About Us


MISSION STATEMENT

We commit to

  • advancing and translating knowledge about sport, physical activity and human health across the lifespan.
  • training leaders of tomorrow through excellence in teaching, research and service.

 

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 leaders capable of cutting-edge research and teaching in the field of kinesiology and physical and health education.
  • To offer a curriculum which views human movement from psychosocial and biological perspectives.
  • To foster creative and critical thinking environments.
  • 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.

Research objectives:

  • To facilitate and support the development of sustainable, transdisciplinary research partnerships.
  • 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 develop and nurture community partnerships to advocate for physical activity, physical education, sport, health and well-being.
  • To be responsible citizens by contributing to our communities.
  • To value and foster continuing education opportunities for alumni and current professionals.