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Kinesiology
UNB Fredericton

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Graduate programs

The Faculty of Kinesiology leads New Brunswick in health and wellness research. We're also an international leader in body motion research.

Our graduate programs balance theory with hands-on practice so you’ll gain critical thinking skills and real-world experience to move people toward healthier lives. You’ll have unique opportunities for advanced study, research and work experience.

State-of-the-art labs

Conduct research in our state-of-the-art biomechanics and motor control laboratories, or work in one of the most advanced motion analysis labs in the country.

The Andrew & Marjorie McCain Human Performance Lab, located in The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER, is a world-class fitness, recreation, and research facility. We also have a motor control lab, occupational therapy lab and the exercise physiology lab.

Innovative health and wellness research

Mary McKenna helps schools develop healthy eating and nutrition policies, David Scott is exploring psychological strategies for enhancing sport performance and Christopher McGibbon is researching fundamental and applied research in biomedical engineering for rehabilitation.

These are just a few of our wide-ranging areas of research. Other topics range from exploring the processes underlying human movement to investigating volunteerism at national events, and assessing human factors and ergonomics in industry.

Areas of research

UNB’s kinesiology research focuses include:

  • Biological science
  • Psychological, socio-cultural, managerial and philosophical aspects of human
  • performance, recreation and sport
  • Personal and community health and wellness

Choose your program

Graduate studies at UNB

The University of New Brunswick is home to 75 per cent of the research conducted in New Brunswick, with more than $43 million in annual research funding. 

Learn about the admissions processscholarships and more at the School of Graduate Studies.