About the Faculty of Kinesiology
The Faculty of Kinesiology has been a leader in the field of recreation, sport and wellness since 1957. From offering the first Bachelor of Physical Education degree in the Maritimes to creating the first MBA in Sport and Recreation Management in Eastern Canada, the Faculty has always focused on preparing tomorrow’s leaders.
We are further committed to helping create a healthier environment and true wellness – through our research and teaching, and by affecting social policy. Our undergraduate students benefit from the research that informs our teaching. Our graduate students help us improve the lives of individuals and society.
International leader in research
The Faculty has a long history of research in clinical motion analysis. The Human Performance Lab is the most recent example of our leading contribution to the health and wellness of Canadians. This world-class lab will allow us to take our body motion research to a new level, providing clinicians with data that will improve patient care in Canada and beyond.
Academic Mission Statement
To excel in teaching, research, and service programs focused on the bio-sciences, psychological, socio-cultural, managerial and philosophical aspects of human performance, recreation and sport, as well as, personal and community health and wellness.
We do this by
1) providing high quality undergraduate and graduate educational experiences,
2) extending the frontiers of knowledge, and
3) fostering expertise of practical value for the benefit of society.
Our students are making a difference! Tyler McDonell, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Sir Howard Douglas Award Winner works closely with a high school football team to help motivate the players academically.
"Choosing to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree was one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the first day of academic orientation, the vibrant, multipdisciplinary faculty set the stage for four years of engaging lectures, enriching labs and exciting extra-curricular opportunities. I chose Kinesiology not as a path to a particular career, but as a way to pursue my passion for sport and fitness. These four years culminated in a new body of knowledge with enough depth to impress the faculty at my medical school".