year 1)

Ontario College Diploma (31 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 3010X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

* Only year one is available online. Students taking the program part-time have three years to complete the first year (Series 01 & 02) of the program.

Other Delivery Options

Full-time Online
Full-time On Campus

Our Program

This Ontario College Diploma program prepares students to perform the roles and responsibilities of fitness and health consultants.

Fitness and health consultants plan, promote and deliver a wide variety of services including activity and educational programs that can enhance the health, fitness and well-being of individuals and groups in diverse settings.

In the final level, students have the opportunity to obtain nationally recognized certifications in Group Fitness and Personal Training.

Field placements provide on-the-job training and experiences, contributing to the overall marketability and employability of graduates.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are interested in their own personal health and how they can make healthier lifestyle choices for themselves and others.
  • Prefer a physically active lifestyle and enjoy encouraging others to be more physically active.
  • Are friendly, outgoing and like to interact with other people.
  • Currently have strong interpersonal, time management and personal management skills or wish to develop those skills.
  • Are comfortable speaking in front of small and medium-sized groups or wish to develop those skills.
  • Enjoy learning about the human body and how it works.

Your Career

Graduates may find employment in the fitness industry in a variety of settings, such as fitness and health clubs, YMCA/YWCA, corporate recreation and fitness programs, and public and private fitness programs. Graduates may also find employment with community institutions for special populations, and municipal recreation departments. In addition, graduates may choose to become consultants or business entrepreneurs. Graduates are prepared to meet the multi-dimensional demands of a growing market in fitness and health promotion.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Books, supplies and optional project materials cost approximately $600 per term. Books and supplies can be purchased from our College bookstore online.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or mathematics courses at the Basic level or with Workplace or open courses will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR

Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change).

Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.
  • Biology, Grade 11 or 12; or
  • Chemistry, Grade 11 or 12; or
  • Health and Physical Education, Grade 12 (PLF4C, PSE4U, PPL4O, PAF40 or equivalent).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.
International Applicants

International applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements are required to complete preparatory courses (4 months in duration):

  • Introduction to Canadian Health Studies (ICHS). Students who successfully complete the introduction will then proceed to their original health program of choice. The ICHS requires applicants to submit an academic IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR
  • TOEFL-Internet based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum in each component: Reading; 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

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Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English, and Biology or Chemistry or Health and Physical Education.

Police Records Check Documentation

Though not an admission requirement, applicants must note important information listed below regarding Police Record Check program requirements.

Students must provide the College with a current Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS) prior to the deadline identified by the department and students are responsible for any associated costs. If this documentation is not submitted on time, students may not be placed and registration in the program will be jeopardized. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate and will be asked to withdraw.

Field Placement Eligibility

Field placements occur in the first and second year of the program.

To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of Standard First Aid certification, CPR level C, as well as a PRCSVS; which will be retained on your departmental file and used only for purposes related to your placement. You will be required to disclose the contents of the PRCSVS, including all notations, to the placement agencies.

Should you require further information, please contact the Program Coordinator.

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or mathematics courses at the Basic level or with Workplace or open courses will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program. Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.
Program Eligibility
  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher.
  • Biology, Grade 11 or 12 OR Chemistry, Grade 12 OR Health and Physical Education, Grade 12 (PLF4C, PSE4U,PPL4O,PAF40 or equivalent).

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either:

  • IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, OR
  • TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading: 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.
International Applicants

International applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements are required to complete preparatory courses (4 months in duration):

  • Introduction to Canadian Health Studies (ICHS). Students who successfully complete the introduction will then proceed to their original health program of choice. The ICHS requires applicants to submit an academic IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR
  • TOEFL-Internet based (iBT)-overall 90, with a minimum in each component: Reading; 21 Listening: 20 Speaking: 27 and Writing: 22.

Should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of available places, applicants will be selected on the basis of their proficiency in English, and biology or chemistry or health and physical education.

Police Records Check Documentation

Successful completion of field placement is a requirement for graduation from the Fitness and Health Promotion program. Agencies that provide placement opportunities may require you to have a clear Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS). Your acceptance for placement is at the discretion of the agency. If you register in the program without a clear PRCSVS and as a result are unable to participate in placement, you will not be able to graduate.

