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Our vision is to be the leading undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology program in Canada and among the world's best in strategic areas of strength through innovation and excellence in research, teaching and service.

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Our mission is the discovery, communication and application of knowledge through the multi-disciplinary study of human movement, exercise and the relationships between physical activity and health. This approach incorporates biological, psychological, sociological, historical, organizational and professional practice perspectives. We aim to inspire a passion for lifelong learning and discovery, and strive to prepare our students to become leaders and valued members of society.



Latest News and Events

Kathleen Martin Ginis

Tackling community challenges across Canada  

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Martin Gibala

CrossFit controversy: Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

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Martin Gibala

Fitness Crazed

from The New York Times.  read more

Martin Gibala

“Exercise for health: Does workout intensity matter”?

Health Advisor column from The Globe and Mail.  read more

Kinesiology Graduate Student Research Conference

Friday May 16, 2014
8:30am to 3:30pm
David Braley Athletic Centre, Fitzhenry Room, W202, 203

Graduate student speakers and, presenters explained the core of their research ideas and how they pertain to the health and well being of the public.  Members of the PACE community programs attended and engaged in the discussions expressing clear expectations and in depth appreciation for the work in which these young scientists are engaged.   The intention is that this knowledge translation conference will become an annual event.

Martin Gibala

What's the best way to quickly get game fit? 

Listen to Radio CaptainU for the interview