Kinesiology & Physical Education


Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Kinesiology is the study of human movement through physical activity and the critical role it plays in society from both an individual and cultural perspective.

The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education values and promotes the study of human movement from a multidisciplinary perspective. Our programs are designed to provide you with the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical applications of activity as a cultural form, as well as individual performance at all levels of involvement and all ages. 

The BA program offers students the opportunity to investigate psychological, social, cultural, economic, and political influences that shape and limit opportunities for activity across the lifespan as well as studying the tremendous potential of sport and physical activity to bring pleasure and meaning to individuals and community.

The BSc program offer students the opportunity to investigate the anatomical, biomechanical, neurological and physiological characteristics that underlie human movement across the spectrum from basic tasks, such as reaching and walking, to elite sport performance.

The department houses a vibrant group of faculty members whose research is funded by a variety of granting agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council.

Department Highlights

Sarah Orban

Shining Student | Sarah Orban - Kinesiology/Psychology

As a talented student athlete with Olympic aspirations in track cycling, Sarah Orban knows the importance of keeping her balance.

Wilma Winter

Wilma G. Winter Hall dedicated in honour of founding faculty member

Recognizing the significant contributions of founding faculty member Dr. Wilma Gail Winter, the University of Lethbridge has dedicated a space in her legacy.

As one of the last orders of business to conclude the University’s 50th anniversary, the U of L’s Board of Governors passed a resolution in December 2017 to name the area that encompasses the offices, classrooms and laboratory spaces of the Department of Kinesiology as Wilma G. Winter Hall

Carly Adams

PUBlic Professor Series: Dr. Carly Adams

Join kinesiology professor, Dr. Carly Adams, as she explores

"Hey, why don't we have a bonspiel?" Oral Histories, Sport, and (re)Imaging Community.

Thursday, January 23, 2020
7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge

In this talk, Dr. Adams will highlight the value of conducting oral histories, both as a methodological strategy, and a form of activist research. Drawing on a number of projects, she explores how oral histories allow us to consider, question, and, in some instances, rewrite dominant narratives of community, sport, and social change.


Career Bridge | Co-operative Education & Applied Studies

Career Bridge


Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The programs available in the Career Bridge office will provide you with a solid foundation for further studies and an excellent framework for a challenging and rewarding career — whatever direction you decide to go. Explore career options, participate in research and develop skills that complement your degree.

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