Field Placement Eligibility

To be eligible for placement, you must submit proof of a PRCSVS, as well as current First Aid and CPR level C with AED training, which will be retained on your departmental file and used only for purposes related to your placement. You will be required to disclose the contents of the PRCSVS, including all notations, to the placement agencies.

It is your responsibility to obtain the PRCSVS from your local Police Department prior to the deadline identified by your Department and to pay any associated costs. It may take a long time to obtain this documentation; please submit your application as early as possible. Should you require further information, contact the Program Chair.

Notes

  • Only year one of this program is available online. Year two is available full-time on campus.
  • Field placements provide on-the-job training and experience, contributing to the overall marketability and employability of graduates.
  • The Fitness and Health Promotion program includes courses in year two that are delivered in a variety of formats including face-to-face in a classroom, hybrid (combination of classroom and online learning) and online. Students participate in all three types of learning. Students also participate in laboratory and field placement learning activities. Mandatory field placements and course-related projects may be scheduled outside of regular class hours.

Substitutes and equivalencies for Winter 2017

  • The course FIT2210 is not available this semester, FIT2218 is the equivalent.
  • The course ENL1832C is not available this semester, ENL1754 is the equivalent.
  • The course FIT2226 is not available this semester, PFP1020 is the equivalent.
  • The course FIT2227 is not available this semester, BUS2301 is the equivalent.
ACADEMIC PROBATION

Students who have two or more F grades in a given term or whose term grade point average falls below 1.7 are considered to be on academic probation (Directive AA14 Grading System). This requires the student to meet with their academic advisor or coordinator to sign a learning contract which identifies the conditions which must be met to continue in the program. Students who do not meet the terms of their learning contract are withdrawn from the program.

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Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Melissa Langlais, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 7310 or langlam1@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
Series: 01
ENL1813S45.0Communications IOnline Learning On Campus
FIT221045.0Fitness Operations

FIT2210 Fitness Operations

Managing a safe and effective fitness facility requires skills and knowledge in the areas of risk management, human resources management, policies and procedures, facility layout and design, contracts and service agreements, organizational structures and essential information technologies.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT221260.0Introduction to Fitness/WellnessOnline Learning Blank Icon
FIT221345.0Leadership in SocietyOnline Learning Blank Icon
FIT221430.0NutritionOnline Learning Blank Icon
FIT221545.0PhysiologyOnline Learning Blank Icon
FIT221745.0Anatomy for Fitness LeadersOnline Learning Blank Icon
FIT221930.0Field Project 1Online Learning Blank Icon
Series: 02
ENL1832C45.0Report Writing for RecreationReport Writing for Recreation

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT222045.0Fitness AssessmentOnline Learning Blank Icon
FIT222260.0Mechanics of ExerciseOnline Learning Blank Icon
FIT222445.0Group Fitness IOnline Learning On Campus
FIT222545.0Exercise PhysiologyOnline Learning Blank Icon
FIT222645.0PsychologyPsychology

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT222730.0Technology in FitnessTechnology in Fitness

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT222945.0Field Project 2Online Learning Blank Icon
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FIT223052.0Sports Injuries/Exercise SafetyBlank Icon On Campus
FIT223352.0Group Fitness IIGroup Fitness II

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT223526.0Career Planning and Professional DevelopmentCareer Planning and Professional Development

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT223660.0Field Placement IField Placement I

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FIT223765.0Personal TrainingBlank Icon On Campus
FIT224339.0Fitness Management Customer ServiceBlank Icon On Campus
General Education Elective: choose 1
ART000848.0Art History and TheoryOnline Learning Blank Icon
COR173745.0Abnormal PsychologyOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
DAT011345.0Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in CanadaBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL000942.0Introduction to Children's LiteratureOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL001042.0Science FictionOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENL179845.0Contemporary Canadian IssuesOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
ENV000245.0Environmental CitizenshipBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
FAM100345.0Psychology of LearningBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEN1001M45.0Ethics: What Is the Big Deal?Ethics: What Is the Big Deal?

