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Welcome To The Faculty of Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the study of human movement, but our faculty entails much more. We study human performance; fight chronic disease; research healthy aging; train physical education teachers, educate coaches, and much, much more. Our mandate is to lead the way to active, healthy living, and we do this through education, research and our Active Living programs and activities. We also lead by example, with inspiring Dinos athletics.

Geoff Power awarded prestigous Banting postdoctoral fellowship

Kinesiology post doctoral fellow Geoffrey Power, PhD, was announced as the winner of a CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship on Thursday, August 14. The award is considered the most prestigious postdoctoral award in Canada. According to the Banting Fellowship website, 70 fellowships are awarded annually to “the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research‑based growth.”

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Kinesiology hosting world's premiere running conference this weekend.

The world’s leading experts in the science of running are in Calgary this weekend as part of the International Calgary Running Symposium, which is being held to celebrate the retirement of Benno Nigg, PhD. Nigg is the founder of the Faculty of Kinesiology’s Human Performance Lab, and one of the world’s best known, and most respected biomechanists. He officially retired from the University of Calgary in June. >> More




New Oval Director brings people first approach to University of Calgary

Yves Hamelin, the new Director of University of Calgary's Olympic Oval, in the faculty of Kinesiology, has a simple approach to success: create a healthy working environment where the individual can develop and lead others toward a world-class standard. “Most of the successes I have seen in the past are based on people,” explains Hamelin. 

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1984 Time Capsule opened.

In 1984 Mini U students were asked to take photos and write about what Calgary was like in 1984, the things they enjoyed or were worried about and what they thought the city would be like in 30 years. On Thursday, August 14, the students from Mini U 2014 had a look at the content and started thinking about what they will add, before the time capsule is sealed for another 30 years.  

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If you were enrolled in Mini U in the Summer of 1984, we’d love to hear from you!  Please contact, or call 403-220-7652.





Biomechanics "titins" win more awards! 

Last month, Kinesiology students Krysta Powers, a PhD candidate with the biomedical engineering program, and MSc student Kaleena Johnston were awarded the Canadian Society of Biomechanics (CSB) Young Researcher Awards in the PhD and Masters category at the World Congress of Biomechanics, in Boston.

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Herzog's lab the "NY Yankees" of biomechanics research awards?




Promising new sport concussion treatment could return athletes to action much faster.

New research by Kathryn Schneider, PhD, a researcher with the Faculty of Kinesiology’s Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, has shown that physiotherapy concussion treatment that combines therapy of the neck and balance system is four times more likely to lead to an athlete’s medical clearance for return to sport by eight weeks. >> read more. 

























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