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Kinesiology
UNB Fredericton

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Leading New Brunswick in health and wellness research

UNB is committed to research excellence and attracts the best students, the best faculty, and the best collaborators from local communities, other institutions, government and industry.

UNB conducts 75 per cent of research in New Brunswick, with more than $43 million in annual research funding. Our faculty research profiles explain how the Faculty of Kinesiology contributes to these efforts.

Research focus

The Faculty of Kinesiology’s 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. 

Industry collaboration

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 current research activities focus on a variety of health issues across the age span. Our researchers study pediatric, elderly and adult populations, military personnel, occupational biomechanics and e-health.