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OUR VISION:

We strive to be world leaders in the optimization of health and well-being across the lifespan.

OUR MISSION:

Training leaders of tomorrow through excellence in teaching, research and service. Advancing and translating knowledge about sport, physical activity and human health across the lifespan, through a transdisciplinary focus from the cell, to the individual and to society.

OUR OBJECTIVES:

To respect the diversity of the disciplinary bases and professional practices associated with Kinesiology and Physical Education, to encourage transdisciplinary research and professional endeavors, and promote collegiality.

Teaching and training objectives:

  • To develop emerging research leaders and highly qualified personnel capable of cutting-edge research in the field of kinesiology and physical education.
  • To offer a curriculum which views human movement from psychosocial, and biological perspectives.
  • To encourage creative and critical thinking in students through a variety of instructional approaches.
  • To nurture students in becoming independent and active life-long learners in acquiring and evaluating knowledge as they mature as scholars and professionals.
  • To provide professional learning opportunities through courses and field placements which place priority on “linking theory to practice”.

Research objectives:

  • To facilitate and support the development of sustainable, transdisciplinary research partnerships.
  • Scaling from cell to society, to elucidate the physiological, neuromechanical and behavioural mechanisms of health, disability and disease across the lifespan.
  • To develop, test and implement novel and effective interventions for optimal physical and psychosocial health across a broad range of populations.

Service objectives:

  • To value and foster continuing education opportunities for alumni and current professionals.
  • To further develop and nurture community partnerships in physical activity, sport, health and well-being.
  • To advocate for optimization of health through physical activity, sport, education and research.
  • To instill / reinforce the importance of social engagement.
  • For faculty and trainees to be leaders promoting and providing health evaluation and intervention for members of McGill, Montreal and surrounding communities.
  • To embrace our role as responsible citizens of the city, the region, the province, and the global community.
  • To foster actions, programs, and scholarship that will lead to a sustainable future.