Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education

ACTIVITY. MOTION. MOVEMENT.

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.

Department Highlights

Lessons from the Old: Aging and Physical Activity, Beyond Neoliberal Pressures and Burdens on the State

Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education: 2021 Hart Cantelon Distinguished Lecture presents Lessons from the Old: Aging and Physical Activity, Beyond Neoliberal Pressures and Burdens on the State with Kristi Allain, Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor at St. Thomas University.

WED, MAR 24, 2021 3:30 PM

Students receive commemorative coins recognizing their contribution to the advancement of gender equity

Professor Ilsa Wong brought her students a meaningful learning experience last fall, with seven students from her class awarded commemorative coins recognizing their contributions to the advancement of gender equality.

uLethbridge student Valentine Deregnaucourt sitting at a table smiling

Meet Shining Student - Valentine Deregnaucourt

When Valentine Deregnaucourt moved to Canada from France, she looked for a university known for its research programs, innovation, and ability to help students develop skills and work experience. 

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The Global Citizenship Cohort and Co-op Opportunities Inspired Antoine Gendron to Create Environmental Change

After his final project in the GCC, Antoine was invited to sit as a board member on the Oldman Watershed Council from June 2017 until June 2019. He founded the Earth Day Symposium, …

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Students receive commemorative coins recognizing their contribution to the advancement of gender equity

Professor Ilsa Wong brought her students a meaningful learning experience last fall, with seven students from her class awarded commemorative coins recognizing their contributions to the advancement of gender equality.

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Dr. Claudia Gonzalez (MSc '00, PhD '04): International Day of Women and Girls in Science

"Science is not a matter of opinion nor of personal choice. Science is universal, it is the human attempt to understand and explain nature." ~ Dr. Claudia Gonzalez

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

Career Bridge

 

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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