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GEO000142.0Political GeographyPolitical Geography

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GEO000245.0Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet EarthBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO000345.0Geography and TourismBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
GEO500345.0Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)Blank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
HLT013945.0Introduction to Complementary TherapiesIntroduction to Complementary Therapies

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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MGT234645.0Introduction to E-BusinessOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
PSI000242.0Canadian PoliticsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSI170245.0Government of CanadaBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000145.0Co-Dependency as an AddictionBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000245.0Domestic and Workplace ViolenceBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY000745.0Cults and TerrorismOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001045.0Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic MindsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001145.0Criminal Psychology II - Criminal MindsBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001442.0Learning, Thinking and Problem SolvingBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY001545.0Social PsychologyBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
PSY175442.0Psychology IntroductionOnline Learning Online Learning Blank Icon
SSC004842.0Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?Technology: Apocalypse Or Eden?

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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SSC501242.0Racism and DiscriminationBlank Icon Online Learning Blank Icon
Series: 04
FIT224030.0Programming for Diverse PopulationsProgramming for Diverse Populations

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT224230.0Marketing and EntrepreneurshipMarketing and Entrepreneurship

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT224440.0Health and Wellness PromotionsHealth and Wellness Promotions

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT224530.0Sports NutritionSports Nutrition

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FIT224610.0Field Placement SeminarField Placement Seminar

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FIT2247150.0Field Placement IIField Placement II

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT224830.0Fitness Management FinanceFitness Management Finance

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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Core Electives: choose 1
FIT224130.0Special Topics/Trends in FitnessSpecial Topics/Trends in Fitness

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT225130.0Personal Training CertificationPersonal Training Certification

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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FIT226130.0Group Fitness CertificationGroup Fitness Certification

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ENL1813S Communications I

Communication remains an essential skill sought by employers, regardless of discipline or field of study. Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Students practice writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

FIT2210 Fitness Operations

Managing a safe and effective fitness facility requires skills and knowledge in the areas of risk management, human resources management, policies and procedures, facility layout and design, contracts and service agreements, organizational structures and essential information technologies.

FIT2212 Introduction to Fitness/Wellness

Fitness, wellness and the dimensions of a healthy lifestyle are important for fitness personnel. Students have an opportunity to develop and experience all the components of fitness and wellness by participating in their own personal fitness and wellness program, as well as other activities and labs.

FIT2213 Leadership in Society

Leadership and leadership styles affect society. Different models of leadership are examined, as well as a history of leadership in society. The situational leadership model and ethics of various leadership styles are discussed.

FIT2214 Nutrition

The exercise leader is provided with a fundamental background in nutrition as it relates to a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating choices. Topics include the major nutrients, food labeling, fluid and electrolyte balance, antioxidants and phytochemicals, weight management, vitamins and minerals, and how each affects wellness and performance.

FIT2215 Physiology

An introduction to the various systems of the body, including the muscular, nervous, cardiorespiratory, energy and endocrine systems is provided. Students gain knowledge of the acute and chronic adaptations to exercise on each of the systems and their relationship to good health.

FIT2217 Anatomy for Fitness Leaders

Students develop a solid understanding of the anatomical basis of movement and exercise. By focusing on the skeletal system, skeletal muscles and major joints of the body, students learn muscle origins, insertions, and actions so that they are able to design appropriate and effective exercises.

FIT2219 Field Project 1

Being comfortable in a fitness environment is important for graduates entering the workforce. Students complete a placement/project intended to give them hands-on experience in the fitness industry either at the College's fitness facility or an approved alternative. Particular attention is paid to obtaining all necessary documents, such as CPR Level C, Standard First Aid and a Police Records Check for Service with the Vulnerable Sector (PRCSVS). Students provide necessary documentation to a third party, ParaMed, as described under Field Placement Requirements.

FIT2220 Fitness Assessment

Designing and prescribing appropriate fitness and lifestyle programs to improve fitness and health begins with being able to assess the physical fitness and lifestyle habits of oneself or others. Students develop skills in selecting and administering a variety of tools to assess a client's readiness for exercise and initial levels of body composition, aerobic fitness, flexibility, muscle strength and endurance.

