Faculty of Kinesiology
Together, we will lead the way to healthy living
We aim to improve the health of our society through a combination of education, research, activity and inspiration.
Kinesiology is much more than the science of human movement. It seeks answers to pressing health and human-performance issues.
The faculty is uniquely positioned in Canada with internationally recognized research programs in the Human Performance Laboratory and the Sports Medicine Centre. Our world-leading facilities include the Olympic Oval. We have solid working relationships with the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary and WinSport.
Our renewal and expansion plan promotes an inviting and exciting centre of activity that can be enjoyed by those on campus and in the larger community.
By focusing on improving health and wellness, as well as pushing the limits of human performance, we can inspire students, researchers and the community to achieve outstanding results.
Together, we will realize our potential.
Faculty of Kinesiology campaign goal
Progress to date:
Making communities healthier
By teaching kids to be active at a young age, we help them create healthy lifestyles. They and their communities will benefit for years to come. Exercise is an immediate and lasting reward.
Kinesiology research shows that exercise is the most important way of preventing and reversing chronic diseases such as diabetes. Exercise improves the quality of life for people who live with these diseases. Exercise also improves the lives of people recovering from serious illnesses like cancer.
Students teach kids active lifestyle
Kids at the University Child Care Centre, West Campus, got an extra dose of fun when kinesiology students arrived with hula hoops. It was part of a plan to get the four- and five-year-olds moving.
Under the guidance of Professor Tina Gabriele, the students put what they learned in the classroom — teaching motor skills and exploring movement through games — into action.
The Be Fit For Life program partnered with daycare to provide physical literacy programming. It supports the development of lifelong, confident and competent movers.