The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education values and promotes the study of human movement from a multidisciplinary perspective.
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 (KNES) or Exercise Science programs 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.
Undergraduate students are invited into the research process through Independent and Applied Studies courses, and the Honours Thesis option. Graduate research opportunities are available through the departmental MA and MSc programs.
Our department houses a vibrant group of Faculty and staff members who engage in research, teaching, and community and university service. Visit our Meet our Faculty and Staff page to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved.
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