FIT2222 Mechanics of Exercise

Understanding how the body works is essential for professionals in health and fitness. Students identify how the bones, muscles, and joints function during movement and exercise. By analyzing movement, students learn the proper mechanics necessary to design safe and effective exercise programs through lab activities and demonstrations.

Pre-requisites: FIT2217

FIT2224 Group Fitness I

Many people prefer to participate in fitness and related activities in a group setting, most often led to music. Students are introduced to the art and science of effective group exercise leadership. Effective use of music is covered and students explore various group exercise themes and types of equipment commonly used in group settings. Students participate in and lead a variety of exercise classes.

FIT2225 Exercise Physiology

An understanding of how the body functions during exercise and how it adapts to long-term exercise is important for a fitness and exercise leader. Students enhance their knowledge of the acute and chronic adaptations to exercise. Students gain a good understanding of the relationship of the human body, health and exercise and its adaptation to various environmental conditions, such as high altitude, zero gravity, underwater, and heat and cold.

Pre-requisites: FIT2215

FIT2229 Field Project 2

Exposure to a variety of fitness and health-related settings allow students to choose a career path. Students are provided further opportunity to integrate theory into practice by completing a second placement/project in a fitness setting related to their career goals.

Pre-requisites: FIT2219

FIT2230 Sports Injuries/Exercise Safety

The importance of exercise safety as the best method of preventing sports injuries is emphasized. Ensuring safe exercises and facilities reduce the incidence of activity-related problems. Students study anatomy in greater detail. Basic sports injury identification and treatment are covered as well.

Pre-requisites: FIT2217

FIT2237 Personal Training

Many people seek the assistance of a personal trainer to improve their fitness levels or to help create a healthier lifestyle. Students further develop knowledge and skills in exercise program design for health-related fitness. They participate in a variety of exercise labs to develop a repertoire of exercise alternatives. Students apply these skills while working as a personal trainer with clients.

Pre-requisites: FIT2217 and FIT2220 and FIT2222

FIT2243 Fitness Management Customer Service

Customer service is the basis for a successful fitness and wellness industry. The essential components of good customer service, including needs assessments and the importance of exceeding customer expectations are examined. Methods of dealing with difficult customers are presented, as well as strategies for client retention.

ART0008 Art History and Theory

This course is designed to familiarize students with early historical foundations to present day exemplars of art making. World art with an emphasis on Western art history (from renaissance to today) and minor focus on international art (Canadian, Contemporary, Asian, First Nations, Islamic, etc.) is covered. Students will be expected to complete required readings, write an essay and final examination.

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

DAT0113 Growing Up Digital - Living and Working in Canada

Youth in Canada today are the first generation to grow up in a digital world and they are transforming our culture and institutions. This course looks at the Internet and its role in shaping recent history and society. It examines the impact of digital media that empowers our youth to communicate, learn, play, shop and work differently from previous generations. It also provides analytical tools to anticipate and act on what lies ahead in the future.

ENL0009 Introduction to Children's Literature

This subject will explore and evaluate the fiction, poetry and non-fiction genres of children's literature with their historical contexts as they apply.

ENL0010 Science Fiction

Science Fiction shows you other worlds; it describes possible future societies and the problems lurking ahead. It also shows how human beings can and do create these future worlds - that our future is in our hands. Science fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity.

ENL1798 Contemporary Canadian Issues

A critical understanding of contemporary Canadian issues is essential to being an active member in our democratic society. Students explore a variety of topics and analyze their ethical implications and relevance to Canadian life. Discussions and debates, as well as related interactive activities, offer opportunities to consider recent controversies from different perspectives. Use of a variety of media (e.g. newspapers, articles and electronic resources) allows for in-depth reflection on the history of current social and political issues.

ENV0002 Environmental Citizenship

Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities. Focus is on both conservation and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as on the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Being an environmentally-aware citizen involves personal commitment to learning more about the environment and to taking responsible environmental action. Students are encouraged to adopt attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.

