Extensive research options

Our research is focused on the biosciences; psychological, socio-cultural, managerial and philosophical aspects of human performance, recreation and sport; and personal and community health and wellness. Topics range from exploring the processes underlying motor control to investigating volunteerism at national events, and assessing the indices of fatigue in lifting tasks in industry.

View our Faculty Research Profiles to learn more about the depth and breadth our research.Students engage in the application of mechanical and physiological aspects of human movement.

View our Graduate Student Profiles to see the types of research students are conducting.

UNB leads the province in health and wellness research through collaboration with groups such as The Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, River Valley Health, the world-renowned Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, various sport and recreation agencies, and governmental departments. Researchers at UNB offer their clinical expertise to New Brunswick physicians and their patients in a number of areas.

Our Community Outreach Programs provide opportunities for inter-disciplinary and collaborative research. The world-class The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER will provide space that supports this research, while acting as an incubator for innovation in health and wellness community outreach programs on a regional, provincial and even national scale.

World-class research facilities

Key among the multidisciplinary programs of The Richard J. CURRIE CENTER will be the world-class Human Performance Laboratory, which will be situated in the heart of the building, adjacent to the walking/jogging track. The focus of this vibrant centre will be on research, education, health promotion and chronic disease management services.

Our well-equipped laboratories also include an exercise physiology & biochemistry laboratory, an occupational biomechanics laboratory, motor control & learning laboratories, a neuromuscular physiology laboratory, a new environmental chamber for studying work and exercise in extremely hot or cold environments, and a sport performance analysis laboratory.

The University’s research services, research centres, and libraries further support Kinesiology graduate students. UNB is a major centre for research in Atlantic Canada. More than 80 per cent of the research conducted at New Brunswick universities happens at UNB.

  • UNB School of Graduate Studies
  • The Office of Research Services supports faculty members and researchers by providing support services for grant and contract preparation and submission.
  • UNB Libraries hold over one million bound volumes, three million microforms, 4,000 current print journals and over 13,000 electronic journals. Stephen Sloan is the librarian assigned to the Faculty of Kinesiology. 
  • UNB’s Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan service supplement library resources held by UNB by obtaining material located at other libraries and organizations