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.

Department Highlights

Amy Whipple

Amy Whipple (BA '07) inducted into the 2021 Alumni Honour Society

Amy Whipple initially launched Sugar Bakeshop, a home-based commercial bakery, to juggle raising a family while pursuing her passions. Trial and error taught Whipple the ins and outs of entrepreneurship, and after years of baking specialty cakes she founded WHIPS Caramels, an artisan caramel shop. Despite her candies reaching worldwide distribution, Whipple’s motivations have always been community minded. In 2015, she started “Sugar Gives,” providing cakes to local families impacted by the illness of a child.

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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 from the Faculty of Arts & Science

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours and can't wait to see what you do next. We are so proud of …

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Tackling Racial Underrepresentation in Majority White Schools: Deema Abushaban (BSc/BEd ’21)

“I was the only person of colour with a level of authority in the school. When they [female Muslim students] told me they couldn’t speak to anyone else, I realized the detriments of underrepresentation …

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Shining graduate - Antoine Gendron (BSc (Co-op) '21)

Through liberal education, Antoine grew into his role as a global citizen and developed trans-disciplinary approaches to critical thinking.

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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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