FAM1003 Psychology of Learning

To be successful, individuals need to understand how they acquire new knowledge/skills and how environmental factors impact this process. By examining a variety of theories from both historical and current perspectives, students develop an understanding of how an individual's learning is influenced by developmental, psychological and social elements. Students use real life situations to identify how these theories can be used to support learning and development within continuously changing environments.

GEO0002 Introduction to Geology: an Overview of Planet Earth

This introductory course examines the science known as geology, the study of the earth. The course begins with the formation of the universe, the solar system, earth and its moon and the planets. Subsequent topics include the history of the earth, describing how oceans and continents were formed, plate tectonics, the movements of the continents, rock types and their formation.

GEO0003 Geography and Tourism

This course examines the world landscapes as well as associated cultural and historical phenomena. Contemporary theories in the earth sciences such as geological time, plate tectonics, processes of erosion, and factors affecting climate are explored. The course is intended for students who wish to know more about how the physical, cultural and historical elements of the world landscape combine to make each designated region interesting and unique.

GEO5003 Introduction to Paleontology (Fossils)

This course is an introduction to the study of fossils - paleontology. It examines the evolution of life on earth, how fossils are preserved, the identification of fossils and the Geological Time Scale.

MGT2346 Introduction to E-Business

Students are provided with tools, skills, an understanding of technology, business concepts and issues that surround the emergence of electronic business. Emphasis is on that part of the Internet known as the World Wide Web (WWW), where such tools as browsers are used. In addition to acquiring basic skills for navigating the Internet, students develop an understanding of the current practices and opportunities in electronic publishing, electronic shopping, electronic distribution and electronic collaboration. Students also explore several of the problems surrounding electronic business and commerce, such as security, authentication, privacy, encryption, safeguarding of intellectual property rights, acceptable use policies and legal liabilities.

Pre-requisites: BUS2301

PSI0002 Canadian Politics

This course will provide an overview of Canadian politics covering the structure of Canadian government, the practice of politics and a background of major political issues.

PSI1702 Government of Canada

Students explore the Canadian governmental system and consider key principles of democracy and federalism. In addition, students analyze the impact of government on the lives of its citizens, as well as the ways in which citizens and communities affect the government. Finally, students examine the diverse political, national and ideological dynamics of Canadian politics.

PSY0001 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It examines the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds is examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect are the focal point of this course. Students learn how individuals with co-dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.

PSY0002 Domestic and Workplace Violence

This course examines workplace, school yard and family violence. Strategies for dealing with this violence will be explored. Conflict resolution strategies will be developed which can be applied to the workplace, school or home environment. Issues such as how and why co-dependency exists as well as the battered wife syndrome and abusive males will be addressed. Students will also examine why confrontation can escalate into violence in the workplace and why bullying exists in schools.

PSY0007 Cults and Terrorism

This course focuses on conformity issues surrounding religious fundamentalism, sects, cults, and terrorist groups. The reasons why people join and why they may have a difficult time leaving, are examined. Society's contributions to supporting cultic groups are explored. Strategies for protecting individuals and vulnerable populations from cultic and terrorist activity are developed.

PSY0010 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning are examined.

PSY0011 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds, and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.

PSY0014 Learning, Thinking and Problem Solving

This subject examines selected knowledge about human behaviour and the use of this knowledge to the individual. Students learn how to better understand themselves and others, and to use psychological theory, and research to manage their own lives and their own problems more effectively.

PSY0015 Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, interact, influence and relate to others. The course will emphasize understanding about how and why individuals behave, think and feel in social situations. Of particular importance will be the study of the individual, their thoughts and resultant behaviour in social situations.

PSY1754 Psychology Introduction

In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides students with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.

SSC5012 Racism and Discrimination

This course targets racism and discrimination that are observed in the Canadian multiculturalism context. Students are able to identify types of discriminations and racisms based on our cultural values and find the connection between discrimination and the society. Students also analyze sociological factors, such as the media that could cause biases and prejudice. The objective of this course is to enhance the sensitivity and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and to consider how to handle these issues as occupational professionals and individuals in this pluralistic society.