About the School of Human Kinetics
Our mission is to provide a dynamic environment that supports academic excellence in sport, leisure and physical activity through inspired teaching, creative research and meaningful community service. Our program is unique in its interdisciplinary approach to solving questions and its commitment to a bilingual environment. Students are free to choose the language of instruction at any time within the program.
A word from the director
Human Kinetics is composed of 37 full-time faculty members in addition to post-doctoral fellows, laboratory coordinators, adjunct and cross-appointed professors.
This community of dedicated scholars supports excellence in research, scholarship and inspired teaching.
Social and bioscience scientists are engaged in the science of understanding coordinated movement, leisure in society, preventing injury in sport, human performance in extreme environments, intervention strategies for better health and improved athletic performance, aboriginal health, neuroscience of motor control, sport in Canadian life, critical research in health, diet, exercise and exercise and diabetes, and sport and event management.
The common thread that brings us together is the study of physical activity, health, sport and leisure.
The School of Human Kinetics is recognized as having outstanding students, professors and alumni in teaching, research, and active community participation. Our learning environment is made up of scholars conducting cutting-edge research in the field and state-of-the-art laboratories. Award winning professors are supported by CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC and CFI research funding, as well as a variety of industry sources. Over the years, several full-time members have received university awards recognizing excellence in teaching and education.
We invite you to explore our website where you will find additional information about our School, the programs, course offerings and career opportunities.