Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education


Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Kinesiology is the study of human movement through physical activity and the critical role it plays in society from both an individual and cultural perspective.


The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education values and promotes the study of human movement from a multidisciplinary perspective. Our programs are designed to provide you with the opportunity to study the theoretical and practical applications of activity as a cultural form, as well as individual performance at all levels of involvement and all ages. 

The BA program offers students the opportunity to investigate psychological, social, cultural, economic, and political influences that shape and limit opportunities for activity across the lifespan as well as studying the tremendous potential of sport and physical activity to bring pleasure and meaning to individuals and community.

The BSc program offer students the opportunity to investigate the anatomical, biomechanical, neurological and physiological characteristics that underlie human movement across the spectrum from basic tasks, such as reaching and walking, to elite sport performance.

The department houses a vibrant group of faculty members whose research is funded by a variety of granting agencies including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council.

Research Revealed 2023

Research Revealed is an annual conference for Alberta undergraduate students in kinesiology, physical education, health, recreation, and exercise science, from across the social sciences, sciences, and humanities. Research Revealed presents the prime opportunity to come together with colleagues from across the province, plus keynote presenters from Alberta's kines and physical education faculties, for stimulating research exchange and discussion. In 2023, Research Revealed will again use a hybrid format (in person and on line podium presentations; in person poster presentations) to show of the exciting work being done by Alberta's undergrads in kinesiology and physical education.

Abstract deadline is Friday March 10 at midnight. Abstracts should be 1 page maximum, with Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), and then body. Abstracts should be sent in PDF format to, with ATTN:RR in the subject line.

Register early through this portal, and watch this space for more details on keynotes and schedule.

Dr. Jon Doan

University of Lethbridge appoints Dr. Jon Doan as new dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Esteemed researcher, Dr. Jon Doan (PhD ’06), whose work has focused on improving the lives of those affected by disease and disability, has been appointed dean of the University of Lethbridge’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Kinesiology student Leeza Voyevoda eager to experience all Semester at Sea program has to offer

Leeza Voyevoda has never been afraid to expand her comfort zone. That intrepid spirit gave her the confidence to leave her hometown university for what she hoped would be a better experience at the University of Lethbridge, and now, it has led her to an international educational opportunity as the Brawn Family Foundation scholarship recipient and the Semester at Sea student.

Leeza Voyevoda's excursion began in Dubai and will conclude in Germany.

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Department Highlights

Kinesiology student Leeza Voyevoda is living a dream during her Semester at Sea

In her final year of kinesiology at ULethbridge, Leeza Voyevoda decided to throw caution to the wind and take part in Semester at Sea. She has met people from all around the …

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Shining Student Dillon Apsassin (BA '22)

Awards and bursaries have allowed Shining Student Dillon Apsassin to focus more on school and family while creating a more peaceful academic environment. This gift of time and resource has provided opportunities for …

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Gaining hands-on research experience: Alex Engel

Kinesiology and psychology student Alex Engel got the amazing opportunity to spend his summer working with Dr. Paige Pope on her current research Move More, Sit Less.

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

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Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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