The School of Kinesiology’s mission is to study human structure and function and their relation to health and movement. The school is focussed on these aspects of the human condition: movement and its control, regulation and adaptation of physiological systems, and growth, development and aging. Their applied disciplines are: health promotion, prevention of injury and disease, functional evaluation and rehabilitation, ergonomics/human factors and environmental, exercise and work physiology.
The faculty comprises anatomists, biochemists, biologists, biomechanists, biophysicists, engineers, ergonomists, kinesiologists, physicians, physiologists, and psychologists. They study human movement, structure and function throughout the life cycle, in health and disease, in benign and extreme environments, at work, at home, at sports and at play.
The School’s course and research areas are:
|Adaptation to extreme environments
Brain systems information processing
Cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation
Closed head injuries
Cognitive retraining software
Down syndrome cerebral development
Hand control and movement
Human anatomy and physiology
Human computer interaction
|Human factors psychology
Human growth and development
Human machine interactions
Human physical performance
Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)
Oxygen and anti-oxidants
Toxicity of transition metal ions
Vision and motor control
Cellular Control Systems
Control Mechanisms in Human Physiology
Engineering Aspects of Human Function
|Human Systems Modelling
Learning and Motor Development
Metabolic Control Systems
Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
Motor Control: A Behavioral Perspective
Neural Control of Movement
Aging: Physiological Aspects
Biomechanical Analysis of Sport
Cardiac Disease Prevention
Consumer Product Design
Contemporary Health Issues
Control of Limb Mechanics
Cultural Aspects of Human Movement
Food and Society
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Human Growth and Development
|Human Energy Metabolism
Human Factors in Industrial Design
Human Factors in the Underwater Environment
Human Motor Control
Information Processing in Human Motor Systems
Mechanical Properties of Tissues
Microscopic Anatomy (Histology)
Neural Control of Movement
Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
Psychology of Motor Skill Acquisition
Psychology of Work
The School has chosen to not focus in these areas:
Clinical medicine, reproduction, renal systems, immunology or sports medicine.
Collection Development Responsibility
Collection development is the responsibility of the Kinesiology Liaison Librarian. Liaison with the School of Kinesiology is maintained through the Departmental Representative as well as with other faculty members when required. Regular contact with other liaison librarians and teaching departments is nurtured through the sharing of relevant review material.
The WAC Bennett is the major location of the University’s Kinesiology collection. The School has a very small browsing collection of donated journals.
UBC’s Woodward and VGH Libraries are used as a source for medical information.
Consortia and Document Delivery
SFU belongs to three consortia (Electronic Library Network, Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, Canadian Association of Research Libraries). Document delivery agreements exist with all three of these consortia which allow delivery of journal articles and books from these libraries in a timely manner. Holdings and direct requesting from over 40 libraries are accessible through the Interlibrary Loan web page and from many databases.
General Collection Guidelines
Languages: the emphasis is on the acquisition of materials in English.
Chronological: not applicable.
Geographic: not applicable.
Types of materials: split between books, journals and databases. Lower and upper undergraduate works collected; no proceedings. No more than 90% of the budget is to be spent on serials (print or electronic).
Date of Publication: emphasis is on current publications. Retrospective acquisitions are normally only for the replacement of important titles.
Coordination and cooperation with library collection areas: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Gerontology and Engineering.
Other factors for consideration: None
Subjects and Levels of Collecting
Definitions of collection levels are derived from the American Library Association’s Guide for Developing Collection Policy Statements, 1989.
1. Outside the scope of the university curricula and research
Diseases, reproduction, renal systems, immunology.
2. Peripheral to the university curricula and research
3. Supports undergraduate courses
4. Supports masters programmes
5. Supports Ph.D. programmes and faculty research
The acquisition of library materials is based on subject specific polices. Please see the Levels of Collecting table for details.